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Boathouse Restaurant

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3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6511
+1 518-668-2389
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Description: The Boathouse Restaurant on Lake George at The Lodges at Cresthaven is a...
The Boathouse Restaurant on Lake George at The Lodges at Cresthaven is a place to relax and enjoy casual or fine shoreline dining, stunning views, and exemplary service.

At The Lodges at Cresthaven in Lake George, dining at The Boathouse Restaurant lets you enjoy splendid water's edge views from the shores of our exceptional lakefront location. Originally built in 1876 as part of the Abenin estate - once owned by New York Times Publisher, Adolph Ochs - The Boathouse Restaurant offers dining on Lake George with an atmosphere steeped in Adirondack charm, history and unlimited Lake George views.

Whether you're enjoying a summer lunch or a nightly dinner, our lakefront restaurant is the perfect setting for any occasions. Lake George Weddings, private parties and special events are also welcome, with lovely Adirondack lodge-style vacation rentals on Lake George available for you and all of your guests!

The Boathouse Restaurant will delight your senses. Your table is waiting!
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  • 78
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 15
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Closest you can get to the lake experience without a boat

Well this is about as close as you can get to the Lake George experience without a boat. several outdoor seating areas are only a few feet from the water.The fresh lake smell and enjoyable boat traffic make for a fun experience. If you prefer heat or AC, inside is rustic lake 101 offering a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lake George, NY
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Lake George, NY
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well this is about as close as you can get to the Lake George experience without a boat. several outdoor seating areas are only a few feet from the water.The fresh lake smell and enjoyable boat traffic make for a fun experience. If you prefer heat or AC, inside is rustic lake 101 offering a great view as well. Food... More 

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Thank KandNLakeGeorge_NY
Westfield, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with another family and had a great meal. You can pull right up dock your boat and have a great meal. There was no wait and the service was good. The prices were fair for being on the Lake.

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Thank goodshink
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The views are magnificent as is the food. Great place to dine. The menu is large and has something for everyone. Highly recommend.

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Thank Joe S
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

We're just glad you found something you enjoy, Joe. Thanks for the recommendation -- we can't wait to welcome you back on the lake. All the best, The Boathouse Team More 

Whiting, New Jersey
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Location,location,location......WOW! Dinner very good, not excellent. Service could have been better. Server did not ask about second drink or dessert. Would go back for view.

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Thank Sue D
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

It certainly is breathtaking out here, Sue! We're glad the view was complemented by a good meal. We know we can deliver on much more when it comes to service, so we hope to welcome you back for another go. All the best, The Boathouse Team More 

Hopewell Junction, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Went there to meet some friends for dinner. The view of the lake is beautiful, service was good but we were rushed along. Food was just ok. We had three different entrées and all were fine.

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Thank Lisa L
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

The last thing we'd want you to feel is rushed, so we're sorry if we gave off that impression. Still, we're glad that didn't stop you and your friends from enjoying the view and food, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by. All the best, The Boathouse Team More 

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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place has a great view of the lake. You can dock your boat right there. The food is ok…nothing to get excited about. But nothing can take away from the view!

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Thank Mary C
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

We wish the food could have made a better impression with you Mary. More than just a view, we know it takes great food to make the perfect meal. Maybe what you had so far hasn't been to your liking, so we look forward to the opportunity to find something you'll truly enjoy. All the best, The Boathouse Team More 

Cary, North Carolina
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Many of Lake George's restaurants are touristy with less than average food quality and less than expected service. The Sagamore is a different story, they live up to their five star rating. The Sagamore has several restaurants, some very formal, some quite relaxed. We really liked the boathouse, casual and next to the lake, great views, great food, excellent service.

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Thank familyOnTheeGo
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Great views, great food! We're thrilled our place was perfect for your family on the go. All the best, The Boathouse Team More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My husband, daughter and I met some friends at the Boathouse Restaurant-our favorite place in Lake George! Everything from the atmosphere to the food to the service was incredible! We parked our car and were immediately asked by a polite young man named Tyler if we wanted a ride down to the restaurant. We obliged and he took us down... More 

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Thank lorid71997
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by again! we're so glad to hear your night here was simply amazing. All the best, The Boathouse Team More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I was going to sit at the inside bar for dinner when I noticed there was an outside bar. I had already ordered, and the bartender offered to bring my meal outside. I was told by the outside bartender there was no food service outside, then watched him deliver food to the couple sitting next to me. I questioned him,... More 

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Thank momomuddy
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

First off, we want to apologize for any confusion regarding food at our outside bar. We're sure the bartender you spoke with meant that you couldn't order food outside, but since you've ordered already that shouldn't have been an issue. We'll be sure everyone is clear about that, so again, sorry for the confusion. Sincerely, The Boathouse Team More 

Wilmington, Delaware USA
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We enjoyed a quick dinner at the Boathouse; we were staying nearby and wanted something casual. Food was good and service was very pleasant. View of Lake George was a plus!

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Thank Strathmerefan
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that everything was simply pleasant! Thanks for stopping by while visiting the lake -- we hope the rest of your trip went just as well. All the best, The Boathouse Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6511
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-2389

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic

Description

The Boathouse Restaurant on Lake George at The Lodges at Cresthaven is a place to relax and enjoy casual or fine shoreline dining, stunning views, and exemplary service.

At The Lodges at Cresthaven in Lake George, dining at The Boathouse Restaurant lets you enjoy splendid water's edge views from the shores of our exceptional lakefront location. Originally built in 1876 as part of the Abenin estate - once owned by New York Times Publisher, Adolph Ochs - The Boathouse Restaurant offers dining on Lake George with an atmosphere steeped in Adirondack charm, history and unlimited Lake George views.

Whether you're enjoying a summer lunch or a nightly dinner, our lakefront restaurant is the perfect setting for any occasions. Lake George Weddings, private parties and special events are also welcome, with lovely Adirondack lodge-style vacation rentals on Lake George available for you and all of your guests!

The Boathouse Restaurant will delight your senses. Your table is waiting!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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