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The Boathouse

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116 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H6, Canada
(519) 822-5692
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming teahouse restaurant on river in guelph. Enjoyed soups, sandwiches and scones with clotted cream. Afterward lovely walk along river with a delightful covered bridge.

Thank gypsy4747
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiked on James St trail along Eramosa River up to Victoria Road and back the other side of the river. Lunch at the Boathouse was a perfect way to rest . Watching canoers paddling on the river was relaxing. Food and service good. They welcomed our friend's little dog.

Thank Melissa B
Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for tea coffee scones and fruit. Although busy the gentle breeze and great sevice made for a good time with friends. Happy to come again.

Thank Wayne L
Waterloo, Ontario
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We enjoyed our lunch at the Boathouse. We went there to try the High Tea - which two friends shared, They both thoroughly enjoyed the variety of sandwiches and pastries. We had a sandwich and salad which was also very good. It was an extremely hot day and the air conditioning was almost non-existent making it very hot! I would... More 

Thank Cosmo29
Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe along the river. Patio is cute&nicely shaded. Interior is quaint but lots of seating. The cosy eclectic interior would be great for a rainy day as well. Lots to look at! Good breakfast and lunch menu. Loved my meal. Lots of people out on the river in rental canoes. Desserts looked good as well. Open in the evening... More 

Thank Leslie511
Ottawa, Canada
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126 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We enjoyed our ice cream so much the first night I was in town that we went again the next evening. The salty caramel pretzel was excellent, as was the bear claw. Very generous portions in waffle cones. The location is very pretty!

Thank KatikaOttawa
Caledon, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Its a cute little place could use a little more cleaning there were spiders but it could be because of the location. The wait was too long the ice cream was nothing special but the location is beautiful.

Thank delightfulb
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The Boathouse is a great place to check out in the summer! They've always got lots of ice cream flavours and you can rent canoes to paddle down the Speed River.

Thank Alison T
Markham, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Best place in Guelph to buy ice cream hands down! Great area for a walk by the river or to just sit and enjoy the scene... with the ice cream of course.

Thank Devin M
Big Sky, Montana
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Our Guelph friends took us to this delightful cafe for Afternoon Tea on a cold and rainy Autumn day. We were warmed by the cosy atmosphere and hot tea. My husband had hot chocolate, which he said was one of the best he's ever had. He's a hot chocolate connoisseur! The five of us indulged in traditional scones, jam and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 822-5692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?