The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

4.6
3122 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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!

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate with Mom at The Boathouse! Brunch Buffet with traditional favorites from 10am to 3pm. Adult brunch $46, youth 6-12 $18, and children under 6 free. Dinner service with regular dinner menu begins at 5:30pm.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat Dad to Brunch at The Boathouse! Father's Day Brunch Buffet reservations are available from 10am to 3pm. Adults $46, 6-12-year olds $18, kids under 6 are free.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Bring your family to Easter Brunch at The Boathouse! We are serving a traditional Easter buffet with honey glazed ham, beef tenderloin carving station, and made-to-order omelets. Adults $46, youth 6-12 $18, children under 6 free. Reservations recommended.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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

The Sunday Brunch was great. Excellent price! Service was fantastic. Staff all were very friendly. Definitely will be going back again soon

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded 2 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your Sunday brunch! Thank you for finding the time to leave us a great review.

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SE
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So, what is not to love about Rockets Landing Boathouse....sitting outside on the RIVA and partaking in those wonderful 1/2 carafe brunch cocktails! Fabulous. I would stay away from the make your own omelet and opt for anything seafood. The Calamari here is fresh, cooked right and the aoli accompanying it is on point (and I try calamari and mussels everywhere). The green goddess oysters so yum, and the mussels also a big win. IF you must the hamburger is good quality...been a minute sine I had last visited and I can say I was pleased.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review! Our aoli, as well as all of our sauces, are made in house, can you tell?! So glad you enjoy dinning with us. Take care!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Four of us went for a birthday brunch. We had a nice booth by the window. The server was pretty slow getting things started. She brought water and then left for what seemed like a long time before taking drink order. Once we ordered drinks, 2 bloody Mary’s and 1 glass of wine, again it took a while but finally the server returned with just the wine saying the bar would have the drinks ready soon. It wasn’t particularly busy, so there was really no excuse for drinks taking so long. Fried calamari was definitely the highlight of the meal. Bread came to the table only after we had to request it. This is so dumb on the part of a restaurant to require that people order bread! Other than calamari we each ordered salads - all were pretty ordinary, nothing at all special. Salads are easy to make great and there are so many fabulous salads served in Richmond, this was pretty disappointing. I won’t bother to return - it’s too bad because this is one of the only riverfront restaurants we have.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was my first time, but expected more out of the food. I had Shrimp and Grits with little Grits "not expensive " and shrimp was overcooked. The Crab and Artichoke dip was weak on artichoke and crab. Chalk it up to a bad night and try again.

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JG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for the money. Food was exceptional. Best service by far.

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Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your review, John

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J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time dining with Boathouse. Despite being cloudy, the view of the city was incredible! Our server Sharif was truly exceptional. Best service I’ve had at a restaurant in a very long time

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jenny, we're glad Sherif made a lasting impression on you. We can't wait to see you again.

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SJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a very pleasant fine dining experience. Ashley, our server, was phenomenal. She was extremely attentive, yet not overbearing, while simultaneously managing numerous tables.
My lobster, spinach and potatoes were perfectly prepared & presented. I would have granted 5 stars, but my "Peach" Bellini was filled with Strawberries (no peach) and my filet (requested to be prepared Medium) was charred giving it a more burnt taste. I am excited to return for Sunday Brunch. Besides, I love the Boathouse!

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your honest feedback and learning where we need to improve! Thank you for being a returning guest with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The bar service was very slow. As soon as I received my drink I put in an order for another one. Not my waiters fault.

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was highly exceptional. Would recommend to anyone visiting Richmond for the first time.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation, Lisa!

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JM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent friendly service. Just a bit on the expensive side.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your honesty, James. We hope you join us sometime for happy hour

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for either drinks on the balcony overlooking the river or a nice sit down meal. Friendly service and good food!

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 11, 2019

How cool that you can dine with us for any occasion! Thanks for the great review.

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OD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Sunday Brunch fare. While the food was good the Waffle Bar and Omelette Bar was poorly ‘set up’ and rather chaotic as to was supposed to stand ‘where’ while waiting for their food.

Also interior testers very noisy.

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JA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six friends getting together after not seeing each other for over two years. One couple was up here from SC. The woman had recently finished up a grueling six months of chemo for Stage IV cancer. We had a chance to all catch up and offer our support and love all in an atmosphere that was very comfortable It was a wonderful experience and we all had been there in the past. Always impeccable service and food so delicious. Love the coffee presses. Our only negative is that the music is a bit too loud making it difficult to converse and hear each other without straining.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 11, 2019

Wow! What a special occasion, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding the music volume. Thank you for the compliments to the cuisine and atmosphere, we can't wait to have you back.

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RW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our most favorite places in Richmond. lways treat out-of-towners to this venue.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thanks for bringing your out of town guests to dine with us, what an honor! See you soon.

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SL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came to celebrate our sons birthday. Had appetizers and desserts. All were amazing!

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Responded on April 11, 2019

We love celebrating those special occasions with our guests, glad to hear your food was amazing!

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QB
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & fantastic view. It's a little on the pricey side, but not too astronomical. The ambience and service were great. It was almost warm enough to sit outside by the river and in hindsight, I almost wish we had, so that's reason enough to go back.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 11, 2019

We hope you join us again for the patio experience!

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I will return and dine with you again. Service was so so

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. Would eat there again.

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice place ,everybody is smiling and the food is good

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c
Warwickshire
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend The Boathouse. The crab cakes are out of this world. The view, especially on a nice sunny evening, is spectacular. Service is excellent. The noise level might bother some people, but we did not have trouble hearing each other. We were there on a Sunday evening.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi there, we appreciate your honest feedback. Crab cakes are our specialty, so glad you enjoyed them! And the sunsets on the James river with the city skyline can't be beat! We hope to see you soon.

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KP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good service and great prices . Wait for oysters was long. Ran out of some food 🥘 by 2:30 reservation

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 11, 2019

Hi Kelli, thank you for the 5-star rating. We apologize for the inconvenience on Sunday visit, our demands were higher than we could have expected for National Oyster Day! We hope you give us a second chance.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. The Boathouse staff made a special evening an exceptional one. Thank you.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for your review and for being a returning guest with us!

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, as well as the food. Upon arriving for our reservation we found out they were about 30 mins behind schedule. They went above and beyond to make sure they made up for the delay. Would highly recommend!

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Connor, we apologize for the delay with your reservation time but we're happy to hear you were well taken care of. Thank you for your understanding. We can't wait to have you back!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, service and view was fantastic. The restaurant was very noisy. That may have been because it was brunch.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Dustin, we're glad you enjoyed your food. We recommend requesting a table outside where it is less noisy. Hope this helps!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good service, good brunch, oyster half shell specials

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for your review!

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MB
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our Sunday brunch was very good as usual, great omelettes and sides available. I was disappointed to see price increases on the dinner menu, especially the $10 jump to $79 for the chilled seafood platter which is one of my favorites. May have to forgo that in the future.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 10, 2019

Hi, Mike, Thanks for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed brunch. We appreciate your feedback on the cost of the chilled seafood tray.

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BK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Expensive and food was nothing spectacular but tasted good. If you want the ambience/atmosphere of eating by the water it's ok. Would not recommend for the food. Parking is bad, you will have to pay for valet on a weekend.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place to eat out in RVA!! My husband and I only go out to eat on a special occasion. We both are weight conscious and I love to cook. So when we do go out to a restaurant, I want atmosphere and delicious food. It's also nice to be served ...This place is always our fav.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Linda, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We're so honored to take care of you on your special occasions.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Everything we had was great! The place is a little noisy and hard to hear people at the other end of a table, but a great place for special occasions!

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Jaimarie. We love celebrating special occasions with our guests!

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Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Good for drinks and appetizers and sit outside. Entrees were nothing to write home about.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi there, we appreciate your honesty. We hope you will join us for happy hour at the bar to enjoy discounts on drinks and oysters!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Super loud atmosphere, food was good, not great. However the service (Hannah K) was a reason to come back for sure!

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hello, we appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear Hannah made you feel at home!

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SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the view and the overall experience. Food quality is good and selections on premium cocktails is very broad. A great way to spend a Friday sunset.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you, Scott. Hope to see you soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining location the ambiance cannot get any better in Richmond. The food was excellent. My only complaint was that one of the workers kept walking around with an iPad checking to see if people were eating or finishing up with their meals, so they could update wait times and seating. She walked past our table 6 times. It made us feel rushed and more like we were a number rather than guests at the restaurant.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hello, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and the ambiance. It is never our intention to make a guest feel rushed, we appreciate your feedback on this matter. Take care.

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R
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had delicious drinks and meal. Only one little mistake where my friend was overcharged for something. The waitress quickly took care of the problem, but did not apologize.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Renae, we're glad you enjoyed your food and drinks, we apologize on behalf of the overcharge mistake. Thank you for your feedback. Take care!

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VV
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and portion sizes! Beautiful view!

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A
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server was amazing!! Great food, beautiful location!!

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter name Danny!!! He is an asset to the restaurant.. The manager was awesome also. He came and spoke to us about Casa del Barco, on his recommendation we well be visting that establishment in the near future.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on April 4, 2019

We're so glad Danny took great care of your party! We hope you love Casa del Barco just as much. Take care.

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DP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Shrimp on the grill too long making them tough.....

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife and I visiting Richmond and went for a leisurely evening of fine dining. Great scenery. Very good service. We had a lovely evening.

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Responded on March 21, 2019

Thanks for your review, hope to have you back again soon.

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, beautiful location, great food. The only negative was value- slightly higher priced when compared to other similar experiences in our opinion. Would save this restaurant for a special occasion rather than a regular place to visit.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for your honesty! We can't wait to celebrate with you on your next visit.

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