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The Boathouse

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4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112
+1 804-744-2545
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 15:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our go-to restaurant for date night. You'll want the upstairs for the view and it's a bit more secluded. The downstairs can get loud and fun, if that's why you're there, but if your going for a more romantic dinner, the upstairs is for you. Their crab dip and calamari are superb. Always fresh and extremely well prepared.

Thank danb2029
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review - and for letting us be part of your date night! More 

Richmond, VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This location of The Boathouse is one of the best for outdoor dining with a water view. The menu is varied with something for everyoneaachildren to adults. Be sure to make a reservation if the weather is lovely and especially for a special occasion. We visited on Father's Day.

Thank MamaD46
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting on a large patio at an outside bar is like being on vacation! Add the great menu and how can you lose?!

Thank Tammy J
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is lovely. Very well decorated and with a breathtaking view. But the food is fantastic too! Wines are overpriced, but other than that, a good place to celebrate a special ocassion. Would be more regular place to go if it were not so expensive

Thank Guadinha2003
Midlothian, Virginia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here on a snowy, winter evening. The fire pit outside and fire inside were perfect. Staff were friendly and attentive. Great views no matter where you are seated. Food was excellent.

Thank jad623
Greenville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Great outdoor dining with cabana style bar. Indoor bar and seating area gets crowded on the expected nights and holidays. Live music on the patio during the warmer months. Great view of the reservoir inside or out. Food is very good, frequent updates to the menu. Local ingredients highlighted. Fun bar menu and... More 

Thank Jeff F
Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's our families most special place to go...we use it for special times together and always find it wonderful...either outside by the water or inside by the fire...it's perfect for everything....

Thank lewisbs
Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Ross is awesome server. He made sure we had drinks and our order was complete. The food was great I had the lobster and it was very very good along with the desert. This is a great place to have special event like an anniversary or birthday it can be a little pricey but the food is worth it in... More 

Thank Tecstinger
Warrenton, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our first evening visit to The Boathouse was excellent in terms of service, ambiance and food. We will return to The Boathouse soon and give the restaurant an enthusiastic "two thumbs up"!!

Thank Virginia W
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We visited The Boathouse with 4 other couples and were seated quickly. We were assigned 2 waiters, which seemed like a great idea. Everyone at the table ordered a glass of wine or beer. I ordered a Blue Moon, one of my favorites. It was a fairly long wait to get the order, and the waiter plopped a Yuenling down... More 

Thank Alison W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
  • Phone Number: +1 804-744-2545
The view and setting of Sunday Park, graced by a 1,700 acre lake, are the breath of fresh air that will make your festivities truly memorable. Join us at The Boathouse and enjoy great food, great service, beautiful surroundings and our Wine Spectator award winning wine list. The panoramic sunset views put you in a resort vacation state of mind. The Boathouse Restaurant provides unlimited ways for our guests to enjoy the day or evening; business meetings, rehearsal dinners, dinner and drinks on our lakefront deck or inside dining surrounded in our beautiful nautical atmosphere with our open-fire Wood Stone pizza oven. Our menu features an extensive raw bar, open-flamed prime steaks, fresh seafood and if that is not enough we have Neapolitan Wood Stone fired pizzas...

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Midlothian, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?