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The Boathouse

305 E Park Ave, Minocqua, WI 54548-8303
+1 715-358-3999
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“walleye fingers” (13 reviews)
“swordfish” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
305 E Park Ave, Minocqua, WI 54548-8303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love The Boathouse in Minocqua - such an iconic location - gorgeous views of Lake Minocqua and the best looking back bar in Northern Wisconsin - an authentic Brunswick from 1903 - originally from Benton Harbor, MI. Bill, the new owner, is doing great things...More

Thank LaCrosseIndians
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived about 6:30 and were told it would be about a 45 minute wait. This was a Sunday night before President's Day. WE figured everywhere else would be busy. So we stay--well it was over an hour before we were seated and took forever...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Boathouse on a busy Friday night. To be fair, the service was excellent, from the host, to the bartender, to the server. My husband ordered a medium rare ribeye steak. It came quickly, but it was clearly cooked medium well and was...More

Thank jwh8847
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My daughters and I enjoyed our meal at this charming lakeside restaurant that features a beautiful, wooden bar built in the early 1900s and transported from southwest Michigan to northeast Wisconsin. Two of us had steaks and one a pasta dish and we all enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Really flavorful steak. Service was excellent and salad was fresh. They also give you a basket of assorted crackers with a couple of different cheese spreads that were delicious.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

First time at The Boathouse for dinner. I chose the grilled pork chop and wild rice. Will plan on getting the same meal every time! Delicious! Saturday evening they had a fantastic piano player/singer who made the evening even more special. Nicely decorated for the...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Our table was right at the window and was amazing! The food was quite good- we tried the Island Chicken and Hungarian Mushroom Soup. The ganache cake for dessert was incredible. The bar has an interesting history, so check it out! Wishing the dinner menu...More

Thank SJC847
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Three couples went for an early dinner on a cold and snowy November evening. we were greeted and seated as soon as we arrived. We ordered drinks and they were prepared at the bar wih a magnificent back bar. Worth a trip on its own...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had the Saturday night prime rib (and lobster)...the smells outside lured us in and it tasted just as good as it smelled...would highly recommend!

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Our party of four visited early on a mid week evening and requested a table overlooking the lake. We were told it would be a few minutes and we might wait in the bar area. We did, and were promptly waited on and served our...More

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Jeffery S
10 July 2017|
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Response from Cruiselover1996 | Reviewed this property |
It was a bit pricey for what you get. When I called the restaurant they praised themselves on being the best fish fry around. Unfortunately I wouldn't agree with them. Atmosphere was nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 E Park Ave, Minocqua, WI 54548-8303
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-358-3999
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A perfect view awaits you! Every seat offers a beautiful overlook on Lake Minocqua. Located just over the 51 bridge downtown Minocqua, The Boathouse offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere, with live piano music and historic bar upstairs and relaxed dockside bar and dining downstairs in newly remodeled facilities.
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