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The Boathouse

116 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H6, Canada
+1 519-822-5692
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“scones” (25 reviews)
“ice cream” (28 reviews)
“wraps” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to grab an ice cream cone on a warm summer evening. The lunches made in house are always interesting and favourful. My wife, daughter and mom have enjoyed high tea there and would gladly go back. Try it you won't be disappointed, but...More

Thank geo1050101
Reviewed November 14, 2017

This place was so cozy and warm! I love how they serve the tea right in the pot for you to pour in their sweet tea cups! They have many selections including specialty teas that are fantastic! Service was friendly. Such a cute little spot,...More

Thank hughezzy23
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Easy access to this cozy restaurant. The tea selection is good, with fast and friendly service. Great ice cream selection too!

Thank Maureen T
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

I've only ever had ice cream at the boathouse and I have to say it is amazing. It has a really great location right on the river so it's a great place to get an ice cream and go for a walk or sit on...More

Thank Jessreimann
Reviewed August 30, 2017

I had a vegetarian meal. The roasted veg wrap was about 50% massive pieces of onion so I ended up picking them out and I was so disgusted by all the onion that it was making my stomach turn! They would have been ok finely...More

Thank Canada_girl28
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Efficient service...very friendly. Superb food, everything was excellent. I recommend this restaurant very highly.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice time here, and the ice cream was very good. Sitting by the river was relaxing. I suggest visiting for those who just want a quiet ice cream by the river.

Thank TimHtrvrllr
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We sat and waited 10 minutes. There were 5 or 6 servers but they were mostly standing around talking. I finally walked to the counter and asked if I had to order there or if someone was going to come to the table. A girl...More

1  Thank Marina H
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Came across the place while driving by and decided to stop and find out more! My girlfriend and I were wowed with an amazing cream tea - a little skimpy on the jam and cream but more was provided when we asked. The scones are...More

Thank rmauber
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Friends in Guelph booked a table for 4 and we happily joined them as their guests. It is a place they patronize regularly and we were looking forward to seeing them and having lunch together. The location is quite pretty being beside the river and...More

Thank Tony O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 519-822-5692
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