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Boat House Pub

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643 Illinois Avenue, Green Lake, WI
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Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunset and dinner

I was at the Heidel House for a work trip, and my colleagues and I had dinner at the Boat House Pub. Three of us had the Baja Tacos and the fourth had the grilled chicken and pesto kebabs. The Baja Tacos were decent and the drinks were good. The service was slow, but the setting was so beautiful... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and great salad bar and friendly staff. The atmosphere is older but very nice. The food is outstanding and like the soup salad and bread with dinner. Great supper club.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were hungry on arrival at the Heidel House, but not that we wanted a big meal. This place was perfect. A very nice menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and even pizza. They also have a wine, beer and specialty beverages. The sandwiches we had were huge with fries. The beer and specialty drink were also enjoyable. We had them... More 

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

As mentioned in my previous response, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is with pleasure that I read you had an excellent time at BoatHouse and that your meal was both filling and satisfying. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the associates at BoatHouse because it is always lovely for them... More 

Madison, Wi
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was at the Heidel House for a work trip, and my colleagues and I had dinner at the Boat House Pub. Three of us had the Baja Tacos and the fourth had the grilled chicken and pesto kebabs. The Baja Tacos were decent and the drinks were good. The service was slow, but the setting was so beautiful that... More 

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

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to see that you and your colleagues enjoyed our lakeside setting and your meals and beverages were to your liking. However, I am sorry to learn that you felt your service was not prompt. We appreciate your honesty, as it is an invaluable tool to help us... More 

Willow Springs
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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17 reviews
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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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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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, Pub

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