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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231-3038
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The view here is amazing. My scallops were the best I had had in years, even though they were very simply prepared. I got an avocado and salsa side; the salsa was good, but the avocado was a little vinegary. Very nicely prepared steamed spinach....More

Thank Edward D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, service, and view were all wonderful. Make a reservation and ask for a table by the window. There is outdoor seating, but it gets hot!

Thank Patti C
Housepitality F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for sharing your feedback with us. We're happy to hear that the food, service and view were all wonderful and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view, great service, love the food Neighborhood Restaurant everything is a win-win! Perfect finish, cream brulee.

Thank Cuffey's C
Housepitality F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the view, service and the food. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was with a group of 11 for a Saturday evening get together. We arrived around 6 per our reservation. We waited for about 10 minutes to be seated which was not bad. The restaurant is located along a canal and the view is interesting....More

Thank Steemi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three men from California, two from Memphis, and three from Phily. All hard core foodies and experienced global wanderers. Margo arrived and proceeded to delight us with her skills. The kitchen rocked. We started with a seafood appetizer of lobster, shrimp, oysters, scallops. The wine...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your feedback with us. We're so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and that Margo took such great care of you. We hope that you will come back and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I plus 3 other family members dined here last evening. First time for all of us. We had a 6PM reservation, and my hubby let me out while he looked for parking. After finding my way to the restaurant, which is located...More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for sharing your feedback with us. We're so glad to hear that all of your food was so delicious and that Kenny took such great care of your party. We're looking forward to your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't rave enough about how fantastic our experience with the staff here was. We reserved the Harbourmaster suite, which is located at the top of the 3rd level and has gorgeous views of the James River. The staff here made our experience most enjoyable;...More

Thank Minty J
Housepitality F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your feedback with us. We're so glad to hear that you had such a great time at your daughter's 30th birthday party in the Harbourmaster Suite and that the crew took such...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I held my rehearsal dinner here for a party of 18 in the private river view room on the third floor and it was amazing. I had people from out of town and you cannot get a better spot to show off the city skylight...More

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

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your rehearsal dinner in our Harbourmaster Suite on the third floor overlooking the James River and that the food and service were both wonderful. We look forward to hosting future events with you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the Boathouse in Midlothian two or three times, so when business required I book a Richmond location for a mixer - I looked at the Boathouse sister location at Rocketts Landing and was NOT disappointed! Advance work was easy and the event...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your feedback with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your event with us and that all of the food was so delicious. We look forward to hosting more events with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ride the new pulse from DT here for dinner. We didn’t have reservations but they got 5 of us in. Enjoyed appetizers (octopus and eggplant) and good entrees; Salmon, seafood platter and steak. All good. Not a fan of their limited beer menu. Good service,...More

Thank John C
Housepitality F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for sharing your feedback with us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that all of the food was delicious. We have shared your concerns regarding the beer menu with our...More

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Alicat1964
16 April 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
12 June 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
US$ 15 - US$ 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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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