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The Boat House Restaurant

) #1,251 of 1,873 Restaurants in Columbus $$ - $$$ American, Seafood
679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366
+1 614-469-0000
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible20%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This maybe be the worst restaurant in Columbus. Bad from beginning to end. Was there to celebrate a birthday with my family. First they had the reservation wrong. The drink took 20 mins to arrive. We took one sip and they were horrible. Took another...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

1st time and last. Went to a wedding here. Felt very bad for the couple. The place itself seemed tired and run down for a wedding venue. Cobwebs. Chipping paint. From start to finish the service was horrible. My husband stood at the bar for...More

1  Thank BuckeyeGurl72
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Boat House at Confluence Park is it! The Navy League of Columbus has held its Annual Meeting there for many years and the attendees have always enjoyed the evening there especially of the view looking at Columbus' downtown across the confluence of the Scioto...More

Thank Udo M
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I extremely disappointed with my dining experience at the Boat House in Columbus Ohio for Valentine's day. My reservation for 5 p.m. was the first indicator of problems as the staff was in disarray and explained that they're still preparing to open. The limited holiday...More

Thank bishoprefuge
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had reservations for large party on Dec. 3rd, 2016. They were not ready. It took them over 30 mins to seat us and as long to get a drink at the bar while waiting. We had a limited menu to choose from. I ordered...More

3  Thank drkover
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Awful experience...dinner party of 16...Friday night....only 2 taps available plus the beer was lukewarm...service was poor .. waited 1:30 for dinner ... rice was cold ... chicken was tough and the steak was over cooked ... green beans were as soft as a #2 pencil...waitress...More

Thank Janko3278
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting town and saw this on google maps so thought we would try it. The view is incredible . The staff, bartender and manager are extremely friendly and we enjoy the conversation with them throughout the evening. The food was good, dessert was...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing! Food was ok. Nothing to write home about. The service was ridiculous. Our server was working hard but was given an impossible task. She was given a table of 30 on top. She totally forgot about us. We would have been...More

1  Thank SallyCo
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Boathouse was the venue for our daughters wedding this past weekend and it was wonderful. With the city of Columbus as a backdrop, it was a very picturesque setting for the ceremony held on the deck. Ashley, the wedding coordinator was great and handled...More

Thank RLDona
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited the Boathouse during restaurant week as a party of four. The view out the back is a panorama of downtown Columbus over the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers. The service was prompt and the food was above average, but the price...More

Thank jausten62
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Denise B
Is it mostly a fish menu
23 June 2016|
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Response from Kimberly B | Reviewed this property |
You can check out a menu online at boathouse restaurant oh The main dishes are fish, crab and things of that nature. They do have salad, burgers, soup and dips.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2366
    (Spring Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-469-0000
  • E-mail
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