The Boathouse at Sunday Park

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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 dough, the menu is distinctive and, most importantly, delicious.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate with Mom at The Boathouse! Brunch Buffet with traditional favorites from 10am to 3pm. Adult brunch $46, youth 6-12 $18, and children under 6 free. Dinner service with regular dinner menu begins at 5:30pm.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat Dad to Brunch at The Boathouse! Father's Day Brunch Buffet reservations are available from 10am to 3pm. Adults $46, 6-12-year olds $18, kids under 6 are free.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Bring your family to Easter Brunch at The Boathouse! We are serving a traditional Easter buffet with honey glazed ham, beef tenderloin carving station, and made-to-order omelets. Adults $46, youth 6-12 $18, children under 6 free. Reservations recommended.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We have been to the Boathouse 4 times in the past two months. The hostess stand was inside and we requested inside seating. Because the weather was nice, the hostess stand was outside. How are we supposed to know that? After waiting for several minutes we seated ourselves in the bar area. Terrible service from beginning to end. We asked if we could add shrimp to a pizza and the answer was no because they would have to cook them. What? You can order a salad and add shrimp, paying an additional $9. Are they using raw shrimp? I am not sure why any of this surprises me. We have been going to the Boathouse since it use to be Sunday's. The Boathouse has never been flexible with their menu. The ambiance is the only positive thing for the Boathouse. That is why we continue to go as frustrating as it is.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded a day ago

Hi Gaile, We apologize that you received poor service from the bartenders, and for the miscommunication over the shrimp pizza. The bartender should have told you that yes, we could certainly add shrimp to the pizza, but it would take a little longer as the shrimp had to be cooked first and then the pizza made with the cooked shrimp on it. Thanks for your feedback on the menu. Your comments have been shared with the management team. Please let us know how your next experience at The Boathouse is.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner- good experience, very accommodating, had champagne ready to go on the table, cut and served cake we brought ourselves

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded 2 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your birthday experience, we love celebrating with our guests.

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c
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 1service 2ambience 5

The views from the Boathouse location are amazing and really wonderful at sun set. Thus the reason for our visit to celebrate my husband's promotion and my parent's anniversary. Our server was good. However, the one of the diner's meals was burnt. When they brought it to the attention of the server, she took it back to the kitchen for refire. The server told the table that the kitchen suggested eating the steak before the sides as it continues to cook. The diner had tried the sides and then moved some of them to a different plate before trying the steak. It wasn't a long time before the steak was cut into to see that it was overcooked and charred extensively. The refire took forever and the rest of the group had finished their meal. The server took the entire plate with sauce, sides, and steak back to the kitchen. However, when the steak returned it was by itself without sauce nor veggies. It was still overcooked and charred. I think this will be our last visit to the Boathouse for a meal.

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JO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are a local or visiting this place is a must try.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation!

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I made reservations a month in advance, arrived 15 min prior to my 6:30 reservation and when I checked in for the outside table they said they were prepping it and would let me know when it was ready for our party of 8. They never said it was ready so checked again at our 6:30 reservation time only to be told all outside tables were now taken. The manager resolved this and found us an outside table after another 15-20 min wait. The table was in the upper deck in a corner but, at least outside. Our waiter rarely came to our table, other servers had to bring us a second adult Bev. They were sold out of items on the menu and food was marginal. Fined at this rest. for years and this is the first time I’ve had a negative experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

One of our favorite places to sit outside and relax. The service was terribly slow. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks and then I waited until my soup was cold for a spoon. Everything was extremely slow. Not usually the experience there but the last few times there and at Rocket's Landing have made it so we won't be returning. Just can't overcome bad service on multiple occasions.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! The man at the omelet bar was efficient and friendly!

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RM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boathouse at Sunday Park is our favorite brunch/lunch place after church on Sunday's. Love to sit on the deck overlooking the water.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for the great review. See you on Sunday!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Boathouse is a nice experience. Being able to sit on the water and take in the scenery is great. The staff is very friendly and provide great customer service. Everyone that we came in contact with had a smile and were ready to help. The food was pretty good. My main course (crab stuffed shrimp) was just OK, but everything else (chowder, calamari, salad, shrimp tacos) was solid. The apple cobbler was delicious! My partner and I really enjoyed our time there.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thanks for your honest review! We're glad we hit the mark on most of your food, and appreciate knowing where we need to improve. We're glad you were able to enjoy the patio! Take care.

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D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the Boathouse! We enjoyed the food, service & atmosphere!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 11, 2019

Glad you had a nice first visit!

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JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Great ambience. Decent food but way overpriced. Poor service.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 10, 2019

We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for your review.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was amazing, however the customer service from the host to our server was not the best. We had a reservation for the deck, and they tried to seat us on the inside anyway. Our server hardly came to wait our table, she may have come three times over the course of two hours. Finally we had enough, and I went to get the manager. The manager was very pleasant and apologetic. The food was amazing, however the customer service has lots of room for opportunity and growth.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 6 celebrated our friend's birthday and had a blast. We just chatted up a storm and laughed do hard that our cheeks hurt. The food was sooooo delicious, the service the best I've ever had, and all of the employees were so friendly and helpful. We all had a wonderful time and all said that we'd love to come back, and I know that we will. Great place! I have to admit though, I had a bit of a hard time finding this place; somehow I missed the turn onto Milridge Parkway and got totally confused; road all over Brandermill, had to ask for directions but had fun while we searched but we found you.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 11, 2019

We loved celebrating with you, so glad to hear everyone had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give 10 stars for service I would. Before we ever got to the restaurant, they reached out to confirm my reservation and when I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday for a friend they went out of their way to make it special. From the flowers waiting on the table to the birthday card signed by the server, you made my friends special day memorable. Thank you!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 4, 2019

We love celebrating special occasions with you! So glad to know you enjoyed your experience. Take care!

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow. Very crowded but still shouldn't have taken that long to get food and drinks.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry that the service was slow on the day you visited. Thank you for the feedback.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is located in a very lovely setting with views of the water. The food is good and the service is wonderful.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you, Lynn!

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NP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible wait time for drinks and service. Inside tables were not filled yet wait time on food and drinks was over 20 minutes. Waiter was disinterested. Blamed bar for long wait on drinks.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 10, 2019

We're sorry that you did not receive better service. Your feedback has been shared with the management team, who will be following up with the staff. We appreciate learning where we need to improve.

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DV
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Visit here every few months and always worth the wait. On nice days they open all the windows and patio.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 4, 2019

Glad you enjoy your visits with us! Take care.

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B
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love going to the Boathouse. Did not like being located behind the bar and hearing the load music.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hello, we appreciate your feedback. We apologize for the uncomfortable seating, we encourage our guests to ask for a different table if they are unsatisfied. We hope to see you again!

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HM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I usually love dining at the Boathouse, but the last few times have been a bit disappointing. The quality of the food and service seem to have come down a few notches. On this latest visit, it took an exceptionally long time for the main course to come out, and when it did, one plate was prepared incorrectly. By the time the replacement came, the others at the table were nearly finished eating. I ordered a second drink, and while the first one was perfect, the second was awful - It didn't look or taste the same as the first. On top of all that, the bill for 4 people was nearly $200 with tip. I don't mind spending that much for a special occasion, but this just didn't feel special enough to cost that much!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice evening at Boathoise Sunday Park! Great service, delicious food!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for your review, Marcela

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TL
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch! Love the omelet station. Waitress was attentive and atmosphere was great.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 4, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your brunch, Tonya! Hope to see you again soon.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Waitress was neither attentive nor friendly. She put the pizza order in as an immediate order instead of it comeing out with my husband's dinner, so it sat and got cold. We had to put our finished drinks on the edge of the table hoping someone would notice. We would have easily had two more drinks each as well as desert if we had had a different waitress. Only redeeming aspect for our ten year anniversary dinner was that the food tasted good and the drinks were spot on.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We made a reservation for a “waterfront table” at 5:30
We arrived a little early and the table was ready.
Had a beautiful view while it lasted.
We were siting 2 feet from the window and our waitress was great. Then another waitress vamemiver and said she needed to pull the huge screen down because a diner at a table 30 feet away had “glare in her eyes”.
After we discussed, we decided that we asked for this table and we raised the blind a little bit so it was as high as the one next to it.
About 15 minutes later the same waitress, not ours, came back and lowered the blind again.
We were done at that point and left.
Here’s some advice for the restaurant. Maybe when someone makes a reservation for a waterfront seat you should not let anyone else ruin that.
The other waitress should have offered to reseat the complainer so the sun would not bother them. Or, offer complimenty sunglasses to wear while eating rather than ruin the experience for others who did have special requests.
And for other diners, if you can’t take the sun then ask for an interior seat away from the windows.

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SM
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think I've reviewed this before, so this may sound familiar: we like their Sunday brunch omelet bar. The omelets are inventive and delicious. The accompanying "buffet/bar" of sides is delicious: crispy bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, biscuits.... I gave only 4 stars for "value" because I really don't like to pay $5 for a cup of decaf, which was all I really would like to drink. The French Press pot is delicious, so it's worth it, but I'd like another choice. We'll definitely return.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 21, 2019

Hi Shelley, we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for being a returning guest with us for brunch, hope to see you soon.

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HR
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Staff was polite speedy and attentive Food was excellent. oysters Rockefeller were the best I ever had. One of our favorite places for brunch in the area. Highly recommend

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation, Harry! Hope to see you soon!

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EV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch at The Boathouse celebrating our engagement with our families. The manager even went out of her way to congratulate us and offer us a champagne toast. It was such a lovely day!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 21, 2019

Congratulations on your engagement! We love celebrating with our guests. We're so glad your brunch was special.

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r
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, this restaurant has been consistently good. It has been a while since we last went here, but the food was great - went for Sunday Brunch. We chose to use the have them make an Omelet with your chosen ingredients - while you watch - and then visit the buffet to get our fruit, biscuits, additional meats - bacon and sausage - potatoes and more. They have a gentleman who plays and sings. He is quite good.

The ambiance is good and noise level moderate.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hello, thank you for finding the time to review your experiences with us. We're glad you enjoyed your brunch and made to order omelet. George Truman performs most Sunday's during brunch at Sunday Park!

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Great value! Will be back. Food and service was perfect :)

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 21, 2019

We can't wait to have you back, Elaine!

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OT
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the service and food were excellent. Always enjoy dining at The Boathouse at Sunday Park. My husband had the Filet, I had the salmon and our friend had the scallops. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dinner.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for being a returning guest with us. Happy to hear all your meals were delicious!

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MR
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Husband ordered steak, I ordered broiled seafood combination - it was delicious. Seasonal vegetable was asparagus!!!!!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 21, 2019

Glad you and your husband loved your meals! We hope to see you again soon.

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KN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing! Great restaurant, view, and the food was absolutely delicious!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for your review, Katrina! We love to hear you had an amazing experience with us. Hope to see you soon.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! We’ve eaten at the Rockets Landing location and loved it as well but, Sunday Park offers better views in my opinion. It is especially beautiful at sunset.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 14, 2019

So glad you've found your favorite location! Can't wait to see you in the warmer months.

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MB
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a very good dinner and service. Excellent view from the 2nd floor of the lake. The chilled seafood platter was great just as it is at the Rockettes Landing location.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 14, 2019

Hi Mike, love to hear that you've tried multiple Boathouse locations and are pleased with each returning visit! Take care.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!! Omg fantastic food

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous place with exceptional staff. Very accommodating in every possible way. The food is delicious, the drinks are wonderful and the ambiance creates a very special evening out.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 14, 2019

Glad to know our staff was accommodating and the food was delicious. We hope to see you again soon.

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D
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to restaurant for celebrations or having visitors. My wife usually doesn’t like the menu choices but the chef was able to find her an entree that was GF and dairy free. She loved the Risotto. My other 3 kids loved their meal too.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 14, 2019

Wow! So pleased that our chef was able to prepare something more enjoyable for your wife! We love celebrating with you. See you soon.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, service and atmosphere. All 6 of us had a wonderful time.

I would highly recommend The Boathouse at Sunday Park

David S.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you for your recommendation!

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to dine! The best sunsets in the entire Richmond area!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on March 14, 2019

The Swift Creek sunset really makes the evening special!

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Highly recommend!!

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