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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
All hours
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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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location overlooking a beautiful lake (Swift Creek Resorvoir). The food is good and the wait staff is friendly.

Thank Susan W
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been here numerous times for various occasions and meals. The Mother's Day brunch is my favorite here. Other than that I have never been impressed with the food considering other Richmond restaurants at same price that are much better. The view is great. We really only go because of convenience when we are in the mood for fish/seafood... More 

Thank Dustin R
Prospect, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this place. On the water outside of 288 on the west end of town. Can't beat the views of the open water. Great food at a decent price and fresh and unique seafood besides standard favorites. Great Sunday brunch - have a carafe or a half carafe of Mimosas, bloody mary's or both. Having grown up on... More 

Thank 352will
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for mothers day what a beautiful place. We sat outside and there was a band we had a blast. The food was filling and after we walked along the river. It was just like what you think a sunset should look like by the water. Fried green tomatoes and fried fish you can't go wrong with anything on... More 

Thank marchag2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely setting, can be quiet but also a bit loud in a good way. Food and service are quite good.

Thank M D
Overland Park, Kansas
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and daughter visited this place. The atmosphere is great with seating inside or outside overlooking the water. During a brisk fall evening, they have a cozy fire going. The service was outstanding. The food was good, but I didn't quite think that the quality merited the price tag though.

Thank vietti
Midlothian, Virginia
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483 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ALWAYS a great place to bring your guests.........especially at SUNSET, we chose pizza (brick fired YUM) and apps with drinks. try those butter drenched lobstah sliders....oh my......the pizza we chose was crab and asparagas..love it and did I mention a new drink the blackberry Mojito......gotta try this!! what a fun, delicious and beautiful evening

Thank jeannette y
Richmond, Va
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a great place to go no matter what the occasion. Great food...service... love the crab Benedict for lunch/brunch.....oyster platter at dinner...

Thank Phantomtwo
Gloucester, Virginia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not often visit places like this due to price. However this evening I decided to treat my bride to a wonderful dinner. We were given a seat by the water, the view was amazing. Then we ordered, when the food arrived it looked like something from a movie. I must say it was the best food that my... More 

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

Wow, thank you for the great review! I will pass your comments on to the chef! More 

Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time at the Boathouse and we would have appreciated better signage to the restaurant. We thought it too cool to sit outside so, at the suggestion of the very friendly hostess, opted for an upstairs window table as this was a special occasion. We would have been warmer outside. Not only were the ceiling fans on... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We will certainly let management know that Luke helped to make your experience memorable. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?