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Boathouse Forest Park

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110 (Hampton)
+1 314-367-3423
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we arrived, a total lack of enthusiasm was demonstrated by the staff. Then with only 4 other tables in use, they stuck us right next to the four. Ordered drinks - manhattans were terrible - came out as bourbon and soda. Servers attitude then got worse. Food was lukewarm, and slow to come. Bill couldn't come quick... More 

Thank Chris B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warm, friendly surroundings. Good food. A little pricey but not bad. We were there on a cool day and the fireplace was going.

Thank luvfootball101
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to lunch with a friend. Sitting outside by the water and watching the ducks and birds is a treat. Service is especially good when it is not too crowded. At times there can be a long line of people waiting to get in. It's worth a 20 min wait but I'm not patient enough to wait much longer... More 

Thank tcranemcd
Waterloo, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Saturday at 2pm. Told there was a 35 minute wait for a table. Ok, so got in line for a drink during the wait. Stood there 30 minutes and never moved one spot. As we were leaving, looked inside and saw a dozen open tables. Service has never been great, but this was bad even for them. At least the... More 

Thank kiyaker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for an early lunch with family, and we could smell the smokehouse aromas making us hungry as we walked by the lake while waiting for the restaurant to open. We sat inside, though the weather was quite pleasant and many groups were heading for outside seating. Everyone was happy with their selections, and I was impressed by the Boathouse... More 

Thank Manuel P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy the Boathouse is more for the atmosphere than the food. The food is good, but nothing exceptional and a little overpriced. However, on a nice day, it is just so wonderful to sit out on the patio/dock overlooking the lake. Most of the times I've been here, the waitstaff has been just fine, but not exceptional. Once our... More 

Thank Maggie T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch with two of our grandsons. The Boathouse is one of those cool places to eat in Forest Park. In the summer you can take a paddle boat out on the lake. The food is really good. I highly recommend it.

Thank gfguntli
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

So our group need a place to warm up after walking around on 40 degrees weather. The boathouse was perfect get us a table in the heating patio and serve us hot chocolate with cream... umm delicious. Even thought we were not planing to eat anything we got some appetizer.

Thank Belen A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I went to Boathouse on a Saturday afternoon for a very late lunch. The cafe itself is nestled right next to a very beautiful lake in Forest Park. Here, visitors can rent paddle boats to take in the sights of the park. The Boathouse has a mix of indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating seemed to be preferable to... More 

Thank brightestblue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Boathouse Restaurant in Forest Park is worth it as either a destination, or as a stop to eat when visiting attractions in Forest Park. It sits next to Boat Lake which offers a pleasant view in all seasons. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. When it's pleasant outside, my choice is to sit outside on the patio that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-367-3423
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?