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“EAt at the Boathouse.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boathouse Forest Park

Boathouse Forest Park
Ranked #312 of 2,874 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hampton
Description: 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 parties only, 10-16 people, for indoor dining at specific times. Otherwise, our seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Buford, Georgia
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“EAt at the Boathouse.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a stand alone restaurant in Forest Park. It sits next to the lake and has great views. There's a huge fireplace inside the Boathouse for those cold winter days. During the summer, it's great sitting in the screened in outdoor area overlooking the lake. After a great lunch of homemade soups, sandwiches, and salads---you can work those calories off by renting a paddle boat and paddling around the lake! I've not been there for dinner, but I believe they serve dinner, too.

Visited October 2012
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St. Louis
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Food was disappointing.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

I loved the atmosphere but the food was horrible. The artichoke dip was still frozen on the inside. Everything else was very plain except the dessert which was good. I will continue to go because of the atmosphere but won't order much. I love that they allow pets.

Visited May 2012
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St. Louis, MO USA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small lagoon boats for children; but dont eat there”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

An attraction for parents to take kids out on the paddle boats on the small lagoon. As a restaurant the service is slow, the food is average, and my experience is that my particular requests to "hold" this or that are ignored.

Visited June 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I love the view you get at the boat house. Perfect place to go with the family or on a date night. The atmosphere is nice and the food is good.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great dining spot while visiting Forest Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've eaten at The Boathouse icon a number of occasions. The food is always good casual fare (I especially like the white chili), the ambiance is warm and inviting, and the service is always good. In the summer, be prepared for a wait, but a drink on the patio overlooking the lake makes waiting more enjoyable.

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