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Boathouse Forest Park

$$$
American, Hot Dogs, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110 (Hampton)
(314) 367-3423
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Back and better than ever. This casual restaurant, bar, and boat rental...
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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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Lovely setting for dining

We visited at the beginning of this season and perhaps that contributed a bit to the initially disorganized service. It took a while to get someone to seat us but, once we had a table, the service was fine. They have a nice, varied, casual menu and all our dinners were delicious. Our server was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Kate G
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Rochester, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York, United States
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited at the beginning of this season and perhaps that contributed a bit to the initially disorganized service. It took a while to get someone to seat us but, once we had a table, the service was fine. They have a nice, varied, casual menu and all our dinners were delicious. Our server was very pleasant. The view over... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Rent a boat, enjoy a meal, spend some quiet time. Great place to unwind and just have a relaxing day.

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Springfield, Missouri
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited the boathouse before going to the zoo. I was fairly happy with my sandwich but my husband was disappointed with his burger. It had absolutely no garnish and was quite expensive. It was also disappointing that there was no sauces available for the children's chicken tenders! I think for the price they should have those extras.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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156 reviews 156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Let me start by saying that I am glad we went to the Boathouse. The view on the pond & Forest Park surroundings make it a peaceful, serene choice for a restaurant. The food however, was disappointing, average at best and the service was AWFUL. It took 10 minutes to receive waters. We were never checked on and the service... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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198 reviews 198 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a beautiful spot to stop and sit outside and enjoy a meal or cocktail. But we were disappointed with our lunch selections. I chose a chicken salad sandwich that was swimming in mayo and pretty devoid of chicken. My husband chose a sandwich called

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St. Louis, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have been living in STL for more than 10 years and consider Forest Park our backyard. Absolutely love it. One could not ask for a better restaurant location than the boathouse. Simply perfect. How great would it be if the location would be matched by a good restaurant. Alas, it is not. It is OK for drinking beer but... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This was my brother and I annual bday dinner. Every year we chose a resturant that we have never visited to patronize. We went and understood that this resturant didnt take rsvp so waiting wasnt a problem. The hostess stated that there could be up to a 2 hr wait which we were fine with. The original size of the... More 

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Illinois
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181 reviews 181 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited this past Friday and were seated immediately around 1 p.m. 4 of us shared 2 margherita pizzas-1 would have been enough despite it being called a personal pizza. It wasn't great but to be fair, we should know better than to order pizza in St. Louis-it's not the same as we're used to in the Chicago area. Also shared... More 

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Valley Park, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I went to the Boathouse with friends for the Thursday night "Shrimp Boil". We have gone to many of the shrimp boils in the past few years and have always enjoyed them. This time was probably my last. I am disappointed when restaurants raise the prices and give you less. Part of the shrimp boils is 1/2 price bottles of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is all about location, if your out for a play at the muny, zoo, paddle roats or bike rides you are close to this restaurant which offer average views with the benefit of over looking the lake. Awesome place to come people watch, feed the ducks and get a meal or pint of beer. I always take my girl... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110
    (Hampton)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: (314) 367-3423

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?