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the boathouse at harbor club on lake oconee. lakefront dining, marina

The Boathouse at Harbor Club Reopens for the Season on Lake Oconee

Wednesday, May 29, 2024  |  Harbor Club  |  Dining
the boathouse at harbor club on lake oconee. lakefront dining, marina

As the warmer months roll in, there’s a familiar excitement that permeates the air around Lake Oconee. It’s the anticipation of lazy days on the water, soaking up the sun, and indulging in delicious food with friends and family. And at Harbor Club, that excitement reaches new heights with the reopening of the beloved Boathouse Restaurant for the season.

Boaters and lake enthusiasts will once again enjoy cold beverages, delicious food, live entertainment, and, this year, The King of Pops popsicles at The Boathouse Restaurant for the 2024 lake season.

Located on the Richland Creek side of Lake Oconee – known for the lake’s clearest waters – The Boathouse is a vibrant marina and lakefront amenity that features a rustic and inviting restaurant, banquet room, and dry boat storage.

One of the highlights of any visit to the Boathouse is the delectable menu crafted to delight your taste buds. From classic favorites to inventive creations, there’s something to please every palate. Some of this year’s menu highlights include:

Boathouse Pulled Pork Nachos: Dive into a mountain of crispy tortilla chips topped with tender pulled pork, melted cheese, tangy barbecue sauce, and all the fixings. It’s a perfect sharing dish to kick off your lakeside feast.

Peel & Eat Shrimp: Fresh, succulent shrimp served with zesty cocktail sauce – a quintessential lakeside indulgence that pairs perfectly with the scenic views of Lake Oconee (and a frozen margarita).

Smash Burgers: Sometimes, simplicity reigns supreme. Enjoy a juicy smash burger, lovingly crafted with premium beef and served with all your favorite toppings. It’s a taste of nostalgia that never disappoints.

Fish Reuben: A unique twist on a classic sandwich featuring flaky fish, tangy sauerkraut, creamy Thousand Island dressing, and melted Swiss cheese, all sandwiched between slices of toasted rye bread. It’s a flavor combination that will leave you craving more.

Key Lime Pie: No meal is complete without a sweet ending, and the Boathouse’s key lime pie delivers the perfect finale. With its creamy filling, zesty lime flavor, and graham cracker crust, it’s a slice of summer perfection.

The King of Pops: Indulge in a refreshing treat with the King of Pops popsicles, offering a variety of flavors to cool you down on those hot summer days.

The restaurant is open to the public Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering walk-up counter service for food and drink. It also offers beer, wine, mixed drinks, and virgin cocktails by the glass.

There is indoor seating in the restaurant or outdoor picnic benches. You can even throw down a blanket and have a picnic on the lakefront Grand Lawn. Or just jump in your boat and get back on the lake. There is also the chance to place a take-out order between 11 am and 8 pm by calling 706-999-9717.

On Saturdays, The Boathouse will offer a variety of live entertainment, from acoustic guitar on most afternoons (11 am-3 pm) to some of the lake’s favorite bands on select evenings (6-9 pm).

For boating and water sports lovers, The Boathouse marina features a boat ramp, community dock, and marina fuel pumps. The restaurant also sells life jackets, rope, and other boating necessities.

The marina’s dry boat storage buildings are available to both Harbor Club residents and those who live outside of the community. Ultimately, as many as 300 boat storage spaces may be available, making The Boathouse the largest marina on Lake Oconee. The marina operations are open year-round.

At the Boathouse, it’s not just about the food; it’s about the experience. Our dedicated restaurant staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcome and well taken care of. Whether you’re a regular or visiting for the first time, you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and attentive service that will make you feel like part of the Harbor Club family. Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

For the latest updates on The Boathouse and its live entertainment schedule, be sure to follow Harbor Club on all social media platforms.