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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
+1 616-396-0600
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (11 reviews)
“trout” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423-3154
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Reviewed today

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
Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 3 days 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
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice looking place with a great view. Food is over priced and staff not friendly. My wife had chicken which was red on leg. Manager took it back to the kitchen to have cook check it. Cook said it was just a vein but fully...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Holland Michigan last week and tried this wonderful restaurant for the first time.I ordered the perch sandwich and my husband had the chicken with avocado.We had a lovely view of the lake and our servers were both friendly and efficient.Needless to say this...More

Thank maryemc1014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited early on a weekday and there were plenty of seats. Service was great, from the team members at the front to our server. We had the chili and fish tacos. I can not recommend the tacos, there wasn't much taste and they were...More

Thank loveabeachvaca
Boatwerks, Manager at Boatwerks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the service and will be sure to pass along your feedback on the tacos. The charge for sharing is because we split the main entree, but provide both guests with full portions of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server, Iliana did a great job and was so friendly. We had a variety of dishes as there were 9 of us. The food was good but not great. The prices were rather high for Holland.

Thank Willam D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable atmosphere with happy hour (drink and food specials) the Italian Beef Sandwich was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food. We will return.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here last evening while on a business trip. The wait staff is wonderful, the setting was outstanding and above all the food was amazing. I had the Ruby Red Trout....OMG, it was wonderful.

Thank Ahill77
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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.
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 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
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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