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“A few unexpected options, everything good”

Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 89 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 93
Description: The Boat Club offers guests four separate dining experiences for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our lakefront dining room provides guests with specialty coffees and a plated breakfast selection including all the classics and some more intriguing options, like our stuffed French Toast. Enjoy breakfast with breathtaking views of Whitefish Lake - a sure way to start a great day! We offer the only lakefront dining in Whitefish, and the Boat Club Lounge patio deck provides the ideal setting for a casual lunch or dinner. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, and pizzas off the lounge menu or venture down to the Tiki Bar & Grill during our summer season, where you'll find a laid-back atmosphere, blended drinks and fresh food off the grill. For the special occasion with family and friends, make a reservation in the Boat Club Dining Room. We offer the finest specialty steaks from Allen Brothers and Montana Wagyu Cattle Company, locally grown and raised produce and fresh fish daily. We offer dishes exquisite enough to satisfy the most discerning palate, yet fulfilling enough to satisfy after a day of adventure in Montana's great outdoors.
Billings, Montana
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241 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A few unexpected options, everything good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Meal was really very good with some nice touches. Curry was hotter than expected ... but good!

Visited May 2012
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English first
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175 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Great location overlooking lake, good beer, so so food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

The location can't be beat if you want to enjoy a spectacular view of Whitefish Lake about a mile from city center. Park across the busy street and stroll over to the inviting atmosphere. There is a good selection of draft beers, but the food served us was poorly prepared (undercooked, little taste). Some servers were very good, while others...well, they're learning. Food costs are on the expensive side compared to the competition. Oh, and supplied live music was on the weak.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank sagecrest
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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Good, Bad & Ugly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

GOOD NEWS - cheap buffets (about $11). Wed. night from 5 p.m. to about 6 .m. for seafood buffet includes small crab legs, frozen shrimp, smoked trout, cheese and crackers. Come early. Also, a great view of Whitefish Lake from its southern shore.

Weekend breakfast buffets in the adjacent Coffee 'Dock room last from about 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. include sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, coffee, fresh fruit, granola and coffee or tea. Never seen more than 5 tables at once for one or two staff. Coffee Dock staff are excellent.

BAD NEWS Seafood Buffet at The BOAT CLUB goes quick. It isn't endless. One time a busload of 38 cleaned it out in less than 1/2 an hour. Don't expect any service. Tried this buffet four different months with different friends and family - ALWAYS IGNORED BY WAITRESSES. Is there a manager out there? Got our own silverware. Got our own water refills. Had to beg for a bill every single time I went there. Not going back.

THE UGLY.. Waitresses seem to pick who they want to serve -- people with Rolexes, flashy diamond earrings, a local state Senator and give the flash folks lots and lots of service. People wearing blue jeans without Zircon studs or a Carhardt cap are invisible to the snobby Boat Club staff.

It's VERY NOISY. Menu items are very pricey with small portions. After the sun sets you're paying thru the teeth for menu items and getting NO SERVICE.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Lillian K
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Our group enjoyed the monthly wine tasting and dinner following. The weekly seafood buffet and the Bad Larrys in the lounge was great fun.

Visited March 2012
Thank Cindyskis
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Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best dining in Whitefish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

By far the best fish dinner I have ever had.... fantastic service, and very reasonably priced

Visited February 2012
Thank Dave C
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