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The Boathouse Grill

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440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
231-723-2300
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice View Along the River; The Perch Was Excellent

Peggy and I had supper here this evening. She had her usual black bean veggie burger and sweet potato fries. She said the burger was good, the fries were just OK. I had the perch platter, and it was excellent. The batter was not too heavy and it was not too overly cooked. Service was good, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Greg S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Peggy and I had supper here this evening. She had her usual black bean veggie burger and sweet potato fries. She said the burger was good, the fries were just OK. I had the perch platter, and it was excellent. The batter was not too heavy and it was not too overly cooked. Service was good, they had a decent... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Highly recommend! 6 of us had dinner last night and everyone was happy. Appetizers had were calamari, mussels and bruschetta; dinners were Apple goat cheese salad, surf and turf with local fish; sirloin steak; drinks were good with generous pour on the wine. Reasonably priced and great staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The lobster bisque was delicious, as was the apple goat cheese salad. The sandwiches were fine. Service was not good. Waiter got the order wrong more than once. The restaurant was crowded, so perhaps that was an excuse.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Tired menu - great location! Although we didn't sit outside, the patio seating is lovely. They were a little short handed, but it was the holiday weekend but the menu seemed a little tired.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our family of five dined here for lunch. The atmosphere was very laid back with a touch of fancy. Our food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable; including the kids menu. You can either eat inside and watch the games on the TV or dine outside on the deck overlooking the water. We will definitely be back!

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Rodney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Was told 45 mins to eat outaide but was out side and ordering food in 10mins. Awesome service great food for a great price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were pretty tired and not too hungry but after reviewing the menu decided to share an appetizer and order salads. The Drunken Mussels were amazing; just wish they had come out before the salads. Wine selections were good enough and very reasonable. Joel, our server was a really nice guy, just a little busy. He did bring us some... More 

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Montrose, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped in today and were pleasantly surprised. I had read some not so great reviews, but still decided to give it a try. We grabbed a table on the patio and decided to just have an appetizer there and lunch at another place. Our waitress was very attentive, even though they were short staffed. We ordered the Memphis Nachos... More 

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Decatur, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My business associate and I had dinner here on a Wednesday evening. It was a three minute wait to be seated because there were no servers around. When we arrived there was one table of three inside and a table of two outside. We decided to eat inside. It took the server a long time to bring our drink orders.... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Extremely tasty grilled turkey and goat cheese sandwich and lobster bisque soup while overlooking the Manistee River - a very pleasant and enjoyable lunch, indeed. Two weeks earlier both my wife and son had what they considered to be the best tasting Reuben they have ever had; the corned beef was shredded. We are visitors to the Manistee area and... More 

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Additional Information about The Boathouse Grill

Address: 440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
Phone Number: 231-723-2300
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Manistee County  >  Manistee
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Manistee County  >  Manistee
  • Phone Number: 231-723-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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