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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KK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Only problem they were out of three entrees and unfortunately two of those were my partners 1st and 2nd pick. To be fair it was a Sunday evening after Valentine's day, so I'm sure they were busy then, but still disappointing!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the fanciest places I've been to in the Twin Ports. If you're looking for elegance on a night out, I highly recommend it.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate the wonderful review.

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BL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an EXCELLENT Valentine's Day meal. OUTSTANDING food (I had sea scallops; my wife had lamb). Attentive but not overbearing service, nice ambience.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for celebrating Valentine's Day with us! We appreciate your business.

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BD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Enjoyed two of their 3 special dinners. Food was excellent as was our wait staff Brittany.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day with us, Big Daddy! We appreciate your business!

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e
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good... limited menu which was different than what was found on the web. Seemed seasonal. Over liquored party was placed next to our table and was much noiser than i expected.
Overall, quality dinning much more upscale than anything else in the area.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review, Eric. I'm not sure what online menu you're referencing, but the menu on our website is what's available in the dining room. If you have any questions, please send me an email: boatclub@boatclubrestaurant. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food Great service,
did not disappoint, well done.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review!

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KS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boat Club never disappoints. The food was delicious, the house wines very good, and our server, Britt, was extremely attentive. Add a view of Lake Superior and it’s a perfect combination.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you Kim!!! We always love seeing you and your family.

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MR
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

A great spot. Interesting location, very good food however, the service seems to run hot and cold the several times we have eaten there.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your feedback, and continued support! We appreciate you.

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RF
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. It was an awesome place to celebrate our daughters 50th birthday. The food was fantastic, and our server, no words can say how superb she was. Will come back

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate this special day, Retta. We appreciate your business.

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M
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great meal at the Boat House this weekend for my birthday.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thanks again Mike! We appreciate your continued support.

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CM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent but overpriced. Ambiance could be warmer.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you visiting Chuck!

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was wonderful and attentive. Lobster and crab were delicious. Highly recommend.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much Terry! I'll make sure Amanda reads your compliments. We appreciate your business.

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JC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant based on food and waitress service and past experience.
What was troubling was the fact that we sat for 1/2 hour in the bar while there were 3 window tables available (which we had requested via Open Table) and after being seated at another location, those 3 tables were still open another 1/2 hour. I felt our request should have been honored. I'm disappointed in their service and hope it's not becoming a pattern.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for the review, John! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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M
Chicago
122 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Easily my worst Open Table experience. Avoid this place! Filet mignon was EXTREMELY overcooked and returned. Its replacement did not arrive until dessert (it should have been taken off the check). The Lake Trout "fillet" was maybe 2 oz (not an exaggeration). The Walleye was awful. My reviews average 4 stars. This was a $400 catastrophe!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for the reviews, Mike. I appreciate hearing about your experience and I'm sorry I wasn't here to talk with you. I did refund your card for our mistake with your wife's steak. I apologize for that. Our fresh Lake Superior Trout, however, is not 2oz. They're all weighed out 7oz. portions. I did speak with Ashley and she said there was no mention about being unhappy with your meal during her several check backs, besides our steak mistake. We wish you and your family the best.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The atmosphere and service were great.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much!

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B
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and our waitress, Ashley gave us great service. Josh the bartender served us some super tasty after dinner drinks at the bar afterward. Thanks for a great date night!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review, and celebrating date night with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and cocktails were unique and delicious! We stay at Fitgers often and love having such a wonderful dining experience there as well! This time we were there for our 30th anniversary

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Congratulations on your 30th anniversary Katy! We thank you for celebrating this special day with us.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Drinks were a little on the week side but still good. Will be back.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you Don! We look forward to seeing you again.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So beautifully decorated for The Holidays. Warm, cozy, quiet. A good place to reconnect with friends over a fine meal, which, by the way, I loved mine. I had a wonderful steak with béarnaise sauce, a huge baked potato and popovers. My entire party loved their food. The service was friendly & welcoming. I really can hardly wait to go back.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you so much Dani! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your special day with us!

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HM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great location. We had a large group of 14 for graduation celebration. We were well taken care of, even made aware of happy hour deals. Everyone was very happy with their food and service.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you so much Heather! We are so glad you chose us to celebrate this special day. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely buffet with both traditional and non traditional favorites. The staff were friendly and accommodating across the board.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you so much KateLynn! We are so glad you enjoyed our amazing Thanksgiving Buffet!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The setting and view are lovely and the wait staff service was good. The food was just so-so. We had a reservation at the second to last time slot and they ran out of turkey. On Thanksgiving. The mashed potatoes were from buds, not fresh potatoes. The stuffing was like Stovetop and dry. The green bean casserole was good as was the chocolate torte. There was real whipped cream. The pumpkin bars were dry and flavorless. This meal was not worth $30/person.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

I'm sorry you feel that way, Kathy. To defend my amazing culinary team, they peeled boxes of Yukon gold potatoes for our amazing homemade mashed potatoes, as they were certainly not buds. We also made our own homemade stuffing with homemade croutons. I'm sorry you didn't seem to think so. We wish you the best!

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I love the location and the history we had other years at a buffet there. This year the food assortment was not very interesting. When we went through the line: No green beans, carrots looked good but weren't cooked enough, no real salads presented, just lettuce and a few things to add; one dessert from a huge list (dried out pumpkin or spice cake - I couldn't tell which). The turkey was sparse also. For spending $175 including a tip, I felt gipped. Next year we may look elsewhere. The hostess and waitress were very helpful.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

I'm sorry you feel that way, Kathleen. Our offerings were actually identical to what we offered last year. We didn't adjust the menu at all from 2018. I would certainly call early and get one of those earlier times for future buffets! They do sell out every year. We wish you the best.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Thanksgiving buffet & it was fabulous! Everything I tried was terrific! There were many traditional Thanksgiving dish options plus other delicious choices. Not a huge buffet but exactly what I was looking for.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed our fabulous Thanksgiving Buffet!

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PF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stag was courteous and welcoming- buffet was replenished often- food very tasty!!

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you so much Pamela! We're so glad you enjoyed our fabulous Thanksgiving Buffet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving buffet. Food was fantastic and servers were both helpful and friendly.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed our amazing Thanksgiving Buffet!

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The filet minon was amazing, everything else was ok.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

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JG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Boat Club before. Great place.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you so much John! We appreciate your business, and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

After several excellent meals at this restaurant our last two experiences were certainly. Our server was the highlight of the most recent visit. She was positive,, informative and attentive. That being said all four at our table agreed the food was rather unremarkable. In addition the room was uncomfortably cool, to the point that several people dined wearing coats!

Our most recent previous visit the food was better(seafood trio was excellent) but the gnocchi was rubbery and the server was, well, pedestrian.

Hope things get consistently better as this has been a favorite.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank yo for your honest feedback. We look forward to giving you a 5-star experience during your next visit.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the Eat Downtown. We got a 3-course meal (soup or salad, entree, and dessert) for $25. There was a music trio playing but the noise level was just right - you could hear it, but you could still easily have a conversation at your table. Ambience is lovely, food is wonderful.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you so much! I'm glad you were able to join us for our Eat Downtown week! We hope you can stop in again soon. --Jason

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best restaurant experience at The Boat Club. It is a Must for a special date, anniversary or weekly (If I lived closer). The food was superbly prepared and no issues with making a few simple special request.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you during your next trip to Duluth! --Jason

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GS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view of Lake Superior and a delicious neal

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you George! Great to see you as usual. --Jason

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect for a date night or to celebrate an anniversary. Expensive, but worth it.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for dining with us Sarah! We look forward to seeing you again soon. --Jason

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MO
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another visit with a fantastic experience. Party of 4 and no issues. Steaks cooked right on par. Owners working tables and great conversation. Lost art inDuluth

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you Mike! Great seeing you again, and we appreciate your business. --Jason

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A
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view, great food & service! Highly recommend.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon. --Jason

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Service and ambience were generally good, but for a restaurant to hold itself out as a seafood restaurant it should deliver more than improperly cooked inferior (frozen/canned) seafood.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

I'm sorry you're so mistaken about your fresh seafood and fish selection. I'll be happy to share more with you about our offerings, if you'd like to send me an email. boatclub@boatclubrestaurant. Thanks, and take care! --Jason

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. A little noisy at first; large family with ill-behaved children but once they were finished and left the noise level was less.

Boat Club Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your business. --Jason

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S
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, she knew just when to come by and delivered our meal exactly as we ordered. The quality of the food and portions were great and the variety of the menu was fun to look through! The scallops are perfectly seared everytime I have dined with you, but the lobster and shrimp were a little past done. Thank you for the wonderful evening, we will see you again.