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Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant

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1380 Wisconsin Ave, at the The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT 59937-3338 (Highway 93)
+1 406-863-4040
07:00 - 21:00
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Joliet, Illinois
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Let me start out by saying that we we a large group over 15 people. That being said the food was top notch. The steaks were very good, as was the elk tenderloin. The only complaint we had was the food was not hot, we did send it back a when it was returned the steaks were hot. Can not... More 

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Helena, Montana
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food and the service and the atmosphere are all beyond reproach, but the prices are a little out there. I enjoyed my meals there, but found that the value versus price to be a little out of line. Go ahead and splurge, but go in with your eyes (and wallet) open.

Thank CharlesS916
McMinnville, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I were taking our Son and Daughter-in-Law out to what we hoped would be a grand dinner, one they would not normally attend. The initial service was good, getting cocktails and appetizers, then things went terribly wrong. Perhaps had we all ordered the same entree the out come would have been better. I believe we waited over... More 

Thank Robert B
MSkoczek, Executive Assistant at Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Robert B, I apologize that your experience in the Boat Club was anything less than perfect. From your description it sounds like your server did what they felt would mend your disappointment by removing the charge for one of your entrees with warm fries. I hope you won't let this misstep keep you from visiting the Boat Club again... More 

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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We spend the week after Christmas visiting friends in Whitefish and always go to the Boat Club lounge to watch football and enjoy food and beverages. We appreciate that the manager, Ricky, recognizes us every year and arranges a special area for us to enjoy watching. The ambiance is great, the food is creative and very good and the service... More 

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Walker, Minnesota
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is the second time I have spent Christmas dinner at the Boat House, and I walked away with a little different perspective this time. Yes, it's a beautiful atmosphere, maybe even overly-friendly service, nice flavors on the food. So what was bothering me? First, the menu. My fault for not realizing it was heavy on the wild game fare.... More 

Thank Mary N
MSkoczek, Executive Assistant at Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mary N, Our hopes are always to have our guests leave overly satisfied and I am sorry that you did not feel so after your last visit. The warm, inviting atmosphere and welcoming staff are two staples that any guest of the Lodge or Boat Club have come to expect. We pride ourselves on the high quality of the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Drinks and appetizers on Christmas eve. Great food, view and ambience. Cozy and welcoming, nicely decorated. The staff make you feel special and appreciated.

Thank Tom M
Hannah W, Manager at Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning Tom M, Your review and 5 circle rating is greatly appreciated. I am so pleased that you had the opportunity to stop by the Boat Club during this magical season in our beautiful town and enjoy a great meal with a view. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Wishing you a... More 

Whitefish, Montana, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have avoided the Boat Club for awhile after receiving service that was not satisfactory on more than one occasion. Last week we met some friends for drinks and an early dinner. Beverage service was fast. The shrimp appetizer was nicely prepared. All entrees (Filet, prime rib, chicken and fish special) were served promptly and were quite good. The fish... More 

Thank Lisa_Schreier_Lee
Hannah W, Manager at Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning Lisa_Schreier_Lee, We thank you graciously for allowing us an additional opportunity to provide the prompt and courteous service that our patrons deserve and I am so pleased to know that your most recent experience in the Boat Club was enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your visit. We look forward to seeing... More 

Whitefish, Montana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My family are long time patrons of the Boat Club and usually it is a great place to go. Food is decent and Chappy runs a great bar. One of the waitresses (Lindsay) in the Boat Club came up to us and accused us of being the restaurant the night before and giving a bogus room number for our meal.... More 

Thank penwaldo
MSkoczek, Executive Assistant at Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Penwaldo, Please accept my sincerest apologies on behalf of the Averill family. I am embarrassed that an employee would take it upon themselves to make such an accusation. This instance is not a reflection of who we are as hospitality professionals; we strive to provide a memorable experience for every guest, every time, as I feel you have experienced... More 

Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful dining room overlooking Whitefish Lake...the server cleared the other two settings and dropped silverware onto the chair next to me, then placed it back into the napkin as though it would be re-used..hopefully not. We should have known to leave when clam appetizer arrived, some not open, others barely. Tried a couple and they were bad. How that ever... More 

Thank Funzter
Hannah W, Manager at Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning Funtzer, I apologize that your dining experience at the Boat Club restaurant was not to your standards or our own. I would like to gather some more information regarding when you dined so that I may address this with the staff that was working that evening. At your convenience, I kindly request that you please reach out to... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent wait staff, especially Zach, with great suggestions. Dinner was best we have experienced in quite sometine! We will make the trip back from Spokane just to indulge once again!

Thank Peg P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Steakhouse, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1380 Wisconsin Ave, at the The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT 59937-3338
    (Highway 93)
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-863-4040
  • This restaurant is at Lodge at Whitefish Lake
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.

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