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643 Illinois Avenue, Green Lake, WI
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot!

You can sit outside and have a great view of the lake. Food was very good. Bar food but it was very good! There is a fire pit and it was a very enjoyable evening. Service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. Great spot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Thomas R
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Willow Springs
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Willow Springs
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You can sit outside and have a great view of the lake. Food was very good. Bar food but it was very good! There is a fire pit and it was a very enjoyable evening. Service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. Great spot!

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

Thomas, I am glad to see that you have taken the time to review several of our amenities. Feedback is incredibly important to us and we take it very seriously. It is with pleasure that I read you were able to fully enjoy your meal at BoatHouse as well as the view. Your comment has been sent to the culinary... More 

Monroe, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Boat House served food both inside and out on the terrace. The food and drink prices were very reasonable. Very friendly and efficient staff.

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

Marcia, Thank you for your BoatHouse review. I am pleased the experience enhanced your Heidel House Resort & Spa stay. Your kind words regarding the service have been shared with our associates. More 

Ripon, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Boat House advertised live entertainment for a Friday evening. We stopped by around 7pm. We could see they were fairly busy. We were met at the door by a person that told us immediately, "it is going to be at least a one hour wait". No hello. No, how many in your party. He did say we could wait... More 

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

Thank you for providing feedback from your visit on July 3. I am disappointed to learn of the unwelcome atmosphere you felt upon arrival. Your experience is nothing like the environment we wish to offer, and I am sincerely sorry this occurred. Please know your comments have been shared with our team and are taken very seriously. Thank you, again,... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The bartenders were great, there was live music for awhile, and the outdoor patio is a cool place to hang out with friends by the fire.

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

Lyndsey, Thank you for also reviewing BoatHouse during your Heidel House Resort & Spa stay. It was our pleasure to host you, and we do hope you choose to visit again. Friday evening entertainment on the patio continues through Labor Day, and even as the weather cools, the fire pit makes for a pleasant atmosphere. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

The food is terrible - salad was hot, food was cold. We sat outside and all the tables were dirty, we had to ask them to wipe them off before we could eat- and they were not even busy. Other people that sat down after us asked them to wipe the table also, as they only wiped ours.

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

Thank you for sharing feedback of your recent visit to the pub. I am saddened to learn we did not provide you a better experience and can understand your frustration with the lack of service and disappointment in your meal. I am sincerely sorry this occurred. As mentioned in my response to your other review, please contact food and beverage... More 

Dousman, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Inclement weather forced an inside visit to the Boat House Pub but it looks like a nicer day would even further enhance the experience eating on the terrace right on Green Lake! We had a light lunch but the waitstaff were attentive and pleasant. The food was exceptional!

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

Thank you for your feedback, Chuck. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed dining in the BoatHouse Pub and would agree that the outside fire pit patio will only enhance the experience. I am hopeful you are able to dine with us again soon to enjoy this! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had dinner with friends. We had build your own pizza, nachos, pull pork sliders, and a huge burger. We all enjoyed our food and had leftovers to take to our rooms for late night munchies. Love that!

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

Marjory, I am happy to see you’ve written reviews for the various areas of the resort; all feedback is very valuable to us. Thank you! It sounds as though your pub dinner was just what you needed. I will share your kind feedback with the culinary team. More 

Wisconsin
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

VERY accommodating! NICE place and people here. Nice place for a wedding or event. Fire pit outside to sit around at night time. Really a fun time.

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

Angela, Thank you for sharing feedback of your recent visit. It’s wonderful to see you enjoyed your time here and we are hopeful you will be back soon. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: American, Pub

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