The Boat Club Restaurant

4.5
367 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Join us for the only lakefront dining in Whitefish.
Our lounge and bar menu features a variety of fresh salads, tasty sandwiches, wraps and freshly made specialty pizzas available for lunch and dinner. The dinner menu features steak and seafood options with a touch of Montana. The Boat Club has a wine list to complement any meal.
All desserts are hand made by our executive pastry chef and freshly prepared with nightly features tempting the taste buds.
We use local organic produce in our salads, sides, and desserts when in season.
Come dine with us for a night out on the lake in Whitefish Montana that you won't forget!
What 367 people are saying
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4.3
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AnnS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, excellent safe service, outstanding food!

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SWCID
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Breakfast we are told they had a waitlist and would call us. We waited 20 minutes and are noticing people being seated. We went up there to find out they did away with the waitlist but failed to call anyone on it. Thus by the time we are seated and get our meal, it was over an hour. The meal was beyond horrible. Sausage patty was like a brick. Over medium eggs were pretty much sunnyside up. Brought wheat toast instead of sourdough. Then forgets to bring my sourdough toast. Waitress was flustered.

Had dinner reservations for the same night for outside seating. Upon arrival we were told outside seating is first come first serve. Not a problem, but there were tables outside, so why couldn't they have sat us out there? Dinner experience was better than breakfast, except there was a hair in my garnish, which reminded a second time of why I am not going back.

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MarcusW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Couldn't ask for a better meal.

KB
vipKennyBoo
Boise
45 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Excellent service from Terry and Colin.

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vipElizabethK
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terry and Shawna made our Fourth of July on the lake amazing.

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LarryC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, food spectacular, stellar service. Highly recommend.

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KaleneM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a nice dinner. It’s a bit expensive but the filet Mignon was perfect so well worth it. It’s a casual dining spot right on the lake.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent and our server was fantastic. However when we arrived the hostess informed us the dinning room was full and we had to sit in the lounge or on patio even though we had a reservation. We took the table on the patio but when we were seated we were told we could only order off the lounge menu and not the full dinner menu. Our server took care of us and brought us the full dinner menu after we asked why. She asked if we made the reservation on line through open table. I said yes and she replied that was the reason why.
Why offer open times when they can’t be honored?
Overall, after the initial bad start, we enjoyed our time and dinner.

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PerryC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall, the service and food were fine. The portions are small and the price is high, but being by the lake and the views are a lot of what I guess I am paying for. I will return to this restaurant, but will do so for the ambiance and not the food. Now desserts are another story...their desserts are very good and well portioned.

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IslandGirl
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicholas was our waiter for breakfast on Father's Day. He did a very nice job taking care of us and making sure that our coffee and water stayed refilled. I was hoping that there would be specials for Father's Day but it was just the regular breakfast menu. The only complaint that I have is that the oatmeal does not come with brown sugar, milk or a choice of toast.

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IslandGirl
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean was our waitress, she was prompt and attentive. The food was very good, my husband and I had the filet mignon, it was perfect. I would have preferred seating in the lounge since it was happy hour 4-6 and live music started at 6, but we were seated in the dining room. So you may have to put that in your notes for your reservation.

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IslandGirl
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Not the greatest service, coffee refill was cold, no water refills, we ordered take out for our son and we got back to the room there was no silverware. I felt like the staff was inexperienced

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vipSherriW
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner for my daughter...Service was impeccable and food was delicious... Hats off to the entire team!

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KatherineH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated at our reserved time. The views from the dining room are spectacular. Our server was knowledgeable regarding my daughter's Vegan diet and made the perfect suggestion for the evening meal. It was a birthday dinner and it was perfect. I highly recommend The Boat Club!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were led to our table and it took the wait staff 45 minutes to even walk over to us and take our drink order. Mind you because of COVID the place was not especially busy nor were they short staffed.

Once we asked a bust boy to find our waitress, she came over with an attitude and was snarky when I asked for a recommendation of something on the menu since I have never been here. Very disappointed

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Went for a quiet anniversary dinner. 3 other tables were filled and the rest of the area was empty. My iced tea took almost 25 min to come out. Appetizers came out at the 1 hour mark. Totally dining experience was over 2 hours with 1 app, 2 salads and 2 entrees. We were given a free dessert to share for our anniversary. We received a total of 2 refills on our drinks the entire meal. Witnessed numerous people come and go while we sat by waiting for someone to stop by our table. Spouse was happy because of the day. We celebrated each other. I will not be going back to this restaurant any time soon.

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vipHStone1
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the lake. Live entertainment added to the ambiance. Attentive service. All food items for our table we're perfectly prepared, great flavor, and nice presentation. The elk steak came with additional accompaniments on the plate that all tasted great. Ribeye eye steak was also perfectly prepared. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I had booked for a birthday dinner and asked for a table facing the lake, we were seated at the Winfield but not facing the lake. No special attempt was made for the celebration , normally a dessert would be offered with a candle etc. The dessert we ordered was dry and not very good. They deducted it from the bill but could have made the experience more enjoyable.

RJ
RJD25
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.
Beautiful restaurant, excellent food & service.
Never been to Montana before, can’t imagine there is a better restaurant in the area.

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vipLaneD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got engaged on the slopes and celebrated for dinner at the Lodge. We’re so happy we did!

The entire staff made us feel very special with a champagne toast, incredible elk tenderloin, lovely wine, and decadent huckleberry dessert.

But the best part was the awesome service (thank you, Pat!) and welcoming feel.

The boat club was the perfect place to celebrate our perfect day.

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LisaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner and they were perfect with timing and presentation of bday dessert

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean was a fantastic server! Wonderful dinner

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Highly recommend!! The food was AMAZING and the free bread was a plus! We were sat in the side dining room which I recommend because it was quieter but next time we would go when the sun is still up so we could completely enjoy the view out onto the lake!

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vipSilverpalate
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Beautiful when the sun is out! Otherwise no lighting outside to highlight or even lowlight the scenery. Food is delicious and well priced. Service though could be a lot more warm and hospitable. Seems like servers in fine dining are preoccupied somewhat, missing their attention to detail and going the extra step of personalizing our experience. The bar side service is much more personable. Not sure why there’s such a disconnect there. Still, we enjoyed ourselves.

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vipMelissaL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was poor, food was underwhelming. won’t go back.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful views, great service and good food! Will return again!

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KarieF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just know it’s a bit overpriced, but for a nice romantic dinner it was good food and pretty setting 🤷🏻‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at a window table away from others ( especially a large crowded table) so we enjoyed the evening at a space for us. I was worried the window table would be cold but it was not. The waiter was great, knowledgeable and friendly. We received our drinks in a timely fashion and also our soups which were absolutely delicious. The main dish was delicious as well. All in all a lovely evening.

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KristinaI
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Plenty of drink options but more of a limited dinner menu. I had the rack of lambs with risotto and it was amazing. I did ask the assistant manager if we could do something special at the table because we were celebrating birthdays, but no one did anything. We still however really enjoyed our time there and had a great dinner. My boyfriend ordered a New York strip Oscar style and he was pleasantly surprised. The appetizers were great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly, helpful staff.

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arth
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing. The food was great. I come up to whitefish quite often .. this is one of the better restaurants.

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vipKenS
Manchester
32 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. We will be back

JH
JimH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, the total experience was well worth it!

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Susie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice evening at the Lodge. Our servers were awesome! We will be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Hostess was rude and unaccommodating. Left us waiting at hostess stand for 15 minutes. Sat our party of 4 at a large 5 top and ignored our request for another table. Could not have cared less. Waiter was nice but clearly untrained. Failed to remove extra dinner wear and wine glasses before bringing out food. Failed to clear appetizer plates after first course. Sloppy work but that is managements fault. Not one single manager on site as far as I could tell. No one came by our table to check on the service or the quality of the food. Totally unprofessional. Not worth the price point at all. One final note: my son ordered a side of asparagus and the waiter forgot to bring it out. After we finished our entrees he “remembered” then asked my son if he still wanted it which he did. Waiter had the gall to charge us for it. Should have been comped. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

JP
vipJPPTAP
Tampa
82 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dining on Christmas Day was very busy. The restaurant was very warm inside -- a bit too warm. It would have been a plus if the hostess had offered to take our coats. The food was good and service was good, considering how busy it was. The atmosphere was cozy. Overall, we'd go back to dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Christmas Dinner. They seemed overwhelmed with the crowd. The place was beautiful to have dinner at for Christmas However we would like to try on a night that isn’t so busy.

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JoeU
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience in every way possible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

MP
MarkP
Montana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very small portions, just okay quality, way overpriced. Our server, however, was very good.

FAQs

The Boat Club Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 863-4040 ext. 4040.

The Boat Club Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.