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The Boathouse Grill & Bar

American, Bar
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406 9th Street NE, Waseca, MN 56093
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ellendale, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food and service. Ordered 3 different appetizers and they were small portions compared to the price I paid for them. Ordered wings and received cut up boneless chicken breast with sauce on them. Very disappointed!! Meals are good and reasonably priced. The lounge downstairs is good for Sunday happy hours. Dining area could be updated and made more comfortable.... More 

Thank tsetravel
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Went the other night. Our son sent me a gift certificate for my birthday & Mothers day. I will start off with we went with another son last fall. We sat in the upper level outside. Had good service. Once we received our order I commented if they were going to go smaller on their orders they needed to go... More 

Thank minnesota_nice
Waseca, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Right on clear lake in waseca. Lots of food choices and specials. Waitstaff friendly and enjoy watching all NFL games

Thank Ray M
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We recently made reservations for a party of 25 for a birthday party. We had to wait for tables for a half hour. When seated, we only had one server to take care of everyone, so still another wait. The food was good, but not great. The server was very nice, but just had too much to do. It's too... More 

Thank Kevin H
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

It really is too bad the only restaurant on the lake has such subpar food. Sit down and order bar food is all previously frozen and the buffet food reminds me of public school cafeteria food. Go for a beer not for food. The only reason this place gets a second star is the view of the lake.

Thank Joe N
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We have been to The Boathouse many times. Have always been very pleased until the last time. I know us Americans tend to over eat but... The burgers were much smaller & the fries less. I don't know if it's because we sat on the patio (we normally try to sit down in the bar) they used to serve them... More 

Thank minnesota_nice
Mission Viejo, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Del & Amber and their staff accommodated our Family Reunion in the waterside bar downstairs. Excellent location, food was great. Cora was our great bartender. A GREAT time was had by all!

1 Thank merideth2015
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We ate here on our way home from camping and loved this place. It had great selection of burgers and home cooked meals. I had the burger with Tabasco, pepper jack and peppers. IT was delish. Great beer selection too. The only thing I didn't like is we had a large party and our server added extra gratuity without telling... More 

Thank roseee311
Owatonna, Minnesota
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited The Boathouse for Father's Day after hearing add on radio thinking it would be a fun place to have dinner on deck overlooking lake. There is almost zero parking at this place. I hate parking on the street in a neighborhood in front of people's homes. I feel like I'm infringing on their property. Deck is just wide enough... More 

Thank TheMonte
Waseca, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is a clean, family friendly Restaurant and Bar with average food. Parking is inconvenient sometimes. It also has an outdoor Deck overlooking the Clear Lake.

Thank Cora H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 9th Street NE, Waseca, MN 56093
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Waseca
  • Phone Number: 507-835-2419

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