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The Boathouse

4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112
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Ranked #16 of 178 restaurants in Midlothian
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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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72% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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Richmond, Virginia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Richmond, Virginia
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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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Roanoke, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Midlothian, Virginia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Reservations are a must and make them in advance..days before you want to go. The bar outside is always busy. I have been here many times and usually get the fish special..for some reason the food outside seems better than the food inside. The pizza is good but I like the daily specials the best.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We attended a wedding here and I must say that it was one of the best weddings we had ever attended. The location was amazing! The venue overlooked the water and the weather was perfect. The service was friendly and very helpful. The food was very delicious. I can't say enough about this place. I highly recommend it.

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