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About Boat House Waterfront Dining

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.

227 Schooner Drive
Villages at Mount Hope
Tiverton, RI 02878
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday
11:30 - 9pm

Friday & Saturday
11:30 - 10pm

Sunday
11:00 - 9pm
(Brunch 11:00-2pm)

Cross Street:
Main St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 624-6300

Website:
http://www.boathousetiverton.com/

Private Party Facilities:
Our southern patio offers exquisite views of the Sakonnet River. The venue is the perfect setting for an event under our awning. We are happy to accommodate cocktail receptions or private dining events. Please call us for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Laura Picozzi : (888) 759-5557

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boat House Waterfront Dining Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (65)
Romantic (59)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Good for Groups (49)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary at The Boat House. I had had a dinner there a couple of years ago with a friend and it seemed like a good spot. Well it was a great spot. We finally found a restaurant that can serve up shell fish without feeling rubbery. The food was fresh and delicious, the wine was perfect for the meal, and our waitress was the perfect combination of informative and cheerful. We are looking forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2015

The food is outstanding. We went for Restaurant Week and it was affordable but otherwise the prices are outrageous. This could never be a regular spot for us due to the prices. Though certain nights of the week they run specials, so we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2015

My Wife and I have been to the Boathouse many times. We have never been disappointed. The food is always prepared just right and the attentiveness of the servers is spot on. They treat every Customer as if they are the only one. Of course, you can't beat the view from just about every table. We started going to the Boathouse on a recommendation from a friend. We have since taken friends there ourselves and they have loved it as well. I highly recommend the Boathouse.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2015

My husband and I dined here recently. We have been here a number of times before because the food is generally very good and the view of the Sakonnet River is terrific. We were again pleased with our food and were treated to a spectacular sunset.

His baby spinach salad was as expected. My crab cake was very light and flavorful. I liked it, however, if one prefers crab cakes with big lumps just barely held together, this would not fit the bill. The "local herb salad" was actually a few greens spread on top - nicely spicy, but I might have called it a garnish rather than a salad.

My Georges Banks Scallops were caramelized perfectly, and the barley was a nice complement. The chorizo tasted more like small pieces of bacon, but whatever it was, it gave a wonderful crunch and flavor to the dish. My husband's paella was a little more ordinary, (he only found one piece of chorizo, but the shellfish were cooked nicely) but very good.

I should add that we were here (unexpectedly) during restaurant week. My husband had the three course offering and it was very well priced.

Our bottle of Pinot Gris was very pleasant.

We arrived at 5:45 on Friday and the place was already packed. Lots of energy at the bar, great food and wonderful vistas. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2015

Seldom do we get a chance to dine at the Boat House during the off season, however with it being Newport Restaurant Week we decided to go to the Boat House. As always the food was outstanding, we started off with the Mussels and Spinach Salad,both were excellent, The Mussels were in a rich broth, the Salad was fresh with the right amount of blue cheese. We both had the Paella, an excellent choice. For dessert we each had the Boston Cream Pie, not really a pie, more of a cake it was a perfect ending to another great meal at the Boat House.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2015

the sevice was superb, the waiters were the best I have seen, they waited on all your needs. everyone was wonderful!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2015

A party of 6, we had to wait 20 minutes for our table. The squatters there were just totally inconsiderate. Boathouse attempted to make it up to us with a complimentary cheese tray. Service was first-class; foot was splendid. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2015

Menu is great, food as served in a timely manner. \the view is to die for. This is a hidden gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 21, 2015

The food and service were terrific but cannot afford to eat here on a regular basis.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2015

Friendly and knowledgeable staff ,the food and drinks are always excellent .
One of our favorite restaurants in Rhode Island

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 17, 2015

The Boat House always delivers with great food, great service and a beautiful view. The All Star Corn Chowder was outstanding as was the paella. Our server was prompt and courteous. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2015

Always a good meal, beautiful location, great for an appetizer and cocktail at the bar or if you have a special occasion and want to do a proper meal indoors or out.

It's a regular stop, has been for years, hopefully they'll continue to shine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2015

We went for dinner and had a great view of the setting sun. Our server was pleasant and attentive but not overbearing. I had the artic Char special which was similar to salmon served with lentils and polenta sticks. My husband had pork chop which was delicious and served with spinach and scalloped potatoes. The food is always good and prepared creatively. We shared an order of calamari which was tender but not as crispy as I usually like. The wine menu is limited and somewhat pricey; not many red wines in the selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2015

Boat House was wonderful, service was spectacular. Went for an anniversary private night out and they did a wonderful ob to make us feel special but giving us plenty of privacy too. Thank you so much. Already planning to bring family back on our next visit!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2015

The acoustics are so bad, you can hardly hear your dining partner across the table. Not so great for older people, maybe OK for the younger crowd. The food was excellent. We had a new server so he was just learning and a little disorganized and thus slow.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Simply perfect each and every time! From the beginning to the end!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2015

We have dined at the Boat House in Tiverton several times and this time did not disappoint either! The atmosphere is very nice and the food is superb!! The views of the Sakonnet River are splendid as well; this time we got to enjoy seeing the river iced over which does not occur very often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2015

We are always able to be seated as requested and with a smile. Food is always delivered in a timely maner and as good as expected.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2015

Paella was very tasty but lacked consistency in stock. The chorizo wand dominant as if it were ladled out of a big pot. Not much rice but the taste was there. Kind of lazy since there weren't many Pepe's there. Her salad with salmon was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

we have been to the Boathouse 2 or 3 times for the last 5 years. sometimes for just an appetizer and a drink other times for great dinner. great location, service and food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

A nice restaurant with a wonderful view. An opportunity to visit a local restaurant in our neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We were quite impressed. The food was excellent, the service was friendly and we loved the view (snow and all).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Very special Valentine’s Day

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2015

WE HAVE BEEN TO THE BOATHOUSE MANY TIMES BUT THIS TIME WAS ESPECIALLY GREAT. THE FOOD, THE SERVICE, AND THE ATMOSPHERE ALL ADDED UP TO AN EXTREMELY RELAXING AND ROMANTIC EVENING. BEING IN THE MIDST OF A DEEP-FREEZE AND SNOW BURIED SEASON, IT WAS WONDERFUL TO RELAX AMID THE WARM ATMOSPHERE OF THE BOATHOUSE. WE ALSO ENJOYED THE LOBSTER SPECIAL ON WEDNESDAYS. GREAT IDEA TO GET PEOPLE OUT IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2015

The Boat House has an excellent Gluten Free menu, but some of its staff doesn't pay attention to GF requirements. I ordered an appetizer of mussels from the GF menu and the dish arrived with two slices of bread perched on top.

Having grown up on Long Island, I know what roast duck is supposed to be like. When it is offered, I tend to order it preferentially over more commonly available entrees. The roast duck entree from the GF menu left a lot to be desired.

Nonetheless, we enjoyed our anniversary dinner and felt well treated by the waitstaff.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2015

Met my cousin for an early dinner. Snow was threatening, so we allowed time to chat before the storm. The food was excellent, of substantial portions. The men had the paella and it was delicious and hearty. One of the women had swordfish, and the other had sole; both were pronounced delicious.. Definitely a revisit is in order. We are looking forward to it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2015

It was our first time at the Boathouse. It was highly recommended by many friends. Our meals were delicious and the menu was very impressive. Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the water view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2014

We all enjoyed a diverse menu of wine, soft drinks, appetizers, seafood entrees and desserts.
One person in our group required a gluten free meal which was easily achieved with the Boathouse's
special menu. As a frequent visitor to the Newport Restaurant Group, some hints for diabetic
choices, especially for desserts would be appreciated. The children's choices were also appreciated by a youngster in our group.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2014

I can't say enough good things about the Boat House. The food was fantastic, it's located at a beautiful spot and the service was outstanding. I went there for a first date, chosen because it was close to her home so I had no idea what I was walking into... I had a rose to give her which the manager noticed when I came in and asked what the special occasion was, when I told him he smiled and said he'd have to make sure we had a good table. He sat us in a spot where we were not crowded and must have told our server as she was very attentive but did not constantly interrupt. After our meal we were surprised by a complementary glass of champagne - what a wonderful surprise! What we didn't realize is that we ended up spending over three hours there... the restaurant was busy and never once did we feel rushed or pressured to move along and make room for new patrons. It was a wonderful date and the service and food certainly helped! We will go back again and again!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2014

Great food, service, and atmosphere. During the summer the windows are open and the deck and patio are great places to sit and enjoy the food and view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2014

I keep coming back for the service, food and atmosphere and the oysters. Great view, friendly staff, excellent chef. Food is always excellent. When the blue hydrangea are out it is beautiful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2014

Boat House is a wonderful place to go in any season and winter is no exception. We had a leisurely lunch with a magnificent view of Mount Hope Bay. Without going through wnat everyone had, I would like to mention the Hall of Fame seafood chowder. It's a bit on the spicy side which in my case is perfectly fine. It is not your ordinary chowder. Our waiter Joe or John was outstanding, friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and gracious. Considering it was the Friday after Christmas, the restaurant was full and evyone was in good spirits. This is not my first time here nor will it be my last. I highly recommend it both for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2014

Once again The Boat House stood up to our expectation! My husband and I enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner of baked stuffed lobster, calamari (by far one of the BEST around), New England clam chowder & crab cakes. The service was EXCELLENT as usual and my drink was perfect, my husband is very happy they offer porters & stouts as many places do not. I only wish they had a simpler dessert menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2014

After being greeted by a well mannered host, on Christmas Eve everything, started to go south. They were not busy and although very friendly, the server haunted us to enter our meal order 3 times, during the drink and appraiser portion of the meal. Then she did not return to ask for drink refills. My wife and I both ordered the Paella. Very disappointing, 2 little necks, 2 shrimp, 4 mussels 1 scallop and a kibble of swordfish, over priced at 27. My son ordered the seafood scampi, which he commented had great flavor but the chef forgot to add the pouched lobster and the manager made a special visit to deliver. If there are any recommendations to be considered, they would be the raspberry Cosmo, Field green salad and the specialty teas.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2014

The service is great! The attention to quality is at the highest level .

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2014

The food was excellent along with the service. The manager came over to the table and was very engaging and personable. He made sure all was going well. The view is exceptional and restaurant is set up perfect for a comfortable private dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2014

We have enjoyed the boathouse on several occasions, both special occasions and routine occasions. We have never been disappointed and consistently have offered a 5 star rating. You will find no better restaurant, especial when you have something to celebrate. We shall keep returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2014

I am a big fish eater and was disappointed in the selection. Nothing unusual and very small white fish selection. They did accommodate me by baking the cod but sole was the only other white fish selection. A restaurant on the water in New England, called The Boathouse, gives one the idea they are going to a fish/seafood restaurant. You can get salmon and swordfish anywhere.

Other diners did enjoy the braised ribs and salmon but seems with all the fish we have up here, they can do better. Personally, I would not go back. But I can see where other people might enjoy it.

We also didn't get a bread basket, and my wife just answered when I asked about that, 'nothing's free.'

I did find it awkward that the bar is located right in the middle of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2014

Our server Laura, was absolutely the BEST.. Attentive without being hovering. Took care to make sure we were well taken care of thru out the meal! Excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2014

We recently visited to celebrate a birthday. Two of us chose the seafood scampi and two chose the scallops. Both meals where perfectly cooked and seasoned. The wine list was excellent as was our server. I will recommend The Boathouse to anyone who appreciates fine dining and excellent service.

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