Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.7
3053 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and scenery.

K
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Cean was enjoyable and made good recommendations. It was unfortunate the kitchen staff brought out our meals before we finished our appetizers and we were too full to enjoy our entrees. The restaurant was very crowded and I’m sure the kitchen was rushed, but it was a disappointment. However, for all the times we dine here, this was the first let-down.
Also - the Budina is outstanding!

z
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim was a great server. Food and atmosphere were outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

ND
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant on the water. Service was excellent.

a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Can't beat the location. Food is solid but a little pricey.

NS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! Food was delicious and came out exactly as ordered. The service was perfect. Would definitely return.

GT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked our 41 wedding anniversary dinner
Perfect setting and delicious sword fish dinner
And Scallop meal

H
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the window table we requested. We came for a late lunch (2:30) which was perfect bec the noise was much less bec a few tables were still open. We had a wonderful waiter. I wish i could remember his name. Tall, dark haired, dark shadow/beard. Very, very attentive and helpful.

j
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

all I can say is best lobster roll I have EVER had! The lobster was perfect with just enough mayo and the roll was hot and fresh. The drinks were delicious as well- try the basil gimlet!

AM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic. We ordered mussels as an appetizer (delicious!), however, they were filled with sand. The manager was fantastic and comped the mussels as well as gave us a complementary dessert!

Delicious food!

MP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our Office made reservations for a "farewell" dinner for one of our Colleagues, who had accepted a new position. It was everyone's first time at The Boat House and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were seated directly next to a bay window, which had the most stunning view. A wonderful way to end a hectic work week. Our Server was attentive & polite, despite a busy night for the restaurant. Food and drinks arrived in a good amount of time, with food portion sizes being just a tad smaller than the average/standard amount. We had requested, upon making our reservation, for a dessert to be delivered to our Colleague w/a special message. It arrived at the perfect time and looked absolutely amazing. (Thank You). The only complaint we had was (1) how close/tight all the tables were to each other, even the outside patio seats. Because it was such a busy night, it really stood out. For example, our table was close to the bar area and when a member in our party, wanted to go to the Ladies Room, she had to wait until the person at the bar, pushed in her barstool, before she could stand up to go.
The ambiance was beautiful, (although the clamor was a bit loud, but again, I think this was partially due to being a busy night) the setting & location was perfect and we all agreed, that even though it was a bit pricey, we would definitely all go back there again.

AH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, good ambiance.
Would prefer to lie & give them a bad rating so it would be easier to get a reservation—can’t do that to such a wonderful restaurant!

k
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Requested and received a window seat. Food was excellent - scallops and filet cooked perfectly. Service very good.

I
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was very nice. We arrived early and was able to seat outside and have a drink from the bar. That was fantastic. We thought they’d come and get us but that never happened. A few minutes after our reservation we inquired and were seated right away. There were vacant tables, so I do wonder why we weren’t called to be seated. The food was excellent. We were disappointed that the Ceviche wasn’t available. That was surprising because it was early in the evening. The service was exceptional.

b
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Way too pricey for what little food you get. Overall, great view, great service, and the roughly ten bites of food before I was done were amazing. However, 34 dollars for five scallops is not really ideal.

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

Great sunsets, great food and fantastic service. 5 stars all the way.

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stood at the outside bar for a while without any acknowledgement, not even a look, and it wasn't busy.

Also took awhile to get going with our server, though after that, the service was awesome, the food was too and the evening was very pleasant. All around great experience.

Always my "go to" place in the area. I lived in Portsmouth for a while and now back in Chicago.

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

The service was excellent and the views were, as always, outstanding. Food was great and I'll definitely come back.

b
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always amazing at the Boathouse! It’s my favorite NRG restaurant. Love it all year round, but especially in the summer

JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first time experience. Delicious food, great atmosphere will definitely be back. Highly recommend. Love the indoor-outdoor setting. Nice casual higher scale dining.

RI
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive helpful staff, great food and relaxing atmosphere

AB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch, beautiful view, and great service from Holly. Highly recommend.

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The view is gorgeous but all 3 times I have eaten there the food has been lousy... over cooked seafood and even a burnt burger... Go for a cocktail and the view...

FG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Boat House is a beautiful venue with great ambiance, a nice drink menu and good food. The service is consistently sub par. The drinks are slow to be delivered, often after the appetizer is half eaten,

AN
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is always very good to excellent as is the service and the waterside location is outstanding. It should be a "must" on your dining list.

L
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and if you can get a table outside, view is lovely.

H
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice time, sat outside with a beautiful view of the river and much less noise than inside. The food was delicious, esp the clam chowder (although it could definitely use more clams) and lobster salad, which was all lobster, no filler, on my caesar salad.

DE
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious brunch with a beautiful view of the water, and excellent service, too.

DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location/ view!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

10th Anniversary

PT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for a Friday night for our anniversary. We had a seat looking at the water. Service was great and the food was amazing! Filet was cooked to my liking and wife’s seafood dish was tasty.

SQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious.Outdoor seating was perfect. Nathan was excellent!

PD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The Fish and Chips was poor... very little fish inside

d
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view from every space is framed by sky and water. Wonderful menu, wonderful service. This could become our new home away from home.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience all around. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

DW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute joy! When I made the reservation on OT, only high top tables were available, but I took a chance anyway. Requested a luncheon table for 5 for out of town family at the windows by the water and they delivered a regular corner table with the windows open! Whoohooo! Score! We had a great view and bonus of 20+ (we counted) cigarette boats racing and parading on the water! The food was fantastic (lobster and fish tacos). Reasonably priced, not gouging. Our waitress was amazing, very pleasant and personable, as she was very attentive but not too much. We are repeat diners and are never disappointed here. I highly recommend the Boat House!

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening. Wonderful waiter who was attentive and helpful throughout the meal.

j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars thank you best service ever

JM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attentive service, excellent food, great views. We loved it!

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and sitting right by the window was wonderful. Thank you to Tim our waiter for being awesome.

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