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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Boat House Waterfront Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
354 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (315)great for outdoor dining (281)special occasion (225)romantic (189)great for lunch (143)fit for foodies (132)neighborhood gem (105)great for brunch (90)good for groups (72)vibrant bar scene (45)notable wine list (45)hot spot (44)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (18)Show More
  • kgoodwine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Best View AND Food!
    Elishka
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Boathouse has become my favorite restaurant. The food is consistently really good and the service impeccable (when it opened a few years ago, service was not so good, but they've fixed that totally). The view is truly amazing and they are good about honoring requests for a window table. I've introduced a number of friends and family to this place and they all love it as much as I do!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing waterfront dining
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Perfect spot for a relaxing waterfront dinner. Service was professional and friendly. Food was well prepared with interesting choices and beautifully plated. We go here often for lunch, dinner, special occasions, or just to sit in an adirondack chair and enjoy the sunset over the water with a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING AND WORTH EVERY PENNY
    DocKC
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We loved our visit to the Boathouse. We went with our 8 year old daughter and really thought it would be a challenge. However, with the views she was entertained and very happy. Our server was outstanding, made suggestions, learned our tastes, was courteous and not offput by having an 8 year old at the table. Had a window seat which could not have been more lovely. We tried calamari which was amazing, clam chowder also great. My husband and I eat out a lot and this was a true standout!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boat House RI
    Delish111
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I found the Boat House to be a RI Gem. Heather our waitress was fantastic and her recommendations were perfect. I enjoyed their house chowder and corn fritters. Our food was excellent!! We are in the food business and my dad is a well known RI chef, he can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful dining experience, good food, good service, great view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow! Breathtaking
    HdhejVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The views from this restaurant are absolutely fantastic overlooking the sea. The food was cooked perfectly and seasoned just enough to add a bit of flavor. My Mother's gluten and dairy diet was handled easily.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's all about the view
    BobsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sunset at the Boathouse is truly spectacular. Looking across the water and watching the last rays of sunlight and a blue blue sky is a highlight of the summer in RI. The food is adequate , as is the service. Part of the Newport chain of restaurants, the Boathouse does not achieve the quality of the food found at the other locations. The chef is a bit ambitious with some of his combinations. Overall, however, you can't beat the location and there Re plenty of choices on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super place to go with friends
    Lobsterlover
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our lunch at the Boat House made our day. Gorgeous weather with all windows open in order to enjoy the view and fresh air. The lobster rolls were delicious and the sorbet was the perfect ending. Will was our waiter and was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boat House Dinner for 4 at 5:30 pm
    teddy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our window table had a water view which was nice, but was right next to the bar which was noisy. The food and service were great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2eat
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    disappointed. my wife got fishermens stew which was supposed to have scallops, shrimp, fish, and clams, it came with no scallops and 6 clams of which one was an empty shell. regretted not ordering sandwiches as meals were sub par.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant w/Gorgeous View
    DinesAlot
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love the BoatHouse. The food is always wonderful and the staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Recommend it all the time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in RI
    JohnnyBlaze
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Boathouse is always top notch. The chowder and lobster fritters knock me out every time. The view of the bay is stunning as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Seafood
    Rosemhern
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I went for the first time with an out of town foodie visitor and we both enjoyed the quality of the seafood and the good service. Nice sitting outside with scenic view. Wonderful view from bar area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent !!
    Brandon12345
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I usually don't write reviews but this restaurant is awesome and classy. I booked a reservation by the water told them it was my girlfriends birthday. Got a free dessert. Delicous food. No rude people. Great view. Definitely recommend it
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    jdubs
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    When we have customers visiting our facility in Fall River we always bring them to the Boat House. Food and service are always excellent and you can't beat the view
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    annie2402
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great Service, beautiful view and wonderful food! Highly recommend the scallops but everything we ordered was wonderful!! Great spot to go by boat too!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Boat House is a Mainstay
    DGfoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Consistent food quality and service always, the Boat House is a go-to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    LoveFood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pvdcook
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner DJG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Little Necks appetizer was great - just a little too salty Fisherman's Stew also very good - but a little too salty
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuna
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FrankVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Outstanding meal, staff and location. Just a great take. You will enjoy the occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite spot in Tiverton!
    HazyBostonVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The Boat House was recently recommended to me by my neighbors in Boston. On our recent vacation in RI we tried it for the first time & in the week we went 4 times! We love the casual, yet refined, design of the restaurant & the outdoor dining spaces are lovely. The location is wonderful with amazing views & an ideal place to watch the sunset with a cocktail in-hand. The food is delicious, as well as well priced & we found ourselves ordering the fried oysters on each visit. The staff is very welcoming, friendly & attentive. This is now our favorite place to visit on our trips to RI.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was fine
    nicknamenicknameVIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was great
    Bilu
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Captain14
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a very nice dinner. Very good service! I would recomend this restaurant to anyone who wants a very good experence.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buckeye
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was very good but portions were much smaller than acceptable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate