THE BOATHOUSE EATERY

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ENJOY GOOD FOOD ON OUR WATERFRONT PATIO
with the best view in town overlooking the beautiful Georgian Bay.
Come in and enjoy our Georgian Bay water front patio, and let us wow you, your family and friends at the Boathouse Eatery.

We're a great place for you to come drink, eat, and enjoy great company, with a spectacular view of Georgian Bay located at the Town Docks of Midland.

Boathouse Eatery is a great spot for a casual fine dining experiences, a place to catch the ball game with friends, or meeting up after work for a beer on the patio.
Enjoy live entertainment Thursday-Sunday with a great mix of music for all your tastes *Check out our live entertainment calendar.
Come and let the Boathouse Eatery wow you with our freshly prepared menu items, friendly crew mates, and sit back and enjoy the view. The Boathouse Eatery is a great place to spend all your special moments this summer, and we hope to see you soon.
What 112 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Disappointed that band did not show up as we enjoyed them so much last year. Everything else was great.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the water view. Food has always been excellent and helpful with accommodating a vegan.

t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great view of the marina. The food was very good food and the service was as well.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly servers.
Prompt service.
Delicious food.
Perfect afternoon on the patio.
Will be back.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and friendly service. Enjoyed our meal.

KM
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our experience was fine, it was a bit loud with the band but the food and service was good.

K
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great spot right on the water to take in a beautiful sunset and meal with loved ones. We really enjoyed the ribs and boathouse salad. We’ll be back next time we’re in Midland!

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here three times this month and really have no negatives to report. The food is really good, fresh and promptly served with great service. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The weather outside was gusty but who really cares. Going again on Wednesday... we like it

JA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a party of five and had made reservations earlier. Our table was ready when we arrived. We ordered our drinks which were promptly brought to the table by one of the servers with a smile which in itself is refreshing in our local restaurants. Each of us ordered different plates and they were exceptional... ample sized, fresh vegetables and outstanding taste. We were not rushed and really enjoyed our lunch. It didn't hurt that the weather was perfect as well.

e
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time in Midland and we really enjoyed the Boathouse food, the Jambalaya and chicken avacaco club, the ambiance and nice view of the harbour. We would definitely go again.

m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The kitchen needs some direction. The food was obviously all frozen, not fresh. Disappointed. The crispy fish tacos were soggy and tasteless. The fries tasteless - poor quality product. Would not recommend if you are looking for good fresh food.

CP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We opted to sit inside so we could chat - nice place and a good selection of menu choices.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great view but the food is so so. Pasta dish came cold. Fish and chips it was a weird batter on the fish. Fries were super salty

a
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Live music was good but way too loud. Food and service very good.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reserved a table on the patio. The food was good and there was live music. I thought the bad was quite good also. It was a nice casual outing.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

little to no options for vegetarians. We were four with 3 separate orders. we ordered a vegetarian wrap which was recevied wtih bacon bits. When corrected, the wrong side dish was included. the second order of poutine, had huge chunks of cold cheese. By the time, it was heated, the plate was searing hot and appetite gone because of the long wait. A second glass of wine was ordered when the vegetarian dish was returned but arrived after everyone finished eating. Really disappointing for my young grandsons who were really hungry when we arrived. otherwise- great band an fabulous wings. need to step up attention to detail and expand vegetarian options.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Poor service...long wait time. Had fish and chips fish was awful and soggy chips good cold slew awful.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Our server was absent most of the night. Burger was good but the fish tacos were horrible. There was a house band that sounded depressed.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Schändre Ausblick auf den See.
Sehr schön hergerichtet bedingt durch den Canada-Day.

Essen und Service waren sehr gut und freundlich!

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HM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the place, but find it weird the rib and wing meal doesn’t come with a side.

ME
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a reservation for inside with the thought that there would be air conditioning which there wasn't. We were seated and waited 15 minutes and noone came to our table while we were getting hot sitting in the sun by the window. I stepped onto the patio to see how the temp was outside. We immediately grabbed a table on the patio and was served right away. The jambalaya was too spicey and didn't have much meat. The philly cheese sandwich didn't taste like beef at all. It was really crispy. The only meal that looked good was the wing/rib combo and the burgers. It was overpriced for what we got.

LR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Great patio
Awful service
Had to get up to grab our own plates , condiments and silverware.

Was served the wrong bottle of white wine that was just handed to us beside the bucket of ice .

AC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the club sandwich and it was honestly the best I’ve ever had. I love the ingredients. The service was great and the patio was poppin. The male singer in the band could’ve been better, but they played music that the crowd that day could appreciate.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and myself enjoyed our night out at the Boathouse it was superb! Thank you for a great night! I was impressed I took my best friend to the Boathouse the next day for lunch! She loved it as well! Awesome time both times!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fish and chips were amazing! Fries are great. Outside patio is a great place to sit. Huge umbrellas so you can ask to sit in the shade and be easily accommodated.

MS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Arrived 615 pm notified staff 3 times we had theatre tickets for 8 pm. Food arrived very late, 750 pm. We were late for the show!

THE BOATHOUSE EATERY
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We sincerely apologize for being backup up in the kitchen that night and making you late for your show. We hope you were able to enjoy the remainder of your evening. Best Regards, The Boathouse Team

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings were absolutely delicious & a great value. Bruschetta was very tasty
Our waitress was wonderful. So knowledgeable & helpful.

YT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best waterfront in town, food is great, always friendly staff and service is amazing

YT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, prices are reasonable service is quick staff are friendly and remember names we always recommend the boat house eatery to everyone. Wednesday is amazing for wings can't beat the price

GG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

After making a reservation for 2 we were sat in an area with very poor ambiance and next to a party of 10 or more. Food was very over priced (a small basket of fries was over $5, 2 lbs of wings almost $30). Server was very good and sympathetic to the cost of everything but wasn't her fault. Will not be returning any time too soon.

D
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

No gluten free options on the menu. We waited along time for service. Best band ever. That made it worthwhile

NM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restraunt on the water.ngreat food and great service. We will definitely be back.

HH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view,great food as always. Paul our server had made some good recommendations.
Especially enjoyed halibut fish and chips.

JS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great setting, good variety of menu options and yummy food!

DA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was fine - had to ask for knife, fork, napkins, etc. Food overcooked but edible. Pretty average experience. No rush to return. Too bad, I'd heard good things.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Service was great, the food was terrible. We all ordered hamburgers and all had the same complaint. Seems there was way too much filler in the beef they were so mushy we couldn’t even finishe them. There was no patty “meatiness”. You didn’t even have to chew it when it went in you mouth. They were disgusting.

CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Family cottage time

NH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Very disappointed because it was our 28 wedding Anniversary . Nobody said a thing . Thought they could have said at least congratulations. Our waitress was lovely ..the food over pricessed . If it had not been raining the view would of been great

LS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

>Excellent service, good food and great atmosphere.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Boathouse was a great choice to celebrate a friend's birthday. Very casual dining and the outdoor atmosphere was very nice. They had a band playing which was a bonus...we loved the vocalist who sang songs from the 70's.Our waitress was very attentive and very friendly. Food was tasty..I had the fish and chips and my friend the fish tacos. My only and main complaint is that the portion size for the fish and chips was small especially for the price of $20.00. My friend liked the fish tacos but again the size of the side salad was very small and just 2 small tacos. We enjoyed the white wine sangria. No appetizers and no other drinks or dessert and it cost almost $75.00 for 2 (including tip) which I personally felt would have been worth it if the portions were larger...felt more like a light lunch and not a main entre for dinner.

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