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“Nice location, but too crowded” 3 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice location, but too crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a nice family place to go for the food is good, price is good, but the wait is too long. They need to expand it with more tables, because the wait is always around 1 hour, so expect it expecially if you have small children who cannot wait to eat.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“bad service, mediocre food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

I have been to the boathouse a few times. Each time the service has been worse than the last time I was there. The food is comparable to cafeteria food, not very good at all. Many people I know share the same feeling about the service and food at the Boathouse. The ambiance is nice, but be prepared to wait a long time for seating and for your food the you will most likely not enjoy.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank stltravelers2
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice view, okay food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

The food wasn't great. It was average. What makes the experience, though, is the view. It is nice to see by the lake and watch the boaters. It really has a great feel.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Babs B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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122 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fun for the whole family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We rented a paddle boat and we ate in the restaurant. Three generations. The boat ride was great and a good workout. Then we had a meal in the Boathouse and I think everyone was really pleased with their meals. We had a fabulous time!

Visited August 2012
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Thank THD
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Carbondale, Illinois
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good variety on the menu and nice location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Even though it was cold, we sat on the heated, enclosed patio and enjoyed the view of the lake. Food was good and service was fine.

Visited March 2013
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