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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

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (64)
Waterfront (60)
Good for a Date (52)
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Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Romantic (30)
Good for Groups (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Bar Seating (19)
Casual (18)
Fun (17)
Business Meals (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Seasonal (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (8)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The dining experience has change at this restaurant. Employee's standing around talking. The result was slow service. Employees playing and touching each other's head no hand washing. Young man in the kitchen area drinking milk while food being prepared. Another young man touch his nose then proceeded to talk a food order.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our first time having brunch at The Boathouse was EXCELLENT!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing. Really enjoy the Sunday brunch with the Omelette Bar - it may well be the best omelette in town.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary. One year ago we had our wedding reception at The Boathouse. Excellent food and service as always.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect place for brunch until it gets busy. The line for the omelet station runs into the dining area. There is a good chance that someone waiting in line will join your conversation because they will be standing over top of your table.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I choose the Boathouse simply because we had never been before. I can say it was a wonderful first experience, as we had hoped. The food was delicious. The service was amazing. The views were to die for. We are definitely going again. The only negative is the parking, but it is Richmond VA the worst parking city in the U.S. The Boathouse was wondering I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious, and drink were on the spot! We had the best red velvet cake/cheesecake dessert that has ever been created!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall Great experience

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great late Vday they even kept the menu for us !!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine weekend menu was available, my companion had duck while I has rack of lamb. Food was good, not extraordinary, portion of lamb much larger than the duck. Best part of the meal was calamari appetizer. Beautiful setting, would have been less stressful if GPS did not lead us to closed off roads and had darkness not set in so early, much prefer this place in summer or daylight to enjoy the view. Cucumber basil martini a favorite of mine. Service was excellent, friendly and efficient.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was expensive, but was the best steak we have ever eaten. The salad, potatoes and asparagus were very good, too. I think a piece of bread would be a nice addition. The special Valentine's Day dessert was delicious. The views of the James River are awesome. I was skeptical of the whole experience, knowing the cost, but was very pleased with the location, easy parking, wait staff, food and views. I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Our server Garret was very welcoming and friendly. I ordered the steamed shrimp appetizer which was 0.5 lb which was $14 and a side of mashed potatoes. He asked if I wanted the full portion which I assumed was the $14 appetizer so I said yes without hesitation. After receiving my bill, there was an extra $14 added onto the appetizer. I was unhappy about the up-charge. There should’ve been some type of communication about the upcharge . Other than that Garrett was a great server

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, food was prompt and delicious. Our waitress was attentive and polite.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and service was awesome!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Boathouse at Rockett's Landing is a favorite with us; food and service are very good and it is always an enjoyable time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was really good. Nice place to go for special occasions.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was awesome. The food was very tasty, the staff was super nice.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very nice atmosphere with the river views a plus. Always enjoy the selection of food and also the after dinner coffee.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was an exceptional choice to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. The staff were very pleasant and really helped with the whole feel. They were extremely attentive. Best restaurant experience I have had by far. Also, the food was incredible!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great plave with a beautiful view of the James River. Very rich and vibrant environment. Food is good but needs more variety and prices are a little high for the quality of food offered

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal & evening. Atmosphere is great. As far as the seafood entrees, they are good but for the $$$ cost at Boathouse Restaurant you can find as good and better seafood dishes at other establishments for less money.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Boat House Grill is great, i hAve been there many times. I take my teenage daughter there for a nice breakfast on a weekend morning. Good for bonding with daughter.
And i have been there on dates. At dinner the wait staff is friendly and very attentive. You just cant ask for more. I like seafood and its all good at Boathouse. The appetizers and the entries, prepaired well snd served well.
You guys are great! Keep doing it, Boathouse!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our second time here and our experience was pretty much like our first. Great service and very friendly staff. Love the ambiance. Food was good for the value.. only slightly dissatisfied with fried oysters this time.. over cooked.. too dry. Not too much noise even on a busy. Saturday night..Our waitress Amanda was very good and attentive to us and that added to our experience. We would recommend this restaurant to any of our family and friends..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a memorable night with delicious food, fine wine and great fellowship. Thank you to the staff for taking great care of our dinner party, beginning to end; every detail was perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Yes everything was fantastic love dining there

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was fabulous only eclipsed by the great service. And it was 1/2 price wine night.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This was my second time dining here on a business trip and it was still just as good as the first. The seafood here is awesome. I had the broiled seafood platter and it was seasoned very well. You also have to try the chocolate chip cookie dough dessert!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was very good and generous helpings. Interesting and unusual drinks. Pleasant server.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Staff was outstanding, and the food was even better. The view of the city is second to none. Highly recommended it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Not the best of our visits here but still a favorite when we are in Richmond. The cocktails and oysters are enough to bring us back. Unfortunately, the special was dry and not up to usual standards. Service was rushed... we will be back but hope this was just an off night.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food! Entertaining out of town guests! Great attentive service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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 on January 21, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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