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Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 92 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 50
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 93
Description: The Boat Club offers guests four separate dining experiences for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our lakefront dining room provides guests with specialty coffees and a plated breakfast selection including all the classics and some more intriguing options, like our stuffed French Toast. Enjoy breakfast with breathtaking views of Whitefish Lake - a sure way to start a great day! We offer the only lakefront dining in Whitefish, and the Boat Club Lounge patio deck provides the ideal setting for a casual lunch or dinner. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, and pizzas off the lounge menu or venture down to the Tiki Bar & Grill during our summer season, where you'll find a laid-back atmosphere, blended drinks and fresh food off the grill. For the special occasion with family and friends, make a reservation in the Boat Club Dining Room. We offer the finest specialty steaks from Allen Brothers and Montana Wagyu Cattle Company, locally grown and raised produce and fresh fish daily. We offer dishes exquisite enough to satisfy the most discerning palate, yet fulfilling enough to satisfy after a day of adventure in Montana's great outdoors.
Carlsbad, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Good, Bad & Ugly”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

GOOD NEWS - cheap buffets (about $11). Wed. night from 5 p.m. to about 6 .m. for seafood buffet includes small crab legs, frozen shrimp, smoked trout, cheese and crackers. Come early. Also, a great view of Whitefish Lake from its southern shore.

Weekend breakfast buffets in the adjacent Coffee 'Dock room last from about 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. include sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, coffee, fresh fruit, granola and coffee or tea. Never seen more than 5 tables at once for one or two staff. Coffee Dock staff are excellent.

BAD NEWS Seafood Buffet at The BOAT CLUB goes quick. It isn't endless. One time a busload of 38 cleaned it out in less than 1/2 an hour. Don't expect any service. Tried this buffet four different months with different friends and family - ALWAYS IGNORED BY WAITRESSES. Is there a manager out there? Got our own silverware. Got our own water refills. Had to beg for a bill every single time I went there. Not going back.

THE UGLY.. Waitresses seem to pick who they want to serve -- people with Rolexes, flashy diamond earrings, a local state Senator and give the flash folks lots and lots of service. People wearing blue jeans without Zircon studs or a Carhardt cap are invisible to the snobby Boat Club staff.

It's VERY NOISY. Menu items are very pricey with small portions. After the sun sets you're paying thru the teeth for menu items and getting NO SERVICE.

  • Visited March 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Our group enjoyed the monthly wine tasting and dinner following. The weekly seafood buffet and the Bad Larrys in the lounge was great fun.

Visited March 2012
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best dining in Whitefish!”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

By far the best fish dinner I have ever had.... fantastic service, and very reasonably priced

Visited February 2012
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Kalispell, Montana
1 review
“Above and beyond excellence to make a dream come true!”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

My son nervously asked me to help him make arrangements to propose to his long time girlfriend. They are creative romantics and he wanted to blow her away. We visited The Whitefish Lodge because the setting is so beautiful and we had heard they were wonderful at making dreams come true. They exceeded our expectations on all fronts. He described his desire to have dinner and then take her to a special area for a private proposal. The Lodge staff created a beautiful atmosphere that would rival a Hollywood set. The food was incredible, the service outstanding and so genuine. Both sets of parents joined them afterward in the Boat Club lounge... we were all blown away and decided ... IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER!!! Well done Whitefish Lodge & THANK YOU!!!

  • Visited December 2011
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Hamilton
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food; great view”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

This restaurant has great food that is cooked to perfection, even on busy nights such as New Years Eve.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Pat S
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