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Boatwerks

) #6 of 180 Restaurants in Holland €€ - €€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
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1 - 10 of 733 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful waitstaff! Loved the crab cake and oyster soup! Burger was a little disappointing... good but not as delicious as photos looked. Beautiful setting!

Thank saraslave23
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is right on Lake Macatawa. In the summer you can sit on the deck and watch the boats. The food is good, pricey for what you get.

Thank VanHeld
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so excited to try a different restaurant in Holland that we waited an hour for a table. Just before we were sat a family came in that did not want to wait the hour and a 1/2 they were told so they asked...More

Thank traceeeeeeeeeee
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, we are very sorry to hear that there was a mix up at the host stand. The host mis-spoke, the bar stools around the bar are first come first serve, not the tables. The bar tables are included in our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL VENUE. We are not from around the Michigan area and I was very surprised at how amazing this place is. The food was amazing and they are VERY accommodating with people with food intolerances and allergies. We loved it there and I wish...More

Thank kaylagurney
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that everything went so well.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely place to eat after a log day of driving. We both had a beer and the fried perch dinner. The perch was properly cooked so very moist. Lovely view of the water and good waitress. The coleslaw was the only item which was so...More

Thank Campbell M
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad you stopped by to check us out! Thank you so much for your great review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate both outside and inside. Food was great. Servers were pleasant. Loved the mac & cheese with breadcrumbs. I enjoyed the seafood platter - my daughter loved the salmon. Amazing sweet potato fries. Fantastic Cobb salad. Loved the floating boat dock. Will definitely return.

Thank Chicago084
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to give us your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to say about Boatworks? Superb waterfront view, excellent service, very good wine list as well preparation food. Very romantic place for a summer event.

Thank miguelvita
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So wonderful! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with fantastic scenery. Food is good, nothing special. Service is cookie-cutter. The live entertainment was annoying couple trying to cover the oldest top 100.

Thank Barry B
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're sorry you didn't enjoy the entertainment on your visit, we try a variety of performers to try and accommodate everyone's musical tastes. But, we certainly appreciate your feedback, and you taking the time to give us your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant for dinner after a baseball tournament. We've never been there before or heard of it. Well we will definitely come back again when we're in the area. A couple reasons... 1) The staff was awesome! Our server was beyond friendly...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside and had wonderful service along with a beautiful view. Every bite was a delight. I had the Jerk chicken and Forbidden rice, I would get it again! There were 8 in our party and everyone of us enjoyed our dinner and atmosphere.

Thank Robin M
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Mary Ann H
19 June 2017|
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Response from Boatwerks | Property representative |
Yes. We have ramps leading out to our patio, we have a handicap accessible restroom, and we have automatic door openers to our patio to help with wheelchair accessibility.
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Jpteacher
19 June 2017|
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Response from Boatwerks | Property representative |
Yes. We have ramps leading out to our patio, we have a handicap accessible restroom, and we have automatic door openers to our patio to help with wheelchair accessibility.
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jcksz
8 April 2017|
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Response from Boatwerks | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we stopped taking reservations starting the 8th. Once the weather gets warm it's too hard to accommodate for everyone. During the summer season we are first come, first serve. If you wind up with a wait, we do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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