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Boathouse Forest Park

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6101 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1347 (Hampton)
+1 314-367-3423
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see enjoyment of St. Louis. You can just sit and relax by the lake and watch the ducks and fish or you can paddle boat around the lake for hours. The food is delicious. Also - bring bread to feed the ducks and fish - well worth the watching!

Thank Barb M
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a damp day the restaurant was a cozy oasis with a warm fireplace and views of the water. The service was adequate but not special. The food was fine.

Thank lewisjacquie
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expected us to wait outside in the rain while they cleaned off a table? it's 2 p.m. there's nobody there!!

Thank Cynthia S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on Easter Sunday after visiting the annual Easter car show in the park. All indoor and outdoor seating with wait staff was reserved so we had to order from the outside pickup window. Very limited menu. Brunch type food. I had biscuits and gravy and my husband and son had the breakfast burrito. Portions were small... More 

Thank Theresa G
Effingham, Illinois
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food fantastic, we had an enjoyable time! There were paddle boats and ducks to watch! We were there at sunset - gorgeous on the water!

Thank kenfr
Henderson, Kentucky
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

After the zoo we were looking for a food lunch and the boat house popped up. Great food, good prices, and great view. They are open year round too. Good to know!

Thank kyshappells
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We have tried to go to the Boathouse with our dog for lunch. Today was the third time that there was no parking for miles. These people are all at the zoo. Why can't a sign be put in the Boathouse parking lot that says restaurant parking only? This has to hurting their business. We won't go back.

Thank Saphroniamay
Charleston, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

always have a lot of fun there love it on a hot day great place to bring your family they all have something to do there

Thank dst2468
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Favorite lunch place where you can even bring your dog if you eat outside, which is the best vantage place to see the lovely Forest Park. Then rent a paddle boat and cruise the lovely redone lakes and streams. A day to remember!

Thank jeansteck
Southaven, Mississippi
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was only $17 to rent paddle boats! We enjoyed a paddle boat ride around the water at Forest Park. It was so much fun!

Thank mrandmrsarndt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?