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Boathouse Restaurant

3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6511
+1 518-668-2389
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6511
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Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Stop by to give this place a try. Everything about it was great. Hostess, bartender, and waitress, Courtney provide excellent service and were very welcoming. The setting is beautiful. Will go back soon! Food was fine.

Thank Petra S
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2015

Thank you so much for the compliments on Courtney. She'll be just as thrilled as we are to read this, so we'll be sure to let her know. We're glad that everything was spot on for you, Petra. All the best, The Boathouse Team

Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our waiter Danny started the dinner off right with a great attitude. The food was phenomenal! We really enjoyed watching the boats come in and out as we ate. Now that we know, we will definitely try to get there early next time to eat...More

Thank Audrey M
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2015

You know, Audrey, we're just thrilled Danny could start dinner off right! A great server with a wonderful view and delicious food sounds phenomenal indeed, so thanks for stopping by. We're thrilled you enjoyed everything. All the best, The Boathouse Team

Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Boathouse for the July 4th weekend. One word - AMAZING. The rooms were spectacular. The views of the Lake were stunning. Joe and Patty were the perfect hosts. And the breakfast was out of this world. I travel...More

Thank Cathy D
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2015

We think you meant this review for the resort next door. But still, we're thrilled you enjoyed your stay over the 4th of July, Cathy! Joe and Patty will be thrilled to read this, so we'll be sure to pass it along to them. All...More

Reviewed July 20, 2015

We find it quite enjoyable to visit the Boathouse, friendly staff, good service & good food. Chef Paul does so many things fresh each day. The rolls, the Toll House Cookie is scrumptious, Asiago Crab app & several varieties of wings. The chicken and burgers...More

Thank sharlee131
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2015

You know, we can't thank you enough for the compliments on our team! It's always a pleasure catching up with visitors, so we're thrilled they can always make you feel right at home. We look forward to welcoming you back with another of Paul's creations!...More

Reviewed July 19, 2015

We happened upon Boathouse Restaurant traveling on motorcycles through Lake George - it showed up on someone's GPS! We had a great table on the lower level, right on the water. Food was good (I had salad with shrimp added) and wait staff was attentive....More

Thank NancyJ422
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2015

Thanks for stopping by while on the road! We're thrilled you got to sit back and relax with a great view and delicious shrimp salad. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your GPS points you our way. All the best, The...More

Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant after driving a few mins on 9N past tourist area of lake George village. Right on lake with nice outdoor patios. We are blue cheese cranberry salads, chicken sandwiches and steak salad. All dishes were tasty, server was very friendly...More

Thank Betsy C
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2015

Hearing that lunch was spot on is music to our ears, Betsy! We're thrilled everything from the country salad to the steak salad struck a chord with you. Thanks for stopping by -- we hope the rest of your trip was just as pleasant. All...More

Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been to the Boathouse many time over the years. I usually stay at Twin Birches resort across the street. The food usually ranges from good to awesome. This visit I went for lunch and had the Cleverdale, which the menu describes as thinly...More

Thank FPH706
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2015

We're thrilled the food's always been amazing for you! The Cleverdale's a favorite around here, so we're glad you're just as big of a fan. Thanks for visiting us all these years -- we look forward to seeing you again for lunch. All the best,...More

Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food quality was as expected and although pricy, it is a resort. I would like to see more food options and a kids menu (although we were told towards the end of our trip that they have one, none was offered when we sat...More

Thank Worldtraveler42766
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2015

We wish we could have blown you away. Your meal should complement your relaxing trip at the resort -- settling for average doesn't sit well with us. We know our team can deliver on a much better experience, so we look forward to the chance...More

Reviewed July 14, 2015

After dinner, credit card charges were too low. When we tried to get it corrected, no one knew how to fix it, even a manager who was rude could not fix it. After finding slips in their trash and almost an hour discovered they had...More

Thank s-m-ponder
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2015

Like we said on Yelp, we apologize for the confusion and hope your bank can resolve the issue. As the card was denied, we were unaware that any charges went through. Sincerely, The Boathouse Team

Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner on a hot Saturday evening. It was really hot inside the restaurant as well and no outdoor seating available. The food was good and service a little slow but we didn't mind. They had a guy singing and playing a guitar...More

Thank Travelingirl31
Fred V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

The summer heat can get unbearable, but we're glad that didn't stop you from having a pleasant visit! We can't think of a better way to complement a beautiful view than with a delicious meal, so we're glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for stopping by...More

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Dress code
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Leo D | Reviewed this property |
sorry late responding casual dress code
Lunch menu June 13
June 12, 2016|
Response from lakegeorgelodges | Property representative |
Hi, please check out our menu on our website! There are some great options!
is breakfast included
June 2, 2015|
Response from lakegeorgelodges | Property representative |
Hi Virginia! We do not have breakfast on site, there is a full kitchen in the lodge though, so many people choose to have breakfast in! Otherwise there are many restaurants around that have breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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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