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Boatwerks

216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (11 reviews)
“crab cake” (9 reviews)
“trout” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll 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 773 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on lake Macatawa in Holland Michigan. . You can arrive in your car or pull up with your boat. It’s delightful to eat outside on a sunny pleasant evening or for lunch. Interesting old boats displayed inside. Banquet room available. Extensive menu, alcohol served....More

Thank nanway2016
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a table for 15 of us right by the window and our server did an excellent job of keeping us all straight! I split my entree with another woman and they plated it seaparately which is always a great plus. We both had...More

Thank UWRF
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

This is wonderful to hear. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Boatwerks many times over the years. I found the prices to be high and the food served with small portions and not nearly as tasty as the price would indicate. The setting is great along the shore of Lake Macatawa. However,...More

Thank Deane W
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us Deane.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the Boatwerks many times, but never to eat until the other day. Went for lunch and had a burger. Great service, great food, great atmosphere! Top notch!

Thank KAREN S
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review Karen!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All in one place, the view, the environment and the charm of a great meal with the family watching the sunset in Michigan. Everything was textbook perfect, fresh fish, great salad (big), kids meals are not for toddlers, good, well prepared meals with fresh fruit....More

Thank CAmaro1228
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We always loving hearing our guest's experiences. Thank you again for taking the time to give us your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a great view and some nice outdoor dining. The service was very good but the food was pricey and very average. The pizza was good. If you fine here, go for the view"

Thank groneveltj
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to this restaurant a few times. The restaurant and patio view of the lake is very nice. We've tried the calamari, crab cakes, steak salad, deckhand burger, and mushroom burger. The food is very well prepared and tasty. We've...More

Thank adhoge
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we loving hearing our guest's feedback!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful restaurant and view ... but that is what you are paying for. Food was not what we would expect for $130 for a family of four and our waiter was beyond underwhelming. Wish we would have grabbed sandwiches from subway and eaten at...More

Thank mkh3301
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. If possible, we would like to hear more details of your visit. Knowing who your server was will be very important. Please call our General Manager, Jeanne Plaggemars, at 616-396-0600. She can also be reached by email at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice selection of food. we loved the pizza! Our friends had pasta and some sort of shrimp dinner. Huge servings! We actualy went back the second night because we liked it and loved the outdoor patio area.

Thank rainfus
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to write a previous review, which was rejected for ambiguous reasons. We paid a lot for two meatless sandwiches , a beer, and a soda. I felt this was an honest appraisal, so I don't get the objection. How's this? It wasn't worth...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, we understand that Boatwerks isn't for everyone, but we do appreciate you taking the time to share your review.

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Mary Ann H
20 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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