Boat House Waterfront Dining
Boat House Waterfront Dining

Boat House Waterfront Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathousetiverton.com/
  • Phone: 4016246300x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Thursday
    11:30 - 9pm

    Friday & Saturday
    11:30 - 10pm

    Sunday
    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 888-759-5557x

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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Boat House Waterfront Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
377 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (333)great for outdoor dining (301)special occasion (238)romantic (197)great for lunch (151)fit for foodies (137)neighborhood gem (113)great for brunch (89)good for groups (75)vibrant bar scene (51)hot spot (51)notable wine list (49)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (17)Show More
  • Another wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The Boathouse ambiance, service and quality of food never ceases to amaze us. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here with some delectable apps (1/2 price at that!) at the bar and then a wonderful dinner (including a complimentary glass of champagne!) and delicious dessert. Great night out and we'll be back for more of the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greattime
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had an excellent time as walways when we dine at the Boat House
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    Elishka
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This has become my favorite restaurant. The view is amazing, the food delicious, and the service attentive. Nice relaxed place to enjoy a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Stangslayer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I go back monthly, it's one of my favorites. Good selection, great location and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Maxemma
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The last 2 times here were just OK. I was used to fantastic and was disappointed for te second time in a row.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    infrequenters
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food has always been good to excellent. This time, our original seating was horrible.. especially since the reservation was made a week early.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous View!
    Tangaroa
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I brought my sister in law who was visiting from Dallas and it was a first visit for all of us. I made the reservation in advance and asked for a table with a nice view. I was so surprised when the host seated us because the table location had a really gorgeous view of the water and sunset. My sister-in-law had a great time too. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • View Fabulous-Food Just Good
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    If only they would improve the food, this place would be a 10! Just the most fabulous ambiance and view. Had the cheese platter/wonderful...the calamari bland and not crispy...the bolognese good not great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great view
    fabulouschef
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The service by the host and waiter were exceptional. We celebrated our anniversary there and were greeted and acknowledged about it. We received two glasses of champagne on the house; which was such a personal touch. The waiter, Patrick, was attentive without being intrusive. He explained each option and was knowledgeable about the items and gave us his personal favourites as recommendations. The main course of shrimp and a lobster dish were not as good as they could've been. I was surprised with that because everything else and everyone else was phenomenal. The appetizers and desserts helped make up for it as did the manager coming to offer his apologies. I think if the the overall gets a 5, but the kitchen needs an adjustment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We came from Maryland and it was very nice. It was our 40th wedding anniversary and first time in Rhode island. They sitted us at a window table overlooking the river. And then they sent us over a glass of champaign. To toast our special day.. And we had the greatest waitress crystal. She was pleasent and very kind and helpful. Overall we were pleased. Thank u again for making our stay very enjoyable. Roy and pat Stevens
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back
    yellowvw
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have gone to the Boat House many times over the years. I don't know if they've had some changes in their staffing/ownership but this place has gone downhill. The restaurant itself is lovely with amazing views. The menu is basic & uncreative. Our meals were mediocre. My seafood scampi was tiny. They put 2 big chunks of bread on it in hopes of making the meal appear larger. They should've called it a shrimp scampi; there was only 1 sml scallop & few small pieces of lobster. The pasta was undercooked. My husband's scallop plate barely had a side. The waitstaff is uninterested in providing good service. You want great food with a view? Keep driving on 24 into Newport and go to The Mooring.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breathtaking view
    SheilaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Varied menu, delicious specials, excellent service, relaxed setting. Wonderful way to spent a lazy afternoon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Nicki
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    An enjoyable evening! The food and atmosphere were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Boathouse
    MsJoan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many many times. And will continue to go for the view and the ambiance. But I must say the food quality seems to have slipped. The last two visits have been disappointing in terms of exceptional cuisine. My sad little piece of swordfish sat alone on a huge white plate, and wasn't inexpensive. The fish tasted fine, but it could certainly have used some sort of edible garnish on the plate. My side of mashed potatoes was rather soupy, and lumpy. I absolutely love the Boathouse special chowder, and recommend it to each friend I bring to the restaurant. But this past visit, it was so thick, you could stand the spoon in it. New chef??????
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must experience
    Moed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Found boat house this summer through open table and have been there four times . If you enjoy great food good wine and a view that boasts great sunsets you have to give them a try.Looking forward to many more visits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very disappointed with the food. Have eaten here before and it was good. For the price( as long as the food is good) I don't mind paying the prices. But that was not up to my expectations of what the food should be in an upscale farm to table restaurant. Although, the dessert was outstanding. It also bugs me that there are no placemats. You could offer rolls or something to nibble on while you wait for your meal. When I e-mailed for my reservation I was specific what I wanted and they lived up to that (good going)!!! Let it be known that it is very hard to rate overall because some things were great and others not so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Furb
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was a great experience, as always. Our waitress was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant ever
    45thDining
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Beautiful, stunning sunset over the water, flowing in the giant open windows, people filling the tables from one open covered deck on on end to the other on the north end, food to perfection, central bar keeping up with the demand, service that rolled with our every mood change. Just a spectacular place to dine, especially in warm weather with the sun falling into the distant landscape. Look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment!
    Myrna
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    After dining earlier in the summer at The Boat House and having had a delightful evening and very good food, we were so surprised at the difference when we returned the other evening. It was as though it was a totally different restaurant. The server was pleasant but inattentive and the food was beyond mediocre for the price. We shall probably never return even though the setting is lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great meal and evening for the four of us. Couldn't ask for a better sunset and the food and service complimented everything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Place
    benMatta
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I love this place for food and ambiance. Have never been anyplace better in my 65 years.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Lunch in the Sun
    Gerry
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Another great lunch at Boathouse this past Sunday. Reservations as we asked, at a window. Service, drinks, meal, scenic view..........what else to say. it was very very good, as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    momsnightout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my first visit and I was pleasantly surprised. The views were amazing, the restaurant busy and food was phenomenal . I started with a cup of their clam chowder then we had the Lobster Friitas, they were even good reheated the next day. Main Entree was the grilled scallops and shrimp in the lemon vinaigrette. Followed by a scoop of Mint Gelato! Service was ok, seemed a little slow. Had to wait over 10 minutes for gelato to make it to the table, cream brulee maybe, but gelato. We would totally come back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    JeffR
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Once again the Boathouse was exceptional. It's clearly the best restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, service, and view. I will defintiely reutrn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Tennisfan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my first time at The Boathouse and won't be the last. Was vacationing in the area and looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate my parent's 64 wedding anniversary. This fit the bill perfectly. Got a table by the window the food and service was outstanding. Great place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kgoodwine
    kgoodwine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I love dining here and have had many enjoyable meals and good times, I love taking people here, especially when they have not been here before. On my last visit there was a leak coming from under the bar at quite a fast rate. Whenever the bus boy came over to clean it up, a dirty mop and dirty water was used which did not make for the most pleasant dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent
    Elishka
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've done a number of reviews because I go here so often. There's a reason for that -- best restaurant around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite restaurant
    soop
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A beautiful summer night and sunset ! Gorgeous view, variety of tables in and outside (high tops, booths, tables). Large windows open up on a nice night , giving you a wide open view of the water and sky...breathtaking. The service is spot on and the food delicious, different, and a good variety offered. This is our favorite restaurant in the area!! Its a step above, yet remains elegantly casual! I would highly recommend it!! If you have friends or family in town, take them! They will have a wonderful experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely view.
    Martini
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This time we had a great afternoon. Last time I ate here, I wrote to tell you about my experience and heard nothing from you. A year ago I ordered a martini and the busboy knocked it over and broke the glass on our table. The bar sent me a " half of a martini" to replace the one that was knocked over. Really thought long and hard about returning to the Boathouse.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great place to meet old friends. They gave us plenty of time to catch up and chat. Meals were good. Having the open table option for making a reservation was very helpful. Staff wS very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything you want
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great setting, excellent and ample food and great service comes all together at the Boat House with the added attraction at dinner of watching the sun set over the water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You MUST go!
    HeatherMac
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    If you want to eat REALLY well on the water, then you should NOT miss the Boat House! Amazing kitchen staff, fresh local ingredients prepared the right way, attentive staff, and a view worth driving for. FINALLY, someone got it right! The portions were just on the edge of being too much, however even with our full bellies, we could've kept going...it was that good! Fish and Chips were perfection, BBQ half chicken amazing, seafood stew was outrageous! We have found our happy place on the water and almost don't want to share how amazing it is as we want to keep it all to ourselves! But if you enjoy a truly wonderful dining experience in an amazing setting, you can not miss The Boat House!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Perfect
    Bottomline222VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    If you are looking for the perfect outside dinning spot for the Summer (Spring & Fall also) the Boat House is it. Great seafood, great drinks and a great waterfront view. The oysters were some of the best I ever had and everyone including our non seafood eater had a great meal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First-time dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, good food, exceptional waiter.....we loved it, and as renters in the area will be back again next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great once again
    newbeefoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great as usual. Food service and atmosphere all first rate. Open table reservation was made two weeks in advance with table preference of outside or by a window. We had a 730 reservation and we seated fifteen min early. We had what I would say was the best table in the house. Corner table with both Windows open to a fantastic view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    HappyEater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great time at this restaurant. The location is amazing. I was very happy with the service. Here's my disappointment .. they ran out of veggie burgers. Our reservations were early ... so it's very interesting that they ran out of anything at that point.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boathouse keeps getting better
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the greeting at the door to our wonderful dessert it was a great dining experience.. The tomato and mozzarella app was the best ever. The fresh Mozzarella was excellent. My fried oysters were a very flavorful dish. The oyster were cooked to perfection and the accompanying sauces were fabulous.the pasta with all the great was seafood was another outstanding bowl of flavors. Our waiter Joe did a perfect job... We have been enjoying the boathouse since it's opening but this meal was the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An in spot
    rettsgram
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    At 6:30 the parking lot was filling up and the noise level was already rising, but with our reservation, we were seated in an outdoor but covered room with zippzble sides which were needed as the evening cooled. Service was very attentive, the bread was cloud like, soft inside and crunchy on the outside. I ordered the ala carte seafood and sides, which was a more plain entree than my table mate's were, all who had more lovely and more thoughtful presentations and combinations of flavors. All enjoyed the entrees which were so large we skipped dessert. Would definitley go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    Lovegreatrestaurants
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, lovely setting, wonderful service. Clean and beautiful with great views yearlong. The patio in summer is just the best place to dine! We've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic