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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here a few times and the food is very good. The location of this restaurant and the service of the staff is outstanding. It's nice to dine alfresco during the summer time, right on the water. The food and drink is priced relatively...high but they stand behind their dishes and want to replace or fix if it isn't to your liking. Reservations are only taken if you have a party of 8 or more. Dining early or very late usually affords quick seating. Call ahead to see how busy they are if you are considering this venue. Try it....I'm sure you'll be happy. This restaurant does have all of the safety protocols for social distancing and cleanliness.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good. I had the swordfish and it was delicious. The atmosphere was quaint and very inviting. The view of the lake was beautiful. Great service and very clean.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, good food, ample portions. Open and friendly atmosphere. Great server. We started with the chips and sauces trio followed by the classic burger with onion rings and the perch sandwich with slaw and fries. Very good. The moscato was really good, too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In part for the opportunity to eat a lobster roll (not usual in the Midwest!) and to have dinner overlooking the water, we had an early dinner at Boatwerks. No wait and pleasant service. Boatwerks has an extensive menu and good options for drinks and...food. The lobster roll was good (not as good as Maine) and the other dishes ordered were good. Carpeted floors make cleaning more a challenge for the staff, but they did an adequate job between seatings.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this weekend. The weather was beautiful. Really enjoyed the outdoor seating with water view. Was happy that everything was social distanced well. We really enjoyed the food. Crab Cakes did not disappoint (a little pricey, but worth it!). My wife really enjoyed the fish...tacos. I decided to go the vegan route and tried the Garden Cauliflower dish. It was pretty yummy. My only warning is speed of service. It was a pretty long experience so don’t go if your in a hurry. If it had been just my wife and I It would have been a relaxing meal. Traveling with an impatient toddler and mother in law kinda threw a wrench in that. Again not complaining, just be warned. Overall had a great experience. Will definitely go back if opportunity allows!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday for lunch with a two year old. Loved the experience but a bit drawn out. Took us 1hour and a half minimum to get in and out. Had it just been my husband and I would be great but had...a toddler and an impatient Grandma too! (Grandma not big on eating out in first place) Food and view was amazing highly recommend the crab cakes (although a bit small) and the shrimp tacos! Sweet potato fries were waffle fries and deliciously crispy too! Looked like boats were pulling right up to the dock at the patio to eat or pick up food too. Loved it! Would go back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at Boatwerks and had lunch on a Friday and waited 25 minutes, which was great, as the hostess had stated 45 minutes upon check-in. Went for a walk to Kollen Park and was text when our table was ready. Very efficient! Sat outside,...on patio area which was not under the large white tent. We luckily were allowed to move our table towards a partially shaded area and felt badly for those guests sitting at tables in the bright sun. Most people like the sun, however, when it comes to dining, prefer the shade. As other reviewers have stated, each table should really be under shade or have an umbrella. We saw other people who were being seated, change their seat direction to have the sun at their back or ask to be in a different location. I'm certain management reads these reviews and perhaps they have intentions to fix this issue for next season. The pros: Colin, our server. A young, polite and quick server with an excellent attitude!! Quite rare these days, it seems. We started with the $8 pretzel bites , which were plentiful at around 12 pieces. I then ordered the shrimp tacos and my husband had the turkey panini with battered fries. Both delicious and I would order these tacos again. I agree with another reviewer to please omit the plain tortilla chips. Perhaps a small side of a rice? Had the Blueberry Lemonade drink ( not too sweet and refreshing) and he had the Alaskan Amber suggested by Colin. Would definitely return for the tasty food and lovely water views.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for 8 years for our anniversary. The food is wonderful. Their steaks are always cooked right.The mash potatoes are creamy And smooth and melt in Your mouth. We recently tried the crabcakes and they were amazing . I tried their...mac and cheese omg I loved it. I want the recipe. There dessert was also good to finish off the meal. The view is beautiful. The staff there is friendly, and answer all questions you have. We have never had a complaint and are always telling people how wonderful it is.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped on the way home from a long weekend in Michigan. No wait for a table in the bar area. Sat at a high table looking out on the deck. Windows were open. Great weather. Great server. Hubby had the Mule burger with the kettle...chips and I had the Classic burger with the onion rings. Juicy and great tasting burgers and yummy onion rings.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here while visiting Holland. Had about a 30 minute wait, but they'll just text you when a table is ready so you can wander around the shore and nearby park. There's also a playground close so you can entertain your kids...and let them burn off some steam before sitting down to eat. Service was friendly and everyone sat outside. Spacing was appropriate. Masks required unless eating. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would return if in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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