Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.6
2650 reviews
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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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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Traditional steakhouse service with great food. You can make the Boat House any kind of restaurant you like. Extravagant dinner? You got it. Jeans and awesome steaks with your wife? Perfect place. Drinks and apps at the bar? No problem. One caveat is that we only go in the off-season, I have no idea what the place is like in the summer.

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l
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was original and exquisite and the waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. The prep and presentation of the food were amazing. The cocktail list is also original and to die for! Best place and most original place have been in a long time.

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RL
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great atmosphere and location and good food. Always enjoy our experience.
Thank you

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AS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was ok but the waitress needed reminding to do simple things that are simply expected as routine, such as lighting the candle in the light on the table or including a small fork with the plate of raw oysters that i had ordered.... it's just plain unprofessional!

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TQ
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience as always. Great food, atmosphere and service.

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SA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect venue for our anniversary lunch. We had a quiet table by the window and the heater at our table made it very cozy. Our server Timothy was very attentive. The food was amazing especially the scallops and the Creme Brulee was to die for. We will be back!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server JP was extremely attentive and helpful!! Very pleasant and made the evening that much more special. Thank you!!

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MR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We generally love the place but the waiter seemed distracted and disheveled this visit.

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JV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the Boat House. It’s one of our favorites.

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had a very attentive waitress without being overbearing.

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S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner

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B
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

This is normally high on my list of favorite restaurants. However, this time it took a long time before our waitress even took our drink order, we had to ask for bread since it wasn't offered and my seafood scampi had much less pasta than previous orders (which is ridiculous since pasta is such a low priced item). I also felt I should have been offered grated parmesan for my dish, but had to ask for that as well.
All that being said, I still love this restaurant for special occasions and would recommend it. Probably just an off night for them.

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AM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good

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E
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food but the noise level is always a bit high. It makes it a little hard to chat with people at your table. Also wish the bar did NOT have a television.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. Although we arrived in the dark, we quickly found our way into the Boat House Rest. The only negative observation which we had was it was impossible to find a handicapped accessible parking space. Was it because it was dark and we parked on the other side of the street away from the restaurant or was handicapped space available on the restaurant side and it wasn't easily seen or found because of the darkness at 6 p.m..... So, my hat is off to the fine people who greeted us when we entered, the server (s) who took our orders, and of course the folks behind the scene who prepared our appetizer and meals. We will return. Thank you for making our evening pleasant and enjoyable.

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal & service. Very consistent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving reservation. Very satified. Great server

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was ok. Brought the family for Thanksgiving. Was rated 5 star on many sights. Maybe its better during the summer since near the water just to go for drinks and appetizers.Definitely overpriced got the seafood scampi, sounded great and looked good but not much on flavor, could’ve made better at home with a price tag of 32.00 a plate, it was ok. I tried for the experience. Don’t think i would go again.

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HN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We have been going to the Boathouse since it opened and it’s always been great, however our most recent visits have been declining in satisfaction. Our most recent visit on Thanksgiving will be our last. Service was horrible and the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner was deplorable! It arrived within seconds after the appetizer was brought to the table and to boot it was cold. The turkey meat was almost nonexistent and the meat that was there was full of gristle. The green bean casserole was unlike any green bean casserole I had ever seen, looked like green beans mixed in with some canned dog food. Top shelf cocktails were not top shelf at all! I could tell with my first and only sip. Needless to say, we were in and out the door in 28 minutes, didn’t touch our meals and left two full Martinis on the table. What a great Thanksgiving!

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g
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place with awesome views

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LT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. But ate at the Moorings the day before and really liked the French Press coffee there. Please add to menu at The Boat House.

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VB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined for our 45th anniversary. We had a wonderful water view table. Our waitress was especially attentive and informative. From start to finish, the experience was excellent. Cudos to the waitstaff and chefs.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Al always a great dinner but I would like to say that the mezza plate should be served on a larger platter. The size platter is too small to enjoy the components individually, everything tends to get melded together rather quickly.

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PB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boat House is closer to Providence than you think. They have great parking and wonderful sea views once you arrive at the restaurant. The food is thoughtfully prepared and always tasty. The seafood is super fresh and the wait-staff is friendly and helpful. It's like a trip to the beach less than 30 minutes from downtown Providence.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Seasonal menu that highlights the Rhode Island coast. Not a bad table in the restaurant with ocean views all around. I would recommend for a special occasion or casual lunch with friends and family.

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MP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food! We went for restaurant week and it was wonderful, with the exception of one dish, which was just ok.

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DF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went for restaurant week with friends. Some items were quite tasty, others just average. The restaurant was a bit noisy early on making conversation difficult. Service was below average. Even though it was restaurant week, I did not feel the meal represented much of a value.

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LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was delicious! Newport Restaurant week special menu was a great value!

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DW
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a small "Girlfriend Luncheon/Reunion" at Boat House last week. We were seated at corner table with windows with great view of the water. Wonderful time! Food was fantastic - the lobster roll is a MUST! Staff efficient and we never felt rushed. The gluten-free menu is a definite plus. Thank you to the staff/chef for making our annual lunch so enjoyable - we will be back!

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and will definitely go again, we were here during the Newport Restaurant week and the prie fixe menu gave a number of unique choices that were very good; good wine list and I'm sure in the spring and summer the view will make this a go to spot.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Happy hour means 1/2 price appetizers not drinks. Check which days of week. My sea scallops were excellant, my husband had scampi & was said the shrimp & scallops lacked taste. Not sure why but both entrees were over $30. All else ala carte. Their restaurant week menus looked inviting. Beautiful setting, water view visable throughout restaurant. Outdoor covered dining & events during season. Adirondacks for drinks at the waters edge.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great at the boathouse, wish they had more bar area seats. We will be back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The baked stuffed lobster wasn't up to its usual standard. We had it for lunch; previous occasions we had it at dinner.

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FA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great waterfront dining with great views and ambiance truly a good place to celebrate a special occasion with fresh tasty well prepared dishes.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful dining.

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LF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got Engaged at the Boathouse 3 years ago and were celebrating that day with an amazing romantic dinner! Everything was perfect!

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LF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Randi, was fantastic. A friendly, down to earth, helpful waitress that put us at ease to enjoy a wonderful, relaxing evening. The food was not as good as I was expecting (dry, not fresh fish), but I wouldn't hesitate to go back and try again. A stunning view without being an "elite" atmosphere.

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LI
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal with friends. Unfortunately the woman at the next table ws very loud

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P
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, good food and drinks. The service is good

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, great menu, great staff. We enjoyed our meal very much!

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