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The Boathouse

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4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112-4928
+1 804-744-2545
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Goochland, Virginia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of cooking, decorating, serving, cleaning up (and stressing out!) we went out for Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Limited number of restaurants in RVA open. ALL 3 Boathouses in the area were chock full. We added our name to waiting list at 2 of them. We were surprised and delighted to receive a call from the Boathouse Midlothian, VA... More 

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

Thank you for spending your holiday with us! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the new menu. Had not been here for a couple year because I was disappointed with it but I was so very surprised this time. Will be going back very soon . Love the view and that you can walk around the pound . Great for family events.

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

Thank you for giving us another try. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the menu! More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Boathouse by Swift Creek Reservoir is a great place to go for a relaxing time. I speak especially of the gazebo with its great view of the lake at sunset.

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Georgia
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is pretty good, but the atmosphere... amazing. So peaceful sitting by the water enjoying a drink or two.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for "Wine Wednesday". Very fun! Got there at sunset - absolutely gorgeous! Tasted 6 wines and enjoyed a half price bottle with dinner. Dinner was somewhat average (shrimp was overcooked in shrimp & grits) but would go again anyway. Yummy dessert!

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Thank 4MidloHawks
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for Wine Wednesday. I'm sorry to hear that the shrimp was overcooked. Was the manager able to offer you new shrimp? We are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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

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

You truly can't beat our view! Thank you for joining us and taking time to leave a review. More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 

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Prospect, Virginia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 

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Thank marchag2015
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review! We hope you can make it in to try some of our seasonal menu items this fall. More 

Midlothian
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?