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The Boathouse Grill

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440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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farmington Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This was a very relaxing place to eat and have drinks. After my husband and I went down the street to another establishment and never got our meal the night before. Our server was wonderful and friendly. I had the salmon Caesar salad which was great. The only few negative about this place is that there menu is very limited... More 

Thank mitripper
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Great good and service and views right on River, great day in city. TC salad excellent and boathouse sandwich was excellent also

Thank Cheryl L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

4 Thank Kay M
Lawrenceburg, IN
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150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, 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?