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“Late night appetizers and dessert”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Boatwerks

Boatwerks
Ranked #9 of 232 Restaurants in Holland
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant is Holland's only waterfront restaurant! The indoor dining room and Runabout Lounge feature picturesque views of Lake Macatawa on three sides, or enjoy outdoor dining and unbeatable views from the outdoor patio and bar during warmer months. The New American Menu features fresh seafood and premium meats, with a focus on fresh preparations and quality produce. The building's design features exposed beams and brick, harkening back to the historic boat-building factories that lined the shore of Lake Macatawa in earlier days. The restaurant walls are lined with historic photos of Lakes Michigan and Macatawa and historic Holland, Michigan. The Boatwerks Event Center features the beautiful, 3,300-square-foot Black River Ballroom and an outdoor courtyard, suitable for weddings and family or corporate events of up to 300 people. Make your dining plans for Boatwerks Restaurant in Holland, Michigan today!
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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150 reviews
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“Late night appetizers and dessert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

It is worth the trip to visit this restaurant that is off the beaten track and located on the shores of Lake Macatawa. The restaurant has a contemporary nautical theme and has plenty of windows to enjoy the view. Our group was not all that hungry, so I'm not able to rate the entrees. We were in the mood for sharing an assortment of appetizers and desserts. All were excellent. If you are a chocolate and ice cream lover, I recommend the Chocolate Decadence ice cream which is locally made. Yum!

Visited June 2013
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great lake views, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Met friends for dinner and drinks, it took 20 minutes to fill our drink order - the appetizer beat the drinks to the table. Not sure if the "drink and food runner" system is working at full capability yet, it's the beginning of the season and there are lots of new hires just hitting the deck. Plenty of outdoor seating - the north side of the building where we were seated is quite isolated from the buzz of the main patio.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Deck seating on the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere on the water. I had sole San Juan which was covered in a white sauce which the dish did not need and I scraped off. It came with mixed veggies that were overcooked. My friend had fish and chips and she loved it. I would go there again and try another dish.

  • Visited June 2013
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Metamora, Michigan
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“Wonderful experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

The restaurant has an absolutely wonderful view and atmosphere. David our waiter was right on top of drinks and everything else. The food wasn't to die for but I have to say the whole experience was fantastic. Would definitely return and suggest others to as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ada, Michigan
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“Loved the view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We chose Boatwerks to celebrate my daughter's engagement. We chose to sit inside as it was extremely humid the night that we went. We were seated right away. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. I had the fish and chips and really liked it. The service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't bother us. Overall, we really enjoyed Boatwerks and will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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