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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
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 81
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 18
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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
Very nice restaurant in Forest Park

Great place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view of Forest Park. You can rent paddle boats to use in lakes around the park. A little pricey, but very enjoyable and relaxed. Definitely a must do on your list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
shmay10263
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Waited for over 2 hours for a table and finally left! The hostess kept reassuring our party of only 3 that the wait time was not long and we would be seated shortly. The mistake was giving her the benefit of the doubt. After walking inside to use the restroom due to the long wait time, it was discovered there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Forest Park Boathouse is a delightfully peaceful restaurant. I ama bit surprised with how many have complained Yes, we waited too, perhaps a tad too long but what an enjoyable wait. Our server was peasant and the food quite good for a casual restaurant.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view of Forest Park. You can rent paddle boats to use in lakes around the park. A little pricey, but very enjoyable and relaxed. Definitely a must do on your list.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to go for lunch with my daughters. It is so peaceful and the food is delicious. My husband and I have even taken a paddleboat out on the water with our grandson. Forest Park is great, and the Boathouse is fantastic.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the rental boats. Great for kids and family, as well as lovers. The Boathouse restaurant offers great soups and sandwiches.

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Chester, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were told there would be a ninety minute wait, the wait was just shy of two hours, the whole time we waited there were plenty of empty tables, it seemed to us a staffing issue, not a space issue. . When we sat down we had just under an hour before we had to leave to walk to the... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went with the understanding that we may have to wait for up to a half hour to get seated and this was not fine dining but American fare so we knew what to expect. However we were seated within 15 minutes or shortly after. Two of us had the BLT which both of us liked it. The bacon was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We love the Boathouse (normally) so when old friends of ours came into town with their son (who happens to be in a wheelchair) we suggested it. Boy do I regret it! I arrived very slightly early (at the same time as our friends, but it takes them a while to unpack the wheelchair from the car) and informed the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love coming here to eat. The atmosphere is great, and you get a wonderful view of the park if you eat outside. I've tried about half the menu, and it's all good, and reasonably priced. Don't forget to rent a boat when you done, and take a boat ride on the lake. It's worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went on a Monday afternoon, there was a wait time of 1 hour. They had a lot a tables empty in some areas but I guess they didn't have enough workers. We weren't able to move far or rent a boat because the only way they have to let you know your table is ready is by yelling your... 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, Hot Dogs, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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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: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Scenic view, Families with children

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?