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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
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2
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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (72)
Waterfront (69)
Special Occasion (51)
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Good for a Date (50)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Worth the Drive (32)
Romantic (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Fun (22)
Casual (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Seasonal (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere and views of Downtown Richmond. The crab cake sandwich was outstanding as were the fries. This is one of our favorite places to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

The Brunch specials list is quite impressive, as were the drinks. Will happily return for brunch again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere... Had a few issues that I wouldn't expect from a place of that caliber but would go again. Very expensive, food did not live up to price.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Fun, great menu, diverse, small servings to major meals, ecletic, great seafood choices

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was unique. The the noise level was a bit high. Prices were on the high side, especially for the amount of food received. My husband and I shared an appetizer, salad, and we each had our own entrée, but we left feeling still a bit hungry. They could fill up their plates with a bit more food, especially since the entree prices are rather high.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We were a party of 9 celebrating my Mother’s 91st birthday. We were seated promptly and a great table where we had an amazing view. Carter arrived at our table immediately and provided outstanding service. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the appetizers we preordered were very good, calamari and crab and artichoke dip. Would recommend this restaurant to others for most any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

First time visit for out of town guests. Outstanding view; may be best in RVA. Good but not great food. Crispy Pork Belly was all fat and not Crispy, but otherwise the food was good. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Fun evening right up until I realized I had paid $11 for a call whiskey AND $2 extra for the ICE‼️ So if you want a great view of the city skyline go to the Boathouse, but you might want to bring a cooler with your own ice

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

They were able to accommodate a large party of us with ease . We had a fun night and really felt like we were able to talk to one another and converse even with the person at the end of the table despite the energetic vibe . The food was delicious , service spectacular , and view was incredible ! Thanks ! We will be back !

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

It was our anniversary which we spent with a nephew and his girlfriend from out of state. It was a great experience for all. We were well tended to, and the food was fabulous. The corner window table was perfect as it wasn’t as noisy as it is in the center of the room. A bonus for those of us hearing challenged by background noise. Thank you for a perfect evening

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent waiter. The only issue; my mother was craving a pina colada but couldn't get one due to no blender. what's up with that? a full bar that can't make slushy drinks?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good place for birthdays but can be pricey. They even comp'd one of our desserts because we were there for a birthday!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I took my love out in near my home so I found a place I wanted to try. He enjoy everything. I hope we come again. Everything was excellent

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Late-night Find, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Waitstaff was prompt and personable, food was terrific, didn't feel rushed even though the place was busy. Love the setting right on top of the river, lots of windows. One of my new favorites!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great confusion over omlette bar and self-serve buffet.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved this hidden gem. Great for quiet couples dining, quiet areas and sporting/bar area. Also good for small not too rowdy group dining. Can't wait until it warms up so I can sit outside and enjoy the river view even more

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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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vip
 (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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food4
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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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