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THE BOATHOUSE EATERY, Midland, ON

THE BOATHOUSE EATERY

4.0
4
376 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
ENJOY GOOD FOOD ON OUR WATERFRONT PATIO
with the best view in town overlooking the beautiful Georgian Bay.
Come in and enjoy our Georgian Bay water front patio, and let us wow you, your family and friends at the Boathouse Eatery.

We're a great place for you to come drink, eat, and enjoy great company, with a spectacular view of Georgian Bay located at the Town Docks of Midland.

Boathouse Eatery is a great spot for a casual fine dining experiences, a place to catch the ball game with friends, or meeting up after work for a beer on the patio.
Enjoy live entertainment Thursday-Sunday with a great mix of music for all your tastes *Check out our live entertainment calendar.
Come and let the Boathouse Eatery wow you with our freshly prepared menu items, friendly crew mates, and sit back and enjoy the view. The Boathouse Eatery is a great place to spend all your special moments this summer, and we hope to see you soon.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Live Music Fri, Sat 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (705) 527-7480
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Carlos Vega
  • Catering
    Please message us for catering information. We look forward to chatting about your catering requirements. For more information please contact boathouseresos@gmail.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Also ask us about our private dining areas…great for large group's weddings, birthdays, and anniversary parties. For more information please contact boathouseresos@gmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    kirkmcnabb@icloud.com : (705) 527-7480 ext. 2
  • Neighbourhood
    Midland
  • Cross Street
    Midland Town Dock
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live Entertainment Weekly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Hot spot

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for live music

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Simcoe County

    Great for brunch

  • Simcoe County

    Good for groups

  • Simcoe County

    Hot spot

  • Simcoe County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Simcoe County

    Great for scenic views

  • Simcoe County

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Simcoe County

    Lively

376 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been before but last visit was not good and will not coem back anytime soon. Allthough lots of items on teh menu had option for mashed potatoes or french fries. Salmon only comes with mashed potatoes and when I asked if i coudl get french fries instead it was not possible???? I was told I could get french fries if I paid for it as a side dish... French fries is not even an upgrade and the same choice is offered on other items on the menu.....I had one of the more expensive items which made it even more ridiculous that I couldnt get fries io mashed poatoes. Overal all our meals were good quality but portions were small for the price asked. Staff was friendly and as always the venue is nice. But overall a dissapointing experience

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  2. Yourgirl

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not good and overpriced and the service wasn’t much better.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Way too expensive for pple on pensions that lives in the area but great for the tourist but too bad we who live and support the area all year long have to pay through our nose because of the tourist....wont be back....thanks

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  4. TraceyC

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was lovely and attentive. Food orders arrived quickly

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  5. DebbieN

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely location by the water. The patio will be perfect in the summer. Or meal was ok but slightly disappointing. The cheese sauce for the pretzel seemed like powdered cheese sauce and lacked flavour. My beef shortrib was cooked t perfection but was extremely salty. The service was friendly and attentive although my friend got the wrong appetizer do shared mine until his correct one arrived

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  6. SandiW

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy going to the Boathouse. The pasta dish was very yummy. It could have been served hotter. We'll be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. She was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was great. We will be returning. :)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Put Raman on the menu as a regular. Love this place but needs a less”fried” menu

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  9. LyndaB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Not happy with the latest menu. We come here all the time with our guests. The burgers are good but why can’t we get one patty?. Why two? It’s too much food and it must be expensive for the restaurant . Have an option for one patty. Fries are delicious. Shrimp appetizer is delicious. The poutine is rich but really good but the rest is mediocre. What happened to the fish and chips. It’s a go to for most people. We used to love it as did our guests. Put it back on the menu please.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, the appetizers were awesome & the sushi was amazing. Good drinks too

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  11. Haven

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was average but pricey, loud and had dishes that were unclean and hair in our food.

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  12. VeroV

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the best experience. The ramen and sushi specials were delicious!

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  13. Krbs

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took a group of friends for a birthday celebration for my wife. The service was great, the food was delicious, there was wide selection of local beverages and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.

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  14. EarleB

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The place is very dated and the outside looks rundown. Food was like any other roadhouse type of restaurant at 20-25% more. Nothing special here. There are many other choices in Midland.
    THE BOATHOUSE EATERYResponded on February 29, 2024
    "Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're sorry to hear that your visit did not meet expectations, especially regarding the appearance of our establishment and your perception of the value of our food. We strive to offer a unique experience and are actively working on improvements to both our menu and the renovation of our facilities to better reflect the quality we aim to provide. We highly value your feedback, as it helps us identify areas for improvement. We hope to have another opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to excellence and perhaps pleasantly surprise you on your next visit. Thank you very much for considering us among your options in Midland."

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  15. VeroV

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another special occasion in the best place! Our Valentine's Day was great! For my daughters and friends just the best food and place, they deserve everything! Service was polite, fast a great knowledge. The waitress gives amazing recommendation. The food was wonderful, and the dish presentation was fancy.
    THE BOATHOUSE EATERYResponded on February 23, 2024
    "Thank you so much for choosing us for your special occasion! We're thrilled to hear that your Valentine's Day celebration was great and that your daughters and friends thoroughly enjoyed their experience. Your compliments about our service, the knowledgeable staff, and the waitress's recommendations mean the world to us. We're also delighted that the food and presentation impressed you. We strive to make every visit memorable, and it sounds like we succeeded with yours. We can't wait to welcome you back for another splendid experience!"

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  16. AaronS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and made reservations for a Valentines day diner. We sat upstairs by the fire place and live music. Our server was very attentive and we did not feel rushed at any stage. The meal was fantastic... shrimp and steak. It was more food than I could handle but I managed to make it to the desert. I am definitely looking for to mt next visit.

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  17. JulieC

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great lunch today. Food was good and service excellent.

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  18. RamiroB

    Ecuador

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! We really love it! We just travel to visit it! Highly recommended!

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  19. BARBARAB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were hoping for a lunch menu. As seniors it was a bit too much. Two of us ordered the rib poutine. The meat was delicious, but the fries were over salted and made the whole meal unappetizing. Neither of us enjoyed the fries. The other three enjoyed there meal.

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  20. Sharon

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time and our server Chloe was awesome!

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  21. Michelle

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service:) Great atmosphere

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  22. SandiW

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy this place! We are never disappointed & highly recommend eating here.

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  23. Michelle

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were well looked after By not only our server, but also by the amazing staff in the kitchen. Always enjoy going to the Boathouse. Service is always fabulous and the food is delicious.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had visited in summer and brought friends to try shortrib burger, still on website, not on menu anymore. Tried other burger, were good but not hot. Overall disappointed but maybe will try again if in Midland.

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  25. JimT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food came quickly and was good but waitress didn’t ask if we needed more water which we could have had. She also never offered veggies or ice cream to the kids. We asked about the latter. Otherwise good.

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  26. ElyseR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and service for my friend and me.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing. Not what we expected from their web site. Limited entree menu with two features not even available. Pickerel dinner virtually inedible; smoked pork belly adequate at best. Server was pleasant and attentive and the wine was good. Would not go back or recommend.

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  28. Smiley

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited menu. Music too loud to have conversations. Pizza was ok but not hot enough. Service was ok, took a long time to get drinks.

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  29. Rachna

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were incredible! We had a cranberry cinnamon mojito which did not disappoint. Our server, Ken, was very attentive and provided great suggestions. He was very polite and professional throughout. We would definitely come back again!

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  30. JudithH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I found the menu to be limited and no soups even though it is late October. It is overpriced. $20 for a small pizza with hardly any ingredients on it. No value for money here. Doubt I will go back. It’s on the lake, that’s about it.

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  31. SherryM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed for dinner after the Boathouse hosted our big ladies event, GBay Gals Give. Had dinner upstairs where atmosphere is so cozy. Our group had burgers, pasta and salad and everything was delicious. Staff and management so friendly. Special thanks to Kirk and Taylor for hosting our event and doing wonderful things for our community.

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  32. MaryB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great atmosphere, good quality food and professional yet fun servers!!!

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  33. BrianS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s too bad…great location, neat facility, lousy restaurant.

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  34. Retro

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu has changed since the last time I was there, not a lot of choices. The burger patties were greasy but the fries were good. My daughter was sick to her stomach from the pasta.

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  35. chaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had really nice experience with our dinner last night celebrating my niece birthday. Food and service excellent. For sure we will be back again and I will recommend to my friends.

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  36. BarryC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Staff were very friendly and efficient and did not have long to wait for our food. Enjoyed our appetizer and meals. Music was good and comfortable seating as well as nice view from indoors out to harbour. Overall a nice experience! Would go again and also recommend to family and friends.

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  37. JulieB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We enjoyed our dinner at the Boathouse. The food was quite good. We did feel a little rushed. Our main course came before our salads, so both at once. Not preferable. Bright lighting and loud, so you are not going there for a romantic evening. Otherwise, it was very nice.

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  38. Dudey

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Large outdoor patio, limited view of harbour. Food and service good but expensive. They were short on a few items the Sunday afternoon we were there. Seems popular for locals, not sure if I would recommend if you have to travel.

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  39. NicoleS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and friendly service with an amazing patio. Food is amazing and would recommend the bacon, cheese and spinach dip!

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  40. Tommy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I love the Boathouse and coke here often. The food and drinks are great. The staff is friendly and fast. We wish it would stay open later especially on a Friday or Saturday night!

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FAQs

THE BOATHOUSE EATERY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 527-7480.

THE BOATHOUSE EATERY is rated 4 stars by 376 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for THE BOATHOUSE EATERY

177 King St, Midland, ON L4R 3L8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Midland Town Dock
  • Neighbourhood
    Midland
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Live Music Fri, Sat 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Carlos Vega
  • Entertainment
    Live Entertainment Weekly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (705) 527-7480
  • Catering
    Please message us for catering information. We look forward to chatting about your catering requirements. For more information please contact boathouseresos@gmail.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Also ask us about our private dining areas…great for large group's weddings, birthdays, and anniversary parties. For more information please contact boathouseresos@gmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    kirkmcnabb@icloud.com : (705) 527-7480 ext. 2
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