Initially thought about spending my holiday weekend here but ultimately selected another place. However, we did stop at the Showboat to eat at their restaurant, but after our experience I don't know if I would consider staying here in the future.
The service was unbelievably slow. Our waitress was unresponsive. Her facial expression made you wonder if she actually was listening when you were speaking to her which was answered in the negative when the order eventually arrive - all requests ignored.
From the time we sat down on the dockside patio to the time we received our order over an hour passed by. And during the time we waited we only saw our waitress at our table 3 times - once for the order, once to deliver our drinks (took 20 minutes), and once to deliver the food. When she walked passed going to see another table we inquired on the wait for the food and she said she would look into it but she never came back.
Our order was pretty simple so we don't know why it took so long - 2 Hamburgers, 1 BLT, and 1 Grilled Chicken Sandwich - but when it arrived the first thing we did was ask for the check. The burgers seemed to be cooked okay although a little well done. The BLT was a little on the sad side, only one tomato slice on the sandwich. The chicken sandwich was a complete disaster, burnt to a crisp - in fact it was so burnt that it was uneatable and we were able to scrap off a few teaspoons of charred food.
Seeing that the waitress never came back with the check we went to seek someone out to pay and get the heck out of dodge.
I would love to say that this was an isolated experience but as we sat there we saw many other people waiting for extended lengths of time as well. Additionally when we tried to warn a newly seated family on our way out about the absurd wait times because we didn't want their young children to have to wait that long, they politely informed us that they vacation in the area regularly and are familiar with the unusual wait times and that it's always like that and with no explanation from the proprietor.