The Boathouse at Sunday Park

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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch food was amazing. We had a great table looking out over the water.

P
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

High noise level. Food was OK but portion of stuffed shrimp very small for $30 price and shrimp were dry. Service was little slow. Probably won't be back unless we can sit on the deck and enjoy the view...there are better restaurants to sit inside and eat.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner, food was amazing! It has been a few years since I’ve eaten at this location, but we had a great experience.

DE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast, great service and a beautiful view of the reservoir. We will be back!

r
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to The Boathouse at Sunday Park for brunch in quite a while. Once again we were not disappointed.

We went to The Omelette station to have our omelettes prepared by the chef. While they have three or four standard omelettes I was able to modify them to one that I liked better. You can then choose from the buffet table to get additional items such as biscuits fried potatoes, fresh fruit sausage patties or bacon.

The service was great the food was well-prepared and the atmosphere and scenery was great.

This would be a great brunch to bring friends family or even business acquaintances.

LS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever! They were even patience with us having our 8 month old wild baby. Will definitely recommend

L
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual family holiday dinner at the Boathouse. Our server was top notch! Always a good time with good food and drink.

A
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Michael was an exceptional waiter. Would ask for him next time.

VM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always. It was New Years Eve and we had to wait 30+ minutes for our reserved seats. Nevertheless, we had a lovely evening and I will return soon and often

TT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was superb and we really enjoyed our first visit to the restaurant.

TJ
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My $34 lobster was TOUGH...my wifes chicken over cooked..

BM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A convenient, pretty place with nice seating and well-trained waitstaff. The vegan crab cakes were quite good, but the salads were premade and too cold to be flavorful. Nice wine list. Our blue-haired server was lovely.

DA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional, as was the service. Great overall experience, as usual!

SB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious as usual. The service left a lot to be desired. We first did Happy Hour at the bar, did not want oysters but asked if we could get some bread. The server said okay but never returned with bread or explanation. Once at our table they brought bread (enough for 1 small slice / person). Several people wanted more with their dinner and asked 2 different people for more but none was brought and again no explanation. We had to ask several times for more water before being served. We’ve been to all Boathouses in RIC and never had this problem.

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We arrived at 4:30 for Happy Hour with 5:00 dinner reservations. We sat at the bar 10 minutes (only ones there) before being noticed. HH selections were very low end, so we ordered call drinks. After paying, we had to remind our server that she hadn’t returned our card. Our dinner server was excellent, but food was sub-par. With a $$$$ NY strip, ordered medium rare, but cooked well done, I was disappointed. It was served with four asparagus spears covered by the plate piled high with French fries. French fries with a $$$$ steak?? We were served a complimentary dessert for our 53rd wedding anniversary, and the manager apologized for my unsatisfactory steak. We enjoy The Boathouse for Sunday brunch, but no longer will plan to have dinner there.
A very peaceful, beautiful setting. One we have enjoyed for forty years.

KD
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan did an excellent job!! Made our Christmas Eve so memorable!! Food was exceptional as well!!

EL
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for Christmas Eve.

KP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The cost of the food was very high. My husband got the fried seafood and It was tasteless, the coleslaw was terrible came with mostly french fries on the platter. I had the chicken dish, it was alright. It was our Anniversary and we also had dessert, which was very dry , thankfully it was chocolate and I dipped it in whipped cream.
The Service was Outstanding. they where very detailed in there care for us. the views are beautiful. Not someplace I will go back.

TD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant , great food and lovely people! I’ll be back very often.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating holidays with friends!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and view of lake

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience were great!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second year and won’t be our last.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience celebrating Thanksgiving at the Boathouse. We were seated in the Pavilion area which was set up really nice. The food and service was great and we were not rushed at all even though more guests were continuing to arrive. Unfortunately we didn't leave room for dessert as the selections looked so good!
We appreciate all the thought that was obviously put into making Thanksgiving special for so many.

OT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cute place!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review! We will see you again soon!

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RP
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (Sydney). Excellent cocktails, excellent seafood appetizers, OK wine, excellent seafood main courses, excellent chocolate cake with French press decaf. Wish we had this restaurant closer to home.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 27, 2019

Rick, we are so happy to hear that Sydney provided you with excellent service! We are thrilled that the appetizers, main courses, chocolate cake and decaf french press were also excellent! We hope to see you soon!

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D
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food
Service was impeccable.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 27, 2019

Doug, thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are so glad that the service was impeccable! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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MB
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed an after movie dinner date at Sunday Park and it was very Good. We once again shared their chilled seafood platter and 2 salads which filled the bill (literally ;). We shall return!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 27, 2019

Mike, we are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed the seafood platter and salads! We can't wait to see you back for your next date night!

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RE
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, dining at the Boathouse at Sunday Park, is the place to go for a get together with friends. Ambiance, location, no hassles for parking, diverse menu and delicious 😉cocktails will always make for a good time! Carissa is a top notch server! She knows exactly when to anticipate your “ next request”
She kept my girlfriend, Jackie and I, smiling and laughing the whole time. Ask for her when you go, she’ll make you want to come back. And Kudos to Brenda at the bar!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that Carissa took such good care of you and anticipated your needs! We hope to see you again soon!

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s
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time going to the Boathouse at Sunday Park.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so glad you had a great time with us! See you soon!

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LM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word, AMAZING!!! I licked my plate clean! Our server was wonderful, our drinks were mixed perfectly and the food was to die for!!! This was an anniversary we will never forget! 💕

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 21, 2019

Lysa, thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! We are beyond happy to hear that the drinks were perfectly mixed and the food was so amazing that you licked your plate clean! We can't wait to see you again soon and hope to be a part of your next celebration!

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food served in a beautiful location by attentive and friendly wait staff. When the deck is open in warmer months it feels like being on vacation. However, eating in the main restaurant is also a fun experience with a cozy vintage boating atmosphere!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 21, 2019

David, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are happy to hear you had wonderful food and attentive and friendly staff! We can't wait for the warmer months on the deck! Hope to see you again soon!

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CA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable, especially with the views! Any location is amazing, but for brunch we prefer Sunday Park. Beautiful location, great food (omelet and waffle bar is phenomenal!!), and great service.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 21, 2019

Caroline, we are so happy that the omelet and waffle bar was phenomenal during your visit! Thank you for taking the time to review us!! See you soon!

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EV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

While this restaurant is a place we go when family come from out of town due to the ambiance and food we were disappointed with our latest experience. Unfortunately service was unlike previous times, curious enough for some reason we had two servers which didn't account for much in regard to attention and it was slow. When we ordered our drinks we asked for apple juice for our son and it literally took about 20 minutes for him to get his drink. My fathers order came with the wrong side but he decided to keep since he was hungry and did not want to wait. I on the other hand got the surf and turf and my filet came out well done and I had ordered medium. While the manager came to the table to offer something in the meantime I politely declined and just wanted my dinner. To my surprise I had to wait another 30 minutes to get my entree. I think next time my entree should of been comped especially when we were a party of 5.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hi, Emmanuel, We apologize about the error in preparing your steak, and for the slow service. We're glad that you let your server know about the steak temp, and allowed us to correct that for you. We hope you will decide to give us another try for your next family visit.

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KK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely atmosphere! We were surprised to find it quite busy for a weeknight which is always a plus for us because we feel it makes our children seem not as loud! Wonderful food and top notch service. I’m excited to bring some family here when they visit from out of town.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 21, 2019

Kristen, thank you for the 5-star review! We are thrilled that the food and service were top notch for you and your guests! We can't wait to see you with your family from out of town!

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MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Burger best I’ve ever eaten. Calamari and oysters amazing. Beautiful views.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks for your review !! We're glad you ejoyed the calamari, oysters and the best burger you've ever eaten! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good but the portion is realy small considering the amount we paid for it!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the portion size, even though all the food was really good. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RO
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jordan, was wonderful! Surprised at how quiet it was for a Monday evening. Jordan made great recommendations. Would go back!

n
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Made it to brunch. Service ok, one order was incorrect but fixed and replaced. Food was good. The setting and view makes it so worth it. Relaxing.

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