Boat Club Restaurant and Bar

4.5
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$31 to $50
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American
A premiere lakeside restaurant and event center featuring the regions freshest fish, seafood and steaks.
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vipDebraO
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food here is disgusting! I have read the reviews on TripAdvisor compared to the reviews on OpenTable. There was not one item we received that wasn’t prepared disgustingly. Overcooked fish french fries cooked in obviously extremely dirty grease.
If you want to enjoy the view here great have a cocktail otherwise go anywhere but here for dinner.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded 17 hours ago

We wish you safe travels back to Arizona. Have a safe and healthy rest of 2020. You take care.

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lizg
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salmon and my boyfriend had the whitefish. The food was good, kinda spendy though. Our server was nice and helpful. We had a great view of Lake Superior.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your business, Liz!

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are wonderful. I’m glad that we went here

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

We are glad too, Michelle! Thank you for your business.

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TracyO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience in every way! Patio view was beautiful and everything was clean. When it started to rain, staff were extremely helpful and we were able to finish our meal inside. Food was delicious & perfectly prepared. Service was top notch. Our server was available when needed, anticipated our needs & gave us time to enjoy our meal. I would 100% recommend the Boat Club Restaurant to anyone.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much Tracy! We really appreciate the amazing feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The food was delicious. My server Ashley was very friendly.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was bland and overpriced

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

I'm sorry to read you feel that way. We wish you the best in 2020, and stay healthy and safe. Take care.

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KimM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was good. Proper distancing. Good view of Lake Superior. Recommend the whitefish.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you Kim!

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KristinV
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, when booking I indicated it was our Anniversary. We were very impressed the staff not only read that comment but went above and beyond wishing us a Happy Anniversary several times, sat us in the best seat in the house with a spectacular view, and provided us a complimentary desert. Highly recommend!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for celebrating this very special day with us, Kristin! We appreciate your business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating outdoors by the lake.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you!

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Local
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little pricey as restaurants go but the food is always delicious and very attentive service. More of a special occasion destination for us.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are appreciative of your business, whenever you're able to join us. See you soon!

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ChrisL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside on a raised deck with a fantastic view over Lake Superior and the Duluth harbor. Under a full moon rising no less.

Waitress (Ellie) was excellent. Food also excellent and we happened to be there on half price bottles of wine night.

Truly a wonderful evening.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you Chris! We appreciate your business.

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BertBombcool
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

View was great but it all went downhill from there. Out of everything we wanted and the food we did get was average and over-priced. Take a walk on the boardwalk and eat somewhere else.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for your feedback Bert. That great view you enjoyed isn't free, and does come at a price. Enjoy your walk on the beautiful Lakewalk. We wish you the best, and stay safe and healthy in 2020.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Even with a reservation we had to wait for our table

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for the review, Karen! Our outdoor dining is the place to be, so that can cause some delays in reservations. We appreciate your patience!

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and cocktails were excellent! The restaurant space is lovely

We waited 20 minutes after being seated and then requested the hostess send a server to our table. Immediately a server arrived and aplogized for the confusion. Service was impeccable after that point.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for the review Joan! We appreciate your feedback. Stop in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not that great but atmosphere was awesome. Service was spectacular. For drinks this is a great place. For an awesome meal try Pickwick instead.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

I'm sorry you feel that way. Pickwick is also a great small, independent restaurant like ours, so we hope you enjoy! Take care, stay safe and healthy! We wish you the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Duluth for family occasion and stumbled across this gem. Beautiful view, amazing food and very friendly service.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback!

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KathyN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outdoor seating was lovely facing the lake. At times, people/tourists walk by and are not respectful of customers dining. Our server was wonderful. The restaurant was out of the Lake Superior fish on the menu that I initially ordered. I replaced with scallops instead. The main dish only had 3 scallops which seemed skimpy for a main dish. There was a fair amount of (cheap) white potato to fill half of plate. The dish did have some other really nice accompaniments. My husband’s salmon dish was very good.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your feedback Kathy! Unfortunately we've completely fished out Lake Superior of Lake Trout! We still aren't able to get it from our local suppliers. We appreciate your business.

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lisah
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful lake views! Staff was very accommodating as we were celebrating a special occasion! Ashley was our server and she was phenomenal! Great experience!!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you so much Lisa! We appreciate you celebrating this special day with us.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The owners couldn't ask for a better location. It deserves a better chef.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 2, 2020

Carol, we're very pleased with our amazingly talented chef. She has an incredible ability in the kitchen, and we're sorry you don't feel the same way. You take care, and stay safe and healthy in 2020.

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vipATL8
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was fabulous!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 2, 2020

Thank you so much!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lake dining. Awesome food and very classy place.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 2, 2020

Thank you so much David!

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vipStpaulite
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely setting with attentive staff unfortunately the entrees were served lukewarm at best. It was an outdoor space which may have contributed to food cooking.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 2, 2020

Thank you for the review! Yes, that is the unfortunate draw back to outdoor dining on Lake Superior. We do cover all the food from our kitchen to your table to help maintain temperature, but once it's on your table its at the whim of mother nature. Take care, and stay healthy!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the king crab which was was very good. Husband had pasta dish which was excellent. We tend not to go to the boat club but once or twice a year because of the price.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 2, 2020

Great selections! We appreciate your business, no matter how often you're able to dine with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Ozzie30
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful table outside overlooking Lake superior. The food was excellent and the service was even better. An absolutely wonderful experience from the food, service and view.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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GeorgeS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of Lake Superior with delicious food!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thanks again George!

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vipPaulL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Lack of enough kitchen staff caused us to leave since we would have had an excessive wait.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello Paul! I'm not sure what you're referring to, as we do not have a lack of kitchen staff. What we do have is a very popular weekend brunch restaurant, and amazing made-from-scratch food that does take time to prepare to our high standards. We wish you the best, and please stay safe and healthy in 2020!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Boat Club has constantly great food, excellent service, easy parking, and scenic views. One of our favorite restaurants!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you so much James! We appreciate your continued support.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service. Caesar salad was excellent. Cobb salad rather small. Excellent Shrimp and beef tips appetizer! Service very good!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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TracyS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at a restaurant since February. Boat Club did an amazing job using outdoor patio space/dock. Our server did an excellent job making sure we felt comfortable, the food was amazing and I pray that others support Boat Club so they can remain in business. Thank you for taking so much care and effort so we could have a lovely evening!!!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for trusting us to create a safe, wonderful dining experience for you. We hope we can see you again soon.

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CJJJ
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice nautical decor. Fabulous Superior lake view! Nice little bar. Great bartender. Food just OK.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't have a 5-star experience. We wish you the best, and hope to see you again in the future.

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vipRalph
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Forgetful waitress
Clumsy service

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, Ralph. We’re sorry you didn’t receive a 5-star dining experience. You take care, stay safe and healthy.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has plenty of selections and the food is very good. I was impressed. It's my new "close to downtown" spot now that Valentini's left town.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you for the review, David. We appreciate you dining with us.

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sher
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse personnel were professional pleasant and helpful with menu selections. Food presentation excellent. Enjoyed outdoor dining with Lake view.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you Sher! We appreciate your review and business.

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JenF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Watermelon chilled soup was amazing,

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you Jen! We appreciate your business.

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GeorgeS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a great view of Lake Superior!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you George and Rose! We always appreciate your continued support.

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NancyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Exceptional service. Nice dining room. We will definitely be back!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you Nancy! We look forward to see you again!

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JulieL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbeatable view with friendly servers and amazing food!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you Julie! We appreciate you stopping in.

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vip26pt2runner
Minneapolis
151 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outdoors on a perfect evening and felt safe under the circumstances with Covid. Both our entree’s were nothing less than spectacular and service was energetic and nicely paced. Great experience.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you for trusting us to create a wonderful, and safe dining experience for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the bridge on a beautiful night for our anniversary. Our waitress did a great job . We never felt in a hurry. The food was great and just the right amount. Would definitely do this again.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, and for choosing us to celebrate your special day. We hope to see you again soon.

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PattieT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selections on menu. Wait staff was wonderful! Ambience was great!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you Pattie! We appreciate your business.

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Boat Club Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (218) 727-4880.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 553 OpenTable diners.

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