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 WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Boat House Waterfront Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
387 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (345)great for outdoor dining (314)special occasion (245)romantic (203)great for lunch (157)fit for foodies (140)neighborhood gem (113)great for brunch (97)good for groups (76)vibrant bar scene (51)hot spot (47)notable wine list (46)kid-friendly (23)late-night find (17)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
  • 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
  • Great Summertime Dine
    newbie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A wonderful evening with excellent food in an even better setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Great atmosphere
    cmed
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food and drinks with an outstanding view. Waiter had great recommendations on the menu. Gluten free food available upon request.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate