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Boatwerks

216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“seafood chowder” (13 reviews)
“perch sandwich” (20 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a not so great experience here in August. We weren't sure if we wanted to visit again, but we got a card in the mail telling about their new Happy Hour specials (drinks and appetizers). We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 123Freckles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large (16) family dinner with a variety of needs—from vegan to gluten free to carnivores and seafoodies. Everyone was pleased and our servers we attentive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rlbennink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for New Years Eve and were seated at a great table on time. There are several Vegan items on menu which was nice for one in our group. The main reason for the 3 stars is from the time we sat down...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 43ericj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and ordered the lobster bisque which was delicious, a salad which was huge, fish and chips, and perch and fries. All of it was great. Service was good. Even though it was dark you could see the lights reflecting off the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank eearly
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us!

Reviewed December 11, 2018

We needed someplace to eat while staying in Holland and were told about the happy hour appetizer specials. We chose 3 items that were very good. The best one was the Crestini and goat cheese and spinach dips. We even asked for more crestinis because...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WagnerGirl57
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed November 20, 2018

Went for an early dinner while overnight in Holland. It was already dark, but could tell that there is a nice water view. My wife had the lake perch. It was the true lake (as opposed to ocean) variety. Although deep fried, the breading was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MDR1908
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us.

Reviewed November 18, 2018

Upon walking in the door you expect more than what is delivered. To begin, the staff is actually kind of on the snobby side. You don't get that warm, happy to welcome you into our beautiful restaurant feeling. Upon being seated you are handed a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank foodie47states
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear that this was your experience, as this is not what we expect from our servers. If you happen to remember who your server was on...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Service average, food average, prices high, view wonderful. Won’t return because of price and service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BackPacker823962
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

We're very sorry to hear this, but do appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We have recently changed our menu pricing and selections, and hope you'll reconsider. Thank you again for your review!

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in after a recommendation of a local B&B host. We enjoyed the food and the staff was very friendly. The weather was crummy while we were in town but I bet the view is spectacular when the weather permits.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank uabericm
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for your review! We hope you can join us again on a day you can enjoy the view, it's unforgettable!

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Sorry, but skip this place. Great atmosphere and decor, but after you take that in and start eating, the party is over. Very average “bar food” with fine dining prices. We had the perch, Mac and cheese, a burger, and the stir fry. Nothing was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matt V
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

We're very sorry to hear this Matt, but do appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Thank you for your review.

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Viruten
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Boatwerks | Property representative |
If the tables in the bar area were reserved, I'm assuming it's for entertainment to set up their equipment, as we do not take reservations during the summer season. Some bands take longer to set up than others.
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Keith B
March 17, 2018|
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Response from Boatwerks | Property representative |
No, unfortunately we do not take reservations during the summer season. If you are wanting a private event, you are welcome to set it up through our Banquet & Catering Department at 616-796-0740. Thank you for your inquiry.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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