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The Boathouse Grill

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440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our host at the Manistee Inn & Marina recommended this place as it had recently been under new management. It was not busy & we were seated right away. Our server was ok, not very smilely, but served us well. We got burgers & sandwiches. It was ok, but nothing great.

Thank GoLoo
Chesaning, Michigan
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view was awesome - the food was below average and pricey. Took a very long time to get our food. The outside decor looks like they have given up. I could've cooked something tremendously better

Thank J M
Greenville, MS
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely older building well remodeled. Good view and local beer. We had great and creative sandwiches the more creative had goat cheese with apple chutney. We wanted to try everything but had to move on.

Thank Rick B
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting Manistee and we were glad to be able to enjoy the view. The food was excellent. Our lunch guest raved about the chicken avocado sandwich. My husband is a picky one and his special request was granted without problem. He was very pleased with his meal. I had an excellent reuben sandwich ( corned beef was lean... More 

Thank Melanie H
Branson, Missouri
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were entering on a Saturday at lunch time in peak tourist season, there was one table seated inside. A couple was leaving in anger stating "this happens every time we come here"... We were seated, ordered lunches, cheeseburger, two chicken sandwiches, and the fourth was salad and fries. We took our time eating and visiting during and after... More 

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch and, for the most part, everything was fine. We were seated right away (outside), the service was very pleasant and speedy, and the food was very good. My wife had the reuben, my friend had the turkey club, and I had the mushroom burger. All three were just fine, and my burger was juicy, cooked perfectly,... More 

Thank Linerguy
Jenison, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and drinks. We sat at the bar. Service was very slow. But once we flagged someone down......then waited another 10 min we got to order and our food came out quick. Our burgers were great!

Thank elizabethtE5586QU
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We sat on the patio for dinner. Beautiful view but food wasn't great. They have 3 items for kids, no kids menu, you have to ask your server and they tell you what they offer for kids. I had a tc salad which is a Traverse City salad. The main salad itself is ok but the dressing is terrible. The... More 

Thank JLK41811
Madison, WI
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had dinner a little bit late (8:00pm), and the service was very quick - it was pretty slow by the time we got there. The waitress was very pleasant and brought food out quickly. We had a steak and the fried perch. Both were nicely done and reasonably priced. The view of the river was a nice touch. The... More 

Thank lingua5
New Hudson, Michigan, United States
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Ludington and returned the next day for lunch it was so good. Pam was our server and she took good care of us. The view from the restaurant is along the Manistee River and there is outside seating if the weather permits. The food is all good but as the title... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Manistee County  >  Manistee
  • Phone Number: 231-723-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?