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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

4.6
2706 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Our Rocketts Landing location occupies the top floor of the restored Power Plant building, which sits on the James River and once provided electricity for Richmond’s trolley cars. We specialize in seafood, wood-stone oven pizza, and locally-sourced signature entrees. And we can't forget the incredible view!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Open Nightly at 5:00 pm
Friday Service Begins at 3:00 pm
Saturday Service Begins at 11:30am
Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner Service beginning at 4:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 622-2628
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cory Sheldon
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Private party facilities
With private rooms for 16 to 200, panoramic views of the Richmond skyline and James River, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is a unique location for a special event. Antique brick, industrial steel, and a modern decor give your guests a glimpse of Richmond's rich history and vibrant future.
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Private party contact
Bonnie Ball: (804) 622-2628 ext. 702
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 2706 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and drink choices. And you can't beat the view.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We went for Mother’s Day and made our reservations way ahead through Open Table. A credit card was required to reserve the reservation. I didn’t see anything on the website or here that it was a buffet brunch only but it could have been posted later, however I could not have canceled my reservation without a fee. Might have been my mistake I don’t know. The food was very tasty. The tenderloin was awesome. I just wasn’t in the mood for waffles at 3:00 pm for about $50 each. Also I had a teenager with me who will never eat $50 worth of food.
We never got drink refills although she took plates away quickly.
It was loud both with music and people. We were seated downstairs in the basement which was ok nice but not spectacular.
It was just ok and I would probably choose somewhere else next time.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Mother’s Day Celebration

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed Mother’s Day brunch. Our server Taylor was spot on. Very friendly and not to quick or slow with drink service. Impressed with the quality and variety of the buffet brunch. Top shelf!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Had a very good Mother's Day Brunch, food was excellent, staff was cordial. Would definitely go back for a similar occasion.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

No stars. Very hot in restaurant. We went for a special occasion. Everyone in the dining room was dressed up and SWEATING. On a 95 degree day they had the outside walls open to allow the 95degree temps in the dining room. My daughter’s roommate was recently diagnosed as a type 1diabetic. She drank so much water to try to cool down. Our waitress was excellent and kept the water coming. The manager said she had heard no complaints and didn’t see a problem. For just ok food it was not worth it. It is a difficult drive to get down to the restaurant with all the road work. Would not recommended of go again. Miserable

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Came for Mother’s Day on Saturday although the restaurant was busy never felt we weren’t taken care of. Laura W. Was great. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Lovely venue, great service, but only 3/6 meals were good, not great. Reservations for 6 @ 8:15 and we were seated immediately, in one of their large booths. Very comfortable, but I forget how loud it is in there. Thankfully by 9 PM the crowd thinned & the noise level dropped considerably. Excellent cocktails. Next time I will remember to reserve a table on the porch, and order whatever the special is for the evening

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Despite having a reservation we waited over an hour for a table. The service after we were sat was mediocre at best. Our server appeared to have too many tables as he was hustling around the restaurant yet he rarely stopped by to check on us. The food was good. It was very rich however. The best and really only truly positive part of our experience was the ambiance and view.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Too noisy for my taste. Only saving grace was our server. Soup not hot enough and crab cake was just ok.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I ordered the special Wednesday night. The steak, shrimp, and asparagus were perfect. I thought the rosemary potatoes lacked flavor/seasoning. Overall, still one of my favorite restaurants/locations in Richmond. Thanks, for the great service.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The appetizers, entrees, and desserts were unique and delicious. The waitress and the manager showed wonderful hospitality towards me and my partner. The waitress presented us with excellent service by making sure we had everything we needed. The scenic view from our table was exquisite and vibrant. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great food. First time there

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The waiter rang up our bill incorrectly and then the restaurant proceeded to find me via cell phone an hour later to get us to pay the difference since it was my name on the reservation. I certainly didn’t mind paying what was owed. However, for a special evening out, it was a disaster where I ended up having to pay for my own birthday dinner out myself vs being a treat. The tone communicated by the manager calling me was not the most polite either.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Graduation

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We went to the Boathouse at Rockett’s (for the first time) for our anniversary. We found the restaurant packed and quite loud for our 8 pm reservation. We each ordered a cocktail from among the many interesting choices before dinner. Our crab and artichoke dip app was tasty. My wife enjoyed the blueberry arugula salad, but my Caesar was less than average. Her scallops were good. I ordered the mahi special which was tasty but overly salty. The manager came by and said he’d like to buy us dessert for our anniversary, but when the check came, the dessert was full price. All in all, I wish we had asked for a table by the windows or on the deck, not only because it was a beautiful night, but because we would have been able to hear each other better. I wish the menu had more options. While we had a nice time, I think we could have had a better meal for our money elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Had a great time! The view was great and the food was even better. The broiled seafood plate and the crabcakes were great. Loved the bread pudding!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Good food and service. Would be nice to add an awning for more comfortable outdoor seating

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

All three Boathouse locations have lovely patios and of course the water is a treat when the weather is nice.
I've always been disappointed in the food for the price. The location and price point say Fine Dining, but the menu and ingredients are three stars at best, and often only two. The portions are bigger, which is nice; but the flavors are mostly bland and uninspired.
I've had four star dinners at a comparable price that you can't stop talking about after. The Boathouse is good, but I never find myself talking about it later.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Has always been one of our favorites!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Very relaxing mid-week excursion. Seated outside to really enjoy the view. Food was good--they were a bit slow on the main course and apologetic. Overall it was a great evening.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Usually the food is impeccable but tonight yuck scallops were sorely over cooked the kitchen was really slow the waitstaff did their best to accommodate of course that he was outstanding the best place to show off Richmond’s Riverview
I won’t completely write it off but will be checking out other options more aggressively

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Our waiter Garrett was nice and attentive and very good trying to up-sale us on blackened scallops. The food was ok. Not spectacular. Overall, it was a good experience.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We were inside and it a little too loud for our business dinner. Table of 7 and I could only hear the people next to me.
The waitress was the best! She did not bother us with lots of questions but magically was there when we needed something! Food was good: crab cakes, shrimp tacos, crab stuffed shrimp.
Dining on the deck would be wonderful, I did not think to request that when I made reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Always a good choice when you can’t decide where to go. The sunset from the patio is as relaxing as one of their custom cocktails.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

My wife and I retired that day and wanted to celebrate with a good meal. Service was outstanding and very attentive. Location is great and we were seated at a table with a wonderful view of the river and the skyline. Would recommend the restaurant to anyone wanting a special experience.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was good but I was watching the way they were sitting people of color and it concerned me and I hope that’s not what’s happening I really like the boathouse.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is always great. Wonderful view, good food, solid service and a moderate value. Typically have done brunch recently which is a solid value with the waffle/omelet bar.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was very noisy with a lot of people but the loud music made it difficult to talk at a table of 6 people, we couldnt hear what the others were saying

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

A friend’s bday.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It took me 5 years but finally made it. Awesome restaurant with top service and amazing seafood. The views at the outdoor tables over the river are astounding. Not cheap but well worth it for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The appeal is the view, but there’s no view if you’re not seated at one of the outer rim tables.

All wood decor means it’s going to be very loud, and it is.

$5 for a cup of regular coffee? Really?

Don’t get the “ice cream sandwich.” Not good.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I've been here a few times and I'm always happy. On this occasion the food was well prepared. The hush puppies were to die for. I had shrimp and grits. It was very good. Salad greens were not very fresh. Hence the three stars. It's in a great spot on the river but not all tables have a river view. The outdoor seating is limited but if you snag one of those tables, it's golden. Nice deck/bar provides a wonderful view of the city. We were seated right away and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My daughter and her boyfriend went to The Boathouse for a pre-prom dinner. The atmosphere was nice and it provided a beautiful backdrop for pictures!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I like the atmosphere. Crab cakes were salty. I had a group of 8 and they crammed us in a small table. Overall it was okay. Can definitely get better food elsewhere you can't beat that view.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent food, beautiful view, surprisingly family friendly but mainly adult patrons. We went to celebrate my daughters 7th birthday and had a fantastic evening!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Very nice dinner. We were very pleased with the food and experience. Will continue to return often.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything tasted good but the seafood portions were slim. I ordered the fried seafood platter. 1/3 if the plate was occupied by 3 large hush puppies. There were 4 shrimp, 3 oysters and a small crab cake. The rest of the plate was filled with fries and a tiny 3 bite portion of cole slaw. The clam chowder appetizer was awesome! It all tasted good, just disappointed in value for the seafood- I can get hush puppies and fries at CookOut- I was expecting more seafood, especially for $28. I travel a lot and spend quite a few nights a year in Richmond Va, not sure I’d visit this restaurant again due to the disappointing amount of seafood supplied on a “seafood platter.”

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Love the view and service. Half priced wine on Wednesday was great!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

First time at this location. Great spot and the food was excellent.

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