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The Boathouse Grill

440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
+1 231-723-2300
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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Opens in 13 min
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a Tody, and a lunch. Bad idea. Waiter forgot to add vodka in the Drinks, then denied it. When we asked him for a shot on the side, he told us that would be $4.00 extra bucks per shot. We said ok,...More

1  Thank E.j. W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Restaurant was a little dated on the outside but had some updating on the inside, I wanted to eat somewhere on the river so we thought we would give it a try. First impression was we wondered why there was only one table in the...More

2  Thank Scavenger2
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Took over 20 minutes for the waitress to come for drink order, then brings my wine in a filthy glass. I send it back and it takes another 15 minutes to get another one, that also came in a dirty glass. They were not busy...More

2  Thank Diane G
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Took a ride down to Manistee to check out the restaurants. There are limited choices. We decided on the Boathouse. It being Monday and off-season there were just a few people there. Server was friendly and attentive. I got the steak special and my wife...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Order the BEER BATTERED ASPARAGUS- Fresh Asparagus (Fresh, crisp & nice) lightly bartered, with a creamy light sauce on the side) - Amanda was our bartender & server - she was perfectly attentive and professional

Thank freshhorses
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Kelly was our waitress and was working her butt off as all the staff was. Food and service was outstanding!

Thank pettavino
Reviewed 30 August 2017

been herer before and will keep going back, just went in for lunch and had great food and service and always get the window water view seats

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting overlooking the river and boats. Food was so so. No doubt the Grill could use a makeover. A little paint and a good cleaning would help its general appearance. Location however is great.

Thank Walter K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We tried this place a few years back. At that time we got in late and only the bar was open. This time we stopped in earlier for some eveneing snacks and to check out the bar. I wasn't as impressed this time. The food...More

Thank a l
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We went there three times in two weeks. The first time we left after no one came to our table after 15 minutes. The second time they were busy during lunch and the food took for ever, The staff seems to have a high turnover,...More

1  Thank MarkP09
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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