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643 Illinois Avenue, Green Lake, WI
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for pub food

The Boat House is nice inside, but also has a patio with gas firepit - great place right by the lakeside. We shared mozzarella sticks (they came with cold sauce which was a neat change of pace), and fish tacos - yummy! Peanut Butter dessert was equally yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Boat House is nice inside, but also has a patio with gas firepit - great place right by the lakeside. We shared mozzarella sticks (they came with cold sauce which was a neat change of pace), and fish tacos - yummy! Peanut Butter dessert was equally yummy.

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write of your recent dining experience. I see you’ve also provided comments on our other outlets; we truly appreciate this as it helps us continue working toward creating the best experiences for our guests. It’s wonderful to see you enjoyed your entire pub meal. I have shared these kind comments with our executive chef;... More 

Spanaway, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a week and ate here 3 times. The first time was great; it was the night of the Badgers basketball game and the place was packed. We got the last seat in the house. Service was prompt and the food we ordered (the Heidel Burger and a BLT) was great. Drinks were very... More 

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

Patti, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent dining experience. While I’m delighted you enjoyed your first dinner of a burger and BLT, I am disappointed your last visit did not meet those same standards and expectations. I can understand your frustration having already experienced the pub as it should be – with delicious... More 

Green Bay, WI
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is definitely short staffed (at least it was when I was there Valentine's Day weekend). We ate here several times (and drank) (and played pool) and the same 2 women were working the whole pub each time we came. They were very attentive, friendly, and fun, but they were super busy so we waited for stuff. No big... More 

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. I apologize you felt you needed to wait at times and hope this did not prevent you from having a good time. As mentioned in our other responses, thank you for providing feedback on all of the resort’s dining outlets. Your comments and concerns are valuable as we work toward providing the best overall... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Food was good but not spectacular. Service was very friendly. Steph makes great martinis! Good value for good food.

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

Kathleen, I see you left reviews for the spa and Sunroom as well – thank you. We truly appreciate guest feedback, even if criticisms are noted, as this helps us in creating memorable Green Lake experiences for all our guests. I am glad you were able to enjoy a variety of the resort, and in this instance, a great martini!... More 

Racine, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Save your money! This place is a waste of your time and money. The food was bad and the service even worse here. Our waitress informed us we would be waiting on our food due to a party of 30 that walked in and we told her no problem. The party was in another room but the main room was... More 

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

Dear Rick, Thank you for writing various reviews of the resort and its dining locations. Your feedback is very valuable to us. I am deeply sorry we did not meet your expectations during this particular dining experience. I can understand how it might be frustrating to see staff standing behind the bar as you wait on your meals. One of... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

reasonable price good food quick service everything esle there like the the people working there were a joke.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Lots of locals gather here for a beer and a game of darts or to catch the game. The food was fast and good. But you had better like country music at loud volumes to eat here.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

There was almost 50/50 fat to meat and the sauce was far too sweet for my taste. Also, I selected the one and only drink available as the daily special. I heard other guests groan and leave because this was 11 am! There was a large wedding that day and guests who had checked in were looking forward to the... More 

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

I see you provided a review of both BoatHouse Pub and Heidel House Resort & Spa; thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. I am very sorry you were disappointed with your order of BBQ Sliders; your concerns are being addressed by our culinary team. If you’d like to discuss your BoatHouse Pub experience further, we... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Don't bother with the chicken wings - they are more like nuggets and all breading - not real meat. They do have a fire pit outside with seating.

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your order at the BoatHouse Pub. We pride ourselves in providing high quality dining service, so it is a disappointment to learn we fell short during your stay. I appreciate you bringing this to my attention, and hope you choose to return again to enjoy the lakeside fire pit. More 

Blue Island, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The bar staff was awesome!!! The food was great too. Very relaxed environment, good music. This place was a lot of fun. The best part was the bond fire at night.

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Scott K, General Manager at Boat House Pub, responded to this review

Dear Racquel, I am delighted to hear your experience at BoatHouse Pub was a positive one. Thank you for writing a review. I hope you can return again to enjoy the good food and company. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 643 Illinois Avenue, Green Lake, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Green Lake

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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