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About The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

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!

4708 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 622-2628

Website:
http://boathouseva.com/

Executive Chef:
Cory Sheldon

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.

Private Party Contact:
Bonnie Ball: (804) 622-2628 ext. 702

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Special Valentine's Day food and beverage features, plus our full regular dinner menu will be served.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (67)
Waterfront (65)
Special Occasion (46)
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Good for a Date (44)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Worth the Drive (32)
Good for Groups (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (28)
Fun (19)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Business Meals (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance is great can’t wait to come back in warmer weather. But seafood choices were slim to none for fish entree. Salmon was farm raised. Server was great.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Beautiful view of the river and we were able to watch the sunset from our table. The service and seafood were wonderful. Very nice place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for NYE and our reservation was for 8pm. We did not actually get seated until 8:45pm because our table was occupied. The manager on duty (I assume) gave us an appetizer on the house & prepared a new table for us. The food was good but my steak was undercooked. Had we not waited so long, I would have sent it back. However, my boyfriend offered to switch entrees with me. This definitely was not my best experience here and was disappointing .

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always the Boathouse was special. It was New Years Eve so it was mire crowded than usual and the noice level was higher. That being said, we had a wonderful evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our 20th anniversary dinner. We expected it to be busy and loud for New Year's Eve. We were disappointed with the meal preparation. My wife ordered an 8oz. Filet prepared medium. The filet was served rare. She sent it back and was returned still not prepared medium. For a higher end venue you would expect your steak to be prepared and served correctly. She substituted the mashed potatoes with pasta which was way over cooked. The presentation was the pasta on the plate with the filet and Brussel sprouts on top of the pasta. why not serve on separate plates for a more pleasing presentation? Attention to detail is important and proper food prep is paramount.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful experience, helped me celebrate my mother’s birthday

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great experience. Crushed red pepper soup had some weird stalks of grass in it, which they quickly tried to fix but the whole batch was bad so I had clam chowder. They comped the soup. Other than that the food was delicious.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing view, excellent service, and even better food

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fantastic ambiance, fair food, fair service, beautiful river and city views. Food is overrated as it is at all Boathouse Restaurants. Avoid the crab cakes unless you’re a fan of Old Bay type seasoning. Expensive, especially the wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointed for a Christmas Eve dinner. Food was just ok but not worth the expensive price and service was not good. Overall we left very disappointed.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Boathouse is great and Richmond is lucky to have it, but once again, we felt rushed and were with a server who didn't ask for the extra little pieces of information to help us order. The wine took a long time to receive. I know it was Christmas Eve, but we come often. The biggest irritant is that EVERY reservation is always confirmed with a telephone call that implies - call back, we must hear from you. I've never missed a reservation ANYWHERE in 30 years, why do you always call when someone has a perfect history. It's just a little irritating.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner at the Boathouse has become a tradition. We love the jazz band and the overall ambiance. The food is always excellent as is the service.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas eve dinner. This was our 2nd year is a row and maybe our new tradition! The live music was nice and everyone was very festive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This might be one of the best restaurants in the Richmond Area. They really do what they say they are going to do, no surprises. I really great place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a lovely family brunch on Christmas Eve. Our waiter, Aubrey, was attentive and efficient. The hostess was a bit snooty and could learn to handle seating groups with a bit more grace. Overall, we had a good experience and will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our table by the fireplace was cozy, and the views were beautiful. We were there for brunch on a Sunday. The Bloody Mary's were served in a $12 carafe...the drinks were okay, but a little heavy on the Vodka and light on the Bloody. We will continue our quest for the best Bloody in RVA! The Chesapeake Omelet from the breakfast bar was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The seafood and coffee were exceptionally good. The staff catered to our seating preference and our dining requests with genuine enthusiasm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great Brunch as usual, but still need a sausage gravy boat on the buffet!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Picking up our son from VCU and had not eaten there....loved it!! will definitely be back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great overall dinner. My wife and I both ordered the simply grilled salmon, which was delicious. Always a great meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at the Boathouse. Our server was outstanding, the food was fantastic and the view of downtown an added bonus. Everyone in the group enjoyed our time there. We plan to return.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This restaurant is such a beautiful elegant classy cozy place to have dinner and for all special occasions😊

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I've been here on several occasions. The only issues I have were the prices and the temperature of the food. I know seafood is high, but this is still overpriced. This particular time my sides (potatoes and asparagus) were cold. The view is spectacular, the restaurant is very clean, and the service is great. The staff is always friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our only feedback was on the unknown matter in the water bottle.
Waitress promptly replaced bottle and after asking the glasses were replaced.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Jonathon was amazing! Knowledgeable and fun, he the food and ambiance completely made our experience a great one! Thank you!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went to the Boathouse for our second anniversary, and we had a great time. We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time, but we were still seated immediately. The lighting was kind of dim, and the volume of the restaurant was moderate. That made for a somewhat ambient but still casual feel. We would have had a great view of the river and the city since we were close to the windows, but it was snowing so we couldn't see much. Our server was very friendly and checked in on us frequently. We received all of our food very quickly. The food tasted great. We ordered the mussels for our appetizer, and it came with plenty. For our entrees, we ordered the seafood pasta and the southern fried seafood, both of which were fantastic. The portions were big, so we took our leftovers home (note: the southern friend seafood tasted pretty good reheated, but the seafood pasta did not). We did not get dessert because we were stuffed, but the dessert options sounded very good. The prices were pretty high, but they're worth it for the big portions of very good food. Plus, seafood is usually expensive anyway. Overall, we would definitely go back (perhaps when it's not snowing so that we can have a nice view of the river/city), and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or to go on a date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Angie, the waitress, was excellent. Food was very good as well. If there was one negative on the fried seafood dinner, there were too many French fries. But the fried seafood with the meal was excellent as were both the calamari and fried oyster appetizers

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Not one for writing a review usually but feel this was needed. We were sat at our table at 2pm on Saturday ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entrees at lunch and were out the door at 2:40pm I like fast service but this felt rushed throughout.

Before I had even had a drink my appetizer was on the table. Our appetizer was taken away and our main was on the table.

Foodwise the New England Clam Chowder was tasty we both had that. It was the entrees there started to be a problem. My had the Salmon which was ordered as medium by server but was dry and overcooked. I had the Southern Fried seafood - The oysters were so small they were non-existent, the shrimp were overcooked and rubbery, and the crabcake was raw in the center, to top this off the vast majority of the plate was taken over by fries.

For this lovely experience the bill was $100 and to be frank the seafood is better at Rapphannocks and better priced.

We most certainly won't be back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We all enjoyed the food and service. We were there to see the Grand Illumination of the city and we were not disappointed. Our table was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service and food.
Highly Recommend for food and service quality.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving with wife. Not usually a big fan of buffets but this was excellent. Never a crowd getting food and our server Amanda was very attentive with us and we never felt rushed or hurried.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving meal at The Boat House was absolutely amazing. The setting was perfect, the food delicious, and the service as friendly as could be.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The only problem we experienced was sitting for about 7-8 minutes before someone came to get drink order. We never had a server to introduce themselves.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our family was in town for Thanksgiving, and we celebrated our eldest son’s 30th birthday at the Boathouse. All of us enjoyed a delicious meal, and our waiter Devante was exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I was glad someone have given me a gift card. I would have been upset if I had paid for the meal. The dish was over priced and not very good. The server was nice and it was a quiet place. Glad I tried it but would not go back. Thanks

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Appetizers, desserts, wine, and coffee were all wonderful! Our server was fantastic, too.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was the first time we visit this restaurant. It was very good.

Even thou the food was excellent, the menu is not that diverse.

My only concern were the desserts. I believe they do not complementos the menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for date night and had Laura as our server. When I say she was amazing she was AMAZING. We eat out a lot and don't get a lot of great service like we did with her. Whenever we come we will be asking for her each and every time!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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