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Boathouse Forest Park

6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 367-3423
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Ranked #442 of 2,556 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
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Restaurant details
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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St Louis
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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616 reviews 616 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

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