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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious! Lots of choices... A really really good "spread" of food! All food and desserts kept stocked! Wait service is excellente! I would totally recommend this buffet to friends and family

Thank Caroline S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant with plenty of atmosphere, both inside and out. Everyone in our large party, thoroughly enjoyed their meals. It has a delightful nautical decor. The service was excellent, as well. All in all a great dining experience.

Thank Frederick W
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, beautifully decorated restaurant on the shore on Lake Macatawa. Do yourself a favor and get away from the boring, cookie-cutter chain restaurants and try something different. You will not regret. Menu options area creative, attractively presented, and flavorful. This is a great choice for lunch or dinner.

Thank mitravel206
Kentwood, Michigan
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summer's over, but still a nice location near downtown Holland on the waterfront. A little hard to get to with a lot of one-way streets, but parking available on site. Nautical theme in a contemporary building, with Chris-Craft prints, ships wheel, historical local and nautical artifacts. Mostly a burger and salad place for lunch, although half-order entrees available. Lunch "special"... More 

Thank Gerald D
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. I have shared your review with our management team, and we will be sure to discuss the soup prices. Thank you for your business! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much potential. Good bar options and lots of outdoor seating, but... Food is very inconsistent. Some trips it's excellent, some trips its unacceptable. That's just referring to quality. 90% of the time it comes out wrong. Service is bad about that amount of time as well. Poor speed, orders wrong, inattentiveness, etc. Been going there for 8 years and... More 

Thank Aaron M
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very disappointed to hear that this was your experience and opinion of Boatwerks Restaurant. We would love to speak to you in more detail if possible. Please call 616-796-0740 and ask for Shawna, or feel free to email me at sgroendal@boatwerksrestaurant.com to discuss your experience in more detail. Your feedback is certainly appreciated,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch at Boatwerks on Lake Macatawa. It is a beautiful setting. The restaurant is big and huge windows overlooking the lake. The menu has a nice selection even for picky eaters. They have a good selection of beer and they make a good bloody Mary. They have a nice patio overlooking the lake which would be great... More 

Thank Michael L
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Boatwerks! Thank you for your business, and for your review. More 

Lemont, Illinois
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant and reservations are highly recommended. The only restaurant on the lake, it offers a beautiful view. Great place to eat in the summer offering a large outdoor eating area. The food was awesome and service was great.

Thank Mickie T
Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town to visit my son, ate in the bar twice. The waiters are cordial and professional. I enjoyed it

Thank debbiew12020
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us, and for your review! More 

Holland, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waterfront, good food & service, outdoor seating in summer. Try the perch or whitefish, also a dock for boat landing for dinner.

Thank Diane S
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, your business is appreciated! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I could not be happier that we chose to host our wedding at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. The staff members were extremely attentive, responsive, and polite. The food was incredible and complimented by the guests over and over! The waterfront view absolutely STUNNING- we were even lucky enough to have a beautiful sunset on our wedding night. The... More 

Thank ryannegio
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear about the wonderful job Jean and the banquet staff did for your event! It's always great to hear feedback from our clients! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, 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
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: +1 616-396-0600
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?