The Boathouse: Casual Dining on The Dock, Pier Pick Ups and Summer Fun
The Boathouse opened for the season on Monday, May 1! Come by boat or by land for casual dining at one of Madison’s only lakefront restaurants. Open every day, 11 AM-11PM, The Boathouse offers simple, authentic Wisconsin favorites, outdoor patio seating and public pier access—all with beautiful Lake Mendota as your front yard.
Along with the season opener comes an updated menu from Executive Chef Joe Heppe, which includes some of last year’s favorites—a Stella’s Chicken BLT, Peel & Eat Shrimp, and the Boathouse Butter Burger—plus some new items, like a BLT Chop Salad, Fried Calamari, Spiced Fish Tacos and a Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, we’re giving a nod to the Admiralty Room in the original Edgewater with the new addition of Ice Cream Floaties. Enjoy a Wisco Cherry Old Fashioned Sweet with Vanilla Ice Cream, Wisco Pop Cherry Soda, and add some Korbel for the adults. Or, try the Dark & Stormy made of Vanilla Ice Cream and Ginger Beer. Other Floaties include the Boathouse, Captain and Pina Colada—all available cocktail-style if requested.
Those coming by boat can call 608.535.8232 to place to-go orders for pier-pick ups. See the full menu here.