Boat House Waterfront Dining

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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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4.7
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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service even better

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Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

PS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location with terrific water views. Attentive, good service. Reasonably priced. Ocean-oriented food well-prepared, exactly what one would seek in along the New England coastline.

ZL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! It was our first time there and we already cannot wait to go back. We were celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary and the waiter was thoughtful enough to bring us glasses of champagne to help celebrate.

P
New England
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you are looking for a place with great waterviews and very good food the Boat House is the place. The setting is very attractive even in winter. The menu offers an interesting variety with emphasis on seafood. I had swordfish which was perfectly cooked and my wife had scallops which were done just right. The highlight of our meal was the dessert: Butterscotch Bread Pudding with a scoop of vanilla gelato. This a place we certainly come back to.

A
New England
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I found the food a bit bland, but everything was fresh and service was good. We had a couple of things that needed to be heated more, and they were immediately picked up and reserved with improvements.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 4 days ago

Sorry to hear your meal was not up to your expectations. We have built our reputation on exceptional food and never like to disappoint our guests. We will discuss your feedback with our culinary team so we can learn from what happened. We hope you will still choose to return and when you do, we can deliver an excellent meal more typical of our restaurant.

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JA
New England
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch at the Boathouse! Service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back again and again!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you JAG1! Very happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch and that our food and service exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your next visit.

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AS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service and view. We will definitely go back.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Amy! We are happy to hear you are coming back and we look forward to seeing you then.

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RL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reason we keep coming back even when it’s not a beautiful summer evening is because the food is excellent and the atmosphere and views even in the winter are great. Still think their fish and chips can’t be beat. Best dollar value on the south coast.

PA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place and the view of the water made it very romantic. The food was amazing.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Paul! Glad you enjoyed and yes, the view makes everything a bit more romantic here.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food..great service. Nice touch bringing a dessert for my birthday!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Joan and glad you could enjoy your birthday with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and good service.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed.

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service & ambiance were all excellent. View of the water was beautiful.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Dianne! We work hard on the food, service and ambiance. We're just lucky to have the water view to enhance it all. Hope you join us again.

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PB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful meal. Our server Luis listened carefully to food allergies and concerns. When each course was delivered they stated this is all gluten free.
It would have been perfect if the seating was better. We were in the middle of the floor, a table of two, with a birthday celebration 12” away. Our table had been separated from their table. So our conversation was limited and I left knowing way to much about the lives of the ladies next to use. And yes we did ask to be reseated.but would have to wait .. I made reservations not to have to wait on a weekday night.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Pat and we are glad you enjoyed. Luis does a great job and we will be sure to pass along your compliments. We are sorry that your seating was not ideal. Our host team will always do their best to sit guests where they can truly enjoy. We will strive to seat you at a more enjoyable spot on your next visit.

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MA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy the fantastic food and service, but it makes special occasions even better.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 15, 2020

We couldn't agree more MAOutsider. Thank you and we look forward to your next Boat House occasion.

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N
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Corey was a great server, knew the menu well. I ordered the Boulliabase which lacked the cod per the menu. I prefer the mussels with choirizo appetizer. We love the Boat House and will be back!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you! Corey does a great job - you were in good hands. We are glad you love it here and look forward to your next visit.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to connect with friends and enjoy excellent Drinks and food.
We went there for brunch and enjoyed Eggs Benedict and amazing cocktails! The key lime zinger is incredible! The service was friendly and not rushed. The view was perfect over looking the water.
Would go back over and over.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch and yes, the Key Lime Zinger is incredible! We look forward to having you back here over and over again.

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AC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people in a great location. We have been a few times and always leave happy.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you Allan! That's what we love to hear. We always want our guests happy.

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with professional service, beautiful food and a lovely view.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks Denise! Glad you enjoyed it all. Hope we see you again.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boat House is one of my favorite restaurants. Beautiful scenery, food is always incredible, and waitstaff are exceptional.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 13, 2020

What an honor it is to be one of your favorites! Thank you Mary. Glad you enjoyed.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Always outstanding food and service!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you! We are proud to be one of your faves. Hope you will join us again soon.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lunch meeting with a client and this was a perfect location... elegant and a fantastic menu! Upscale but not stuffy! Love the Boathouse!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you! We are glad you love it here and happy that your meeting was a success. We are grateful for your visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied with the everything. Only one time I wasn't happy with my dinner was during Valentine's Day I ordered stuffed lobster, it was busy and the stuffing was dried ans overcooked. That plate is pricey I did not complain but tried it for the 3rd time on New Year's Day and it was like I remember the first time. Excellent! We just avoid super busy holidays & make reservations earlier. Staff is super professional, friendly, kind, caring, warm and attentive. You also can't beat the views from any table! I recommend this place to all my friend and my patients.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for trying us again and we are happy your New Year visit was more of what you enjoyed. We appreciate your recommendations and we forward to seeing you back here again.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal!!!
Great way to start of 2020

Also, our waiter was amazing

Thank you

Robin McCaw

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Robin! We are very happy you enjoyed it all! Happy 2020!

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you!

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K
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have gone to the Boathouse but won’t be our last!!!!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

We are glad to hear that! Thank you Kathy. We look forward to viist number 3!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The service was fairly good. But the food could have been better for the value. I’m pretty sure if we weight the cod it would have barely hit 4ounces. That’s fine, but for the price? Also, with the exception of the calamari which was great, the rest of the food we ordered was mediocre. Likely won’t return.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Sorry to hear this Steven. We have built our reputation on exceptional food and never like to disappoint. We will be sure to share your comments with our culinary team as we strive to be better at what we do. We hope that you will give us another chance and we can deliver on a memorable meal that is more typical for our restaurant. We do apologize for letting you down.

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OT
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic, the view of the bay is stunning and the food was cooked perfectly.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed.

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N
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon with visiting relatives.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for joining us. Hope you enjoyed.

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RL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish and chips of all the New England restaurants I’ve eaten in. Great view, friendly staff

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Wow! What a compliment. Thank you Robert - we are glad you enjoyed.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A rare average rating for the Boat House. Swordfish was overcooked and the want veggies below were chewy and obviously had been sitting for a while. Waiter forgot second basket or bread and was slow to check in on us. Might have just been an off night.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We will be sure to discuss your comments with our team so we can take steps to make sure our exceptional quality is adhered to at every service. We do apologize and hope on your next visit that we can deliver the type of experience you have come to expect from Boat House. Your satisfaction is important to us.

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JL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes- it was a perfect time to be there because it wasn’t crowded, the view was beautiful, service and food great

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Jean! Very happy you enjoyed. It's beautiful here in the quiet of winter.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fabulous as always! Our server, Rebecca, was friendly, expeditious, and knowledgeable about the menu! Excellent overall experience!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Chris! We are glad you enjoyed and happy that Rebecca made a positive impression. We will pass along the compliment.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place for an afternoon drink and some apps, burgers etc. have not tried the boathouse for dinner , but will soon. Menus looks great , staff very friendly.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Stevom. Glad you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you here for dinner soon.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were dressed in fun Holiday clothing.
It made my day. Food and service were great as always. It was a very enjoyable Christmas Eve day lunching experience.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

We are glad we made your day! Thank you for joining us for the holiday and we are very happy you enjoyed.

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DK
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual this place never disappoints with service or wait staff or food quality

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Donald! We never want to disappoint. So happy you enjoyed.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a restaurant any time of year! The food is outstanding and the service is great. I would highly recommend the Boat House. We were visiting in the Westport area from Texas and found it on the Internet. What great luck we had!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you! It's a thrill to be considered a gem. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. Our waiter was a little off.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Glad your food was excellent. Sorry to hear your service waa anything less than great.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend the Boat House! Sunday was our 1st brunch there, our 40th wedding anniversary ❤️My husband had the award winning chowder and the frittata, I had the spinach salad with chicken along with a few mimosas. Everything was delicious, the holiday decorations were beautiful and the staff was friendly and attentive. We would definitely go there again!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Rebecca! We are thrilled you celebrated such a happy occasion with us and glad you both could enjoy our brunch. We really appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you both here again soon.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent, and the food is divine. Love it.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Joanne! We are glad you love it here!

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