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The Boathouse

116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 822-5692
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Ranked #21 of 307 restaurants in Guelph
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Guelph
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On steamy summer days Guelphites walk, bike, or drive to the little old boat house located right on the Speed River, across the street from the park. An interesting collection of ice cream flavours and a casual, comfortable outdoor environment, including a covered patio, make it a popular place for local people. Kiddie cones available to everyone and there's no... More

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Guelph, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Brought my daughter for lunch today and was told it would be a 15 minute wait. Totally fine, not an issue. Then was told there was a table outside but that it was in the sun, that was fine with me, I said I would take it. So they directed me to a table outside just to the rigt of... More

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is my most favourite place to go to in Guelph whenever I need some "quiet time" or like meet girlfriends. This place has never disappointed me! I love the friendly staff, charming interior and exterior and the varied and excellent menu. There are always daily specials. The coffee is excellent and the staff offer free refills, too. Their scone... More

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Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It was raining and there was little or no parking close by. Service was good...staff was friendly. Vegetable soup was excellent...quiche was soso. For a nice snack by the river when you're in downtown Guelph I'd recommend it. Not a high end eatery as I was anticipating.

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I took my mother there for high tea on mothers day and was a bit disappointed the tea was flavorless weak and lukewarm and the sandwiches were dry also I think the cream for the scones was out of a can haven't decided if I'm going to go back

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Luxor
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My friends and I (our "tea" group) have been meeting at the Boathouse on Saturday mornings for years and I am always so happy when it opens again in the spring. I am a big fan of their scones but have also enjoyed many light meals and yummy desserts. One of their best assets is their wait staff. Their efficient... More

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Guelph, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I've been in Guelph since 2006 and since I've been here it's my go to place for ice cream spring-fall. It opened this weekend. The ice cream is good. The area around the boathouse is nice and next to the Speed River. I've never been to the restaurant inside, but it's a great family place to go to. Their Watermelon... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

be aware - this delightful place sadly is only open beginning of May through end of October. And check to see if a reservation is required. We were in on a Monday, normally a slow time for restaurants - yet the place was full. A nice cosy atmosphere in an old wooden structure on the banks of the river. Limited... More

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We plan for at least three or four visits to the Boat House during the summer for ice cream. Their servings are huge with waffle cones included. They have a fabulous selection of ice cream (Maypole), and always allow you to have different flavours on your cone! Great scoopers! Their tea room serves delicious meals as well, especially their wraps... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We always come here to get ice cream!Always have a good choice of ice cream! big portion and amazing view to enjoy your yummy ice cream! You can always see lines of people there, which means that place is very good

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