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The Boathouse

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32 South Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
613 969 2211
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Personal opinion

We enjoyed our meal but consider it to be rather expensive. The restaurant was quite busy: as a consequence service was slow. We had our meal on their riverside deck which gave us an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and view of the water. We will go back, just not as often as we might if the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jim M
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Belleville, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belleville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed our meal but consider it to be rather expensive. The restaurant was quite busy: as a consequence service was slow. We had our meal on their riverside deck which gave us an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and view of the water. We will go back, just not as often as we might if the prices were more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We eat here primarily for the halibut and chips. Service is always good and scenery on the harbour is always interesting both summer and winter.

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Belleville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have gone to this restaurant for almost 8 yrs now and it has a nice casual atmosphere on the water, great service and the food is awesome went for a new years buffet and was excellent.

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Belleville, Ontario
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Always a good meal. Nice to watch skaters in the harbour while you eat. Friendly staff. As always, just a bit too much food. A new menu.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went here the other night with my girlfriend . We both ordered off the lobster feast menu . I got the lobster tail with mash potatoes and rice . The rice was very dry as well had no flavour to it at all. The mash potatoes came in a small bowl/cup looking thing , for the price of the food... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have been to the Boathouse a few times now and it is one of my favourite restaurants - and definitely THE place to go for seafood. My husband and I went on a Monday night and we both went for the All You Can Eat Fish & Chips. The restaurant uses haddock for the AYCE nights and it is... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Held my mothers surprise birthday party at the Boathouse today with 25 family members. The staff were excellent from when I made the reservations right through to the end. All very friendly and supportive. Everyone had a great meal and we were able to all relax and enjoy each others company without feeling rushed. Great day all around. Thank you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My girlfriend and her husband just moved to Belleville in September. I was visiting her to celebrate her Birthday. When asked which restaurant she preferred for her Birthday dinner, she suggested The Boathouse. I had heard that she and her family eat there quite often, but this was my first visit. Let me say, I was impressed!! When you park... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Have tried the Boathouse several times. One of the few places in Belleville that offer seafood. The meals are always just ok, have never really been dazzled by the food or service. I wish they offered clam chowder as opposed to only the seafood chowder. I always feel that the service staff are overworked and are given too many tables.... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited the boathouse with a party of five. We placed our order of five menu items with no special requests and then waited for over an hour to be served. Drinks were left empty and when the server did come by at 36 minutes in she did bring a loaf of garlic bread. When the meals were finally served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 South Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: 613 969 2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?