The original building was The Lake Davenport Sailing Club’s club house built by its members in the 1960’s. The restaurant sits on a stretch of the river know as “pool 15” which is in between locks 14 and 15 on the upper Mississippi Lock & Dam system. This is the shortest pool in the system due to the shallow rapids that existed in the river at the time the dams were built. The location is on a part of the Mississippi River that actually flows East to West. The West parking lost is known as Oneida Landing because larger vessels wanting to stop in Davenport tie off along the seawall. The Boat House opened in November 1995 in the original building as you first walk in. In the summer of 1996 the patio and other dining room were added to give better river views and outstanding outdoor dining. The views of the historic Rock Island Arsenal and Lock and Dam 15 are across the river. Even thought the river has, on a couple of occasions, flooded out of its banks, the building becomes surrounded by water and is an island. The Boat House is open year round with patrons watching commercial traffic and recreational boaters spring, summer, and fall along with ice flows and bald eagles in the winter. Many a winter lunch hour customers are treated to eagles floating by their table on a sheet of ice looking for fish to catch. The present three owners took the wheel in October 2001 and hope you have a wonderful experience while dining at the restaurant!