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The Boat Club Restaurant, Whitefish, MT

The Boat Club Restaurant

4.5
4.5
609 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Join us for the only lakefront dining in Whitefish. The Boat Club Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Our bar menu features a variety of hors d'oeuvres, fresh salads, tasty sandwiches, wraps, and specialty flatbreads available for lunch and dinner. The dinner menu features steak and seafood options with a touch of Montana. We use local organic produce when in season, all desserts are handmade by our executive pastry chef and freshly-prepared with nightly features, and the Boat Club's bar has wine, beer, and cocktail options to complement any meal.

Come dine with us for a night out that you won't forget!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (406) 863-4040 ext. 4040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Morrison

  • Catering

    Meet us at the Lake. For a memorable meeting for three or two hundred, the Lodge at Whitefish Lake provides the perfect location. The Executive Board room, poolside room and private dining room are perfect for small, intimate gatherings. With more than 6000 square feet, the conference room easily accommodates larger groups. Divisible by three, it provides flexibility for your meeting plans. For receptions and pre-dinner cocktails, select from the inside pre-function area or enjoy an outdoor event lakeside. Wireless or high-speed internet access is available in all meeting rooms.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us in our lakeside private dining room that seats up to 12 guests or our private lakefront event room that seats up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Heather Shoff: (406) 863-4000

  • Neighborhood

    Whitefish

  • Cross street

    Wisconsin Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet is complimentary and self-parking is available across the street at our Viking Lodge.

  • Entertainment

    Join us in the Boat Club for live entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Great for scenic views

  • Montana

    Steakhouse

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Overall

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Food

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Service

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Ambiance

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Value

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for business meals

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Healthy

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for special occasions

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Lively

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Most Booked

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  1. RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was excellent and food was great the view of the lake was definitely the focus
  2. Millie

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food. Loved the spicy sweet take on the calamari. The staff was attentive and helpful. Loved sitting next to the window by the lake.
  3. DonaldJ

    Montana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Even called us because my daughter left a stuffed toy at our seat. Thanks!!
  4. SheilaS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We love this restaurant but had an incredibly disappointing experience for the Mother's Day Buffet. We have spent many special occasions here and bring out of town guests. Unfortunately the service was not good. We paid an automatic $40+ tip for bad service. And we paid $70 PP for a brunch where the dessert table was removed as desserts were gone. We loved the food and the view but the service and what we got were disappointing for how much we paid. It felt like a waste of money. Very disappointing. I will continue to recommend the view and the food but will qualify it in the future with inconsistent service and very expensive. We will likely rethink our future plans.
  5. Vickiw

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Restaurant is in beautiful location and service was attentive. That is where it stops, food was underwhelming and some of it was just awful. Execution was lacking and would not go back to eat.
  6. KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to eat. Good food atmosphere and service!!
  7. Autumn

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Great food and service! Every server was wonderful! Thank you! ♡
  8. KarenP

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot for dinner again. Service was outstanding along with the food and drinks!
  9. MTLocal

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun Saturday night with John Dunnigan's outstanding music and humor, as he always engages the crowd! An extra treat hearing Mya (Whitefish native) singing with John. Steve always serves us with a smile, and you can't beat the setting on Whitefish Lake!
  10. MTLocal

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very lively Saturday evening with John Dunnigan igniting the crowd with outstanding music, sparked by requests. Steve was an excellent server. Fun evening for all who were there.
  11. Jill

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jean was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable about everything & if we asked a question she didn’t know the answer to she immediately went to find out the answer! The added treat of a vodka sour on the house was fantastic & put us all in a festive mood. Dinner was great! Drinks were terrific! My husband loved their signature pecan maple syrup old fashioned! Best old fashioned in the Flathead & we have been here for over 20 years. Valet service is always appreciated & these guys do an awesome job! Thanks! Haven’t been here in awhile & it was top notch! Keep up the good work & kudos to all the staff for doing a great job! Even loved the young gal serving water who is from Equador. She was very pleasant & was keeping a close watch on refilling our water glasses.
  12. LaurenC

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining here and it was very good! We made reservations ahead of time and were glad we had because it was packed in the lounge. The cocktails we ordered were good value and tasted great. We both ordered the trout, which was good well and the sides were good too. The portion did seem a little small for the price, but not by a lot. We would definitely recommend and will be returning.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    $10 bread service?? Entrees are $40+…. Martini with blue cheese olive…$1 per olive 🤔 Thought they were joking. Aside from dinky stuff like that it was outstanding.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The fish I ordered was extremely dry- so bad I couldn’t even eat it. And it didn’t taste good at all. We asked the waiter to take it off the bill but he didn’t. The waiter was also very slow and not attentive. Food came before we even got our drinks. The service was overall just terrible.
  15. MTLocal

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun Saturday night with great live music by John Dunnigan, engaging the crowd and creating a fun, humorous, uplifting experience for all.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come here for a family get together. Everyone always enjoys what they order. We are never disappointed in the food, drinks or service. Would highly recommend to anyone in the area.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    My husband and I are staying at the lodge for five days for my birthday. It's been awhile since we ate here. We were blessed with an amazing waitress MacKenzie! The charcuterie board was very good! We both ordered the special Bolognese sauce and pasta. It was so spicy I couldn't eat it. Husband likes spicy food, he ate it, but his eyes were watering. I ended up getting the shrimp pasta with kale, tomatoes etc., It was very good. We were able to move to the bar for the live music. Unfortunately, something happened and the band left. Loved the huckleberry oreo ice cream cake. MacKenzie is a people person! She is friendly, nice, on top of her job, exceeds expectations! We chatted with the manager while checking out. Informed him that she is a gem and make sure to keep her! Next day...we booked another reservation for the next day and try again. Loved the music was entertaining. We ordered an appetizer was good. Husband had the bison sliders, smallest pieces of meat we have ever seen. Really just had a ton of fries on the plate. Meat was okay and he was still hungry. I got the burger with aioli, it was pretty good. Asked for ranch and it was twenty minutes later even though waitress passed by us many times. Fries were cold by then. Overall with the two nights we decided that we won't be back to eat here. Maybe when we come back to stay may do a live music night and only have some drinks. Overall it's over priced for what you receive. Service and food quality isn't what it was before and inflated prices.
  18. S2diners

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Over priced. Inconsistent portions, the more expensive dishes had much less food. Server never came to see if our food was ok until we were completely finished. I ate my overcooked elk tenderloin because it was still edible, but would have sent it back if our server had bothered to appear. Took 15 minutes for our server to bring the check once we asked for it. Eat at the bar, the food is better and the pricing is fair.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The menus has changed and not enough variety. Trying to get too fancy…even the Caesar salad was odd.
  20. Skitraveler

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Occasion - ski vacation. The service and atmosphere were very nice. One dinner (salmon) was delicious; the other dinner (trout) was not parmesan encrusted as described on the menu, and brussels sprouts/fingerling potatoes were undercooked (inedible).
  21. DavidA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable date night. Thank you to all in making our night special. High 5 to the kitchen. Loved the quality and the presentation.
  22. AprilS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was pleasant, professional, knowledgeable and made very good suggestions. We had a leisurely dinner and did not feel rushed. She was attentive but not overly so. We had two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts plus wine. Everything was delicious and the presentation superb.
  23. BrettB

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good, service was at best mediocre. Waitress disappeared multiple times throughout our time there for extended periods of time. Overall the value was not there for food and service combined.
  24. MTLocal

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food2service3ambience5
    Music by John Dunnigan on Saturday nights is outstanding.
  25. JohnS

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Drinks, bread service, atmosphere, and overall service were great! Main course was not so great. Beef short ribs were not tender and had a lot of fat. The ribeye was ok, not very flavorful which is usually accomplished with salt and pepper. We live here and probably won’t return except for light fare in the bar area. Oh, not to end on a bad note, their huckleberry mud pie is amazing!
  26. LinhV

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Entrees are disappointing especially for the price and at an upscale restaurant. We will not return. There are much better restaurants in Whitefish.
  27. donnar

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is an amazing place!!!! We didn’t stay there, just dinner. We didn’t mind the price because we were splurging for our anniversary.
  28. WilliamH

    Montana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and we always choose The Boat Club for such events because we have always been very pleased there. This visit was no exception. The seats were comfortable, the meats were perfectly cooked, and we enjoyed a complimentary dessert. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
  29. KevinC

    Coastal Georgia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience, but mediocre food. None of the dishes was seasoned correctly. The cauliflower soup and beet salad were both too salty. The pork shank and butternut squash were too sweet.
  30. KharysaB

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing date night with the perfect setting. We look forward to future dates!
  31. NadjaS

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Jordan was an excellent waiter and the rest of the staff was quick and courageous. The fried calamari and huckleberry mud pie was delicious.
  32. MaureenH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The view was fabulous and the ambiance was very nice. The food was very good too.
  33. KalispellMT

    Montana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We had a reservation but had to wait 20 min before we got a table. There were open tables, but they needed cleared. We finally got a table and service was slow getting us glasses for the Bloody Mary & mimosa bar. We finally ordered food. We had been waiting 15-20 min for our food when the server told us the kitchen had just now shared they were out of one of our meals, so we placed a new order. A couple minutes later, food came out for the rest of our table. One of the dishes had cheese when “no dairy” was specifically ordered. Our server didn’t really check on us, so we had to wave our server down multiple times throughout the meal. It took us a while before we could share the issue and order new glasses from the Bloody Mary & mimosa bar. We finally received our meals for two of us. The other person was already done eating as all they ordered was a bowl of soup. Food was good, but service sucked. We won’t be back.
  34. DavidJ

    Cancun

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We arrived shortly after noon for the New Year’s brunch. Very overpriced priced. Bloody Mary with low inventory of add-ons. We had to ask for my husband pancakes after he had already finished his omelette. They arrived cold and very late.
  35. BruceS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner
  36. BradleyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The waitress seemed to have just disappeared after we got our main course. Had to ask another waitress on 2 occasions to have our water refilled. Never asked how our food was or if I wanted another glass of wine. Had to ask another waitress for a dessert menu. After lack of service decided to forgo the dessert altogether. Very disappointed!! To top it off when we got bill I was charged for a different more expensive wine than what I ordered. My husband adjusted the bill himself. He left the waitress a tip even though she lacked in service. It was New Year’s Eve after all.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Our server was pretty checked out and came by on occasion. Water was never topped up and she brought a couple wrong dishes. I get that it’s a high season for the staff (late December) but our group was joking around, try to think of the last time we’ve had service this bad… maybe never? The food was not that great, especially considering the price. If this food was served at a pub, I think it would be passable. The French onion soup I had was the worst I’ve ever had. It had a massive glob of room temperature cheese over stale bread and room temp +1 onions. There was barely any liquid so it was uniquely bad in a few ways. The other dishes were okay. Edible, nothing great, hilariously bad considering the prices. They charge Michelin star prices for sub par pub food - that’s about a good of a description as I can offer. Don’t go here. There are many, many great places in Whitefish.
  38. DeeK

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We were greeted with a warm welcome and seated quickly. Our waitress Jean was not friendly nor attentive. Our drinks were exquisite and the food was okay. We come here because we love the atmosphere but probably won’t be back because the poor service soured the experience.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of wife’s retirement. The waitress was outstanding and very helpful and friendly. She gave some good input for meal additions.
  40. SteveR

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I took my two daughters there for Christmas dinner and was really disappointed. The menu was turkey or salmon or ham, or cauliflower with three sides for the table. For dessert it was pumpkin or pecan pie. The portion of turkey was small and smothered in cranberry sauce. My pumpkin pie was still frozen when it got to the table. And to top it all off the bill was $240 no alcohol just the meal mentioned above😂😂

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 609 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for The Boat Club Restaurant

1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wisconsin Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Whitefish

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is complimentary and self-parking is available across the street at our Viking Lodge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Morrison

  • Entertainment

    Join us in the Boat Club for live entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (406) 863-4040 ext. 4040

  • Catering

    Meet us at the Lake. For a memorable meeting for three or two hundred, the Lodge at Whitefish Lake provides the perfect location. The Executive Board room, poolside room and private dining room are perfect for small, intimate gatherings. With more than 6000 square feet, the conference room easily accommodates larger groups. Divisible by three, it provides flexibility for your meeting plans. For receptions and pre-dinner cocktails, select from the inside pre-function area or enjoy an outdoor event lakeside. Wireless or high-speed internet access is available in all meeting rooms.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us in our lakeside private dining room that seats up to 12 guests or our private lakefront event room that seats up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Heather Shoff: (406) 863-4000

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