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The Boat Bar

Open Now: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Open today: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Good bar food and drinks

Decent drinks, good fried bar food. Seemed busy on the deck by the lake. Limited craft beer... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Ortonville, Michigan
Dive bar

Dive bar with surprising bands on weekend. Good butter burgers and fried green beans. Go for the... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Detroit, Michigan
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good23%
  • Average47%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
1 Jul 2018
“Good bar food and drinks”
2 Oct 2017
“If you like a good guy fire you'll love the boat bar”
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2000 S Ortonville Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462-8821
+1 248-627-4419
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Decent drinks, good fried bar food. Seemed busy on the deck by the lake. Limited craft beer selections on draft

Thank pcbardel
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Drinks or strong food is good the bands are marginal the people watching is the best part. Get the butter burger it's amazing

Thank andrew s
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Old reliable Boat Bar. Probably hasn't changed in 50 years. Love it that way. Nice view off the back deck. Basic good bar burgers. Sometimes entertainment. Pool tables etc.

1  Thank Pat S
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Dive bar with surprising bands on weekend. Good butter burgers and fried green beans. Go for the music but be prepared for an after thought of finishing a remodel. It's there to make money and the owner doesn't invest back into it. It's function able...More

Thank RobeeeZ
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a friendly local joint. We don't usually eat here just basically have drinks. We have had the crispy green beans which we loved. It's s fun place with friendly clientele and great bartenders. The best part of this bar tho is the location....More

Thank sybil k
Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you were looking for that dive bar where everyone knows your name- it's the Boat Bar. Drive here or stop by via boat. They have drinks and grub and even entertainment at night. Great prices, friendly people...stop on in today!

Thank World_Wide_Guide
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Great beer specials and a nice water view patio. Bikers delight! Butter burgers are very good with a cheap beer or two. Lots of locals or regulars.

Thank MichiganMillionaire
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Needs a lot of maintenance and cleanup. Service was hard to get. I expected a lot more considering this place is apparently owned by the owners of Bull Frogs, a place I highly recommend.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I love the deck that over looks the lake. The ambiance is def dive but I appreciate bad karaoke and cheap beer every now and then. Besides the view is amazing.

Thank shannonm22
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

This is your typical hole in the wall bar with video games, darts, and pool. Very limited menu. I got the "award winning" butter burger which was crazy salty and not very good but my husband got a build your own and liked his a...More

Thank HanPT
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