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Boat House Waterfront Dining
Boat House Waterfront Dining

Boat House Waterfront Dining Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathousetiverton.com
  • Phone: (401) 624-6300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Thursday
    11:30 - 9pm

    Friday & Saturday
    11:30 - 10pm

    11:00 - 9pm
    (Brunch 11:00-2pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Julio Lazzarini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our southern patio offers exquisite views of the Sakonnet River. The venue is the perfect setting for an event under our awning. We are happy to accommodate cocktail receptions or private dining events. Please call us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Boat House (888) 759-5557

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Boat House Waterfront Dining
Nestled in the exquisite farming and seaside community of Tiverton, Rhode Island, the Boat House offers waterfront dining on the Sakonnet River. A contemporary and upscale twist on the quintessential seaside eatery, the menu is abundant with fresh, local seafood, meats and organic produce.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My colleagues and I had dinner and drinks. Everything was great. We sat outside. The water was beautiful. The sunset was beautiful. The whole night really was so memorable because all of the food we ordered,from the appetizers to the entrées to the dessert, was phenomenal! That ambiance blended with the quality of the food made the whole evening one we'll never forget!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "It was a very windy day but we stayed outside even with the wind because the dining room was too cold with the A/C going on. It was more comfortable outside. I took an appetizer for lunch - fried oyster but it was very small but good. The fish and chips that my friend had was better."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Little Necks appetizer was great - just a little too salty Fisherman's Stew also very good - but a little too salty"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I ordered the Tuna the waitress said it would be rare one piece was one was far from rare .... I mentioned it to her & she did nothing. I took forever to get the check... other than the view it was not a great lunch."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Outstanding meal, staff and location. Just a great take. You will enjoy the occasion."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Situated behind a phalanx of cookie cutter condos that spoiled the hillside, the Boathouse was well situated with an excellent view of the Sakonet River. The food was good though the service took forever. I've read rapturous reviews perhaps written by people from the midwest who have never seen the ocean."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We stopped at 2:00 PM and had a very nice lunch. We enjoyed lobster roll and a poached tuna salad on Ciabatta. The tuna salad had some different and interesting ingredients, it was excellent. The house made potato chips were delicious. The Shiraz was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "What a wonderful spot by the water. The atmosphere was perfect for a summer dinner with family . We were seated promptly on the deck as requested. The server was friendly and attentive and the food was pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. The portions were reasonable but small by American standards. The prices are on the high end but worth it for the environment and quality service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner. Very good service! I would recomend this restaurant to anyone who wants a very good experence."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was very good but portions were much smaller than acceptable."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It was an excellent experience for a romantic anniversary dinner/evening! The little necks appetizer was outstanding! Highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We received a gift certificate for our wedding. Put off going until my husband's birthday. What a wonderful dining experience - beautiful table on the patio, romantic sunset, great food, friendly service, and a birthday candle in the creme brule for dessert. We definitely will be returning!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "From staff to food and service, everything was perfect! We were celebrating a birthday and had one person with gluten issues and they could not have been more accommodating! Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was absolutely incredible, the waitress was friendly and helpful . . . and the view was AMAZING!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The best seat in the house on a beautiful night with outstanding food and service. You can't beat that!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is everything you want in a dining experience. The service, food, atmosphere, and drinks are amazing. Our waitress, Erin, was top notch, didn't miss a beat, and the host/hostess are extremely welcoming and all of this makes you want to keep coming back. The food is excellent, and we are foodies, and it's awesome!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "All the windows were open, and the cross breezes were great! Felt like you could touch the sail boats passing along the river. Ambience and food were perfect for a leisurely lunch experience!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband & I enjoyed a great dinner here while on vacation. We sat by one of the open windows with views out to the Sakonnet river. Excellent menu with lots of seafood & seasonal vegetables choices. Service was friendly & attentive - overall one of our best dining experiences!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our first time dining here and we were extremely pleased with everything. The outstanding service began with a phone confirmation of our reservation, by a live person. We were warmly greeted by the hostess, introduced to our waiter George, who was fabulous, by the way, then seated. Little necks, and Hall of Fame chowder were outstanding, esp. the chowder. We all had seafood of some sort for entrees and everything was just perfect. The fisherman stew was incredible. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Disappointing experience, but maybe it wasn't my night. After a few sips of wine, I found a fly in it. The wine was replaced. After eating a bite of dinner, (Seafood Paella special), I saw it was missing half the advertised ingredients, namely swordfish and salmon. It was replaced. I am not one to make a fuss in a restaurant when things go wrong, but for the price of this meal and caliber of this restaurant, I did expect a discount on the meal or an offer of a free dessert. There was nothing. The meal was full priced and we paid for our own dessert. As one more item firming our opinion of the place, as we were leaving we saw some beautiful bread rolls being served in a brown paper bag to new diners. They never made it to our table."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "this is an outstanding example of a restaurant that has everything. Great location and scenery is awesome. Great menu priced where it should be. The outside is perfect as long as the weather co-operates. The last time we visited it was too cold but they had set up a heater to help. Part of the Newport Rest Group which always seems to do it right."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is our second time there within the last month. This time we took out of town guests from NY and they loved the food, ambience, area, view and service. A return visit is definitely on the schedule when they return and of course we will be there again since we live in Mass and it is an easy and pleasant drive for us."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is good , the view is great but the prices are definitely higher than comparable restaurants . 4 shrimp medium shrimp and 3 half dollar scallops are not $27 dollars .. Add a side of mash potatoes for 6 bucks ... Definitely paying for the water view . We go there about 1-2 times a year as a guilty pleasure for my wife but it's not my go to place for everyday dining .."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is no longer the hidden gem it once was. The views are unreal, the food, service, and ambiance exceptional. This is a great find."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and service is always first class! The ambience is warm and inviting - the views are amazing . :)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, service and view. On the water. The sunsets are spectacular."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fish and chips outstanding. Salad with shrimp lacked the goat cheese, otherwise fine. Charged for a tangeray martini, but had ordered and received a bar gin martini. Lobster fritters too heavy , dense with little lobster Service outstanding"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We dined to celebrate our Anniversary. Our waiter Tim made it special for us and surprised us with champagne. He took care if us as if we were the only people he had to wait in. Very nice!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The view at the Boathouse can't be beat. The food is good, the service excellent, and we had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Lovely, upscale restaurant with amazing views & food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was not as good as we had expected or hoped so that was disappointing but everything else was wonderful, ESP. the location!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It's always worth the drive to this off the beaten path restaurant. The food & service are consistently great. We enjoy the Sunday Brunch but everything on the menu is delicious...."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. Met a friend for lunch and was blown away by both the view and the food. Service was great as we lingered and enjoyed the outstanding view."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were so pleased with our decision to come to the Boat House for our 25th anniversary. We were seated at a great table with a beautiful view of the sunset. Our waiter surprised us with champagne which set the mood with romance and really made our celebration extra special. The food was delicious. Order the shrimp and corn chowder! We are told that the view is equally breathtaking in the fall and winter."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Simply outstanding from the service to the food to the view. Truly a RI gem."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Put this restaurant on your "must do" list. Great food, sunset, atmosphere, it's got it all. Oh and did I mention the interesting wine list? It's got that too."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I had a fabulous anniversary dinner at the Boathouse restaurant. A friend had recommended it, and we made a reservation for our special dinner via Open Table. The restaurant honored our request for a water view table, and wished us Happy Anniversary! The view was amazing, as was the service and food. Our server was excellent: knowledgeable, timely and personable. The food is superb. Everything was cooked expertly and was very flavorful. We recommend the barrada (sp?) salads with swordfish or salmon, the little neck appetizer and the calamari. Even though we live in Boston, we'll be back! It's worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "we were very satisfied, very nice menu and wine list. Service was fast and food excellent, will definitely return and alert others."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and service. Fresh seafood while watching the boats pass by."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The view is fantastic and the staff made sure we could truly enjoy for a birthday dinner. As usual the food is delicious. Scallops perfectly cooked not overdone as in most restaurants. We took a risk and ordered steak at a seafood restaurant, we were not disappointed. Cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth. Our waitress Erin was so attentive and had great knowledge of the menu, she was even able to have our dessert tweaked to our liking! Additionally we never felt rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014