“I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.”
With the Summer season fast approaching, my visits to Lake George are becoming more frequent. Tuesday’s Tables today is going to be about The Boathouse (3210 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George). This wasn’t my first time going to The Boathouse. Since it has lake access, this is one of the few restaurants that first come to mind when we’re on the boat so I’m familiar with the menu. Before writing this blog, I found myself getting the same foods from some of my favorite restaurants because that’s the meal I equate the restaurant with and at The Boathouse it’s the burgers. This time, I decided to change it up a bit and stick with seafood. I ordered a cup of the Seafood Bisque ($6) and Crab Cakes with dill remoulade ($10).
Though I did look at the burgers on the menu yearning for the juicy flavor, I decided to try something new and hope it went as well. The brought over fresh, warm bread that was delicious. I had to keep my crab cakes in mind in order to not eat the whole basket. We happened to come during Happy Hour where they offer buy one, get one glasses of wine and buy one, get one mixed drink or one double for the price of a single. I told the bartender I wanted something fruity and he did not disappoint. I’m still not really sure what he made but it was pretty and delicious.
Finally lunch came. Now, I don’t mean finally as in that it took awhile because it didn’t, it was very timely. I meant finally as in that I was very excited to try something new and I couldn’t wait! I started with the seafood bisque. There are a lot of bisques I’ve tried that end up tasting more like cream than seafood and this was not the case. As you can see in the picture, the bisque is chunky and full of crab and other bits of seafood. I honestly really enjoyed it and it went well with the crab cake. The crab cake was flaky and delicious. Dill isn’t one of my favorite herbs so I was hesitant to have the dill remoulade but it wasn’t overpowering and I eventually didn’t even think that it was dill. My only problem with the crab cakes was the amount of green dressing on my plate. I understand the purpose for it is to decorate the plate but it didn’t have any flavor and just ended up getting in my way.
Overall, I really enjoy The Boathouse. If you’re coming from the street, expect to walk down a pretty steep hill/flight of stairs but if I remember correctly, they offer golf carts for help if it’s too much of a problem. If you’re going to eat on Lake George, other than great food I assume you’re looking to enjoy a great view as well and The Boathouse has it. It’s a really great place and if you’re not into trying the seafood meal I had that day, I recommend the burgers!