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The Boat House St.Charles

About Us

Welcome to the Boathouse. Great food, friendly service, and great atmosphere.

The Boathouse opened and has since been serving for decades. Our passion is to make people happy with our delicious traditional food. It is a restaurant that comes from the grandfather Bob Pronto. He was a chef in his whole life.

Executive brings nearly four decades of restaurant industry experience to his position as the director of all culinary activities for The Hay-Adams. He has served as Executive Chef since January 2002, providing a fine dining experience with exquisite cuisine to satisfied diners in Washington, DC.

Some of his Awards and Recognitions:

  • Multiple awards, “Best Taste” in Dallas, Frisco, and Plano, TX.
  • Named to the “Best Chefs” list in Dining Out Magazine.
  • Awarded 4 1/2 Stars Dallas Morning News, multiple times.

Nestled along the banks of the mighty Missouri River, the town of St. Charles invites visitors to step back in time and experience the rich history and warm hospitality of this Midwestern gem. Located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, St. Charles offers a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern-day attractions, making it a captivating destination for travelers seeking a unique experience.

Steeped in history, St. Charles is renowned as the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804. The town proudly showcases its past through its preserved historic district, where cobblestone streets and meticulously restored buildings transport visitors to a bygone era. Walking through the streets, one can almost hear the echoes of the settlers who once called this place home.

One of the most iconic landmarks in St. Charles is the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center. Here, visitors can learn about the famous expedition and its significance in shaping American history. The center offers interactive exhibits, artifacts, and educational programs that bring the adventure of Lewis and Clark to life. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Katy Trail, a 240-mile-long hiking and biking trail, provides breathtaking views of the river and is a perfect way to explore the region’s natural beauty.

In addition to its historical significance, St. Charles boasts a vibrant cultural scene. The town hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, celebrating everything from music and art to food and wine. The Festival of the Little Hills, held annually in August, attracts thousands of visitors who come to enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, and delectable local cuisine.

Speaking of cuisine, St. Charles offers a delightful array of dishes that reflect its Midwestern heritage. The local cuisine draws inspiration from traditional American and German influences, resulting in a fusion of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor mouthwatering barbecue, a regional specialty that is sure to leave you craving more. From tender ribs and pulled pork to savory brisket, the local smokehouses serve up some of the best barbecues in the Midwest.

The Boat House St.Charles

Welcome to the Boathouse. Great food, friendly service, and a great atmosphere. Come for a visit and feel like you’re on vacation.

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