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Boathouse Forest Park

6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
+1 314-367-3423
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Seating is limited, but it's worth the wait to get your food and sit lakeside watching the boaters enjoy the day on the lake. Afterwards, rent a paddleboat or a rowboat to take a spin on the water. Across the street is the Grand Pavilion...More

Thank robinsoncl
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We have eaten here many times. Every time it is delicious! I have had a lot of different things there. You can eat on the deck overlooking the lake if the weather is nice or you can eat inside by a roaring fire. The waitstaff...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Having attending high school in the St Louis area, my brother and I are pretty familiar with the offerings in the area. We wanted something new so decided to walk around Forest Park and eat a late lunch at the Boathouse restaurant. Pros: The food...More

Thank Jana J
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by The Boathouse just to have some beer and wine on a Sunday afternoon. There was a sign stating that we should wait to be seated, so we did, and then we waited a while for them to clean off a table, which...More

Thank beachgal5673
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Although it's a lovely setting, the service at The Boat House can run good or bad. Arrived for dinner in June only to be told the wait was an hour. Based upon the underaged girl serving as hostess, they were obviously understaffed that evening (we...More

Thank kevinfU2005JV
Reviewed 9 October 2017

On the plus side.... the grounds here at the Forest Park Boathouse are absolutely gorgeous! You wouldn't have to spend a dime if you wanted to bring your dog and enjoy nature. OR you can take a paddle boat, OR just watch other people using...More

Thank shellakers
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Went here much earlier this year and was not impressed. Came back k Sep 5 and was very pleasantly surprised with how much it improved! Clean inside and out. Great bartender on the patio. Fun to watch the people in paddle boats. Great classics seating...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We got to the boathouse at 11:10 (opens at 11:00) and there was a 45 minute wait as all the tables with service were already taken. Hostess said people line up before it is open. We thought this was a good sign. We opted to...More

1  Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

After walking around the zoo we decided to check out the boat house. I was not sure what to expect for the quality of the food but was pleasantly surprised it was wonderful. I had the bacon jalapeño flat bread and my husband had the...More

1  Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We sat down for a drink and a snack before exploring the lake by paddle boat. The drinks were nothing special: premixed, super sweet cocktails. The food was ok: the toasted ravioli was decent. But it is pleasant to sit by the water and feed...More

Thank mccambjd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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