Duluth's Original

Waterfront Restaurant

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

Breakfast

Our made-from-scratch selections feature the best of regional fare.  Don’t miss our famous Crab Cake Benedict!  Served daily from 5:00 to 11:00AM

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Lunch

We feature a wide selection of delicious sandwiches, including our amazing Lobster Roll or Coconut Po’ Boy, as well as flatbreads, salads and Boat Club Clam Chowder.  Served daily from 11:00AM to 4:00PM

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Dinner

Don’t miss our high quality USDA Choice beef options, Berkshire pork, fresh local fish, seafood and homemade pastas!  Served daily from 4:00 to 10:00PM.

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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!

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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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