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Boat House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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2 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987-3692
+1 507-474-6550
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Winona, Minnesota
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My experiences here have been on and off. I enjoy the location, as well as the menu choices. This is one of the better places to eat in Winona, but I have had some experiences with cranky/forgetfull staff, and sometimes not all items listed on the menu are available or stocked (even if they just opened). Overall, I really want... More 

Thank Moollylooloo
Holden, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WALKED IN AT APPROXIMATELY 8:15...Restaurant was pretty full... They advertised an old fashion but didn't have southern comfort..... Ordered a garlic cheesecurd appetizer...Took about 15-20 minutes for the appetizer... It was good the waitress apologized it took so long... Then waited another 30 minutes for our meal... By then the restaurant was pretty much empty... They close at 9:00... When... More 

Thank cindys124
Gaylord, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We were pretty unhappy with the experience overall. First, there's no kids menu, not even milk on the menu. The tables were sticky, the service was not very friendly. Food was mediocre at best. What we ordered for the kids (cod and fries) was bar food quality. My husband and I ordered burgers, which were dried out. And it was... More 

Thank AshleyMessner
Winona, Minnesota
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

I went with my sweetheart for a couples dinner. I was surprised at the quality of the food. The staff were wonderful.

Thank Sheila Z
Eden Prairie, MN
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We visited Winona and the Boat House restaurant on Sept. 21, 2016. The Boat House is located along the Mississippi river in downtown Winona. The food we ate and saw being served was great. Prices were typical for a bar/restaurant. We both had the fish and chips and liked it very much. The cod was cut thick deep fried in... More 

Thank MNMIKEEdenPrairie_MN
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Interesting location overlooking the river with good outdoor seating. Very limited menu (about a dozen options) and we had the breakfast poutine, catfish po boy, fish and chips, and a burger in our group. The fish was good, burger so-so, and the poutine so-so. The breakfast part was two eggs on top and they were undercooked - not just over... More 

Thank CharmedMpls
Winona, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The food here was okay, good for a date night if you don't feel like cooking I suppose. The most surprising thing to me was that their "special" cost nearly $20 more than the other items on the menu (which ranged from $15-$30) and the server neglected to mention that. The other shocking thing, was the server had only 3... More 

Thank 14Thundersun
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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191 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My niece and I had a good lunch and great view of the Mississippi at the Boat House. I had the portobello burger which was excellent. The hand cut fries were good, but I would have preferred a less garlicky version. The menu had a nice variety of options as well as the daily specials. If you are looking for... More 

Thank Judy J
Edina, Minnesota
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

The day we went it was extremely hot so the back room was very hot, no air conditioning. The View was very nice of the river though, and the fish was good.

Thank Janice L
Hastings, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Poor food, slow service, limited and deceiving menu. The food is overpriced, overcooked and under seasoned.

Thank marydawn2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987-3692
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona
  • Phone Number: +1 507-474-6550

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