Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.8
4586 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nancym
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View was magnificent, food was fine, drinks were excellent

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vipYummy
New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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pennyb
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always!

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vipMarieG
New England
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy, our server was fantastic!

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Kimotee
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fast service, beautiful location and great food!

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VictoriaO
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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AmyO
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out at the Boat House! Our server Nate went above and beyond to make our night special. Can’t wait to come back!

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CHRISL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

service was friendly. food was tasty. relaxing location

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LawrenceS
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed celebrating a milestone birthday with friends. The food was outstanding and the service excellent.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience4

The Boat house used to be my favorite place to eat. However the last two times I have been there have been a disappointment. In this visit, the lunch salad was served without its dressing and the lobster addition to the salad ($22) was maybe one ounce of lobster. The server was also distracted while at our table and did not make us seem very welcome. Hopefully the Boat House will come back to is better standards in the future.

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nancyg
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good; lobster roll skimpy especially for price; everything else excellent

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Rich
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at The Boathouse and were especially please with the restaurant. Our dining was inside by an open window on a gorgeous day. The restaurant was clean, quiet, and our server, Claire, was exceptional. She was polite, attentive to our dining needs, and always communicated with a smile. The food was plentiful and tasty, though pricing is a little on the high end. None the less, for our special occasion, it was an enjoyable experience.

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu offers some wonderful options without losing the traditional favorites. Our server was attentive, kind and authentic. The water view cannot be beat- while we ate indoors, the outdoor patio with wind protective plexiglass was such a smart addition (the wind across the bay can be strong at times). I highly recommend the Boat House to anyone looking to enjoy amazing food, atmosphere, and service.

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vipMarcD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really love the Boathouse. My wife loves the Lobster Roll, but this last time, they really cut the amount of Lobster in the roll. My guess is that the cost of lobster went up, so instead of raising the price they reduced the amount of meat in the roll?

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DonnaH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions & for a night out. Water views are wonderful. Terrific food & service!

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EliG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lobster in roll was well cooked but basically tasteless. Great service

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vipTheatregoer
London
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch; food is great! Don’t bother requesting a specific table location. They don’t honor the requests.

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juddsole
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, presentation and setting. Wait staff was professional and helpful.
We were warmly greeted when we arrived by the hostess and she was able to arrange an earlier reservation for us.

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vipJanice
New England
44 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were 30 minutes late for our reservation, due to an accident on highway we traveled to get there! I called to let them know, we were still going, but would be late. Hostess assured me they would hold our outside table. Had a very nice meal, all was good, especially after the stressful ride in!

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vipkathyk
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! (Although lobster roll could have had more lobster in for the $32.00 price.) Wonderful ambiance at our table by the open window looking at the bay. I would not hesitate to eat here again and I’m looking forward to doing so soon!

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RoseA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in all of MA and RI! Always get an outstanding meal and experience. Highly recommend.

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vipBeeA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Disappointed in slow service. Wrote on open table site " occassion-birthday." My husband told waiter it was his birthday and got a coupon for $15. off of bill. Still no one could say happy birthday! Just the small things go a long way.

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Peter
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and delicious food. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend.

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MarciaP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, delicious seafood,great ambiance and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and great food.. definitely I will be back soon

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BobStM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and amazing view. Always a great meal. Probably the best mussels anywhere!

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vipAdamR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I don’t understand the new policy of no bread and butter. I also don’t understand why there are so few lunch items on the lunch menu, and the majority of items are heavy, dinner selections

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Meesh
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous sunset, great food, fabulous service! We're in love with this place! Perfect spot for a sunset dinner on a beautiful summer evening.

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vippaul
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total perfection. Outside table with optimal sunset views. The best restaurant to enjoy a gorgeous sunset in RI! Wonderful drinks, delicious food, terrific service, kind staff, pretty flower boxes, well manicured lawn with Adirondack chairs situated about, tables have ample room around them so you’re not cramped. Highly recommended.

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 4.8 stars by 4586 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.