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The Boathouse Grill

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440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
+1 231-723-2300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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273 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Boathouse Grill's main attraction is its waterfront real estate. The menu lacks variety, but the food that is served is OK.

Thank Lisa M
Bellevue, Michigan
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after smelling the place while shopping nearby. Outside is rundown, but inside is very nice. Menu is limited, but was delicious. Price was substantially less than I was expecting. Would absolutely come again!!!

Thank KylAma97
farmington Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very relaxing place to eat and have drinks. After my husband and I went down the street to another establishment and never got our meal the night before. Our server was wonderful and friendly. I had the salmon Caesar salad which was great. The only few negative about this place is that there menu is very limited... More 

Thank mitripper
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great good and service and views right on River, great day in city. TC salad excellent and boathouse sandwich was excellent also

Thank Cheryl L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our host at the Manistee Inn & Marina recommended this place as it had recently been under new management. It was not busy & we were seated right away. Our server was ok, not very smilely, but served us well. We got burgers & sandwiches. It was ok, but nothing great.

Thank GoLoo
Chesaning, Michigan
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The view was awesome - the food was below average and pricey. Took a very long time to get our food. The outside decor looks like they have given up. I could've cooked something tremendously better

Thank J M
Greenville, MS
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely older building well remodeled. Good view and local beer. We had great and creative sandwiches the more creative had goat cheese with apple chutney. We wanted to try everything but had to move on.

Thank Rick B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

First time visiting Manistee and we were glad to be able to enjoy the view. The food was excellent. Our lunch guest raved about the chicken avocado sandwich. My husband is a picky one and his special request was granted without problem. He was very pleased with his meal. I had an excellent reuben sandwich ( corned beef was lean... More 

Thank Melanie H
Branson, Missouri
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

As we were entering on a Saturday at lunch time in peak tourist season, there was one table seated inside. A couple was leaving in anger stating "this happens every time we come here"... We were seated, ordered lunches, cheeseburger, two chicken sandwiches, and the fourth was salad and fries. We took our time eating and visiting during and after... More 

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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163 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Went there for lunch and, for the most part, everything was fine. We were seated right away (outside), the service was very pleasant and speedy, and the food was very good. My wife had the reuben, my friend had the turkey club, and I had the mushroom burger. All three were just fine, and my burger was juicy, cooked perfectly,... 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
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Manistee County  >  Manistee
  • Phone Number: +1 231-723-2300

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