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The Boathouse Grill

440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
231-723-2300
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Ranked #22 of 37 Restaurants in Manistee
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Congleton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Don't be put off by the dusty and quite drab exterior. Once inside the decor is fine. There is a variety of seating- inside and out and the window seats and deck overlook the river. Service was good. Specials and a good range of dinner options- all well priced. We had surf and turf. Our steaks were good- if you... More

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Msp
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Had to beg for a second beer, rare hamburger was medium well and ran out of ketchup. The only time the wait staff was attentive was handling the bill. Nice location but not worth it.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although the outside of this restaurant may appear to be a bit "dated" looking, inside has an enclosed porch area, overlooking the channel to Lake Michigan. The view is spectacular! We were started off with a "locally crafted beer, the "CEO Stout"; simply delicious! My selection was the Coronado Burger, while my wife had the French Onion soup. The entire... More

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Lawton, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We've been here an hour an haven't been served yet! Ordered sandwiches and salad. Half of what we ordered was wrong or missing items. World not recommend this place!

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Frankfort, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food was just OK, but you do get to view all the activity on the Manistee River below you. They need to clean up the place. The umbrellas really needed a good cleaning.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Waiter was pleasant but his apron was caked with dirt and grime. Calamari was chewy and no seasoning. Pasta was bland and if it wasn't for the spice on the blacken chicken the pasta would have been sent back. Never going back. The umbrellas outside had mold and dirt on them.

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were on a road trip and stopped in Manistee because we were hungry and it was lunchtime. We walked several blocks before we saw anything that looked inviting. We stumbled upon the Boathouse. We asked to eat out on the deck and were seated promptly. They had seating available along the rail but they seated us behind another table... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were on our way back from vacationing up north and stopped because we were starving. Place was busy, no greeting, coming in, seat yourself, an hour wait for food no one asked if we wanted drinks just an hour wait for food. We were told there was a pub and that why large parties were sat and taking up... More

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Mesa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The décor and colors are such an improvement over what it was as the 440. Was very pleasantly surprised and pleased with the food, also. We shared a salad and the 1/2# burger with bacon and sautéed onions; great!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Phenomenal burgers cooked to order and served on very tasty buttery hamburger buns. Perch dinner was also very tasty (4 large perch fillets), and I substituted for the sweet potato fries which were really good too. Beer selection was great (local Michigan beers), and the pricing was fair. Location is right on the riverwalk, and you can dine outside on... More

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