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The Boat House Restaurant

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679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366 (Spring Street)
+1 614-469-0000
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Boat House at Confluence Park is it! The Navy League of Columbus has held its Annual Meeting there for many years and the attendees have always enjoyed the evening there especially of the view looking at Columbus' downtown across the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. The food has always been great, planning for the event is easy... More 

Thank Udo M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I extremely disappointed with my dining experience at the Boat House in Columbus Ohio for Valentine's day. My reservation for 5 p.m. was the first indicator of problems as the staff was in disarray and explained that they're still preparing to open. The limited holiday menu featured Surf (lobster tail) and Turf (filet mignon). We ordered the Surf and Turf... More 

Thank bishoprefuge
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had reservations for large party on Dec. 3rd, 2016. They were not ready. It took them over 30 mins to seat us and as long to get a drink at the bar while waiting. We had a limited menu to choose from. I ordered the ribeye steak med rare. It came well-done. But I suppose that was because the... More 

2 Thank drkover
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Awful experience...dinner party of 16...Friday night....only 2 taps available plus the beer was lukewarm...service was poor .. waited 1:30 for dinner ... rice was cold ... chicken was tough and the steak was over cooked ... green beans were as soft as a #2 pencil...waitress didn't know who got what meal... manager looked like he just got off the golf... More 

Thank Janko3278
Shawnee, Kansas
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting town and saw this on google maps so thought we would try it. The view is incredible . The staff, bartender and manager are extremely friendly and we enjoy the conversation with them throughout the evening. The food was good, dessert was ok but nothing great.

Thank Richard C
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing! Food was ok. Nothing to write home about. The service was ridiculous. Our server was working hard but was given an impossible task. She was given a table of 30 on top. She totally forgot about us. We would have been happy with another drink or something while we waited 35 minutes for our check. We... More 

1 Thank SallyCo
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Boathouse was the venue for our daughters wedding this past weekend and it was wonderful. With the city of Columbus as a backdrop, it was a very picturesque setting for the ceremony held on the deck. Ashley, the wedding coordinator was great and handled all of the arrangements like the professional she is.Everything went off without a hitch. The... More 

Thank RLDona
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited the Boathouse during restaurant week as a party of four. The view out the back is a panorama of downtown Columbus over the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers. The service was prompt and the food was above average, but the price for the food was excellent. Everything tasted fine. I had some very tasty fish tacos... More 

Thank jausten62
Marysville, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Time is valuable with my girlfriends. A dinner out is a treat. Upon arriving at the Boathouse @ approx 6:45pm, we (5) were told our reservations were for 7:30, not @ 7pm like we scheduled. Not a huge deal, headed to the bar to order happy hour drinks. The view is amazing, the bar was small, the bartender very friendly.... More 

2 Thank marletteboys
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
268 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I decided to give this place a try since they were participating in restaurant week. There were five of us at dinner and all five of us hated it from start to finish. First they messed up our reservations that were at 7pm. They called that day and confirmed 7pm and then told me we couldn't be... More 

3 Thank RomaTraveled

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366
    (Spring Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-469-0000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?