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We consider Short Pump our dry dock Boathouse location, offering the same impeccable service and distinctive experience as our waterfront restaurants only housed in the convenience of Short Pump Town Center. We invite you to take a break from shopping to enjoy some of Richmond's best sushi as well as other Boathouse favorites.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Superb short ribs and seafood Mac and cheese! The space is well decorated and the service was fast. We will return for sure.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020

I could deal with the corporate touchless menu - order - pay. But some basic lack of attention shocked me. He to wait 10 minutes to get coffee and appetizer served. We had to hunt down someone and ask - inexcusable for a Sunday Brunch....Then, the appetizer came with the meal and not before with time to enjoy it. After service i had to wait another 5 minutes to ask for salt and pepper (Basics for eggs and potatoes - hashbrowns) They came in small metal cups over 5 minutes later. By them my hashbrowns were cold. My main order was shrimp and grits. 3 large shrimp acceptable. A decent amount of sausage (Spicy - andouille or chorizo expected but not there), and finally only a half a cup max of grits. Surrounded by over a cup of sauce (nice taste but too much). Glad I ordered a biscuit on the side to mop the excessive sauce-juice. The French Press coffee was way over-rated at $5 a serving (Muddy and tasteless). I have had better coffee for $2 at many local establishments. Brunch for 2 at nearly $80 (including a mandatory pre-paid 20% tip = no incentive for good service) was way too much for what we got. Severely disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

We go here regularly and were very disappointed to see they no longer have sushi options. Despite that, we decided to stay and have date night. However, the service was awful and we spent 30 minutes trying to get the check. One couple sat next...to us and weren’t served, or even checked on in 20 minutes, so they ended up leaving. Probably will be our last visit, we even tried speaking to the manager to try and help future customers and she was even less helpful than the other servers 😞. So sad this won’t be one of our go to places anymore.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

I was back in the Richmond area for a business trip and went to the Boathouse because I did not have the shrimp and grits when I was in town last time. As always it was great! I had the bread pudding for dessert and...that was good also. But to my disappointment they no longer serve sushi ☹. I have had their sushi in the past and was very good. Without the sushi I feel like their appetizer options are now a little limited. I would still recommend but I would encourage them to bring the sushi back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

We choose The Boathouse at Short Pump for an quick lunch stop. We ordered the crab cake sandwich and burger with fries. Both meals were great with superior ingredients for both. The burger was the juiciest I have ever eaten! Great service and the Creme...Brûlée was amazing. Worth the stop! We would eat here again for sure!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

Went to BoatHouse on Saturday for a celebratory dinner.Drinks were great-had "flight" of great bourbons and wife had blood orange whiskey sour. Rest of dinner was great tasting but expensive. Portions were small. Grill scallop dinner was just 4 scallops with veggies. Dinner for two...with tip ran well north of $100 - one round of drinks, no wine, salads, entree and a split dessert. Had we not ordered 3 courses, would have gone home hungry. Service on a busy evening kind of slow - almost 2 hours for dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

Stick to the other location on the James River - the view is so awesome. We all enjoyed our dinner but were not overwhelmed. I had the salmon and left me wondering where the other half was - pretty small!!! Not in a hurry to...go back with all of the other great choices neaby.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

Attended recently with a group of six friends. We were seated at a table hardly large enough to accommodate us. Condiments that should have been on the table prior to arrival had to be requested and then waited on whilst our food got cold. One...of our orders was prepared incorrectly and rather than being remade the unwanted items were simply removed and the plate returned. The waiter was overbearing and stifling. Portions were modest and over priced. Parking is at a premium.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Really good lunch with exceptional service. The shrimp and grits were delicious and the grilled chicken and polenta was moist, tender, and grilled to perfection. We didn’t have room for any of the desserts, but they sounded terrific — we’ll have to go back. We...were looking for a nice meal for a midday date and this was perfect!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Housepitality F, Owner at The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019

We're thrilled to hear that you had a great lunch with us! The shrimp and grits are irresistible. You'll have to save room for dessert next time. We can't wait for you to have another midday date with us again. Thank you so much. Take...More

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Excellent crab cakes! Perfectly seasoned and fresh! Zucchini chips were great! Would definitely return!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Housepitality F, Owner at The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Pleasure to hear it! The zucchini chips are always a great choice, and we hope to see you back for more again soon. Have a great day, Anne, Director of Sales, Marketing, & Public Relations

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Cindy P
January 3, 2017|
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Hi, Cindy, I apologize for the delayed response. The closest dish on our menu to a Seafood Fra Diavolo is our Shrimp & Scallop Pasta. I will certainly pass your inquiry along to the Chefs as a recommendation for a special... More
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June 23, 2016|
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