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“Great food, nice atmosphere”

Boathouse Forest Park
Ranked #485 of 2,926 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
illinois
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The food was very good, especially the chicken and white bean chili and the homemade potato chips. I also liked the turkey club. We sat on the patio and watched the ducks play on the little lake and listened to good music ( not live). It's a beautiful setting.

  • Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice location, but too crowded”
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
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“bad service, mediocre food”
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
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice view, okay food”
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fun for the whole family!”
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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