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Boathouse Forest Park


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Back and better than ever. This casual restaurant, bar, and boat rental facility, located in the heart of Forest Park on Post-Dispatch Lake, is like no other place in St. Louis. The Boathouse has undergone major renovations thanks to a gift from the Jack Taylor family. In the warm weather enjoy leisurely boat rides, lakeside patio dining, cold drinks, live music, and beautiful sunsets. In the cold weather enjoy indoor dining for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch…or just come and enjoy a glass of wine or a hot chocolate while relaxing around the large stone wood-burning fireplace. **Due to increased traffic in the Park during our busy season, we’ll be able to accommodate reservations for large
$21 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cobb Salad with tip $20 It was a the place was very loud, could sit outside wait was long and was sprinkling I have heard about this place for years finally got to try it I think it is over rated

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank IBBETSY_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped mid afternoon on a weekday after kayaking on a blue sky picture perfect Spring day. About half the tables were occupied. Since our interests were in lite refreshments, we opted to order from the counter and seat ourselves. Our coffee and Forest Park...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mike O
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Stopped for a refreshment whilst walking in the park. Bar man very knowledgeable about his beer, made a great recommendation.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Peter G
Reviewed June 5, 2019

great food and cocktails. very relaxing. if you like to kayak or paddleboard this is the place for you. kid friendly

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ciprianostl
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We visited on a warm Friday evening, had a few drinks listening to some wonderful Bluegrass music in a relaxed setting. An excellent location by the lake and surprisingly not too busy. We will return and also recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Russell860
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Took forever to be seated, took forever to order, took forever for some of our party to get their food that was ultimately quite cold (not even warm), and took forever for two of us to get what was the wrong food. When we said...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This place is amazing! It’s like bringing the lake & country into the city. We ate(food was great), then paddle boated. There are also canoes, kayaks & paddle boards to rent.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Waterlover09
Reviewed May 7, 2019

awesome food,great services.friendly staff.love the view of the river.not very exspensive.will go back.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bartzfam
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Our son that lives in the St. Louis area took us to the Boathouse restaurant. Even though my husband and I lived in the area all our lives till retiring, we had never been there. The food was delicious, the outside seating was great on...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank poorboy76
Reviewed April 19, 2019

We enjoyed a nice light lunch here though there weren't many tables outside so we were forced to eat inside on a nice sunny day. But the overall ambiance is good with the paddle boats right outside on their small lake. Our salads were big...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Marge C
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from 330jasont | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Sunday afternoon and we walked right in. I would guess Friday should be even better
rachele w
June 24, 2018|
Response from debb554 | Reviewed this property |
Boathouse Paddle Company operates the rental of boats. Go to website for full details at boathousepaddleco Paddle boats and canoes are $20 an hour. There are other items that may be rented as well - kayaks and paddle boards
July 20, 2016|
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Response from Chalkyboo |
We saw many dogs on the outdoor patio while people ate at the tables.
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