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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%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 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 790 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Lake front beach restaurant with a full bar and good food Outside dining in good weather is awesome Food good Service good Atmosphere great

Thank douglasv326
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easter Brunch. Pushed us into their lousy banquet center ( think cafeteria tables with cheesy table cloths). We had a noon reservation for BRUNCH. Just before 2;00, told us we had to leave,,,they needed to turn our table. Food was okay...just okay. Definitely will not...More

Thank rgrant56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried going to easter brunch , was not happy waited quite awhile to be seated even with a Reservation. Finally got seated and got zero service from waiter or waitress waited 20 minutes at table nothing . Finally left frustrated. Would not recommend this for...More

Thank rocky w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Holland, decided to find a spot for dinner. Not only did this restaurant have amazing views over the water, but we thought the food was truly excellent. Being from Seattle, we went sure what to expect but found this to be...More

Thank David O
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your wonderful review. We love hearing about our guests experiences, and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Many places in Holland have a noise problem, so if you’re looking for a quiet restaurant where you can talk and have a great meal, Boatwerks is a great choice. I came here with my mother, and we were seated and greeted quickly and warmly....More

Thank Elizabeth M
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us Elizabeth! We appreciate your review!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located right on lake Macatawa. Good views and plenty of parking. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Food is good. They have some gluten free options and offer good appetizer options as well. Beers are good, some local, but not great for...More

Thank Keith S
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback Keith. We're sorry you didn't enjoy our wine and specialty drink options, but we will have a new summer menu coming up soon. We hope you'll be back to give them a try. Thank you so much again for taking...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

went on m birthday,great deal, 76% off ! Service was great and the meal was perfect. Nice selection. Some people think you do not get enough for the price but it was perfect for me. Quality is more important to me than quantity.

Thank gerrisiegfried
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and for celebrating your birthday with us! We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Food is good, but pretty pricey for what you get.. I guess the ambiance and view cost! I would recomment it for a special occasion meal

Thank ConnieNSteve
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and review!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Beautiful view and the river was frozen. I am certain it is truly incredible in the summer. They have a wonderful menu, including gluten free choices. I had the macro I and cheese (gluten free is never found)

Thank bger_13
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 3 February 2018

I think people go here for the view, and after several disappointments, we tried it again, and the result was the same. Indifferent service, brusk hostess, and less than average food. I'm always surprised at what people will put up with for the view. A...More

Thank allen006
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

We're very sorry to hear this Allen. If you would like to discuss your visit in more detail, please feel free to call our HR Manager, Shawna Groendal, at 616-796-0740 to discuss. While we understand that Boatwerks isn't for everyone, we do appreciate you taking...More

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Keith B
17 March 2018|
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Response from Diane557 | Reviewed this property |
My nephew had his wedding here, you should be fine. They have another large room separate from dining area. good luck
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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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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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