Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.7
4943 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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vipRealgoldfinger
New England
90 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Fabulous fabulous

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vipEllenC
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We ordered the swordfish and seafood scampi. They were delicious. We also had the chowder and shrimp fritters which were both excellent. The atmosphere is very enjoyable and the service is not rushed.

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vipJayS
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we enjoyed a great meal experience with close friends. Fantastic!

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Gina
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was prompt and friendly. Special chowder outstanding, entrees very good and desserts are to share 2-4 people. Recommend and be sure to make a reservation.

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MaureenW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level moderate due to weather raining. Otherwise perfect Thank You

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service!

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vipFolie
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location is Killer ! The food is good, sometimes great. No other restaurant cooks fish as well as Boat House.
And where else would you want to go this time of year ? You can sit on the deck if you're not comfortable dining inside. I suggest later in the afternoon when it's not so crowded. Service is always good, professional and accommodating. We are BIG fans.

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BettyL
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Too many bumble bees landing on us
On the patio
No bread?

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with a friend. The service was fantastic! Our server went way above and beyond to take care of us including running out to the parking lot to bring us our credit card that we left in the folder.

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viplocal
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The view is spectacular and the service is great. The menu has gotten boring for locals like us who like to frequent this venue. The food was bland and nothing special. There was actually nothing on the menu that appealed to us.
We hope they get more imaginative with the menu soon. They used to offer a great Paella and other more tasty dishes.

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vipDoramay
New England
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful table by the window to celebrate a birthday. Brian was a very attentive and busy waiter, who surprised us with a complimentary birthday dessert. We had the special Boathouse chowder that was spicy, crunchy snd excellent. My husband’s swordfish was properly cooked - moist and delicious as was the bread pudding dessert. A fun night.

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MarriedCoupleDate
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate your anniversary!

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BruceF
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was excellent. Morgan is a delight. One of our very favorite places.

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vipebeb
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was delightful! Can't wait to go back soon!

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vipCarmenR
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipNancy
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both outstanding. Consistently delicious dishes served here

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Never had a bad meal .

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RichardG
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been greater

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Clara
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I would recommend the Boat House without hesitation.
It is one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

My husband and I go to lunch at the Boat House once a summer while in town. The ambiance and service is always spot on.
This visit the food was subpar. The swordfish was over cooked as was the roasted potatoes. The fish sandwich was served on a pretzel roll which was very messy to eat. The combination of cabbage and pickles on the sandwich made for an overwhelming sour sandwich. The French fries were over salted so much that they were inedible. As nice as the view, venue and service was, we will not be returning.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood with unique flavors. Excellent service. Outdoor seating available for those at higher risk for covid who aren't yet eating indoors.
Great view of Mt Hope Bay.

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vipMaryB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food with attentive service. We loved sitting on the patio and watching the sunset.

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vipBLLinRI
New England
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meals at The Boat House. Service, food and scenery is always outstanding.

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vipFamnight
New England
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place! Great view , great food, great service! These people do it right!!!!

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vipWestport
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our waiter could have been more friendly 😩

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michellea
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful location, had a table inside right at open window. Grounds are pretty .... make plans to go early and enjoy a cocktail outside. Food was good but slightly limited menu

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meals, nice touch with a champagne toast glass for our anniversary.It was much appreciated .

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Roger
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! … we celebrated our 40th anniversary of our 1st (Blind) date and it was fabulous. We were seated on the outside deck on a beautiful sunny day and presented with 2 glasses of champagne in honor of our special day. The food was incredible and the service was exceptional as well.

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DianeD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mom, who is in her late 90's, here for lunch, and we both so enjoyed our second visit to The Boat House! The food, the view, the service - they're all outstanding, but it's also important to note that this restaurant (along with the restroom) is very simple to navigate with a walker!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had reservations for lunch at the Boat House Waterfront Dining. Our server took our orders for appetizers and entrees. Over 30 minute wait for the appetizers, within 10 from receiving the appetizers out came our entrees.
Food was mediocre in regards to taste. Probably won’t return here in the future.

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JehuD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary date night. Wife was amazed we had two free glasses of wine as our waitress amazed my wife with “happy anniversary” which she didn’t expect. Our server was attentive but I’m sorry didn’t get her name! The view was spectacular, got there just after sundown - we have to come back and get that window view during the daytime. For a 1st timer, it was rewarding experience. Thanks all at Boathouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a outside table at first ,and that night it was misty and cold ,so I asked to have a lamp lit ,well they did better than that .They gave us a table inside that opened up ,and our food was delicious swordfish and a fish sandwich.

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vipJamesW
New England
59 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our waitstaff was very good but had the annoying habit of "driveby" interaction. He would breeze by, at top speed, ask a question and be gone before he heard the answer. The place was super busy so I guess he had little choice. Our table was fantastic and the food was good. Wine was good too, if a little pricey. The oysters were average. The desert needed a knife to cut the apple and there was hardly any "crisp" in the apple crisp....just apple and cinnamon sugar sauce.

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BillyD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I gave the waiter my credit card with the bill and a gift typic it and he asked out loud how much was on the gift certificate. He then returned and announced very loud again how much was left and how much the bill was.

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vipAllisonT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing patio view and the food always consistently on point. Our favorite server Nathan always goes above and beyond to make our dining experience the best of any restaurant in the area. We keep coming back after 5 years. Thank you Boat House…we love your views, food, and staff.

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LoisM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four all agreed that everything about our dining experience was excellent and that we would return at some future time. We ate outdoors and had a wonderful water view.

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vipAmbivore
New England
47 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A local favorite with magnificent sunset views and a well thought out menu

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vipMike
New England
100 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food and service

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PattiB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Everything is always wonderful.

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LisaG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bloody Mary’s, clam chowder and lobster rolls. A window table with the view was frosting on the cake.

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 4943 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.