THE BOATHOUSE EATERY

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128 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 128 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.8
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4.3
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3.9
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3.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with a friend for beer an apps. Service was fast, server was super nice.

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JacqK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant's food was very average like a Kelsey's. The view was great as was the service. Would only visit again for drinks on the patio. It's impressive that the steak sandwich uses prime rib, but it's not sliced so the fat pockets make it impossible to chew.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great but was still very much hungry upon finishing our $25 meal.

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful spot on the water overlooking Georgian Bay! Great server! Very good with Covid precautions.

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Jude
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Midland and our friends chose The Boathouse again! We had taken them last year. Very pleased once again.

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LBucks24
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Beautiful location, looks like they have a great patio so probably a good place to meet for drinks. The food was pretty disappointing. We ordered the calamari to start which was actually really good. But the mains were not great. We ordered the fish sandwich and the BBQ chicken pizza. The fries that came with the fish sandwich were good but the sandwich was not enjoyable. My husband is usually a fan of fish sandwiches but he did not like this one. The BBQ chicken pizza had tomato sauce as a base, which would be ok if it was just a thin layer, but it was a lot of tomato sauce and then there was so a lot of BBQ sauce poured on top. The staff were friendly but kept their distance which we appreciated. We will likely go back and give it another try but the kitchen was pretty disappointing. Such a shame because it could be so epic!

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ParthD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY GOOD FOOD LIKED THE SERVER AND THE ATGMOSPHERE

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mickey
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

welcoming service, delicious food, beautiful view of the marina

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YorkeT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy wing night always great service and food is hot. Servers are always smiling and quick at their job
Highly recommend

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SueG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only problem was a request for rare steak came out well done

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great 3 course meal off the Valentine’s Day menu .. yummy .. waitress was very nice .. a great date night .. no complaints at all .. will return

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an 8:00 reservation for Valentines. Arrived maybe 7 min early and were taken to our table right away. Our server (Jennifer???) was friendly, gave great advice when I asked for her opinion trying to decide between a few options. The food was great! We’ve been before on the patio in the summer, and we’ll be back! Thanks for a quiet, casual, yet well serviced Valentines dinner :)

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. The live entertainment and long stem rose for my wife on valentine's day was a very nice touch. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came here for New Year’s Eve with a group. We had a terrible experience. The drinks we ordered never came. We had to ask for things multiple times. Our pregnant guest didn’t receive her meal. Some items never came, the items that did come had things missing. Awful overall experience with food and service.

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ShelleyG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was my second time eating at the Boathouse Eatery. The food and atmosphere was great. My only complaint is that it took a very long time for us to get served once we were seated at our table.

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DestinyF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

This is a pricey place. But sitting next to the window was too cold and also there where kids running around. Calamari was really good but the ketchup you can tell they open a can of no name and put it into Heinz bottles as the ketchup was grainy and sugary

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CynthiaC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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Stella
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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tonyp
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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LenoreC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambience and friendly service. Enjoyed our meal.

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vipKerinM
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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Kimberlyo5
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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JimA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JimA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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elea64
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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madeleinem
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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CathieP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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MaritaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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andream
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SLinOntario
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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.

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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MEC27
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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LauraREBEKAH12
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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 .

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

THE BOATHOUSE EATERY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 527-7480.

THE BOATHOUSE EATERY is rated 4 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.