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Boathouse Forest Park

6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 367-3423
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Ranked #369 of 2,537 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
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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 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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Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Shiloh, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Didn't eat here but a lot of people there. I overheard the hostess tell someone there was an hour and a half wait (this was during the week around noon). We just rode the paddle boats. Very nice views paddling around the lakes. It's a bit pricey at $17/hour AND IT'S A LOT OF WORK! It's not a relaxing spin... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great atmosphere, horrible food. Pretzel appetizer came to table scalding hot to the point where you burned yourselfjust touching them while our entrees came out undercooked and cold. I ordered two pizzas for my kids which came to the table without all the cheese fully melted, an obvious sign they were frozen pizzas and my burger came to the table... More

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Rolla, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is definitely a restaurant worth visiting. Great to take the kids too. Difficult to find parking though. We got there right at 11:00am on Saturday, right at opening and we were seated right away. Service was great, food was good and pricing for food was good. I feel the pricing for paddle boats was too expensive $17 for an... More

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Largo, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I rated this excellent because of the circumstances of having family together and enjoying the afternoon, weather, surroundings, and beautiful setting of the Boathouse.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Taking advantage of the unseasonably cool July weather, my friend & I decided on lunch at the Boathouse. It was crowded on a Thursday at noon, but the line moved very quickly and we were seated at a lakeside table in no time. The day was wonderful, watching all the paddle boaters on the lake. The menu is simple, hamburger/fish... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I consistently have wonderful food at the Boathouse. The service is great and I love eating outside, BUT be careful of your skirt or pants as mine got caught in the rusted corner of the chair and tore a couple of small holes in my clothes. Just a heads up.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this sweet place. It was a really hot day and we sat outside anyway under an umbrella. They were very good about bringing us ice cold water. We ordered a salad and sandwich, which was delicious. I can't wait to go back to try the jumbo hot dog because it looked delicious too!

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