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“Deck Fabulous, Food so so” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Boat Club

The Boat Club
1380 Wisconsin Ave, at the The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT 59937-3338
406-863-4040
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Ranked #32 of 71 Restaurants in Whitefish
Price range: $10 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 93
Description: Located within the Lodge at Whitefish hotel / condo complex, but a separate restaurant.
Lethbridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Deck Fabulous, Food so so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

On a beautiful late August evening, we headed to The Boat Club. Some had eaten there before while for others it was the first time. Initially we were seated in the Bar until a table on the deck became available. A friendly server took our drink and appetizer order. When we transferred to the deck sooner than expected our drink order seemed to loose track of us. After a wait that allowed us to check out the pool, the beautiful sunset at the far end of the lake and the wedding in a tent adjacent to the pool, another server brought our drinks and appetizers. Some time later the server was surprised to learn we were interested in ordering dinner. After another considerable wait our food appeared. Sadly, the food was not memorable but the sunset sure was.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Clive, Iowa
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice dinners at the Boat Club”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had two good dinners here while enjoying a summer vacation at Big Mountain, Whitefish, MT. The first time we sat in the lounge section of the restaurant, on a big deck overlooking the pool and Whitefish Lake, and shared a delicious pizza. Our server was friendly and attentive and we had a great time overlooking the lake. It was an unusually hot day and the screens helped cool us but didn't block the gorgeous view. On our second visit we ate in the dining room section to celebrate my husband's birthday and again chose the deck to enjoy the beautiful view. He ordered a bone-in ribeye and I had the salmon and both dishes were delicious. Our waiter was courteous and welcoming and took great care of us, including "comping" the yummy huckleberry ice cream mud pie we ordered for dessert (since we were celebrating a birthday). The only reason this review doesn't get an "Excellent" is because my second glass of dinner wine was significantly delayed and arrived just before I was finished with the meal. All in all a great experience and highly recommended for special occasion dining.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice view and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We appreciated that our meat arrived exactly as ordered, fresh ingredients, good presentation and good wine list. Portions were adequate, but not overwhelmingly large.

Visited August 2012
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Airdrie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“used to be good :(”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

we come to whitefish all the time and we used to love coming here for appies and drinks on the beautiful patio. but apparently the head chef left to go to another restaurant and now the dishwashers are cooking?! how do you screw up a ceasar salad and pulled pork sandwich?! and the service was horrible!...slow and rude.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Billings, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A Sunset Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Thanks to making a reservation in advance, we were able to eat out on the deck and watch the sunset on Whitefish Lake while we dined. The decor is consistent with the lodge theme of the facility and the view was great. We were able to sit outside on the restaurant deck. The service was very good as we were not in a hurry to finish our meal and we did not feel rushed. Our appetizer of elk meatballs arrived promptly and did not disappoint. The chicken dish was well presented and had a good flavor. The filet was good and cooked as ordered. Dessert was a cheesecake covered in huckleberries that was outstanding. When we received the bill, we both commented that we thought it was very reasonable.

All around a good dining experience and I would recommend it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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