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Boathouse Forest Park

6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
+1 314-367-3423
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the boat house. not only is the paddle boats fun, the restaurant is amazing too! its so pretty looking out at the water and hanging out with friends!

Thank maggiejuengst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised as I figured this would be just another park style restaurant but the food was delicious! I would come back here just for the French fries alone! The BBQ chicken flatbread was good as well as the fish tacos. There is indoor...More

Thank hellogoodbye_7
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. I can't understand anything less than a 5-star review...it may have had a re-opening or changed management recently because everything was excellent during our meal. We would definitely recommend and will come back again!

Thank Jeb R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never been to the Boathouse before. Went with 6 others for lunch. Pulled Pork Sandwich was wonderful topped with coleslaw. Portabello Reuben was wonderful and inventive. Service was great, view of the water was terrific! Hamburger with guac got high marks, too! We arrived...More

Thank mizzoumom100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Besides a wait for a table, all was great!!! Service friendly, attentive, and excellent. Hummus great. Fish tacos good. Barbecue Salmon excellent. MacDaddy BLT excellent. Salads good. Atmosphere in the park great!

Thank David M
Reviewed May 9, 2018

The Boathouse is operating under new management this season, and from what I could see it is all for the good. On a beautiful day there is nothing better than dining outside overlooking the Post-Dispatch lake. Our waitress was very attentive, and all of us...More

1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Seating is limited, but it's worth the wait to get your food and sit lakeside watching the boaters enjoy the day on the lake. Afterwards, rent a paddleboat or a rowboat to take a spin on the water. Across the street is the Grand Pavilion...More

Thank robinsoncl
Reviewed February 24, 2018

We have eaten here many times. Every time it is delicious! I have had a lot of different things there. You can eat on the deck overlooking the lake if the weather is nice or you can eat inside by a roaring fire. The waitstaff...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Having attending high school in the St Louis area, my brother and I are pretty familiar with the offerings in the area. We wanted something new so decided to walk around Forest Park and eat a late lunch at the Boathouse restaurant. Pros: The food...More

1  Thank Jana J
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by The Boathouse just to have some beer and wine on a Sunday afternoon. There was a sign stating that we should wait to be seated, so we did, and then we waited a while for them to clean off a table, which...More

1  Thank beachgal5673
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
  • 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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