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Boathouse Restaurant

3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6511
+1 518-668-2389
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“steamers” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, my husband and I had lobster roll and we loved it. There were seven people in our party and everyone enjoyed their meal. We ate out side at the bar, the service could have been a bit better (not enough staff working)....More

Thank Robert1118
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you two enjoyed the lobster rolls, Robert! To hear the whole group enjoyed their food is a huge compliment, though I'm sorry if the service wasn't quite what you had in mind. I'll be sure to keep an eye on it, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as a group on our night out. It was the perfect atmosphere, waitress was local and exceptional. Dock boy was great and helped park our boat. The food is good not great. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

Thank L0la88
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is wonderful to hear, Lola! So glad your group was pleased with everything from our awesome service team t. We'd love to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting of the boathouse is right on the water (you can almost reach out and touch the ducks as they swim by). The food is solid bar fare and we stop there at least once on every trip to Lake George.

Thank RGS318
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear that you enjoy our spot! We're all about a great meal in a great environment so that means a lot. I sure hope to see you around here again soon. All the best, Jennica V.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night in Lake George. Located right on the lake, beautiful atmosphere. The steamers were delicious. I had the stuffed shrimp. It was very good. My son had the grilled salmon and loved it. The prime rib and sea scallops...More

Thank christinecH9599IL
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you found us right before you headed home, Christine! It's awesome your whole meal was a delight, from our waterside views to our shrimp, salmon, and scallops. It was a great choice to end your meal on a sweet note, too! We'd never...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on site at the Lodges for a week, but only ate at the restaurant once cause the food was mediocre at best- which was shame cause the place looked really nice. The bar was always hopping at night with singer/songwriters performing. Would be...More

Thank TLW19040
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry if your dinner didn;t meet all of your expectations this time. Next time, please let us know if your dinners are anything less than delicious -- we'd love the chance to fix or adjust what you've ordered until it's perfect. Next time, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there our first night and it was crowded but we waited an hour to get a table and then waited another hour for our food. 2-1/2 dinner and the fries came out cold. So... we were staying there and thought we would give...More

Thank lynncphotos
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's disappointing to hear how things went -- especially since you visited us twice while over by Lake George. You're right to expect prompt service and a hot, fresh meal from us, so this doesn't sit right with me. I do appreciate your feedback, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch on a beautiful summer day, outdoor seating with the lake as a back drop is ideal. Bar is well stocked and the waiters are attentive. I had a wrap sandwich and sweet potato tater tots were excellent.

Thank parkerw2014
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's just excellent you enjoyed lunch here, Parker! I'm thrilled the wrap and tater tots hit the spot -- hope to welcome you back next time you're over by Lake George. All the best, Jennica V.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just bad. Service, food, insects... We arrived late and checked in at Cresthaven lodges. Hostess triple sat our waiter. Not his fault but such a poorly managed facility. Where to start with how bad this place is. We waited an hour and 15 minutes for...More

Thank CharltonDon
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's truly disheartening to hear how your visit went, Charlton -- I assure you that this couldn't be further from the norm for us. You should always expect your meal to be delivered fresh, so rest assured that I plan to touch base with our...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spotted this restaurant while on the Mohigan cruise line...this restaurant is tucked away off 9N (lake Shore Drive)....you park on level ground but need to walk down a fairly steep hill....coming back up there was a young man driving a golf cart to take...More

Thank Mitchell R
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm glad you had a chance to check us out after the cruise, Mitchell! We know the hill can be a steep climb, so our golf cart service is there for your convenience. It's wonderful everything turned out well -- hope we'll get a chance...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had lunch outside overlooking the lake. Very relaxing. Food and drinks were good and kids menu had several choices. Grounds are gorgeous and I hope to stay at the Lodges next time.

Thank missa05
Jennica V, Owner at Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

I'm glad you and your family had a relaxing lunch with us! Hope you'll get a chance to stay at the Lodges next time -- I know you'll enjoy it. All the best, Jennica V.

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11 July 2017|
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Response from TheLodgesOffice | Property representative |
Hi! You can absolutely dock your boat!
13 August 2016|
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Response from Leo D | Reviewed this property |
sorry late responding casual dress code
13 June 2016|
Response from lakegeorgelodges | Property representative |
Hi, please check out our menu on our website! There are some great options!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6511
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-2389
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The Boathouse Restaurant on Lake George at The Lodges at Cresthaven is a place to relax and enjoy casual or fine shoreline dining, stunning views, and exemplary service. At The Lodges at Cresthaven in Lake George, dining at The Boathouse Restaurant lets you enjoy splendid water's edge views from the shores of our exceptional lakefront location. Originally built in 1876 as part of the Abenin estate - once owned by New York Times Publisher, Adolph Ochs - The Boathouse Restaurant offers dining on Lake George with an atmosphere steeped in Adirondack charm, history and unlimited Lake George views. Whether you're enjoying a summer lunch or a nightly dinner, our lakefront restaurant is the perfect setting for any occasions. Lake George Weddings, private parties and special events are also welcome, with lovely Adirondack lodge-style vacation rentals on Lake George available for you and all of your guests! The Boathouse Restaurant will delight your senses. Your table is waiting!
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