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The Boathouse Grill

440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
+1 231-723-2300
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (10 reviews)
“kettle chips” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice meal, great service when we were there. It was an early dinner so the place was not crowded. We enjoyed the outdoor dining deck.

Thank NinePine14775
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the drunken mussels and cheesecake. Wife loved her blackened bean burger. I tried it, and agree it was very good. Didn't care for the lobster bisque or Philly at all. Wait staff was very friendly, if not professionally trained. Would come back though

Thank MrWEats
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of 5 ate dinner here hoping it would be excellent, as most smaller places up north are but we were pretty disappointed. We have 3 children with us, no kids menu (just for them to look at & keep busy) our server just...More

Thank lmkwapich2
Reviewed 4 days ago

It had been several years since we ate a meal here. The last time we were not satisfied with the food. This time the food was good, but the service was not. At least two of the wait staff were beginners. They tried hard, but...More

Thank svenskjim
Reviewed 1 week ago

The deck on the river is fantastic. The food is always good - if they have it. They are ALWAYS out of food. ASK before you order what they are out of, otherwise you'll probably be disappointed. Sometimes the service is good - in summer....More

Thank solomominheels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A straight forward place with an outdoor dining deck overlooking the river and Marina's. When you want something other than "fine dining"

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meet friends for lunch and was pleasantly impressed. Our group was seated outside and we enjoyed the scenic environment while catching up. Highly recommend the reuben with sweet potato fries. Our friends said the Maine Lobster Bisque was excellent. Another member of our group had...More

Thank KAHegg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice outdoor deck to enjoy the food and the channel coming into Manistee (interestingly even though there were 4 empty deck tables, host said none were available until we insisted on sitting outside (none were reserved)). Went on July 3rd and many items on menu...More

Thank IKE48
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on the patio enjoying a beautiful afternoon. Service was friendly and attentive. Drinks were good and food was good. I didn't enjoy the kettle chips as they tasted burnt to me, but the Granny Smith and turkey sandwich was very good. The burgers...More

Thank mocha2
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Even though the sign on the door said "help wanted", the service at this restaurant was top notch. We went in for lunch, there were three of us. Our server got the food out to us quickly and the food was excellent quality. We ordered...More

1  Thank kimmyketchup
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25 April 2017|
Response from car0la66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I do not see a menu for Manistee MI
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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