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“Good food, almost too casual.”

Boat House Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Hawley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner, a late night snack, or just meeting friends after work, we've got something for everyone at the Boat House!
United States
Level 6 Contributor
694 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Good food, almost too casual.”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We made a meal of several appetizers, and took dessert to go. All food was very tasty, the staff could not be more friendly. What I don't like about the Boat House is that people come in off the lake in bathing suits, with cover ups, practically dripping wet. I think that's OK if you are in the bar, but they sit in the dining room like this. Otherwise, The Boat House is a nice place, wood, leather, brass, a nice atmosphere. People sitting there in dripping wet cover-ups and t-shirts really brings it down.

  • Visited July 2011
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English first
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great rest”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

Family of 10 all enjoyed our meal. Awesome shrimp wrap, excellent lobster bisque. Love the mason jars used for drinks!!!

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NYC
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“At times great...at times not so much so...”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

I have to agree with the reviewer who said that it seems that the kids are in charge....besides constantly tweaking the menu over the years - having less selections...the service - although friendly- keeps getting slower. Considering how long this place has been in business is somewhat shocking to see that they can't seem to manage a kitchen with the summer crowds. It took 35 minutes just to have bread brought to the table and my 13 year old niece summed it up best- good banana bread but dry...and the service is sooooo slowwwwwwww. It's a shame- they could do a lot better and should.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun, casual spot”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

If you are staying a t Woodloch, these is a great spot to come for casual food and drinks.
Friendly atmosphere, good casual fare, be sure to make a reservation. You can dine inside or out.

  • Visited July 2011
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Denver, CO
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Abandon ship, Abandon ship!”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

I have been to the Boathouse spanning 10 years. At times the food is fresh and good and other times just average. But the restaurant seems to be lacking any leadership and the 2 times I went in July will be our last. If you like a bunch of kids running the show this is the place. There seems to be no one in charge. The first time we were told 30 minutes. 45 minutes later, we were sat in the back room that was horrible. We asked to be moved and were told we had to be put back at the end of the list. Seriously? We waited an additional 30. So you rack it up to a bad night. About a week later, we decide to go back. I call for a reservation, they cant make one. You can call however about half hour of arrival and they will get you on the list early. I was warned about the long wait which we said ok. The manager said it would be an hour to and hour and fifteen. Ok, reasonable, i can get a beer. We arrive. They procced to tell me that other people have been waiting longer at the boathouse itself and that I would have to wait unitl they were seated first. Really, then why did I call. We then wait and additional hour for a table. It was late, everyone was hungry, no other choices but stuck at the boathouse. It gets really funny now, so we are seated in half empty restaurant, which is irritating. But then they sit 6 of us at a giant round table and suggested that we sit like a smiley face so we could hear each other. We asked to be moved, we stand next to a table and the hostess then asks us "are you really going to wait there, you have to wait back in the front". Which was seriously the last straw. We ate and shall never return or reccommend. You cant always do everything right, but you certainly shouldnt do everything wrong either!

Visited July 2011
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