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The Boathouse

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4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112-4928
+1 804-744-2545
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a friend here for her birthday celebration. We had a blast but only because we didn't let rude employees ruin her night. The hostess was awful. "Greeted" us with a negative attitude and wouldn't even take 5 steps away from where she was standing to tell us if a bartop table was available. Isn't one of the main... More 

Thank Kelly R
Midlothian, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the water. Outside deck provides great sunset view. Great service, excellent food. 👍Easy to park or use valet.

Thank Joyce049
Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an excellent outing!!!! Diner was amazing, but the sunset over the water was even better. The prices were reasonable and the staff was very friendly.

Thank sandrawH5468SZ
Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice and good food presented well. This review at Chesterfield location and was at sunset outside ,what a location !

Thank Ed B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, BEAUTIFUL view over the Pungoteaugue River, Evening sunset, two levels, boardwalk, WONDERFUL!

Thank Karheem H
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was awesome! I have never had a bad experience at the Boathouse. The food is superb! Love the calamari and the waterfront views.

Thank Monique J
Richmond, Virginia
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in because of the famous sunset more than the food. The food was OK, with us trying the lobster roll, zucchini chips, grilled rockfish and a grilled seafood medley. The clam chowder, though, was outstanding, with none of the overly creamed goop that sometimes detracts from this dish. Limited wine list, but you can find something to go with... More 

Thank Santino49
Richmond, Virginia
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243 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view overlooking the lake is beautiful. The entrance to the restaurant from the parking lot is convoluted and bit confusing if you are a first timer here. The place seems to have a local following as the bar was tad crowded even on a week night. While the ambiance is great, food not so much. Pizza and crab cakes... More 

Thank zanypoet
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know about your dinner at The Boathouse. I am so sorry you had a disappointing experience. It sounds like you did not receive the level of service and the quality of food we expect for our guests. Your comments have been shared with the General Manager and with the Corporate Chef. They will be following up... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like going for brunch. We have gone to both this Sunday Park and the Rockets Landing locations and both have their advantages but tend to go to this location since in Brandermill and near our house. Bloody Mary comes in a small carafe and a bit pricey at $12 I thought. Food is usually very good. For lighter appetite... More 

Thank mjrgnsn
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and for joining us for brunch. Our brunch specialty cocktail, the Queen Mary, is served in a "half carafe" with Tito's Handmade Vodka, and a proportionately higher amount of liquor. We also have a regular Bloody Mary made with rail vodka that costs less. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting here is very nice and on Friday they have a live band. The food was okay, but overpriced and the drinks were outrageously cut and pricey to say the least.

Thank Lee127
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of The Boathouse. I am hoping you would be willing to help us learn more about what happened. Please email me directly at aroy@boathouserichmond.com if you would like to share additional details. We appreciate customer feedback and are always trying to improve our guests' experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112-4928
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
  • Phone Number: +1 804-744-2545
The view and setting of Sunday Park, graced by a 1,700 acre lake, are the breath of fresh air that will make your festivities truly memorable. Join us at The Boathouse and enjoy great food, great service, beautiful surroundings and our Wine Spectator award winning wine list. The panoramic sunset views put you in a resort vacation state of mind. The Boathouse Restaurant provides unlimited ways for our guests to enjoy the day or evening; business meetings, rehearsal dinners, dinner and drinks on our lakefront deck or inside dining surrounded in our beautiful nautical atmosphere with our open-fire Wood Stone pizza oven. Our menu features an extensive raw bar, open-flamed prime steaks, fresh seafood and if that is not enough we have Neapolitan Wood Stone fired pizzas...

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