Duluth's Original

Waterfront Restaurant

Welcome to The Boat Club – Duluth’s finest 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.

Get Directions

For your convenience, we have listed the following directions below on how to get to us during the Superior Street Reconstruction of 2019.
The Boat Club is located in the lower level of the Historic Fitger’s Inn.
Access to the Fitger’s Parking Ramp is open.

Recommended Route:
Take I35S to London Rd to E Superior Street, Click Here for Full Directions

If Traveling from Canal Park / Lake Ave:
Take Lake Ave to 2nd Street, Click Here for Full Directions

If Traveling from Mesaba Ave or General Downtown Duluth:
Take 2nd Street to N 10th Ave E, Click Here for Full Directions

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Book a Table

Due to our quickly changing weather conditions, we do not accept reservations for our outdoor dining. Those tables are available first come, first served. Thank you for understanding.

All Day Brunch

Our made-from-scratch selections feature our famous crepes and waffles, as well as sandwiches and burgers. Served daily 6am-4pm.



Don’t miss our high quality USDA Choice beef options, Berkshire pork, fresh local fish, seafood and homemade pastas!  Served daily 4pm-10pm.


Daily Happy Hour

Join us for daily for Happy Hour 4pm-6pm and 9pm-close! View our full Happy Hour, Appetizer, and Drink menu!


Upcoming Events

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!


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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