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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” (47 reviews)
“crab cakes” (72 reviews)
“pizookie” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231-3038
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1 - 10 of 555 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food. Beautiful view. Fairly noisy and hard to hear each other, but I would definitely still go back.

Thank Kathy Y
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Kathy, Thank you for sharing this review. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the boathouse with a gf for lunch.. we enjoyed a clean atmosphere. .. with good food.. polite waitresses. I forgot my high limit credit card at the table. Did not realize til next day. When I called restaurant, I was told that they...More

Thank Tobi L
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Tobi, We are glad to hear that our crew at Rocketts Landing took great care of you. We appreciate you sharing your experience and we hope that you will join us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a large party of 12 and everybody enjoyed their meals, some had fish and others beef. The staff was very friendly and attentive without being over-bearing.

Thank TroySea
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Troy, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, and that our crew took great care of you! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a great place to eat or grab drinks on the river in Richmond, VA then this is your place. Great views of downtown Richmond while eating great food made for a great Saturday evening. Great selection of food and drinks for everyone.

Thank elstondr
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the view. We hope that you will join us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu for a seafood lover is perfect. We were actually looking for something light because we arrived late into Richmond. The blue cheese olive martinis went perfect with the fresh oysters for an appetizer. We split a blackened shrimp entree and it was just...More

Thank paulmullen8
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul, We are so glad you decided to come in! Thank you so much for this great review. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our friends to Boathouse Landing Richmond, VA as this was their first visit; we’ve gone there a few times and recommended to others about the fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere and outstanding service we’ve received! Our friends were delighted as were...More

Thank bebejm12
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bebe and Larry, Thank you so much for sharing this review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy the food, atmosphere and service enough to recommend us to your friends! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the boathouse on Saturday night. My daughter and her fiancé have selected the boathouse as the venue for their wedding in 2019. The idea was for my husband to see the place and we get a taste of what to except...More

Thank Nicole S
Housepitality F, Director of Sales at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your experience. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the entrees you were served. We certainly expect all our guests, both in the restaurant dining room and in the event spaces,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent choice for a special occasion dinner. Service was excellent and the food was delicious as usual. Love the view.

Thank Mary O
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mary, Thank you for your review. We're so glad you chose The Boathouse for your recent birthday celebration! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for several years end of February and it has always been a pleasure. Food is fabulous, service is great and views are lovely.

Thank vickyvass
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vicky, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed everything on your recent visit. We appreciate you coming back for all these years and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

As a seafood lover, I can say this may not have been the best all around...but definitely fresh. Scallops were cooked well - major key. Everything could've used a little more seasoning or perhaps a sauce pairing (i.e. mussels appetizer). Overpriced, but that's what ya...More

Thank Karly K
Housepitality F, Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Karly, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with some aspects of your meal, but we will be sure to pass your comments along. We hope that...More

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Alicat1964
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Irvin2016 | 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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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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