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The Boat Club Restaurant

4.3
248 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
Voted "The Best Restaurant in Whitefish." Join us for the only lakefront dining in Whitefish. Our lounge 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 freshly prepared with nightly features tempting the taste buds. Local organic produce is used in salads, sides, and desserts when available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am daily. Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm. Lounge: 11:00am - 2:00am Daily. Dinner: Nightly 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(406) 863-4040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Newton
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Private party facilities
Join us in our lakeside private dining room that seats up to 12 guests or our private lakefront living room that seats up to 30 guests.
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Private party contact
Heather Shoff: (406) 863-4000
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Catering
Meet us at the Lake. For a memorable meeting for three or three 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 93
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Parking details
Valet or self parking available.
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Entertainment
Join us in the Boat Club for live entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fanatastic breakfast and a very good value. Staff were very courteous and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was quite possibly the best atmosphere my wife and I could ask for to celebrate our anniversary! We enjoyed it so much, we plan to make it an annual visit.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

My husband treated me to dinner here for my birthday. Great choice! He had the petit filet mignon and I had the salisbury steak. Both were delicious with excellent gravies. They were the perfect size portions also. The view out over the lake is fantastic! It was so cool to see 8 deer prancing over the frozen expanse. The service was cheerful and friendly and quick. Of course, it wasn't very busy on a Tuesday night in March.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing steak !!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Incredible service and food. Our annual dinner for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Patrick, our server, was great. A little too noisy.

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2.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Planned a special celebration with friends. The location is like very, service was great, but the food just wasn’t special, especially for the price! $40 for a steak is not terribly outrageous, but the sides were steamed vegetables. No starch, no salad, and no wow factor. In times passed the food was exceptional, and the nightly specials presented fresh, unique options. No specials, not unique, and well, not special. A disappointment.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We were seated in a private booth but were close enough to the bar area to enjoy the live music, which was great. Noise level was perfect, we could easily hear each other in conversation. Everything about our experience was superb and we look forward to returning next time we are in Whitefish!

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1.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Not impressed with food, price or service. I would have been happier ordering pizza.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Always so yummy!! Love this place!!
People are great. The lodge/Whitefish,Montana I like to call home though I live 5 hours away. Ill see you again soon.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very accommodating. We were late for our reservation but our large party was seated with a smile. Very good service. Would go back.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We absolutely loved our Christmas breakfast at The Boat Club! The food was delicious, the view breathtaking and the service was on point!
We will definitely be back our next trip!

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Service not very good. Poor handling of space for single diner.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Arguably one of the finest dining experiences in the Flathead Valley.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Very Good food from the appetizers to the deserts!!!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

It's a Sunday evening during the lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We were the only ones in the restaurant but that didn't make a difference in the service and the quality of food. Both were excellent and we'd highly recommend this restaurant. Ribeye steak was cooked perfectly and wife's Duck was too. The waitress (and hotel) provided our dessert at no cost since it was our anniversary and it was delicious. We'll go back even when we're not celebrating a special occasion

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We are regulars and always enjoy the experience. The frustration is with the process of making the actual reservations. You have to leave your name and phone number and then, after weeks, just before the holiday, someone calls you back. Bad!Never heard of such a process. Secondly, the noise factor when it is full is high, making it hard to hear each other. Still great food!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Well worth the money but it should be a $$ and not the $ that is listed everywhere

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Thank you, we had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Made very special by the wonderful dessert😊

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was amazing except the main entree. It was the prime rib. Cold and extremely fatty. Other than that, literally everything else was great.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Quality of food OUTSTANDING, Price about average, Service beyond outstanding!!!

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

The restaurant is in the Lodge on Whitefish lake--a truly beautiful and classically designed location. The view of the lake from the restaurant is outstanding. The food was very good and the service was professional and attentive. This is a wonderful place to stay and eat when in the Glacier National Park area.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

There is nothing better to than to have a meal with Lakeview. All my servers were great. The live music was great entertainment also.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

We had good food, good service. Both better than average. View of the lake is great.

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Very noisy. Prime Rib tough! Too many kids (not controlled) adults & kids on cell phones. Not a romantic or quiet occasions.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Staff arranged silverware cleaned table didnot even say Hi

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Two Fish dishes were over-cooked, dry. Nice atmosphere, but over cooking a delicate fish is not good. $38 rib-eye was huge, but lacked tenderness. Perhaps that's typical of Montana beef?

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great experience from valet parking, to wonderful food and great service. A bit pricey for us but well worth it. We will go again!

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Prachtig uitzicht en prima eten. Vriendelijke bediening.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Absolutely great. Service was excellent and food was outstanding. The view was tremendous and the lodging met the same standards. We were only in Whitefish for three nights, but had dinner there twice. That says it all!

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent service and fantastic food - thank you for an awesome meal.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

We were staying at the Lodge and eloped in Glacier National Park. We had our wedding night dinner at the Boat Club. They were attentive and took care of receiving and displaying the cake that we ordered.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Clearly a 5 star. The place to eat in Whitefish, MT. Service is excellent--staff is obviously well-trained. Huckleberry Mud Pie is a must have. Crab cakes appetizer was very special.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The food could have been hotter
That was our biggest complaint

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

We had two tables of such rudely loud people that I doubt we will ever go back. Our server did not know them so doubt they were regulars. We were not able to visit with our friends. Our anniversary was not recognized.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food, efficient and friendly staff, perfect restaurant - whether dining alone, on a date, or hosting a group dinner.

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2.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Our meal at the Boat Club was a disappointment. My husband ordered the 6 oz filet prepared medium and I ordered the wild Alaskan salmon. The filet was very raw in the middle and was returned to the kitchen. They filet was returned to our table and was still raw. I was enjoying the first few bites of my salmon until I discovered that it was raw in the middle. The server offered us a "free" dessert as consolation for our experience. We won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed a delightful brunch with friends and the eggs benedict and shrimp and grits delicious. We asked for a table with lake views and weren't disappointed. Our servers were friendly. There were two loud groups at tables nearby and this was the only negative.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

My only complaint would be that the size of the portions on some (not all) entries was a little on the light side.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Beautiful spot with good food. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Just wondering, given that we had reserved 3 weeks in advance why we weren't offered a table outside, and when we did get one outside, it was a little out of the way.... But we still saw the amazing sunset.

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