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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
+1 616-396-0600
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Michigan
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hosted a Sunday afternoon bridal shower luncheon in the private Macatawa Room.. Jean Eliis, event coordinator, was fabulous from start to finish. She was prompt in answering emails and phone calls, accommodated drop in visits and took care of all our questions and concerns. The wait staff and coordinator that assisted us that day followed all of the prep... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting, outside dining on the water, food was excellent, servers very nice and efficient, great restaurant.

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Thank Ilovellamas
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, and we hope to serve you again soon! More 

Mount Vernon, Virginia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here with three couples for dinner on a Monday evening. It was my first time here but others had been here before. They advertise on their menu that all food is prepared to order and not pre-made therefore it may take over an average time to deliver it. However, it did not seem an exceptionally long wait to... More 

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Thank USMC_Traveler_11
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your meail and the beautiful waterfront views at Boatwerks Restaurant! Thanks for sharing your review, and please join us again soon! More 

Holland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Jean Ellis and Boatwerks personnel: Now that Dasani's Quinceañera is sadly over, all we have are the great memories that will last forever. Thank you Boatwerks team for EXCEEDING my very high expectations in every area. The communication with you during the planning was fantastic! I got answers to my questions in a timely manner. You were simply amazing, flexible,... More 

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Thank Sgomez79
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to hold your daughter's Quinceañera at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. It was a pleasure to work with you as you planned this incredible event, and we're all still talking about the beautiful day! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great and the service was even better. We sat outside and the view was beautiful! We were hoping to see a lot more boats out on the water than we did. Their calamari appetizer was delicious. I loved the sauce that came on it.

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Thank P4387BUkarenp
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your review of your experience at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and the beautiful views of Lake Macatawa. We hope to serve you again sometime soon! More 

Illinois
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a bit more upscale than what we usually prefer. It sits on the Makatawa Lakefront and offers inside and patio dining. We chose to eat inside due to the long wait for outdoor seating. The staff members were all friendly. Our waitress was good and the food was delicious but more pricey than we are used to.... More 

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Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. We love helping to make special occasions an event to remember, and we're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Outside for dinner on the river was not so great. I'm on a salt restricted diet. Food was full of salt. Big wedding going on and they opened the sliding doors and dominated the entire outside area. Umbrellas don't bend to help block the sun. Most of our party was trying to dodge it from our eyes. Other quests in... More 

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Thank LAL1111
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of your experience at Boatwerks Restaurant. We've passed your comments on to the appropriate staff members for training purposes. Thanks again for your comments! More 

Plainwell, Michigan
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a leisurely Sunday afternoon meal at Boatwerks recently and are already planning to return soon! We sat outside on the patio (which is huge and can easily seat one hundred people) and enjoyed watching the activity on Lake Macatawa. Our server, Katie, did a fine job. We were impressed with the extensive wine menu which... More 

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Thank Kathy K
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your experience at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience. We take great pride in our extensive wine list with offerings for every palate. Thanks again for your review, and we look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

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207 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Boatwerks several times. Their waterfront seating on Lake Mac is fantastic. They have a huge patio but it does fill up. They are now the only water front restaurant in Holland after the Piper closed. They are close to downtown and right next to Kollen Park. If you are a boater they have docks for you to... More 

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Thank Mark K
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. We're so glad you enjoyed our beautiful location on Lake Macatawa, as well as your meals! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was as promised, wait staff was excellent, food was good...everything went without any problems and everyone was happy!

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Thank Donna D
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. Boatwerks is a great place to host special events like bridal or baby showers, and it was a joy to work with you to plan the perfect day! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free, Bar, Pub
Meals
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
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: +1 616-396-0600
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?