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The Boat House Restaurant

679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366
+1 614-469-0000
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
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“chips and dip” (3 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a challenge finding the location, but well worth it once all of our family arrived. Excellent variety of food for our Thanksgiving dinner with super service. A great view of the river and downtown Columbus.

1  Thank Bob G
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The food was very good, but the service was slow as molasses even though there were only about a dozen customers at the time. It took about 2 hours to get our food.

Thank vbharch
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We asked for the best view and received it. The food was delicious. We all ordered seafood that had an amazing sauce with cranberries. It was such an intimate atmosphere. View of the downtown, the flowing rivers, the fireplace and our waitress who was very...More

1  Thank Oksana B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Man the view at this place is so awesome of the city skyline and river. The drinks are a little pricey but the food is good, check this place out!

1  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Columbus, Ohio has an annual burger and beer week which offers $6 burgers at about 75 different places. Some include a side some don't and the beer selection is from a few of the local microbreweries. Boat house had the best looking burger in on...More

Thank froggy2525
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went for burger week, and the 6$ burger was huge. It was very good and quite a deal. Our waitress was nice and fast, and they served home made chips and French onion dip upon seating. That was nice. However, the place has 3...More

Thank marty s
Reviewed 13 September 2017

They obviously make their bones on catering to weddings and large group gatherings. My wife and I wanted to visit because of what I expected to be a great view of the city skyline. View was less than I wanted but was adequate. going at...More

Thank darrell v
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My family and I visited the Boat House for this year's Easter Brunch and had a less than stellar experience so I contacted the manager for a "do-over". Joe Flynn, Manager, made honored my request to make things right with an Anniversary meal for two...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were here for a wedding......it is a beautiful site but the venue was largely understaffed and serving food that was not good nor hot at the sit down reception. I know it was expensive and I feel sorry for the wedding party in that...More

Thank June K
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This maybe be the worst restaurant in Columbus. Bad from beginning to end. Was there to celebrate a birthday with my family. First they had the reservation wrong. The drink took 20 mins to arrive. We took one sip and they were horrible. Took another...More

Thank Ronald B
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Denise B
23 June 2016|
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Response from Kimberly B | Reviewed this property |
You can check out a menu online at boathouse restaurant oh The main dishes are fish, crab and things of that nature. They do have salad, burgers, soup and dips.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366
    (Spring Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-469-0000
  • E-mail
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