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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Great view, food from anywhere

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Brandon R
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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st louis, mo
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The view is over lake in Forest Park. You can use paddle boats or feed and watch the ducks around. Outdoor seating is sparce and not level so watch the footing. Food is ok but not great. It appears the shift change led to confusion about who had what tables to serve. Prices decent, but limited menu. It's a place... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Clearly what this restaurant has going for it, given the long wait times, is its location. You can sit right on the water, watch the dogs and kids (and adults) play with/feed the ducks, ogle the paddleboats and take in the sunshine. If you're fine with being happy-go-lucky then this is a great place. On a recent trip to St.... More 

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St Louis
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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a charming and interesting oasis in the middle of Forest Park. You can rent a boat here to paddle around the lake in the park, enjoy a meal in the restaurant or participate in the many events held at the Boat House. You are also welcome to bring your dog to the Boat House – as long as... More 

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Hutsonville, IL
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126 reviews 126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have eaten here before and really enjoyed it. We ate here today and we waited 45 minutes just for our appetizers. We have been here over an hour and still don't have our food. We keep asking the waitress and she keeps saying it's the kitchen. I am at a table full of VERY hungry and unhappy people. We... More 

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st. louis missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Went to the all you can eat chili dinner with a party of 8. They also had $2 local beers on draft. They ran out of the table favorite beer after one glass, and I mean one glass. Then they ran out of chili, we sat for 25 minutes with zero service waiting on our second bowl, and when we... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The stark interior and basic furniture of this restaurant is not very welcoming but the short brunch menu offers enough variety to satisfy most tastes. The smoked salmon and trout with a bagel and cream cheese was a hit with our party and I enjoyed the corned beef hash with two fried eggs. However, the Bloody Mary came in a... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This review is for the paddle boats not the restaurant have not dined there yet. At least once a year we make a trip for the paddle boat ride. You start off in the lake by the restaurant, but paddle threw the narrow winding canals heading west to the large lake at bottom of art hill. The foliage surrounding the... More 

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Lenexa
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283 reviews 283 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?