We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Boat House - CLOSED

1201 E River Dr, Davenport, IA 52803-5741
+1 563-326-3663
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
Jul 19, 2014
“Save your time and money”
Jul 12, 2014
“Absolutely worst restaurant I have been to in years.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
1201 E River Dr, Davenport, IA 52803-5741
All Details
Reviews (36)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed July 19, 2014

Under new ownership, but the service is SLOW, food is overpriced and come out cold. Took over an hour to get 3 meals with no appetizers or drinks.

2  Thank notgoingtogothere
Reviewed July 12, 2014

The only thing worse than the food was the service. Not a good combo. "Medium" $10 hamburger was almost black in the middle and was served with soggy fries in an 8oz cup. Not good at any price, but for $10 you could get a...More

3  Thank iatroutbum
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good food and service. I wish the menu had more seafood selections. The dining areas are separated and sometimes I felt like I was in a competition for our waitresses services.

Thank Claude K
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The restaurant is closed while new owners remodel the place. The new name will be Waterbar. Their sign says they are hiring. The old Boat House sign is still up, the new Waterbar menu is posted on the front doors.

1  Thank hoogo
Reviewed April 6, 2014

According to its menu, The Boat House has been around since the 1960's. It is one of the few places where you can dine within feet of the Mississippi River. You can look across the river and see the Rock Island Arsenal grounds. This is...More

Thank toelle
Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Boat House has the best Mississippi view of any restaurant in the area. It was a joy to look out over the river on a sunny winter day. Outdoor seating would be great if the weather improves. Service was good. Sandwiches were OK, fries...More

Thank hoogo
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is probably my favorite place to eat in the Quad Cities area. The selection of food is good and the view of the river is great. I usually have fish/seafood for dinner and a burger/brat or other sandwich for lunch. The soup that is...More

Thank Vancamper
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I had lunch at the Boat House with three girlfriends. We all enjoyed our food and the view. Very nice place for lunch. I work at the Woodland Gallery and several people from out of state have told me how much they enjoyed lunch there.

Thank dissatisfied2850
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The place has the best location of the whole mississippi river, yet to go there to eat is NOT recommended. Simply just not good food and the service is terrible. Had to go there on several meetings, so i know by experience... If you wanted...More

1  Thank Larsgard
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This restaurant offers a good view of the river. I liked the large, roomy booths. The food was average, at best (we got the surf and turf....the crab legs had a freezer burn taste). The service was interesting......the restaurant was nearly empty so you couldn't...More

Thank FourPackerBackers
Nearby Restaurants
Duck City Bistro
235 reviews
.86 miles away
Bix Bistro
179 reviews
.82 miles away
Barrel House 211
143 reviews
.85 miles away
Redband Coffee Company
18 reviews
.69 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Rock Island Arsenal Museum
96 reviews
.87 miles away
Chocolate Manor
59 reviews
.90 miles away
Great River Brewery
52 reviews
.75 miles away
Mississippi River Visitors Center
49 reviews
.76 miles away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 E River Dr, Davenport, IA 52803-5741
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Davenport
  • Phone Number: +1 563-326-3663
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing