The Boat Club Restaurant Fitger's Complex
Duluth's Original

Lakeside Dining

Welcome to The Boat Club Restaurant – Duluth’s finest lakeside dining spot located on the lower level of the historic Fitger’s Complex. It’s our honor to bring you the area’s freshest fish, seafood, and steak entrées while celebrating the beauty of Lake Superior. Quality fine dining in a simple yet nautical atmosphere, complimented with handcrafted cocktails and craft beers.

Duluth's Best Restaurant
Diners' Choice 2022
Wedding Wire's Wedding Wire's Couple Choice Awards
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The Boat Club Events



Come enjoy LIVE Stand Up Comedy at the 3rd Floor Comedy Lounge in the Historic Fitger’s Complex!

Friday, May 20

Headliner: Mike Brody
Featuring: Khadijah Cooper

Friday, July 8

Headliner: Tommy Ryman
Featuring: Cianna Violet

Learn More & Buy Tickets

Boat Club Productions and St. Luke's

Upcoming 2022 Performances


October 7 – October 16, 2022

A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol

December 9 – December 18, 2022

More Info

Online Reservations

Please make your reservations online or by calling (218) 727-4880


Starting April 18 through mid-June, Superior Street will be closed from N 4th Ave E to the Pickwick Restaurant. Parking in the Fitger’s ramp will remain accessible when traveling from the east through Pickwick’s parking lot.

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Important dining information: We have a 10 minute grace period, please call us if you are running later than 10 minutes after your reservation time. We may contact you about this reservation, please ensure your email and phone number are up to date. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 30 minutes for parties of up to 4; 2 hours for parties of up to 6; and 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of 7+. Thank you for your understanding.

Online Reservations

Please make your indoor and patio reservations online or by calling (218) 727-4880.
Outdoor Dining is available after 10:00am

Indoor and Patio Dining

We Are Happy To See You!

Join us for Brunch, Dinner, or Happy Hour for indoor lakeside dining and on our patio overlooking Lake Superior! Please make your reservations online or by calling (218) 727-4880.
*Outdoor Dining is available after 10:00am

Pick Up

Curbside Pickup

Call Now To Order
please be ready to pay with your credit card

Pick up your order from the small Fitger’s Hotel east parking lot, when you arrive call (218) 727-4880 and we’ll bring it out to you.

The Boat Club Events

Upcoming Events

Please Check Back for Upcoming Events!

Open Daily

Our Menus

Brunch Menu at The Boat Club Restaurant

Brunch Menu

Our home-made brunch selections featuring our famous crepes, omelets, eggs benedict, fresh salads, sandwiches, and so much more!

Dinner Menu at The Boat Club Restaurant

Dinner Menu

Don’t miss our high-quality steaks, fresh fish and seafood, and home-made pasta. With our vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan options, there is something for everyone!

Drinks and Custom Cocktails at The Boat Club Restaurant


We offer a wide selection of premium signature drinks, including our famous Lobster Bloody Mary and House Mimosas. We also have a great selection of wine and beer, with something to fit everyone’s palate. Looking for a sweet dessert for a special event? Be sure to check out our After Dinner Drinks! We also proudly serve Coca-Cola products.

Walleye Fingers

Happy Hour

Join us for your favorite appetizers daily 4pm-6pm for Happy Hour!


The Braised Beef Sliders are simple, but flavor packed

This is one of the best crab cakes I've ever had, and I've had lots of crab cakes!

lobster medallion food
Boat Club Sliders

Historic Fitger's Inn

Duluth’s first brewery was started by Sidney Luce in 1857. Luce built his brewery a block and a half from the present site, and utilized a small, clear brook which later was known as Brewery Creek. His brewery grew, and in 1881 Michael Fink purchased the brewery. Fink built a new, larger brewery on the present Fitger’s site. Fink’s Lake Superior Brewery soon hired a new brewmaster, a young German named August Fitger who graduated from one of Germany’s premier brewing schools. Within the year, August Fitger owned half of the brewery.

Beer production continued for forty years, until Prohibition (1920 -1933) changed matters for all breweries around the nation. Many went out of business. Fitger’s stayed alive by turning out new products such as soda pop and candy bars. Candy lovers in Duluth during the “Roaring Twenties” enjoyed the Fitger’s Flapper, the Fitger’s Spark Plug, the Five Cent Fitger’s Nut Goodie, the King Bee Nougat, and Fitger’s Skookum.  Along with the candy bars, Fitger’s cranked out cases of Lovit Pop, a popular favorite on a hot summer’s day down at Park Point.

After the repeal of Prohibition, Fitger’s resumed brewing strong beer, and business boomed during the 1930’s. Production was up to 100,000 barrels a year by 1940. The Beerhalter family purchased the Brewery in 1944, and operated if for the next quarter century. Fitger’s Brewery closed its doors on September 30, 1972, ending 115 years of brewing on the shores of Lake Superior.

The Fitger’s Brewery Complex was re-opened in September of 1984 with a 48 room hotel, three full service restaurants, and a retail center. In 1995, a group of prominent Duluth business people purchased the Complex, and continue as the driving force behind all positive improvements at Fitger’s, which include the construction of fourteen luxury suites, new dining options, and the beautiful Lakewalk Access.

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