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Boathouse Forest Park

6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
+1 314-367-3423
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“sandwich” (16 reviews)
“duck” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worst experience ever! The hostess was rude, one member at our table never received their food to which they never even apologized. The staff there does not seem to understand nor care about customer service. When requesting a refund for food that never was served...More

Thank LisaHG_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for the first time after visiting the zoo rather than face rush hour traffic-excellent decision. I ordered the salmon sandwich which was amazing, my 15 and 11 year old daughters also ordered it and loved it too. The slaw was yummy on...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated inside with a shorter wait time to be seated but they didn't mention that also meant they would fix our food only after everyone outside was served. We waited an hour for our food. I don't know who runs this place but...More

Thank BJMinParis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was great once we finally got seated. Went on a Wednesday afternoon and they didn't seem particularly busy, open tables visible, we waited 20 minutes...not so bad as it gave my granddaughters time to watch the turtles and ducks. Food was average, not...More

Thank sherryablack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see enjoyment of St. Louis. You can just sit and relax by the lake and watch the ducks and fish or you can paddle boat around the lake for hours. The food is delicious. Also - bring bread to feed the...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

On a damp day the restaurant was a cozy oasis with a warm fireplace and views of the water. The service was adequate but not special. The food was fine.

Thank lewisjacquie
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Expected us to wait outside in the rain while they cleaned off a table? it's 2 p.m. there's nobody there!!

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on Easter Sunday after visiting the annual Easter car show in the park. All indoor and outdoor seating with wait staff was reserved so we had to order from the outside pickup window. Very limited menu. Brunch type food. I had...More

Thank Theresa G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food fantastic, we had an enjoyable time! There were paddle boats and ducks to watch! We were there at sunset - gorgeous on the water!

Thank kenfr
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

After the zoo we were looking for a food lunch and the boat house popped up. Great food, good prices, and great view. They are open year round too. Good to know!

Thank kyshappells
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Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
21 July 2016|
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Response from Jimbo1937 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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 63110-1347
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-367-3423
  • E-mail
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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