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All 37 Manistee Restaurants

The Boathouse Grill

440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
231-723-2300
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Ranked #22 of 37 Restaurants in Manistee
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wyoming, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My party of four had mixed feelings on this place. As others have noted, it has a very drab exterior, but it is beautiful inside with a great view. I am here in October so there are no boats in the slips outside. The dockside eating area has been winterized, but we could image how nice It would look in... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was in the area, and thought I would swing through Manistee...somewhere I lived and worked in 1978. Upon recommendation from a gal at a local antiques store, we stopped in the Boathouse for a late sunday afternoon lunch. My friend ordered the special...a BLT wrap...and I had a wonderful salad with grilled chicken, sugared walnuts, and goat cheese...delicious! As... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a great little cafe/bar that on a nice day has a fabulous outlook over the river. Manistee is a nice little town to walk around after lunch. Staff are very friendly and the food was also very good. Weather permitting try and get a table on the front outside patio overlooking the river

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 review
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
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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177 reviews 177 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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