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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, Richmond, VA

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

4.1
4.1
4598 Reviews
$30 and under
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 and locally-sourced signature entrees. And we can't forget the incredible view!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 1:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 622-2628

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lee Hendrickson

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 4,598 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Scenic View

  • Virginia

    Most Booked

  • Richmond

    Scenic View

  • Richmond

    Seafood

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was very good.
  2. BD

    BoulderDenver

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This place has 5 star potential and is using about 3 stars of it right now. Great view, solid menu and decent prices for the view. We’ve been 3 times and in all cases there were odd issues. First time they had no menus for my husband’s parents who don’t use QR codes for menus. Second time we ate outdoors and all the table lamp batteries weren’t charged so they were burning out & we kind of ate in the dark. In our most recent visit for brunch with my parents, their waffles and home fries were brought out cool and needed to be reheated. It is such a scenic spot to bring visiting family. Seems like they need managers double checking quality and consistency.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Unfortunately the service was not good. It was slow. Orders came out at wrong times. Drinks were wrong. It was disappointing, especially for the price.
  4. EK

    ElKni

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Our server was fantastic, but overall, the experience was overpriced for the quality of the food we received. I think money would be better spent elsewhere.
  5. DS

    DanielS

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We were at the Boathouse for their Thanksgiving Day special buffet. The food was good, but service was nearly non-existent. Our server was so absent that I had finished my first plate of food before I got the wine that I had ordered. There was no silverware when we got seated, so I had returned to the table with my first plate of (hot) food before silverware was provided to us. The food was good, but the absentee service killed the experience for us.
  6. G

    Gunther

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Cold turkey, green bean casserole, and shrimp au gratin, not good. However the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts were excellent.
  7. AL

    AliciaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large open room - very loud (music and people). That’s my only complaint. Food, service, and ambiance…very nice.
  8. LR

    LindainRVA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location of this restaurant is so special, with a gorgeous view of downtown Richmond along the James River. The food is thoughtfully prepared and the service has always been very good. I took my dad here for Thanksgiving. I noticed there weren't many vegetarian/vegan options, since it was a buffet. The sous chef, Josh, went above and beyond and made a vegan entre and dessert for me. The manager, Alycen, came over a couple of times to check in. I was so touched by their kindness on a very busy holiday and making a what would have been a good experience, great! Thank you!
  9. LA

    LouusA

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great to be back for thanksgiving with BHRL. Food was great as usual, just a smaller selection at the carving station. The music however was deafening! We asked our server to please ask that it be turned down. It was briefly, then cranked back up! Very annoying to talk across large round table of 5. We gave up yelling at each other.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving buffet
  11. P

    Punkin

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving holiday brunch with mom and the experience was great.
  12. s

    sonjar

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Our waiter was disorganized, a little rude, served and picked up from the wrong sides and forgot things--like glasses and to open the Pellegrino bottle. We kind of had to bus our own table. This is with a 20% service fee added. Food was very tasty. Hostess was adorable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Service was very slow and Tanner our waiter was pretty inattentive. We had to flag him down multiple times just to get refills. I asked at the beginning if we could use the QR code to order food and he told us he would take care of everything. I should have done that to have actually received better service.
  14. S

    Steve

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food has improved since our last visit. My wife said the shrimp tacos were the best she's ever had. I had a wedge salad and it was great. Presentation was good and ingredients were fresh. Calamari were good as always.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  16. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice dining experience and service. The food was very good but a little pricey for the portion size. Recommend carrying a few more draft beer options.
  17. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I understand most places are understaffed but the experience at the Boathouse was disappointing to say the least. The coffee was cold and without flavor, 2 of our brunch orders came out very late and the food was extremely bland. On top of everything the price point is quite high for what you are getting. Do yourself a favor and grab brunch in the fan or even First Watch... anything would have been better than the Boathouse.

    The Boathouse at Rocketts LandingResponded on November 17, 2022Hello Nicole, I apologize for your brunch experience with us. Please know that we will work on timing our courses more accurately in the future, and to make sure the food we serve is up to our high standards as well.

  18. d

    doms

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    When I stay in Richmond always dine here. This time I was sneakaly overcharged by them. They automatically added a 20% overage tip to the bill which I didnt notice and then requested an additional tip on the CC machine which I paid. Guess what, thats crooked and vile.

    The Boathouse at Rocketts LandingResponded on November 17, 2022I apologize for the confusion on our service fee. It should be explained verbally in addition to being printed on all menus. If you have a moment to email a copy of your receipt to rockettslanding@boathouserichmond and reference this exchange, we would appreciate the opportunity to follow up and make sure we deliver a more straightforward experience in the future.

  19. TB

    TBBB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and service! Everyone was pleased about their dish choices. Delicious!
  20. BA

    BigArm

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, but pricey. The service was efficient.
  21. BW

    BarbaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a bad experience at another boathouse- this is 100% better. You can see how staff work together to provide a great customer experience. Our waitress answered all questions or went to get the answer. Best view!
  22. J

    Jose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was delish, server was excellent. Tables are a little close together
  23. ER

    ElleinRVA

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Service was inconsistent - server was very pleasant. Perhaps due to a wedding that was taking place.

    The Boathouse at Rocketts LandingResponded on November 10, 2022Apologies for the inconsistency, and thank you for the feedback so that we know what we can work on to improve.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Joe was amazing! Lively evening catching up with a friend.
  25. SD

    SamuelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Boathouse (Rocket Landing) this summer with family. We both fell in love with the atmosphere of the restaurant then. We both side Boathouse(Rocket Landing) is our new restaurant👌🏽.
  26. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah did a great job serving us. We were comfortable and pleased with everything we ordered so much so we were there for 4 hours! Great evening at a great restaurant!
  27. AB

    AurelianoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming staff , quiet ambience, great food and outstanding service . Allison was very helpful and and friendly . I was proposing that night and she promptly fulfilled our needs for that event in a very professional fashion .
  28. JB

    JonathanB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service is important along with great food and price, all met.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service was okay. Still not thrilled about the automatic 20% gratuity.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Poor service
  31. J

    Jacob

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, highly recommend the steak with jumbo lump crab
  32. PS

    PatsyS

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came during Richmond Restaurant Week- cannot say enough good things about the food and extraordinary service!
  33. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went for Restaurant Week so the value was good thanks to that. Probably not in our price range normally, but either way the fact that we had a different server come out with our food and drinks each time and the lack of service the table next to us got was a major cluster and left a sour note on our evening. Music was either on loud or not on at all so everyone outside was talking quietly as well. Great view of the sunset and city, but there are other options. Food was delicious so compliments to the kitchen staff.

    The Boathouse at Rocketts LandingResponded on October 28, 2022Hi Joe, I am sorry for the dining environment on your recent restaurant week visit. We do use teamwork to try and provide the best service possible, but I apologize if that didn't happen for your neighboring table. We will be more mindful of the music volume in the future as well.

  34. K

    Kath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The required 20% gratuity encourages subpar service and then you’re taxed on top of the gratuity. Won’t return.

    The Boathouse at Rocketts LandingResponded on October 27, 2022Hi Kath, I apologize for the subpar service on your recent visit. We will work to live up to our high standards in the future.

  35. KH

    KristinaH

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse is one of my favorite dining destinations. I have eaten at all four restaurants, and the service and food are always excellent. I am glad they did away with the phone ordering. It was difficult and not user friendly. It is one of our go to restaurants. Consistently good.
  36. DS

    DavidS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I just can't really get behind the 20% service included. Don't feel like we got the same type of service and then to be presented with the bill and options to add extra... Food was solid and it's a nice place.
  37. RH

    RichH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was great, but service was very slow and it wasn't that busy so that wasn't an excuse. I can't help but wonder if the automatic 20% gratuity they add has made the servers not as motivated to provide prompt service. Initial checkin after being seated was very slow, and it was about 20 minutes after we asked for the check that they finally brought it out. Also, the initial table they sat us in was above an event space which was pumping bass through the floor like a nightclub. It was so loud we couldn't hear the ambiance music playing in the restaurant. We asked to move and they did move us, but then the slow service started...
  38. AK

    AdamK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse was outstanding! Seated quickly, wait staff was attentive and personable! Old fashioned was delicious! We had fried oysters and the hush puppies as appetizers. Both had great flavor with light batter that was not greasy or heavy! Entrees of fried shrimp and broiled seafood platter were so tasty and just the right amount of food! Would absolutely recommend and we’ll definitely be back!
  39. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Our server, Elias, was excellent! Great atmosphere and the food was awesome. Great location and my date and I had a wonderful experience! If your ever in Richmond this place is a MUST DO! I guarantee you will not be disappointed! 5+ stars….
  40. s

    suzanne

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood was wonderful. My martini was wonderful too but $19.50 seemed over priced!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing using the Order Online button. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 622-2628.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is rated 4.1 stars by 4598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

4708 E Main Street, Richmond, VA 23231

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 1:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Shellfish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lee Hendrickson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 622-2628

  • 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

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