Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.7
4763 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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viphbbja1
Charleston
55 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gosh, The Boat House just is totally amazing. The dining experience is superb, the diversity of the menu is fabulous, the restaurant decor is beautiful AND THE VIEW of the Sakonnet River is breathtaking. We absolutely love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate outdoors as the sun set over the Sakonnet River. Just perfect. Our simple meal was leisurely served. All dishes were good, though the salmon could have been 1 or 2 minutes less cooked.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Great food, service, ambiance and price!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and service

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vipStevenF
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipBoscobel
New England
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reservations suggested for this delightful dining experience. The site is terrific and the food, normally great. Some supply issues for seafood are impacting the menu, but there is always something for all tastes.

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LauraT
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, building architecture, use of the outdoor-but-indoor tent and the patio are outstanding and provide an ambiance equal to no other RI restaurant. I say this even loving The Moorings. With The Moorings, I feel like I'm on vacation. With the Boathouse, I marvel at how fortunate I am to live in The East Bay.

BTW, the food and cocktails are also great. The waitstaff and management team are warm and friendly. An especially good practice is that multiple people bring out the table's dinners at one time so people aren't waiting.

Here's to the Newport Restaurant Group - please keep adding restaurants to your family!

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IreneD
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I have eaten here multiple times and it has been wonderful. Last night we celebrated a family birthday and the service was mediocre at best. We waited at least 15-20 minutes in between our first and second round of drinks. Our table was not bussed well between courses and empty glasses , dirty side plates were not cleared and condensation from the drinkware soaked our table for most of the evening. It made the $300 plus dinner tab disappointing to say the least. Food and atmosphere was exceptional as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service5ambience1

Our table location was very disappointing. I asked the manager if we could please be seated in a shady area outside or instead inside. I also told her my guest cannot be seated in the sun because she is receiving chemo treatments for cancer. She was reluctant to move us & only offered a table in the shade when the present guests were finished with there there entree s& would have to wait. She said there were many reservations & couldn’t move us even though at the time tables were empty. I booked this Resy many weeks in advance & I don’t know why she would not accommodate us by giving us one of the empty tables. It was very distressing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were excellent. Staff was wonderful and friendly with our 13 month old. The outdoor patio was breezy with a beautiful view. We’re excited to add the boathouse to our restaurant rotation!

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vipbrianr
New England
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great water views great service. We will be back

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vipMatthew
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

very pushy to get you out in 90 minutes,someone kept walking by with a tablet like they were counting down the minutes,very uncomfortable,

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LindaC
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day and view from our table by the window. Enjoyed our food and waitress was excellent!

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SGMM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Their menu seems to have shortened and quality of food was ok, not great. I expect great based on the prices. Service was very good and the ambience is excellent, as always.

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JoseD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and server did an excellent job so we enjoyed the day

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sb60
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the water. Just saying No to Newport.

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Ron1960
New England
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific table on a perfect weather night. A Grey spot for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the place , very good service , but the food is just ok

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stephaniem
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience.

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vipBLLinRI
New England
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly at our reservation time at a beautiful table overlooking the bay. Service and food were excellent. Overall a wonder dining experience at a favorite restaurant.

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DonS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Our waitress Jenna was friendly and professional. Was spot on, with any questions. The view was great. Highly recommended

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vipRobC
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and worth the price. The ambiance and the view cannot be beat. This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions during the summer months. We make it a point of eating here at least once every year.

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PhilC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Food was fresh and delicious. The staff was very flexible and welcoming- even moved us to a window table overlooking the water.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, table was ready on time, great sunset.

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jack
New England
44 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location and view, very good food and service. What more is there to say. It’s been that way every time I go.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal & wonderful ambiance. Service was great. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable lunch

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GerryD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for a dinner and mentioned that it was our anniversary. We were shown to a table with a spectacular view and our waiter brought 2 glasses of bubbly. We shared an order of calamari and a Caesar salad and both were delicious. I had the swordfish and it was a healthy portion, was broiled to perfection and came with a fantastic orange sauce. My date had the lobster Mac and cheese and the serving size was enormous! We shared the lavender cream brûlée and that also was superb!

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NancyB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food, service and view was outstanding...as usual!! Went for a special occasion, my husband's birthday, so they even served him with a piece of cheesecake with a candle.

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vipProvSal
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have delicious, fresh seafood, served by wait staff who pay attention to every detail. The "Hall of Fame Chowder" is a must--rich, creamy, spicey. Shrimp Fritters were delicious and packed with pieces of shrimp. Entree of perfectly Pan Seared Karen Elizabeth Scallops was split for two with no fuss and both plates looked lovely. Scallops were perfectly cooked. And...the Honey Lavender Creme Brulee was absolutely divine.
And, of course, eating this outdoors with a perfect view of the bay made the entire visit that much more perfect. HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISIT!

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vipJosephineK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family on vacation, while passing through Tiverton, Rhode Island, decided to stop at this highly recommended place for lunch. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. It is set on the most beautiful spot on a bay… the food was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great

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Jason
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boat House was excellent. It was our first time there but they greeted us like we were old friends. The outdoor patio was the perfect place to enjoy our delicious food and the service all around was outstanding.

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vipTimothyR
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I greatly enjoyed the lobster and short rib grilled cheese special. It was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Always an excellent experience.

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DorB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse was wonderful. We celebrated our anniversary. The server was lovely. The water views are beautiful. The food is just wonderful. They have a great raw bar. I am celiac and they were able to accomodate me easily.

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vipnewbie
New England
37 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service from all concerned. Food always good here.

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PaulM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had raw seafood which was delicious. The scampi was spot on. The corn and lobster risotto was superb. The scallops were perfectly done, but I would delete the hot sauce on them, as t detracts/covers the delicate flavor of the mussels.

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vipKellielc7
New England
66 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everyone was very friendly and wished us a happy anniversary which was sweet! It was nice to see one of our favorite restaurants bustling again!

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PatM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable for a nice lunch or dinner. Staff consistently friendly and professional, and can always count on the food and drinks being delicious. Thanks guys!

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 4763 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.