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The Boathouse

116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 822-5692
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Ranked #11 of 299 restaurants in Guelph
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Guelph, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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im44
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138 reviews 138 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had a wonderful lunch here. Soup and sandwich were excellent along with fresh tea and a delicious scone with jam and cream. The setting along the river is lovely and we could eat outside in the shade. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Service was excellent. We were too full to try their fresh ice cream but will go back another... More

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Totally enjoy having lunch or a "Tea" with special friends at The Boathouse Tea Room in Guelph, Ontario. Lovely setting on the Speed River. Weather permitting, if one chooses, sitting outdoors is an option, If you wish to just have a treat - their desserts - especially ice cream cones - so many flavours form which to choose. Another treat... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a really nice lunch at the Boathouse. The portions were ample, tasty and well-presented. The waitress was very nice and efficient. The location is wonderful, especially as the weather just happened to be fantastic. We would definitely return.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I love the the boat house ice cream guelph and I was wondering if there is any way my group home in Guelph Canada can get any coupons? Please online?

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Boathouse is a piece of Guelph history and now run as a tea room. It is right by the water giving a country atmosphere right by the water. My wife and I had the “Gluten Free” tuna melt with a spiced tea and enjoy it very much.

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Merrickville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Food was very good and the dessert was amazing. No air condtioning but a nice breeze from the water.

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