Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.8
4566 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 15 hours 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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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Rich
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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DonnaH
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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vipTheatregoer
London
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarciaP
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, delicious seafood,great ambiance and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BobStM
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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MeeshExplores
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Cesar Salads were terrible

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vipbrianr
New England
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a lunch or dinner on the water with fantastic views. Great food and excellent service

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vipKathyJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Sitting by an open window on the water'z edge is an amazing treat any warm, early summer day
Festive atmosphere, great food and terrific waitstaff.

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The overall experience was Very Good, Service was Great, food was good.
Wish they would expand on the menu slightly.

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Nicki
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration. Great food, great service, outstanding view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow Marissa is hitting it out of the park with amazing flavors and perfectly prepared food! Nancy is an all star server!

We returned after a year absence to once again enjoy the boathouse, but were pleasantly surprised with terrific new preparations of the swordfish, salmon and scallops. The island cove oysters are a much better option, briny and sweet. We had been disappointed in the past but with a new chef (for us) and perfect service, we look forward to many returns over the summer. Congratulations to all for a wonderful experience!

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Purple32
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived ontime and were seated at the exact table I had requested-the round table in the corner.
We were waited on promptly but were given plenty of time to peruse the menu. We had several questions because a member of our party was allergic to canola oil, but the chef took the item my friend had requested and was able to substitute olive oil to my friend's complete satisfaction. Of course, the water view is spectacular and the weather was delightful. Each dish was excellent. We left completely happy and satisfied, looking forward to future dining at the Boathouse!

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vipKathy
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was not well prepared and was overly excessive.

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vipmaureenm
New England
33 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service from Matt.

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vipnancyp
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with a table by the window it was just beautiful

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richardD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining here for years, best visit Ever!! The new chef has put their vision of food front and center. Best quality of food this restaurant has served. Tasty, fresh, innovative....

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MicheleM
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Retirement dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant bar service, great table - overall a wonderful lunch!

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PatSal
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lovely spot. It was a special day and a special treat for the Mom.

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vipBarbaraL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love the boat house ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was good until we asked for bread. They now charge a dollar for a slice of bread. We said no more on principle of it because the entree charges should include bread. That was disappointing. They had no oysters crackers for the chowder and no marinara sauce for the the calamari. The BH did comp a dessert. We will be back but hope to have a better experience.

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RogerA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the setting,food, & service. We knew we could count on a pleasant experience even on a cold and rainy evening.

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Sarah
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and he loved it. Our waiter brought out a cheesecake with a candle for him after we finished our dinner, without being prompted and it was the perfect touch. I appreciated it so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coffee martini was excellent. Great view. Great service. Swordfish was delicious.

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vipMatthew
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A positively delicious experience from start to finish!!! Ribeye for him~ Scampi for her ~ complimented with a bottle of ROSE SYRAH/GRENACHE, AIMÉ ROQUESANT!!
Manager Lou is a great guy with special attention to his patrons and Adriana was a delight~ Sharing a touch of her personal flair and love of Italy !! The Boat House / Tiverton never
disappoints ~ even if it’s a rainy Saturday!!

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 4566 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.