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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

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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (91)
Scenic View (83)
Great for Outdoor Dining (70)
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Special Occasion (66)
Good for a Date (61)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Worth the Drive (45)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for Groups (38)
Casual (36)
Romantic (35)
Fun (34)
Great for Brunch (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Business Meals (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Happy Hour (20)
People Watching (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Seasonal (17)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Healthy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great Beer (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Vegan (3)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Starter was deep fried calamari (per a friend, supposed to be great). In our case, taste was good. Calamari was fresh, i.e., tender. But ... it was soggy, not crisp :-(
Entree was the "special" - grilled rockfish. It was overcooked and dry. Serving sizes were unusually small for the price - rockfish 4 oz, 3 asparagus spears and a small serving of mashed potatoes :-(

Would not go back except for a drink and the scenery.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

rVery nice service. Manager came to the table and purchased our desserts because we had a couple of occasions. Very thoughtful. Waitress was professional.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food tasted good, but the portions were too small.
I had a salad and an entrée that came with 2 sides and left hungry.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It’ was nice, the usual experience you can expect from boathouse

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We made this a stop on our way south and we were not disappointed. It was a lovely place with a great atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We really enjoyed Boathouse. We met friends and family there who drove from DC and we drove from Williamsburg. Elaine was an awesome waitress. She made great meal suggestions and made us feel very welcomed. The food was hot and tasty. The history of the building and the river scenery added to the entire occasion. We will definitely go back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great for Sunday Brunch. Jonathan was Excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The atmosphere at the Boathouse is very nice, beautiful views of the water and nicely decorated inside. The entrees were slow coming out the evening we were there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

the food was good.The service was average,at best.I was left waiting for extra bread for the crab dip and while waiting the dip got cold.The waitress was not very friendly or attentive.I would expect better,friendlier service for the money.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Special occasion (wife's birthday)......food was good, service was good, enjoyed the view of downtown Richmond, waterfront, etc. Difficult locating restaurant due to detours, etc. (first time visit) Waitress and manager were very hospitalble.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Garrett our server was exceptional and made the experience even more enjoyable. Friends who we had not seen in 15 years and we chose to take them to the Boathouse. Too bad it was raining and the view was not as wonderful.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My family was part of a wedding group for brunch the morning after the wedding. Our server was very friendly and informative, not only about the menu but about wait time. The atmosphere was open and inviting, and as it was a chilly day, the two fires inside created a warm ambiance even with the large picture windows filtering in light from outside. My food was so delicious! I ordered the vegetable eggs Benedict, which had no English muffin but was placed upon eggplant and tomato. And I loved the sliced avocado topping. The poached eggs were PERFECT and so yummy with the creamy hollandaise sauce and the baked mozzarella. In fact, just writing about it makes me want to revisit the experience. I LOVED the way the coffee was served in our own personal French presses and the Bloody Mary was tall, spicy and decked out with veggies on the top, including pickled green beans. The only thing I would've done differently would have been to have the ice on the side instead of in the drink as it watered it down some.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great menu selections--esp. fish and seafood. Excellent fried oysters. Our server, Garrett, was knowlegable, friendly and energetic. Very attentive. Noise level is always a little high. Not sure music is needed on top of crowd noise. Beautiful view and enjoyed walking out on the balcony.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Took advantage of the excellent-value Restaurant Week menu. Starters (raw oysters, butternut squash soup with a crab crouton) and desserts (cider-apple donuts and bread pudding) were really very good. Main course of sirloin was meh, nothing particularly special and one of our two orders were quite tough. Great location on the river, very nice "industrial" feel, and a limited though creative and interesting wine list that included a nice selection of South American options.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a treat coming here. Have never had a bad meal

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

To be honest, it was so loud that having a conversation with my friend was tiresome as I had to keep asking them to repeat what they said because I couldn't hear! I saw where one attempt at providing something acoustic was made, but, as I am in that business myself, it was ineffective as it was far to little of an effort.
When I go out to dine, I don't expect this atmosphere, rather, a moderate conversation level and a modicum of peace.
I'm afraid this restaurant goes on my too noisy list and I'll more than likely not return.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

School cafeteria loud. Cannot hold a conversation across a table at a normal level.
Appetizers were good, steak entree good, rockfish average, dessert poor.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great. The price was a little high for the portion but not too crazy. My wife and I went for our 23rd anniversary and had only been there once before. The manager found out it was a special occasion and knocked our dessert off the bill. That rates a return trip in the future.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My friends and I came for a Girl's Day. We had such a great time, we didn't realize how much time had passed. We were impressed from the moment we opened the door and were greeted by the hostess. Everyone was accommodating, friendly, and professional. The food and drink options were so amazing, it took us a while to decide what we wanted -- and ended up sharing! We sat outside overlooking the river. The views were breathtaking and made the dining experience that much better -- although, you could've put this restaurant in the middle of the woods with no view and it would've been spectacular regardless. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and come back for our next visit to Richmond!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A very nice place and everything was Great but I do recommend to them a more thorough cleaning of the table water bottles, they are recycled wine bottoms and hard to clean, we had to order a 2nd bottom after showing the waiter debris in bottom of the first bottle. Otherwise The Boathouse is a fine place to dine, good rivah & city viewing too for a special treat.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A group of friends and I from out of town we’re looking for a good dinner spot, and chose Boathouse based on the OpenTable reviews. Boy, are we glad we did! Our experience overall was excellent, especially the views of the sunset over the water. The only reason I gave the food 4/5 stars was because my friend’s chicken dish was overcooked, and our one vegan dining companion had a hard time finding suitable options (several of the veggie sides were made with meat or cheese). Otherwise, the meal was suburb and the cocktails were delicious. Highly recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat outside. It was very nice but some sort of sun shade would have been nice. The food was good, but over-priced. The drinks seemed to be on the weak side and very over-priced. Would recommend to friends for the veiw but would let them know it's over-priced.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The view from the patio/balcony is very nice. While not the best food in town, it certainly is passable. Our service on this occasion was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food,

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 16, 2017

1st visit to The Boathouse - it was as good as we were told - really can't think of another place like it - scenic view, great atmosphere, service was "just right" and the food was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great. Sat on patio. Lovely view

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great evening. Thank you.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The perfect place for a birthday dinner and our waitress was a gem!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great wine, great food, beautiful view

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our service was extraordinary, the cocktails were well done, presentation of everything was excellent, and all of our entrees were divine.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was good, but not worth the price. Service was okay at best. We went for our anniversary... Twas okay. Means it doesn't set the bar super high for next year!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Nice view of river at sunset and lights of downtown after dark. Enjoyed the food and evening with coworkers. It is a little loud as the evening goes on but still very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Anytime I have guests in town, I bring them to The Boathouse so that we can enjoy delicious seafood and libations overlooking the James River with an impressive view of the skyline by night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We love the Boathouse. But there have been some stumbles this summer. We have felt a little rushed at times having plates pulled from underneath us, or some plates taken from the table while one is still eating. Sometimes the food comes right out. Sometimes it takes a long time. We love the Boathouse, but some details have been lacking this year.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Loved the setting, the food was delicious (rock fish) and the evening was delightful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The atmosphere is great. The food was ok, not sure it was worth the price. The server was so attentive and sweet. We had several questions and each time we asked a question she had to go ask someone and it was a long time before we got an answer that was not what we hoped. When we ordered she asked us what salad we wanted as if it was a part of the meal but when we got the bill everything she asked us about was extra! We left paying a pretty hefty bill. I had a french press coffee and they forgot to press the grounds down so the grounds of the coffee just settled to the bottom of my cup and I drank a few grounds. We were there for over 3 hours because everything just took so long and the restaurant was not busy. Also, my sister has a bad knee and the elevator was not working. She had to walk three small flights of stairs. We enjoyed the outdoor seating on the water and the servers attitude was great, not sure I would pay the price again and I would ask specifically what is included and what is not.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food; swift, attentive, servers

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was a wonderful meal and we all left very full and very happy. Our wait staff was awesome as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We are never disappointed! We celebrated our daughter's bday and everything was perfect --great seating and delicious food. Our waitress was great! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront
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