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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231-3038
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

We had just eaten but wanted to catch the sunset here. So glad we did. The service was great and so were our drinks. Am looking forward to going back to eat sometime! There was a wedding going on that day too. SO beautiful! Right...More

Thank KKJBB3
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We drove from Upstate New York for our 1st vacation in 7 years. We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and loved the thought of fresh seafood on the water. Of course, we did not get a seat overlooking the water, but the vibe was...More

Thank witherbees
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We were entertained by our host company at the private room. Enjoyed outstanding staff service with wines and appetizers. I had salad and swordfish for my entree and a small dessert pie. The food was excellent. The view, as the sun set into the west,...More

Thank Larry1778
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We went here for my birthday dinner. I had been wanting to try this restaurant but it seemed a little pricey. Well I have to say it was definitely worth it. The view was amazing and we were treated very well. We had mussels and...More

Thank Kaitlynn C
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thanks for the great review, and thanks for sharing your birthday with us! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 March 2016

Took my parents and teen for dinner one evening expecting a fantastic seafood dinner experience (high TripAdvisor rating for area). Beautiful restaurant with a wonderful view of the river if you can get seating along the outer perimeter. Sun was directly in my father's eyes...More

1  Thank boomerc
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Environment was a little loud for my taste. Don't know if the lighting system was malfunctioning or if it works off of the actual sunset on the river. Every 15 minutes or so, lights would flicker. Felt like it would cause a seizure. Service was...More

Thank Anthony B
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Thanks for your review. I am so sorry the flickering lights were disturbing you. We have had a mechanical problem with some of the lighting dimmers. Our maintenance team is aware of the problem, and hopefully this will be repaired soon! We would love to...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Ive beeb here a couple of times in the past and the menu and staff have changed. The atmosphere is wonderful during the later hours and there are occassionally wedding parties and other larger parties that frequent the establishment. I enjoy the asparagus here. The...More

Thank Lexi A
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We now accept reservations for groups of up to 10 people. You can make a reservation by calling the restaurant directly, or through our website. Hope you visit and enjoy more Spring weather with us soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2016

This restaurant definitely has the "Wow" factor with one of the best views in Richmond. Time your visit/reservation to the sunset and you will be rewarded. The food is excellent, especially the seafood. This was a business dinner for 6 and everyone was happy with...More

Thank Don M
Anne R, Director of Sales at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you all enjoyed your pizzookies. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 March 2016

I had a late weekend lunch and had a great time. Variety of unique bar selections - A great seafood. They have their own oyster beds and a menu that should satisfy everyone. Contemporary feel but not too noisy with a great view over the...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The restaurant was beautiful with floor to ceiling windows, large fireplace at one end and bar at the other. Very good food, except the mussels had no flavor. Excellent service!

Thank sailgrl
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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.
11 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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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