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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231-3038
+1 804-622-2628
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“crab cakes” (75 reviews)
“seafood” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231-3038
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The service was very good, however, I was disappointed with the food. Very expensive for just mediocre dishes. Also, the noise level was terrible.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edward C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took my mother in law out to celebrate her retirement, 32 years of nursing! Wonderful dinner with 16 people. The Boathouse was very accommodating with my ever changing number of people. We had two waiters who were excellent. They were both so friendly and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 174lizf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very bad experience here. Probably will not be returning. The waiter brought me the complete wrong order (they brought me salmon and shrimp and I had ordered steak). They then messed up my guests meal and brought the wrong sides for them. I had to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Areil003
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent. Waiter attentive but not overly so. Noise level was terrible. Large parties need to be put in private rooms so as not to disturb diners looking for a quiet meal.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jmcdaniel6610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and a very good customer service! Nice waiter, beautiful setting. I would recommend the restaurant to my friends!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank venitomaleva2012
Housepitality F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for the recommendation! We're happy to have lived up to your standards and look forward to having you back at any of our locations. Take care!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had an anniversary dinner at the boathouse. Everything was excellent, both the food and the service. We look forward to going back again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dennis S
Housepitality F, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dennis, thank you for the review, and happy anniversary! We hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick Google search for one of the best Restaurants in Richmond lead me to Boathouse. This is where I would surprise my wife for her Birthday and retirement get together. I arranged family and friends to meet athe the Boathouse. As with all gatherings people...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jokestr007
Housepitality F, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we're so glad to have helped make your wife's birthday and retirement celebration a great time. Thank you for the compliments to Laura, we know it was her pleasure to provide outstanding service to your group!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great New Year’s Eve dinner at the Boathouse. Food was all delicious and our server Sharif was absolutely great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank flossgloss
Housepitality F, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled to learn you received excellent service for your special New Year's Eve dinner! We hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boathouse always delivers. Delicious cocktails, fresh appetizers and a tasty dinner. Attentive service. It’s a little pricey yet expected based on the view, quality of service and the excellent food. A special treat!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Thomas T
Housepitality F, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thomas, we appreciate your review on our food, drinks, service, and views. We look forward to serving you on your next special occasion.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood is excellent, the steaks are great as well. The service was superior. But the highlight of the evening was the spectacular view of downtown Richmond.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sandrawE3255OW
Housepitality F, Director of Sales at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for the compliments to the steaks and seafood. Our service staff is happy to continue providing superior service. As for the view, that's what sets the Rocketts Landing location apart from the rest! We hope to have you back again soon.

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Alicat1964
April 16, 2018|
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Response from s13735596 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alicat, You are correct. Most of the blue crabs do not come from Maryland. Most of what is left of the Chesapeake blue crab come from the lower Chesapeake in Virginia.
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smkibler
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Tonda3546 | Reviewed this property |
yes, very nice you can eat outside on the water
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231-3038
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-622-2628
  • E-mail
Description
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing has brought award-winning dining to the banks of the James River. The restaurant occupies the top floor of the recently restored Power Plant building, which once provided electricity for Richmond’s fleet of trolley cars. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing specializes in seafood as well as its signature wood-stone oven flatbreads. With indoor and outdoor dining, offering stunning views of the river and city skyline, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing promises a truly one-of-a-kind, waterside dining experience never before available in Richmond.
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