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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
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11:00 - 20:00
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Kalamazoo Michigan
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch to enjoy the sunny (but cold) day. We were immediately offered a booth by the window so we could enjoy the view. I love that Boatwerks always offers the best seating without having to ask. Our hamburgers were huge, delicious, and cooked perfectly. Our server kept our drinks full and checked on us without being... More 

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Thank photonut
Frankfort, Indiana
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here and it is an excellent resturant. It is right on a lake and the view is fantastic. The food is superb and the service was great and fast.

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South Haven, MI
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a warm day in February we went to Boatwerks for the first time. It was my birthday so we splurged. I had crab cakes and, then, the almond crusted whitefish. The whitefish was served with vegetables which was a nice touch. Since it was my birthday I was able to get the birthday discount the restaurant offers. My husband... More 

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Thank glofish5
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is beautiful, right on the lake. The service was really slow even though the restaurant was fairly empty. The food is ok, but was not great by any standards. I felt it was definitely a location oriented to tourists.

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Huntington, Indiana
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently attended an event at Boatwerks. The view is perfect! The room itself was substantial and dinner was served by our attendants in a timely and professional fashion. Drinks and appetizer stations were set up prior to the event, and blended nicely into the background, making the event itself the main course. Definitely a consideration for your next party!

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Thank Lori C
Cleveland, Ohio
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Boatwerks was wonderful in helping to make my mother’s 90th birthday party a big success! It is her favorite restaurant in Holland. She loved everything and it went very smoothly. From our first contact with the banquet manager to the servers, it was done with warmth and kindness. The restaurant is clean and the ambiance is lovely. The food was... More 

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Thank lmlubben
Holland, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is amazing. The food is mediocre. Small portions for big bucks. They change menus and maybe owners/managers, but it doesn't help.

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Thank lorikayk
Holland, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All my friends from Chicago comment....this place is always on sale. What they mean is that the food is very good and the prices are very fair. Service is always friendly and the staff is always attentive. If you visit, make sure to say hi to Steve, Ben or Dan. These guys know how to serve their Guests.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to eat. Had a burger and loved it. Nice water view. Just good food, nothing fancy. Had a little wait but it was worth it.

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Thank tazzy1711
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed burger, and the view of the water. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perch dinner and Mac and cheese were excellent. This place is consistently a favorite of ours. Extra tasty and enjoyable experience sitting by fire place.

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Thank Dick W
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Dick, we're glad to hear that we're still one of your favorites! The Perch and Homemade Mac & Cheese are definitely two of our most popular items. Thanks again for your feedback! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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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