The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

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3082 reviews
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Seafood
Our Rocketts Landing location occupies the top floor of the restored Power Plant building, which sits on the James River and once provided electricity for Richmond’s trolley cars. We specialize in seafood, wood-stone oven pizza, and locally-sourced signature entrees. And we can't forget the incredible view!

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Bring your family to Easter Brunch at The Boathouse! We are serving a traditional Easter buffet with honey glazed ham, beef tenderloin carving station, and made-to-order omelets. Adults $46, youth 6-12 $18, children under 6 free. Reservations recommended.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife and I visiting Richmond and went for a leisurely evening of fine dining. Great scenery. Very good service. We had a lovely evening.

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TG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, beautiful location, great food. The only negative was value- slightly higher priced when compared to other similar experiences in our opinion. Would save this restaurant for a special occasion rather than a regular place to visit.

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RO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great views, good food, good service. Pricey, but brunch is a better value than dinner. Atmosphere is lively, but loud. I will return and recommend this to family and friends. Only Complaint: It was difficult to hear conversation at our own table - everyone needed to shout to be heard. The glass & masonry box is architecturally interesting but, does nothing to absorb the sound. On top of the loud conversation coming from every table - the restaurant plays background music. This only serves to make everyone yell louder. Expect excellent food, but bring your earplugs.

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Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch at the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is always on our schedule when we are in Richmond overnight. The food is excellent and the city view is great. It is a relaxing way to "recover" from weekend meetings and hotel banquets.

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MN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant
Beautiful views!!! Great service and amazing fresh seafood!

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S
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - great atmosphere - even BETTER service! We just don't like having to go through downtown to get there.

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WJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is very nice and the service was great. The food portions were small. I paid alot of money for 4 scallops on the plate and a few spears of asparagus with a scoop of mashed potatoes. The food was good but not outstanding. The beer selection could be better.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First, I believe in being stingy with 5-star ratings. The experience must be outstanding to rate the fifth star, so don't let four stars be misleading.

The table was sticky on one side, with one of the forks having bits of food stuck between the tines. I am not fussy, but this brought down the score. The waiter quickly and graciously rectified the oversight.
The music was too loud. We arrived at 5:45 on Friday night. I assume this is normal, but it makes conversation too difficult.

The view out of the window was beautiful, with a commanding view of the James River on one side, and a view of the downtown skyline on the other.

The food was very good. I ordered the Duck Cassoulet. I thoroughly enjoyed this dish. The meat was tender and flavorful, with thin strips of fat on the edge of each bite. It was served on a bed of beans, which were delicious.

I would recommend this restaurant with caution, but for my wife and I, we prefer the location at Sunday Park. It is quieter and more peaceful.

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P
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has always had a great evening at The Boat House

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, will be back next time we are in town

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DB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Friendly attentive service, and good food.

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JA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Match Day lunch the views were great as was the food a great Richmond eatery

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DP
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, wonderful food, and our server Kaitlin was superb........ but watch out if you like your bourbon neat with “one rock”. The “one rock” cost $2.00. A $2 ICE CUBE......RIDICULOUS. Otherwise great place to go and the view, ambiance and interior environment and setting is fantastic.

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NH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch. The food and atmosphere were great. Service was wonderful without the pressure to leave as soon as we were done eating. Great experience

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent.
Kaylee di an exceptional job.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! I will definitely be dining here again soon! And I’m recommending it to friends and coworkers. Job well done

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the excellent experience and superb cuisine!

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JE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and we will definitely go back. Excellent service, delicious food and great ambiance

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KM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle the manager and our server were very nice. Food was good, and there was minimal wait time. Overall good view and good experience.

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SD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun evening - great food and service

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! Our server and Kyle the manager were excellent!

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B
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great place to take someone special. View is wonderful.

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NP
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at The Boathouse, but not for all in our party. Our experience could not have been better! Wonderful server, wonderful food, wonderful view...just an overall great evening.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Disappointed in Appetizer. 6 oyster shells but only 5 oysters? Waiter didn’t acknowledge when we showed him or offer to fix

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S
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Awkward wait time between choosing between the made to order omelette and standard menu items — standard menu items arrived well before the made to order items were available.

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VN
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal...period. Would definitely go back...50 yet?...

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F
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was a bit slow. My husband's order did not come out correctly but the waitress did make it right.
I thought the restaurant was a bit expensive.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience and great food

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DB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the boathouse! The food and service were excellent! We can’t wait to go back when it’s warm and sit on the deck by the water. 2 complaints though...1, it was so loud I couldn’t even hear people that were sitting at my own table! 2, we made reservations a week in advance and requested a table by the window with a water view but we were sat in the middle of the room. That was a big disappointment. The wine selection was good and the wine recommendations were great! Only negative for wine is that the bottle we chose was $28 but we bought the same bottle at target for $9.99!! The crab cakes were amazing and the steak was cooked in point! Wished we had room for dessert. We will definitely be back!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staff very friendly.

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NL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service
Also a great time can’t wait to come back and celebrate our anniversary

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JM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly attentive service. Overall, a great dining experience

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with an amazing view. All the dishes we ate were a good portion size and very tasty. Definitely will eat here again.

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MB
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a good meal and a good time dining at Rocketts again. We split the yummy chilled seafood tray (again) with salads and it was a feast for 2 (an appetizer for 4). When I return with 3 friends please add 2 more oysters to the tray so we each can enjoy at least 2 of those fresh and delicious on the half shells. The smoked salmon was excellent this time too, melted in your mouth. One of those spicy condiments brought tears to my eyes, but they were tears of joy ;-) We shall return!

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FB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous, Delicious food, I will go again real soon.

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P
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great views but service was not up to par on Monday.

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and meal. Seated by the window to enjoy the beautiful view of the city and the river.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, nice place, enjoyable

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Richmond! Lower stars for this visit because salads were missed. Mentioned to server who delivered the food, and he apparently told the manager, because he was right over and comped our first round of wine. That was impressive that he came over on his own. Hopefully next time the weather will be nicer, because we love sitting outside on the deck. The views are fabulous!

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MJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing. We have been to The Boathouse at Short Pump twice, so we thought we'd go to Rocketts Landing to compare the two. The food and the service were excellent, and I would say equaled Short Pump. But the noise level was very high, to the point we had to yell at each other across the table. We were there at 7:30, and left shortly after 9. It started to quiet down not too long before we left. If we go back, it will be when the weather is nice enough to get a table on the deck outside; maybe it's not as noisy out there?

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