Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.7
4612 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeidyA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excelente. We will return soon!

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MelM
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even though it was a rainy night, it was still a great time. Very busy, great hostesses and wait staff. Food was exceptional!

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KarlandGina
New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the Boat House for our anniversary, and we loved everything—the service, the ambiance, the food, the view—everything! The complimentary flutes of prosecco with a “Happy Anniversary” wish were nice gestures. We both started with clam chowder, which was tasty and warming, great for the rainy, chilled evening. G ordered the Truffle Lobster Mac and Cheese. She let me taste it… WOW! Cheesy CHEESY wonder! Almost made me me wish I had ordered it, too. ALMOST. My Seafood Scampi was amazing! Several scallops, a couple lobster claws, and lottsa shrimp, al dente linguini, all swimming in a pool of garlicky gold.
Looking forward to al fresco on the patio.

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vipKathleenH
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! He got our orders right, refilled our beverages and checked-in on us at an appropriate/comfortable time.

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Mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My first visit here and will definitely return. Good food and service. Had a reservation outside. While it was cloudy, it was fine. Not sure on the Open Table reservation aspect. I struggled to book an outside reservation which I wanted to be later. There were limited choices/dates on Open Table. The reality was there were many available tables after I left (e.g., at the later times). I suspect Open Table does not get the full inventory of available reservations. I'll try calling directly next time to secure my choice.

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vipMarieG
New England
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a co-worker for lunch. The food, service and view were all first rate. I had a field green salad with lobster salad. Absolutely delicious. My co-worker had the smore brownie sundae with was decadent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my 1st time and it was amazing food drinks was on point loved it all

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Parents2dine
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Father’s Day! Calamari and clam chowder very good! Seafood scampi is good, but a little to salty for my taste. It kept me from finishing my meal. Considering the prices improvement is necessary. The rib eye was definitely a different version than expected. Seemed more like a New York strip. Which is good, but ribeye is definitely a better choice of meat. I would change these simple things and it would be a 10/10 instead of 6/10.

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vipLillianD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service!

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Carrie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great service. The drink menu was also fun. We have found a new favorite restaurant.

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TriciaT
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was beautiful everyone was super nice and attentive, the hall of fame chowder was amazing everything else was just ok would try something else if we went back again

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VeraV
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Boathouse Is a treasure to experience waterfront dining at its best. Excellent service ambience and food. Limited menu but everything I’ve eaten so far is top notch. Great bars one in front of restaurant one in back. Lovely place. Great experience but always make a reservation cause it’s very popular.

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vipmike
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We frequent the Restaurant group and the receptionist were rude, and our waiter screwed up our order with 3 different items. They are not up to standards. I do not recommend the Boat House unless your seeking ambiance.

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LeeF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location and menu are very good. This particular day was clear with a light breeze, so having the large bifold windows open felt almost like outdoors. The portions are just right for a filling and satisfying meal, with very good flavor and presentation on the plate. As at other visits, the pleasant atmosphere is perfect for conversation and relaxing.

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Smitty
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse is set in a beautiful spot on the water in Tiverton. It is away from the crowds and traffic of Newport. Free parking! The food and ambiance was outstanding. Our waitress Shaney was awesome😀

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AlexM
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ash our server was amazing! Everything was great.

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JohnC
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar with Kit as our server and bartender. Very professional, friendly and attentive. Food was very good (swordfish). drink also very good and reasonable considering the ambience. Will definetly return and hope Kit is working .

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nancym
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View was magnificent, food was fine, drinks were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great as always!!

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jamesc
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to eat we get a 5 star service. And we come at least twice a week. Every thing from the greeting to the thankyou when we leave is a awesome experience. Best restaurant in my eyes.

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SANDRAC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had nice time there for My B-DAY going back thetre again next week for my sister's bday

becuase we hang out afterward in the lawn area by the water.

By the way the Bay Chairs were filty they need to clean them..

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Lkeating
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our server was excellent.He was friendly .

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vipAnnieF
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Although reservation was made almost a week ahead, couple walking in at same time as we did, was given a lovely able by the window with a view of the sunset. We were told there were no available tables and we would have to wait. We were later given a table near the server station and views of spray cleaning bottles, dirty dishes and the route to the bathrooms.
After repeatedly asking for a different table, we were finally given one inside near a window. Seemed better than before but as the evening progressed it began to get very cold. We asked a server if the window could be closed (initially we could not figure it out); she said she had no idea how to do it but would send someone who did. That person never materialized.
An appetizer which was served in a small cast iron skillet was a disaster. The server said to be careful of the pan because it was very hot (it was) but the appetizer was completely cold. By the time we could get the attention of our wait staff, almost 30 minutes had gone by and we elected not to wait for a redo but proceed with the main course.
The bill arrived too quickly and they said they had removed the appetizer from the bill-as though they were doing us a huge favor. This should have been obvious and at least offered to bring a dessert as an apology.
I have always liked this restaurant, not great, but reliable. It will be quite awhile before I go back again.

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vipYummy
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Everything great, we were charged an extra $7 for a beer we never ordered. Didn’t make a big deal and paid. Too nice of a night to say something! Thank you awesome as always

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating a special occasion and the staff went out of their way to make us feel special. The food was excellent and the view was breathtaking. It is clear to see why dining at this restaurant is in such high demand. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are celebrating a special occasion or if you are just looking for an awesome waterfront dining venue

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LindaB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Miss the bread! One of the reasons we have gone to The Boat House.

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pennyb
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere and beautiful view. Hall of Fame chowder was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always!

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vipMarieG
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a co-worker for lunch. The service and food were just as great as the gorgeous view from our deck seating. I enjoyed the Scallops with Lobster Risotto and my co-worker enjoyed their lobster roll. The key lime pie for dessert was decadent.

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AThibodeaux
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I can tell that other customers were shocked that Blacks were eating there and the seating offered was in a terrible location

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MarthaS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Made reservations 2 weeks in advance and noted it was our anniversary (47). They put us at a high table built for 2 next to kitchen door. Pretty poor and requested a different seat. Did not request outdoor dining, as middle of June can be cold, windy or rainy. Better seating couples is needed !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy, our server was fantastic!

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Kimotee
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great view, well designed restaurant, and more quiet than others with a circular bar and open dining area. Service is exceptional. Calamari is wonderful, our entrees were good, but everyone's taste varies, so your experience may vary. With so many competitive seafood restaurants in the area, there are others we prefer for the food, but this venue is very tough to beat as is the front of the house. Staff is friendly and attentive. Great venue for a special occasion.

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MaureenB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four was scheduled to play in a golf tournament, but due to a heavy downpour, we decided on lunch instead. After Boathouse was suggested, we were delighted that they were open on Monday and quickly reserved a table. Two of us had never been and were delighted when arriving at the locale. The area is waterfront and located in an area that you would not "stumble" upon if you didn't know it was there. We all enjoyed our cocktails and lunches and even in the rain, the view is soothing and pretty. As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I can't believe this was my first trip there, but it certainly won't be my last! Perfect spot for any occasion.

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vipEnjoysfinedining
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to The Boathouse to celebrate a relative’s birthday. Have had average to good experiences in the past but this time it was outstanding. We were seated at a choice table near the wall of windows, it was perfect. The server’s name on the receipt is listed as Smaldone, don’t recall her first name. She was very businesslike and efficient and could have smiled more but she was very attentive and brought the birthday girl a complimentary dessert with a candle without asking. Seems so many restaurants no longer add that special touch. Our meals were outstanding, three of us had salmon and another the seafood scampi. The views totally enhance the dining experience and we look forward to returning.

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GloriaV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails , and service. After dinner we sat outside to finish our cocktails and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It’s such a magical place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fast service, beautiful location and great food!

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VictoriaO
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at the boat house. I met my son and his fiance there for lunch to see the place. They are having their wedding there in September! What a beautiful place! Outdors is just lovely! The staff from the hostess,bartender and server were top notch! Food was delicious! Can't wait for the Wedding.

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AmberA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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AmyO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expecting to have brunch only to be told you no longer have brunch was a big hurtle to overcome; however, our server was outstanding and the lobster roll was delicious.

Bring back brunch, please.

FAQs

Boat House Waterfront Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 624-6300.

Boat House Waterfront Dining is rated 4.7 stars by 4612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.