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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
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Reviewed today via mobile

Enjoyed dinner outside overlooking the water. The three things we shared were excellent: beet salad, mac and cheese, and seafood chowder. All nicely presented and tasty.

Thank mrskillz
Reviewed 2 days ago

We always have a great time at Boatwerks.. Recently celebrated my husband birthday.. They give you your age percentage off your meal.. What a great treat !!! Food is great !

Thank Jody D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My sister and I sort of fell into this restaurant when looking for something on the water. Not only was the view spectacular but the food was to die for! The seafood chowder was awesome as was the buffalo shrimp. Definitely a place to return...More

Thank Dollyhome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We Stopped here for a lunch ... ordered burgers. So perfect. Option for gluten free buns or lettuce wrap..

Thank Joe K
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Joe!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the Mother’s Day Brunch buffet. The food display was beautiful and delicious. There was something on the buffet for everyone. The lines moved fairly quickly. We had a table next to the window so we could see the lake. The staff...More

Thank Melissa B
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wonderful to hear Melissa, thank you for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our trip through Holland, we wanted to grab some lunch with a view on a warm Saturday. We landed on Boatwerks - a little off the main streets of downtown Holland. They had a long wait for seating - roughly 90 minutes. We were...More

Thank Ashley B
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Ashley!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (used to) love going here for happy hour, lunch, etc. Yesterday we sat down at a table that had a sign "Reserved after 6:30." Since it was 4:30 and we just planned to have a drink and appetizers, no problem. A manager (who we...More

Thank Viruten
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the manager should have never agreed to let you sit there. The tables weren't actually reserved for the band to sit at, they were reserved so that they could be pulled away to allow the band to set up....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group and our waitress was up to the task. I had the perch, which was very good. I heard no complaints about the food or service. The cocktails left a lot to be desired. I had two vodka tonics both were...More

Thank Rick S
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rick, thank you for your review. Were you able to discuss this issue with a manager? It sounds to me like the Tonic may have been out. I don't understand how else they could mess up a Vodka Tonic... We will be sure to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here with our 4 kids. For those with younger kids, this place is perfect and the food is amazing! We sat out on the patio and had a great view of the lake, especially during the sunset. It also distracts the kids...More

Thank butterfly2124
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our son's college graduation dinner here recently, and it was delicious. Boatwerks never disappoints, especially when it is a very special occasion. On top of the great food, and attentive service, there is a fabulous view of the lake whether you're dining inside...More

Thank MaryEliz0404
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

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May 30, 2018|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
We don't know, because we didn't enter the restaurant. We were around the restaurant on the outside.
Keith B
March 17, 2018|
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Response from Diane557 | Reviewed this property |
My nephew had his wedding here, you should be fine. They have another large room separate from dining area. good luck
Mary Ann H
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Boatwerks | Property representative |
Yes. We have ramps leading out to our patio, we have a handicap accessible restroom, and we have automatic door openers to our patio to help with wheelchair accessibility.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: +1 616-396-0600
  • E-mail
Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant is Holland's only waterfront restaurant! The indoor dining room and Runabout Lounge feature picturesque views of Lake Macatawa on three sides, or enjoy outdoor dining and unbeatable views from the outdoor patio and bar during warmer months. The New American Menu features fresh seafood and premium meats, with a focus on fresh preparations and quality produce. The building's design features exposed beams and brick, harkening back to the historic boat-building factories that lined the shore of Lake Macatawa in earlier days. The restaurant walls are lined with historic photos of Lakes Michigan and Macatawa and historic Holland, Michigan. The Boatwerks Event Center features the beautiful, 3,300-square-foot Black River Ballroom and an outdoor courtyard, suitable for weddings and family or corporate events of up to 300 people. Make your dining plans for Boatwerks Restaurant in Holland, Michigan today!
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