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Boat House Grill

American Restaurant and Burger Joint$$$$
Austin
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7.4/10
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  • Shawn J.
    "Catfish toes are great, good atmosphere."(4 Tips)
    Frani L.
    "little shack on the road boasts goodies from catfish to chicken"(2 Tips)
    Lacie M.
    "Great fried catfish and really good french fries!"(2 Tips)
    Vince M.
    "loose on the playground and eat some of the catfish"(4 Tips)
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  • Karl G.
    Karl GrafSeptember 25
    French fries are great. Catfish used to be the best in town. I haven't been here in 5 years and I either caught them in a bad day or they have gone downhill on the quality/taste of the filets.
  • Lacie M.
    Lacie M.March 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great fried catfish and really good french fries! Basket portions are large enough for two! Outdoor seating, a playground for the kids, and live music on the weekends! :)
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallNovember 1, 2015
    Awesome outside playscape makes this a fantastic place for family dinners and gatherings with lots of kids! The food is great and lots of beer choices, too!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DixsonMarch 11, 2013
    Great relaxed atmosphere. Awesome catfish and fried green tomatoes. A nice place to bring the kids.
  • Jackie O.
    Jackie OliverApril 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you place an order to go, be sure to check it carefully BEFORE leaving because they make tons of mistakes
  • Sierra H.
    Sierra HumphreyJuly 22, 2015
    Catfish was awesome along with the fries and hush puppies! The decor was amazing!
  • Frani L.
    Frani LiebermanOctober 25, 2014
    You wouldn't know that this little shack on the road boasts goodies from catfish to chicken fried steak, but alas.
  • Boat House G.
    Boat House GrillSeptember 3, 2014
    Great food and great place for the kids to run around. But they no longer allow pets.
  • Deborah G.
    Deborah GoytiaJune 19, 2014
    Wow, the outdoor seating is awesome. Was 95 degrees and the covered seating kept us from breaking a sweat.
  • M&M V.
    M&M V.September 5, 2011
    Bring your kids, even your dog, just bring lots of wipes to clean off the dust from the Bedrock playground!
  • Morgan B.
    Morgan BerryDecember 9, 2012
    I love this place! The fried chicken sandwich is the bomb.com!!!
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HollowayJuly 10, 2014
    Good joint to eat. I go every time I'm in the area.
  • Way Out W.
    Way Out West AustinOctober 31, 2010
    The patio is dog-friendly, so bring your (well-behaved) pooch along!
  • Eric V.
    Eric V.S.September 5, 2011
    Catfish toes are great. Poor choice to use gravel over mulch for the entire outdoor area including playscape. The rock dust is just too much!
  • Hollis T.
    Hollis TibbettsMay 26, 2013
    Charming in a 1940s roadside shack kinda way
  • Heather S.
    Heather Stetten-BellNovember 30, 2012
    Best catfish in town so far
  • Shawn J.
    Shawn JonesMarch 12, 2011
    Catfish toes are great, good atmosphere.
  • Little Austinite
    Little AustiniteApril 21, 2010
    low key, kid-friendly restaurant with playground and live music Read more
  • Scott C.
    Scott ClarkMarch 30, 2010
    Try the "catfish toes." They're like chicken fingers except they're fish.
  • Vince M.
    Vince MarotteFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring the kids and cut them loose on the playground and eat some of the catfish
  • Austin W.
    Austin WittAugust 4, 2013
    Could not find a single boat in the whole house. Misleading name.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WilliamsonAugust 6, 2015
    Fried catfish 😗👌🏻
  • Rosie B.
    Rosie BFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome as usual!
  • Vince M.
    Vince MarotteDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Catfish Toes....epic!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WeemsMay 4, 2012
    Great Chicken
  • Diana J.
    Diana JonesJune 5, 2011
    The fries are yummy!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MachicekMarch 28, 2014
    They don't take AmEx
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HarmsMarch 17, 2012
    Don't chew on the rocks
  • Bill H.
    Bill HunterJuly 6, 2013
    Hope you like fried foods.
  • Mercedes P.
    Mercedes PangAugust 25, 2010
    One catfish was not enough...
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