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The Boat House Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian
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13 Front Street, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-586-9316
Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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London, Canada
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a drive to the lake and stopped here for late lunch on a Sunday in February. My burger tasted like it was homemade (it's not) and my husband said his wings were very good. Under $10 for a burger w fries and $12 for wings w fries and bleu cheese. Generally it's $12 for just wings and nothing else... More 

Thank Tracy C
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Awesome food, great service and a all around great atmosphere. We drive from Hamilton knowing we will have a meal to remember that is at a reasonable price.

Thank shortee53
Tillsonburg, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good. I ordered a chicken burger it was good except the bun smelled like a burger I'm assuming as it was grilled, that was unpleasant. The salad was a nice size.

Thank Tanya D
Welland, Canada
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

If you are ever in the Port Rowan area, you need to get the perch dinner at the Boathouse. It is 3 times as much as you will get in Port Dover and twice as good. The staff is hit and miss and like to close early on slow nights. Other than that, good food, good price.

Thank mike102165
Port Rowan, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This restaurant generally has very good food, but the service is lacking. That being said, Overall, you couldn't ask for a better meal.

Thank Jodie P
Port Rowan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Come and have a nice sit down and enjoy out door patio and drinks if u wish ...and just take in the atmosphere

Thank Lois L
Port Rowan
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I enjoyed going for wings. Honey garlic is my favourite along with Bundy and Tequila Lime. You must order at least five in one flavour. Ordered a small side greek salad, very good. If you order their trifle you best be sharing, it is excellent, served warm, very rich. Tough for one person to consume on his/her own. Liver and... More 

Bothwell, Ontario
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The twinkling lights beckoned me off the Erie lakeshore road to this rustic restaurant. I was welcomed by the very busy waitress who was quickly taking orders and serving up plates heaped full of dinners that were coming out of the kitchen at an amazingly fast rate. My order of lightly breaded fish and home-cut fries arrived piping hot and... More 

Thank 123sunshine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch on a drab dreary cold day to try to add some life to our day. Food was ok had the fish. Server was a real crank and didn't seem interested to be there. Made us feel unwelcome with her lack of smiles and compassion. Felt she needs to find a new line of work. The server also... More 

Thank Chickenpox16
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Food is just, meh. They do deep fried best. Depends which cook is working and what quality of food you end up getting. Wings are good usually, obviously pre-baked though and can sometimes be soggy. Bread pudding for dessert is great! Homemade and everything. Would do best to make more stuff in house VS ordering and cooking from frozen.

Thank jh31f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Front Street, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Norfolk County  >  Port Rowan
  • Phone Number: +1 519-586-9316
(519) 586-9316

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