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Boathouse Forest Park

6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 367-3423
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Ranked #352 of 2,539 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hampton
Description: Back and better than ever. This casual restaurant, bar, and boat rental facility, located in the heart of Forest Park on Post-Dispatch Lake, is like no other place in St. Louis. The Boathouse has undergone major renovations thanks to a gift from the Jack Taylor family. In the warm weather enjoy leisurely boat rides, lakeside patio dining, cold drinks, live music, and beautiful sunsets. In the cold weather enjoy indoor dining for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch…or just come and enjoy a glass of wine or a hot chocolate while relaxing around the large stone wood-burning fireplace. **Due to increased traffic in the Park during our busy season, we’ll be able to accommodate reservations for large parties only, 10-16 people, for indoor dining at specific times. Otherwise, our seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
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English first
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245 reviews 245 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The location of this place on the water in Forest Park with ducks and outdoor wood fires and a generally quite scenic location gave us high hopes for a lovely lunch. We ended up being disappointed because the food quality was simply not there. I had a salmon salad which was just not that good--the salmon was clearly left over... More

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Linn, Missouri
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172 reviews 172 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

During an afternoon in the park, we decided to give the Boathouse a try for an early dinner. I can’t believe what we have been missing out on all these years. The food selection was great and the prices reasonable. Loved being able to sit outside along the lake. Kids enjoyed feeding the ducks while waiting on our meal and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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531 reviews 531 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Whether you go the Forest Park to visit the Zoo or the Science Center or the Muny or the History Museum or whatever, trust me, you inevitably will cross paths with the Boathouse restaurant. In fact, you might not even go there to order a blue cheese burger or fresh salmon Greek salad. Instead, you may be renting a boat.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Smart short menu for a busy sunny afternoon on the lake. The blue cheese burger and the fresh salmon Greek salad where delicious. Our server Karen was attentive and professional. Will be back!

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St Louis
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Were at the Boathouse yesterday for brunch after the charity 5k in Forest Park. Looked forward to brunch. Since our last visit ( a couple of years ago) the menu has changed. Probably 50% less to choose from on the brunch menu, the only menu we were offered (visited around 11am). We chose the bagel/salmon and egg/chorizo wrap options from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We were in vacation and booked the Moonlight Paddle boat Picnic. It was absolutely wonderful! The picnic basket was full of yummy stuff and the wine was tasty. Beautiful night on the water and super helpful boys at the dock. I will be recommending to anyone I know coming to St Louis!

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Boat House is always a fun place to spend the afternoon. Start out with lunch, I recommend the pizza and a beer. Then head on down to the dock and rent a paddle boat to paddle the Grand Basin. Relaxing and beautiful.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped at the Boathouse after a recent visit to the art museum. Although it was an extremely warm weekend we opted for an outside table with a view of the water. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings while we sipped on some Iced Teas and nibbled on some spinach and artichoke dip and a basket of beer battered fries. Service was... More

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After two recent visits to the boathouse after they have modified their menu I have come to the conclusion that the boathouse is not what it used to be. On the first visit our appetizer (pretzel plate) never showed up and the PO-Boy sandwich was served with the roumelaide sauce which is the major favor profile of the sandwich. On... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you want to park one time, enjoy a great meal and walk over to the MUNY for a musical, this is your restaurant. I enjoyed a delicious salad with Salmon on top! Their happy hour beer was refreshing! They do not take reservations, so get their early.

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Additional Information about Boathouse Forest Park

Address: 6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: (314) 367-3423
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

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