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The Boathouse Grill

440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
231-723-2300
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Ranked #20 of 37 restaurants in Manistee
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Frankfort, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
157 reviews 157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Manistee, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Great service and great food! We dined here this evening and will be back! We enjoyed it very much. The waitress was friendly and the food came out very quickly! Beautiful view also of the river. If you are in Manistee you must try it!

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MANISTEE
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Service and food are awful. Tried it several times. Will not go back. Not many choices in this town...but this place has a remarkable view and summer seating along the Manistee River. If you go, get a seat outside along the river for cocktails and to enjoy the sunset, do it. Outdoor furniture is the cheap plastic but the view... More

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Manistee, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Having been here many times, I totally recommend it for inexpensive, good food and great drinks! If you like mussels then this place is a must. But they have other good seafood, burgers, vegetarian, etc. Also spectacular is the view of the Manistee river from their great deck hanging right over(with umbrellas). Live music often too!

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michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

crappy food high prices rock hard bread tasteless meat....rude waitress and manager......will never return

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