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The Boathouse

4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112
804-744-2545
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Ranked #18 of 178 Restaurants in Midlothian
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The view and setting of Sunday Park, graced by a 1,700 acre lake, are the breath of fresh air that will make your festivities truly memorable. Join us at The Boathouse and enjoy great food, great service, beautiful surroundings and our Wine Spectator award winning wine list. The panoramic sunset views put you in a resort vacation state of mind. The Boathouse Restaurant provides unlimited ways for our guests to enjoy the day or evening; business meetings, rehearsal dinners, dinner and drinks on our lakefront deck or inside dining surrounded in our beautiful nautical atmosphere with our open-fire Wood Stone pizza oven. Our menu features an extensive raw bar, open-flamed prime steaks, fresh seafood and if that is not enough we have Neapolitan Wood Stone fired pizzas...
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English first
Midlothian, Virginia
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

we love always going back to the BOATHOUSE on Swift creek lake...... Had company so they asked to take us out and that's always a good c hoice.......I had a new dish wonderful dinner salad with grilled steak on top, asparagus and arugula - delicious.....guest got crab cakes and loved it and my husband got his fav the crab pizza.......beautiful... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have now been here 4-5 times trying to figure out why people go here. I have tried many different menu items and am always extremely underwhelmed. At best it is edible, and severely overpriced. Every time as we drive away my wife and I ask each other, why did we waste another dining experience here? The view is exceptional... More

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Anne R, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

We apologize that you were unhappy with your experience at The Boathouse at Sunday Park. Please email me directly at aroy@boathouserichmond.com so I can learn more about what happened and we can use your feedback to improve The Boathouse experience for all guests. Sincerely, Anne Roy More

Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here while staying overnight in the area. The atmosphere and ambiance is wonderful. The restaurant is situated at the edge of the reservoir in a secluded, wooded area which adds to the relaxing atmosphere. We arrived shortly before sunset and, although we were seated inside, had a lovely view of the sun setting over... More

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Anne R, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your dinner at The Boathouse at Sunday Park. I am glad you had a great experience, and that Brian provided excellent service. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Anne Roy More

Alpharetta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Gorgeous location for a wedding, especially at sunset! We enjoyed the outdoor ceremony, followed by appetizers and drinks in an indoor-outdoor room that was very open and airy, had a lovely fireplace, and overall good decor. The food was actually better than I expected for a wedding. It was fresh, tasty, and the variety of appetizers as well as seafood... More

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Anne R, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent experience at The Boathouse at Sunday Park. I am glad you enjoyed the wedding you attended - and that the food surpassed your expectations. Sincerely, Anne Roy More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They have a pretty good happy hour with drink discounts and half priced pizza on the deck. Pizzas were good and they have a nice drink selection. However, the regular dinner menu is over priced for the quality of food. It is a very nice and romantic spot overlooking the swift creek reservoir, so I guess you are paying for... More

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Anne R, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your dinner at the Boathouse at Sunday Park.Your comments have been shared with the Executive Chef. We hope to see you again soon. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make The Boathouse experience better for all guests. Sincerely, Anne Roy More

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

well I see the bad reviews, but I have to say that my experience was enjoyable. A great place to take a date. Nice view of the lakefront, nice ambience. I ordered crab puppies as an appetizer which were incredible and my wife's oysters were good as well. Bread brought over to the table was tasty. The crab cake sandwich... More

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Anne R, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of The Boathouse at Sunday Park. We have live music on Thursday and Friday evenings through the summer, and during Sunday brunch. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Anne Roy More

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was our first time at the Boathouse on Father's Day. I had read a lot of bad reviews on the Internet, but a friend had highly recommended the Brunch, so I made reservations for Sunday, Father's Day. We were seated almost right away at 12:45 pm, which the reservation was made for. I loved the restaurant itself. At 2:00... More

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Anne R, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

We apologize that you were unhappy with your experience at The Boathouse at Sunday Park. Obviously, we encountered some challenges on Father's Day during brunch that we were not able to overcome. I hope you will use the gift card that the manager gave you and give us a chance to give you a better impression of The Boathouse. Sincerely,... More

Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The setting on the water is wonderful. We enjoyed watching the sunset. Prices were reasonable. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was really good.

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VA Beach, VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have been to The Boathouse for brunch at least 6 times in the past 3 years and have typically given them a rating of very good - so I hope they are not slipping. First, they couldn't seem to get the reservation right; I called twice to confirm that we would be seated inside (avoiding the sun for the... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food here is way overpriced for the quality. The waitstaff is marginal at best and appears to be lacking in training. And I have never seen waitstaff that simply disappear after delivering the food. The hostesses are unpleasant and condescending, unless you happen to be an attractive young man. Granted, the view is lovely. But if you go for... More

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