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The Boathouse at Sunday Park, Midlothian, VA

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

3.9
3.9
3486 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Boathouse restaurant and event spaces wed the town’s impeccable waterfront views with authentic, locally-sourced cuisine. From the classically Southern shrimp and grits featuring sausage from Surry, VA to pizza made with authentic Italian recipe, the menu is distinctive and, most importantly, delicious.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 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) 744-2545

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dumar Douglas

  • Private party facilities

    The Boathouse at Sunday Park offers a choice of either lunch or dinner private party menus. Private rooms and private party menus are available for groups of 16 to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Joanne Bogese: (804) 744-2545 ext. 704

  • Neighborhood

    Midlothian

  • Parking details

    Ample outside parking is available.

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy Colin and Caroline every Thursday night in the summer, Ban Caribe every Friday night, and Folk Musician George Turman every Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 3,486 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Most Booked

  • Richmond

    Outdoor Dining

  • Richmond

    Scenic View

  • Richmond

    Seafood

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Gingerk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I scheduled a business dinner, worst service I have ever experienced. I would absolutely never schedule another reservations at this restaurant. Thank goodness the clients I brought were very understanding regarding the extremely Poor Service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    They didn’t make a special at all for my son! They charged me for something I never ordered and I think we just had a bad experience. Won’t go back!
  3. CN

    ChadN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Outdoor seating is hot in the summer (just be prepared). Online menu is confusing. Service was okay, but a few mess ups with our order, manditory 20% gratuite is added.
  4. AD

    AngelaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordering by the QR code was easy. Drinks and food were super fast and tasted great. We had a great lunch!
  5. WD

    WineandDine

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We finally gave this restaurant another chance as the service reverted to a version of pre Covid. The service was not good. One diner’s dinner was brought out well before the other three diners, despite asking the server about correct pacing. Requests for drinks, needed items were never delivered. The views are wasted on a sub par service that is consistently lacking.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Have been going to the boathouse for years. Hadn’t been in awhile for various reasons. They have instituted a mandatory 20% fee to the bill. I am all for tipping but I tip based on service. They have a placard explaining why there is a fee. They say their service staff is worth more than the $2.39 they are making plus tips. If this is correct, then why doesn’t the restaurant or managing company pay them what they are worth? Why is it up to me, the customer, to pay that? I may go back for drinks but probably not to dine any time soon.
  7. DT

    DeniseT

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Didn’t like the menu app, should not be asked phone or email to order food , waiter was patient, but food took to long. Chicken and burgers dry
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Service was ok.
  9. D

    Danie

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Orders was wrong, waited way to long for drinks, pizzas are covered halfway in toppings so you get half a pizza basically, calamari was great , oyster was great. Had to ask multiple times for things needed like Sal pepper hot sauce, boxes for food, drinks were bad especially the margaritas. Had to ask where the glass of wine was that we ordered after 22min. Awesome setting just a pity it's not that well managed....
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I reserved a table by the window and they said they didn’t have it available.. this was at 6p . Guess what ?? There’s one available and it’s been empty since 6p and it’s now 8:15p Ridiculous!! I only made this reservation 3 days ago. Very disappointed they could accommodate .
  11. D

    Disappointed

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    Hate the system requiring electronics and no menus. The shrimp tacos were poorly done and the French fries were limp. Better change your oil
  12. BP

    BananaPancakes

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    I wanted to LOVE it. I wanted to be swept away with the view and the food. 3+ hours from order until food hit the table, neither steak cooked correctly and I just can't give this place my recommendation. They have a weird, outdated 20% service charge on all orders, and some propaganda about the tipped minimum wage on the tables. Here's a thought, if you're going to up charge me 20% on everything....Just mark up your menu 20% and be done with it, don't make a lame excuse about server equality. Our server (Ciara) was amazing, but the kitchen was awful. Maybe it was an off night. Maybe it was an anomaly. Not sure I'll give them a chance again, if I do, I'll update here.
  13. H

    Hopeful

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We had a 5:30 reservation and arrived 15 minutes early and were told we had to wait, but a similar sized party arrived with no reservation and were seated immediately. When we were seated, we were told by the wait staff that the service was "hybrid" - part smart phone, part wait staff. "Hybrid" must be a new way of saying terrible. Our appetizer was ordered from the waitress, and came 15 minutes after a salad that was ordered later via the app. All of our entrees came out at different times - the last at least 15 minutes after the 1st. So, while one of us had warm food the other 4 did not. The scallops with my Broiled Seafood Platter were burnt on one side and nearly burnt on the other. After I flagged down our waitress, I pointed out the scallops to her and she went to get a manager. He offered to replace them with new scallops - that were fine when they arrived. I had to flag down the waitress again just to get a Coke for my wife. The bill was incorrect on the app so I had to pay part of it through the app and part of it directly to the waitress. It is good thing for the waitress that this restaurant adds 20+% service fee to all bills to better pay the staff, as tips recieved might not be as generous for the service received. Overall the food that wasn't burnt was average and the service was horrendous. I normally do not review restaurants unless they are very good, but this experience was bad enough to encourage me to go against my norm.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner.
  15. L

    Lovetodinerva

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely sunset as always. We were seated outdoors promptly at our reservation time. The food was decent but one chicken entree was tough. The service was a slight issue. You can order items through your phone or with the waitress and at times things came out very slowly or had to remind the waitress. I don’t think they have a good system for it yet. The server was pleasant. Overall a decent experience as always.
  16. NV

    NickV

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! They made a special night for my wife and I event better. Our favorite place to eat. Also the absolute best view from any restaurant in/around Richmond.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Anniversary! We were disappointed with the food ! We expected more quality, flavor … I didn’t eat that lobster that ordered… I paid $250 for nothing …I waste my money ! Oh the desserts were great ! Thanks
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Krist was a great server but had a lot of big tables so she was stretched. We have been coming here for 15 years and the quality of the food has really gone down. We don’t order steak anymore. Big bar with a deck in the middle of summer and you were out of many things. Krissy was the best part of the evening.
  19. V

    Viking

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Nice view. Keep updating the menu for more variety of options.
  20. J

    Jean

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husbands Filet was ordered Medium Well to Well. It came to the table the first time medium and when sent back to redo again coming back out the same. The manager and server were awesome. The Manager made it right once my husband ordered a different dish. It was my husband birthday celebration. Thanks Manage and Jack for all you did. Jean Williams
  21. AP

    AmyP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I’ve been here twice in the last two weeks. The person bringing you to the table tells you to use the app to order, then the wait staff tells you differently after the order has already been sent. Both times our appetizers didn’t arrive and we had to ask for them, long wait for food, a lot of confusion. I was kinda disappointed Sunday that many of the food options were not available as they were serving brunch. Also chose standard seating, thought j was choosing outdoor, ended up indoor. A little disappointed as Sunday was my birthday dinner. The view is gorgeous though.
  22. KW

    KimberlyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was nice but the food wasn’t that great for the price. Probably wouldn’t go back again
  23. C

    Cedric

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    First time. It was very nice. Server was a little slow but other than that it was great. I will be returning.
  24. VL

    VocalLocalYocal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I took my mother for an early dinner - 5p. We sat outside and enjoyed a stunning view of the reservoir. The host who seated us was super kind, helpful, and courteous, and the wait staff was diverse and attentive. We both ordered the shrimp tacos, which I would recommend to any and everyone. The only thing about which I could offer constructive feedback is the ordering process. It has changed such that patrons are required to access the menu by scanning a QR Code. This was fine for me. I own a smart phone and can read small print. However, this was not so convenient for my mother, who did not have her smart phone with her and who is of advanced aged and not super technologically savvy. I had to read the menu to her while viewing it on my phone; and with her dietary restrictions and challenges with her memory, this was not the smoothest of transactions. It also brought to our attention by our waitress (after I asked) that there were food items available at the restaurant (for example, green beans) that are not shown on the digital menu. So, to order the green beans, we ordered creamed spinach and then noted in the comments "No spinach. Substitute green beans." This worked to get the green beans to the table, but this process was terribly inefficient. I would suggest, first, to update the digital menu to reflect all food items that are available to order; and then sure. Keep the QR code option - because, I can see how it creates efficiencies for the business and its patrons. However, there should be some printed menus laying around so that everyone regardless of age or disability, has convenient access and can order independently and with ease.
  25. C

    Cnbrunch

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious brunch, wonderful service and we will be back!
  26. TT

    TamarT

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for dinner before my milestone birthday, after my daughter’s lacrosse tournament. The food was absolutely delicious. The online ordering and reliance on technology was a bit of a pain, but the servers helped us out. Special shout out to the manager, James, who checked in on us a number of times and made sure we were taken care of. He went above and beyond and is one of the reasons we will return.
  27. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    No true table service, mandatory app use for ordering and paying, the non-negotiable 20% tip leaves me with a sour experience.
  28. LJ

    LawrenceJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service weee great. Will definitely come back.
  29. MF

    MidloFolks

    Richmond

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service, excellent meals once again. Thanks!
  30. CM

    CharlesM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The view was great, the food only ok. Expected better for the price.
  32. J

    Jenn

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family enjoys The Boathouse at Sunday Park. We usually go there if we have a special event or family in from out of state. It’s a bit pricey but always enjoyable.
  33. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This was my 3rd time eating here and it was great the 1st 2 times but last nights dinner was just "okay" nothing to write home about. For the pricing of the meals and drinks the servers should be better prepared to serve at that caliber. It was definitely not the Anniversary dinner I'd hoped.
  34. WW

    WilnetteW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at The Boathouse at Sunday Park on Sunday, July 3. It was an excellent experience. Our reservation was for 6:00 pm and we arrived at 6:00 and were seated immediately. Our server was Kelly and she was great; she was friendly, attentive, and helpful. We ordered the Salmon and the Chicken Picatta and both were cooked well and was delicious. We were served our appetizers and our entrees in a timely manner. We did not have to wait for anything. We enjoyed the water side seating and after dinner, we enjoyed the walk around the water and watching the sun go down. It was great!
  35. K

    Kbob

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for late afternoon dinner. I still prefer interacting with a Live server when ordering, rather than scanning codes with my phone. Perhaps I should note, I'm old. That said, our server. Savannah, was wonderfully attentive. helpful, with plenty of helpful input. Food was great, timing was right, never felt rushed. Left wondering why I hadn't come here more often. A good day.
  36. JH

    JohnH

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We did not care for the restaurant's reliance on computer technology for ordering beverages and food; we and our guests found it to be a significant diversion and detraction from our dining experience. The server was gracious and very helpful, but if we had been able to give her our orders, the process would have been both faster and more pleasant. The food was good but not great; our entree and sides were not hot when served. Even when our server graciously and quickly replaced the room temperature sides, the replacements were little better. Overall, we were disappointed and will not likely return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love The Boathouse. We do. It is a beautiful location with a wonderful view across the lake. The people are great. That said, I am not a huge fan of ordering via our phones vs with assistance of typical wait staff. And the furniture (tables, chairs) could really be updated. Boathouse has the potential to be a special place but it seems to prefer being an everyday casual neighborhood place—which is great, it just seems like the location could support a more ambitious establishment.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    It was okay, definitely not worth the pay but the food was good. Little ridiculous we had to pay to have shrimp added to shrimp scampi. And the online ordering was not something I enjoyed and then proceeded to have to give a tip. Even though the server only saw us a few times and didn’t even give us our food. Over all 3/5
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, I think it would be a good idea to have a few fans outside during the summer time to keep the bugs away and stay a little cool while enjoying the scenery. Staff was very helpful.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our food was cooked well, but you could tell it sat under warming lamps for a while... edges of the pasta were dried out and shrimp and grits had a dry film over the top.... it had just sat for a while, presumably while the rest of our order was finishing? Servers were attentive, but I get the impression they are still working with their ordering system to time food delivery correctly.... the time between placing the order and getting food on the table seemed oddly long.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Boathouse at Sunday Park using the Order Online button. The Boathouse at Sunday Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 744-2545.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park is rated 3.9 stars by 3486 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 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Boathouse at Sunday Park

4602 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midlothian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 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, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample outside parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dumar Douglas

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy Colin and Caroline every Thursday night in the summer, Ban Caribe every Friday night, and Folk Musician George Turman every Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 744-2545

  • Private party facilities

    The Boathouse at Sunday Park offers a choice of either lunch or dinner private party menus. Private rooms and private party menus are available for groups of 16 to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Joanne Bogese: (804) 744-2545 ext. 704

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