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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
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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474 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Winter evenings are my favorite time to eat at the Boathouse. We were seated next to the stone fireplace. The scent of the logs burning was wonderful. Our dinner was so good. I had a seafood pot pie that was superb. We began our meal with a spinach artichoke dip. Our salads were so-so, due to the fact that none... More 

Thank Lorin G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great spot to chill out for lunch or just a coffee by the lake like me. Pretty, quiet, relaxing & lovely fresh air.

Thank Sam J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,033 reviews
492 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A very popular place in Forest Park that often has long waits. You can put your order in at the bar though and be your own waiter if they are really busy. The problem is getting a table though.....we put our names in and then wandered around the park for half an hour, then spent the rest of the wait... More 

Thank RickMIusa
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The service was excellent, food was ample and very tasty, nice view of the lake with the option of renting a paddleboat. Numerous choices of beverages round out this dining experience.

Thank ddrischell
Denver, Colorado
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112 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

It is a quiet place, relaxing and with a great view. Beer list is limited but there is something for everyone. They also have a wine list of which part of the proceeds go to supporting Forest Park. Menu has plenty of specials. Try the grilled salmon sandwich.

Thank Uluwhehi
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I both took off work for a date day. Arriving there at 12 on a Monday, we didn't expect much of a wait but were told 45 minutes. After an hour and 15 minutes, I went to talk to the host. She told me there was still 5 groups ahead of us so probably another 45. I... 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, 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?