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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, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
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Reviewed 19 December 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

Thank Jana J
Reviewed 11 October 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

Thank beachgal5673
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Although it's a lovely setting, the service at The Boat House can run good or bad. Arrived for dinner in June only to be told the wait was an hour. Based upon the underaged girl serving as hostess, they were obviously understaffed that evening (we...More

Thank kevinfU2005JV
Reviewed 10 October 2017

On the plus side.... the grounds here at the Forest Park Boathouse are absolutely gorgeous! You wouldn't have to spend a dime if you wanted to bring your dog and enjoy nature. OR you can take a paddle boat, OR just watch other people using...More

Thank shellakers
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went here much earlier this year and was not impressed. Came back k Sep 5 and was very pleasantly surprised with how much it improved! Clean inside and out. Great bartender on the patio. Fun to watch the people in paddle boats. Great classics seating...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We got to the boathouse at 11:10 (opens at 11:00) and there was a 45 minute wait as all the tables with service were already taken. Hostess said people line up before it is open. We thought this was a good sign. We opted to...More

1  Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

After walking around the zoo we decided to check out the boat house. I was not sure what to expect for the quality of the food but was pleasantly surprised it was wonderful. I had the bacon jalapeño flat bread and my husband had the...More

1  Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We sat down for a drink and a snack before exploring the lake by paddle boat. The drinks were nothing special: premixed, super sweet cocktails. The food was ok: the toasted ravioli was decent. But it is pleasant to sit by the water and feed...More

Thank mccambjd
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Although it was a bit warm outside, we found a nice table in the shade. They're pretty busy so we took the option to sit in the open seating area and ordered food at the counter, which we picked up a short while later. They...More

Thank Gerry N
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

There are many open tables outside the restaurant where you can sit with your dog. We ordered food from a counter and then they gave you a buzzer for when it was ready. The food was average and took a long time to come out....More

Thank Betsy S
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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