The Boathouse Café, which opened earlier this summer, is a stop not to be missed in Chicago. Located in the historic Humboldt Park boathouse, the restaurant is owned by partners and Humboldt Park natives Erica Serrano and Silvana Botero. The 3,300 square foot restaurant is open year round with about 30 indoor seats and, in the warm weather, room for up to 130 patrons outdoors.
Unique Menu for Every Meal
The project brings a dream to reality for Erica Serrano, who has long hoped to bring food and drink to the residents of Humboldt Park and the visitors who wander through the neighborhood. She was inspired to make her dream a reality by seeing natives hanging out in the area with coffee in hand, and wondering where they got it.
The Boathouse Café will be open for all three meals, featuring coffee and pastries in the morning, sandwiches for lunch patrons including timeless Chicago-style hot dogs, and quality dinner plates such as skirt steak with potato wedges and corn on the cob.
The café is located in the 108-year old boathouse that has Chicago Landmark status. The interior is decorated with historic photos of Alexander von Humboldt and has a vintage nautical theme. Serrano and Botero hope to educate the community about some of its history and heritage, while providing a fun gathering place with quality food.
Hours of Operation
Visit The Boathouse Café year round at 1301 N. Humboldt Blvd., Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends. For more information give them a call at (773) 243-9511.
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