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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bergen, Norway
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a lovely evening with friends we hadn't seen for many years. We were very talkative , and the staff was very kind and let us keep talking after our dinner was done. We dropped a full glass of beer on the floor outdoors, and the staff were quick to clean up and replace the drink with a smile.... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took some friends who have never been. No reservations taken during summer, but we only had short wait in the bar on a Friday night. We sat outside and watched the sun set over lake. Wonderful food (be sure to get the homemade hummas and I love the asparagus appetizer) and leave room for desserts which are to die for.... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love to eat here. We save it for special meals since it is a little more expensive. They have different options to choose from the other restaurants around. The atmosphere is great, especially in the summer when you can sit outside, but year round it's good because of all the Windows. Definitely some place good to try.

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Commerce Township
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anytime you can provide a nice outdoor setting with a water view, good food, and reasonably priced drinks during happy hour, I will be very content. The happy hour menu provided a nice selection, at reduced rates. I had the prime rib sliders and they were very good.

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Thank jkn371
Boatwerks, Public Relations Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We always strive to please our guests here at Boatwerks and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Come again soon! More 

Clarkston, Michigan
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508 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch and we sat outside on the patio. It was the perfect summer day with a nice breeze. It was very comfortable sitting outside. We had a beautiful view of the water. It was very nice. Service was excellent. The young lady we had was great. She made it a very nice dining experience. The food... More 

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

Hi Jeffrey! Thanks for your great review! We always try to make our customers happy, so we love getting comments like these. Thanks, and come again soon! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a Tuesday night in the summer, not much beats a beautiful sunset with live entertainment. Add in some great appetizers, drinks and desserts, and you have a winner! We shared the Mexican appetizer. The dips were delightful, although a complimentary second round of chips would have been nice. The ice cream sundae with caramel and popcorn was delightful! Drinks... More 

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

Hi Kristen! Thanks for your comments, and we're glad you enjoyed your experience here. I'll be sure to look into our policies regarding taxis; we don't want to leave people stranded! Come again soon! More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view was beautiful. Not many options on the menu. Food was greasy. The dinnerware & cups looked like they came from coney island. Plenty of better restaurants in the area. If your going for the view just walk on the boardwalk don't waste your money

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Thank Tamika T
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Hi Tamika, thank you for your review. I'm very sorry that none of the items we offer on our menu interested you. We do offer 14 different Dinner and Specialty Entrees, 11 different Sandwich options, 6 different pizza options, and a variety of salads, hoping to provide something for everyone. We use specialty glassware, and high end china for plating... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting Holland Michigan, we ate at this place because it was on the water. There were enough options on the menu and the food was good. The view of the lake was good. What was outstanding was the level of service. The attentiveness was the best I have ever experienced.

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

Thanks for your kind comments! Here at Boatwerks, we love making our customers happy. I'll be sure to forward your review on to the staff so they know you enjoyed your experience. Thanks, and come again soon! More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We like coming here in the summer. Great view the ver looking Lake Mac. The food is good as well, for either just a tasty appetizer or a delicious dinner, everyone can find something they like

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

Hi Miriam! We're glad you enjoyed our view and our food! We love making our customers happy. Come again! More 

Holland, Michigan
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant on lake macatawa, wonderful patio seating in summer too with beautiful sunsets. Food is very good - chopped salad best i've had. Lots of drinks to choose from at the bar, and live music on the patio some evenings.

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

Hello! We're so glad you enjoyed your chopped salad and the live music. We love masking our customers happy, so it's reviews like this that keep us going! Thanks, and come 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, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 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
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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