The Boathouse Restaurant - NY

3.8
194 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Come for the food, stay for the view! Dine overlooking beautiful Lake George! From designer salads, juicy burgers and crafted sandwiches, to full dinners including the best Prime Rib around. Join us tonight; Our menu has something for everyone!
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3.4
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Noise · Moderate
60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Invguy94
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice setting by the lake. Food and service were good. Food and drink prices seemed high. Menu could have had a few more options. We did enjoy our dinner.

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SilviaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We ordered the lobster rolls which were very good and worth the cost. Other food was just ok. Price of food didn’t match ambience, cool being near the dock but really not that nice a set up. Service was OK.

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Tskin
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Boathouse. It’s a must every time we’re in the area.

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KaylaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We made reservations well and advance and requested sitting outside. That request was overlooked I think as the two parties in front of us were seated outside but we weren’t. This was fine as I know it was a request 🙂

Once seated we waited for about 20 minutes for our waitress to come over. The hostess seated several other tables after us that were brought water and asked for drink orders. She saw us and asked if we had been helped, we said no and a waitress came over. We ordered our drinks and appetizer. Both were amazing but we were never brought water and had to ask for it twice. My husbands beer was splashed on the table. I think our waitress was new. She apologized but never offered to wipe up the table. It spill stayed there the rest of our dining experience.

I asked about specials and she said she wasn’t sure what they were and I could check the board up front. After waiting so long I didn’t want to not put in our order for our food so I just ordered off the menu.

She took our order for dinner and the food came out fairly quickly. We were just finishing up our appetizers, which was great.

We were never brought out break with our steak and fish entrees. We had to ask for it but it never came.

We waited about 45 minutes after eating to get our check.

Overall the food was amazing but the service was not good at all. We were very disappointed as this was our anniversary and reservations were made well in advance.

I do hope we can make this right and visit your establishment again.

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WilliamT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery , good food , perfect for a date night . This is my 3rd time coming back .

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marys
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

They need to keep the screen doors open so you have a better view of the lake. Really wanted to sit outside maybe next tims

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Foodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food bland, cold, and overpriced. Menu limited. Would never eat here again.

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vipCraigG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was just horrible, five of us and not one person enjoyed their dinner or even ate more than half. Very disappointed. These lake restaurants need to step it up and start being better at what they do and more customer friendly.

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Mckean
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food and right on the water. Service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and the waitstaff and management were top notch! What an experience!! You made our date night!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, loved the food and the atmosphere

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TimK
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Menu was very limited and food not good. Did not serve what was listed on the website.

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Ejackson
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was over priced and the server could use some training.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lively. The food was pricey but tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The location is really great. But the food doesn’t match the expectations. It’s covid time they may have some issues finding the right cooks and helpers.

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MelanieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location and good social distancing practices!

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SarahV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was very hot inside there was no A/C

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michelleV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, delicious food, and the view was just perfect.

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VicA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was recommended by Paul at the local Chamber of Commerce & The Marriott Courtyard!

Overall a Fantastic Dining Experience visiting from Buffalo NY👍👍👍

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Susie
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A bit expensive and a little loud. Beautiful view of the lake and food was good

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JosephG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and good service

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vipSeasonedBizTraveller
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice view, fun drink menu, good, reliable food. Had hoped for more variety for lunch, mostly sandwiches, salads and burgers. Lovely property, steep drive snd walk to the restaurant.

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phylstack
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The service was prompt but not particularly friendly. The food was OK but not great. The view was excellent. I would recommend to people who want a beautiful view of the lake.

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Waterfront
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Waited one hour and 20 minutes for our dinner. The restaurant ended up paying for our dinners because of the long delay but it didn’t make up for the inconvenience. The noise level was horrible as there was a party of approximately 20 people near us shouting over each other just to be heard. The wait staff was apologetic and said this was not a normal night. It seemed that their kitchen could not accommodate a large party plus regular customers. Our reservation was made several months ago and we wish that they would have just cancelled our reservation if they could not prepare meals for that many people ordering at the same time. Although the food was excellent, we probably would not return.

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Jess
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

great location, right on the lake. Food was good but nothing to write home about.

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vipDollarBill
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice addition was the Octoberfest menu!

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GinnyA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We arrived a little early for our reservation and opted to wait in the lounge area for a table. We requested an outdoor table. Lounge was loud, but acceptable. Once we were finally seated, well after our reservation time, we sat for over 20 minutes without any service. Finally our server, Tracy, came and took our drink order and told us someone would be by with water and bread. We then waited another 10 mintues for water, no bread. Tracy came and took our order and still no bread. We finally made the decision that we couldn't stay. We offered to pay for our drinks and leave. The manager was apologetic, but the entire experience was deplorable. We spent our 31st anniversary down the street at another local restaurant, not the one we had driven over 3 hours for. The folks at table next to us shared similar story on their wait. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Yummy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dined during the off season so we had our choice of seating. Beautiful outside table looking over the lake. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Food was fine but not outstanding. Would return though if we visit again.

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mommawoman
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lakefront find in Lake George/Bolton Landing area! The restaurant is on the same property as Crest Haven Lodges (which looks really nice!) As we drove down the steep driveway to the parking lot for the restaurant, we were promptly greeting by a young man with a golf cart to drive us to the restaurant-down the rest of the steep hill. When we walked in the restaurant we were promptly greeted & brought to our table. Our server Jen couldn't have been nicer! She was very helpful with menu selections (gluten free included!) Our food & drinks were very good! Highly recommend if you're in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and Kelly was the very best!

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Abe6
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had an open table reservation and they let us waited 30min. With a table near the entrance.
Service was slow and the food is an average.
Overall it’s good to try,but won’t go back again.

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vipBDSNJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Small outside patio - 3 tables. Celebrating anniversary and seated table with 18 month child next to us (within 5 feet). Cute but .....

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WFgal
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The Boathouse Restaurant just isn’t what it used to be. The quality of food has gone down but the prices have not. It used to be a “nicer” restaurant - a place to go to avoid the basic bar food of Lake George Village establishments; but it’s now right along with them. Mediocre food for higher prices, sticky tables and so-so drinks. They still have a great location for a lake view if that’s all you care about. We are removing it from our Lake George must do’s. Sorry Boathouse :(

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vipRickL
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sit on the back deck...and get the Lobster Roll...you will not be disappointed.

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vipJaniceV
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A beautiful view! Live entertainment! Good food!

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RayP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Food ,service, and overall night out with family. Live music on deck. great views of Lake George.

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DanielleB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner for 8 people. Quick and friendly service. Delicious food and beautiful view.

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DouglasT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately, we were in a room near a table with 7-8 unruly children. With the noise level and children running around the room, it was near impossible to enjoy our dinner. I understand going on vacation with friends and family but, if your children are going to misbehave the entire time, you shouldn’t be in a restaurant where other patrons have to endure your lack of respect. We were there 8/19 at 6:15. Maybe too early! I must say the food was good and there were children that were well behaved. It was just this table.

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vipmod3
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was too spicy. Our waitress, Kelly, was outstanding.

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CD31
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Boat House was great. We sat right on the water, live music was playing at the bar, our food was good and I highly recommend the lobster roll and the Tomahawk steak!

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The Boathouse Restaurant - NY is rated 3.8 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

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