Frequently Asked Questions
Due to our peak season, Boatwerks is not accepting dining reservations for parties of any size at this time. Please check in at our host stand when you arrive or join our waitlist, and we will be sure to get your group seated and dining as soon as possible.
Private Events: If you are interested in hosting a private event with us, please visit the Private Dining page of our website for additional information.
View our complete seasonal reservation policy below:
- May–September: During our peak season, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis only. Please check in at our host stand when you arrive or join our waitlist.
- October–April: During our off-peak season, we do our best to take reservations for parties of nine or more only. If you have contacted us regarding an off-peak reservation of nine or more people, our team will be in touch soon regarding availability. If your party has eight or less people, please check in at our host stand when you arrive or join our waitlist.
- Holidays & Buffets: Reservations of any size are welcome for Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, and our specialty holiday buffets.
Yes, you can purchase e-gift cards and mailed gift cards online, or you can purchase gift cards in person at Lake Bluff Grille or any other RedWater location.
Our gift cards are available for use at all RedWater Restaurants, RedWater golf shops, RedWater public golf courses, and LiveGolf Studios indoor golf simulator facilities.
Boatwerks has multiple private rooms available.
Simply provide some information about your event, and a Boatwerks or RedWater Events manager will get in touch with you about booking your gathering.
We only offer takeout from October–April. You can place your takeout order on our website. We also accept takeout orders over the phone. Please note that we can only accept gift cards or RedWater Country Club member numbers for takeout over the phone, not online.
Takeout service may be unavailable when Boatwerks is extremely busy so we can remain focused on the service of our dine-in guests. Also, during peak season (May–September), takeout is not available at Boatwerks.
Yes, Boatwerks offers several vegetarian dishes that are denoted on our menu. (Please note that items denoted as vegetarian may contain eggs and dairy.)
Many of our other dishes can be modified to be vegetarian. Our chefs are always happy to prepare customized dishes for guests upon request, so talk with your server about additional options for your specific dietary needs.
Yes, Boatwerks offers several items made without gluten-containing ingredients, and this is denoted on our menus. However, our kitchen is not a gluten-free environment, so it is possible these menu items could come into contact with gluten during preparation. If you’re highly sensitive to gluten, please let your server know upon being seated.
Our chefs are always happy to prepare customized dishes for guests upon request, so talk with your server about your specific dietary needs. If you’re allergic or highly sensitive to any ingredient, please let your server know upon being seated.
Come as you are! Boatwerks does not have a required dress code but does require shirts and shoes for service. We pride ourselves on a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Our waterfront restaurant is the perfect place for a family dinner, business meeting, friendly get-together, or special private event.
Our holiday hours vary depending on the holiday. Boatwerks is closed on Christmas and New Year’s day to allow our team to spend time with family and friends.
Please note that Boatwerks may close early on holidays or days before holidays at the discretion of the management team. Please call to ensure we are open if you are planning to visit us close to closing time on those days.
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The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. In addition to our participation in the ServSafe Dining Commitment, we are in constant contact with our local health departments to ensure that we provide a safe environment for our guests and staff. Learn more about our commitment to safety.
Join Our Team
Operating as a restaurant since 2006, Boatwerks has become a beloved staple of the Holland community, and an equally appreciated part of the RedWater Restaurants family. Our team proudly serves lakeside locals and out of town visitors incredible meals seven days a week.
Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or a career in the hospitality industry, there is no better team to join than RedWater! Join us in carrying on the Boatwerks tradition of exceptional food, service, and hospitality on the lakeshore.
- Positive, team-oriented workplace with great growth opportunities
- Flexible scheduling with both part-time and full-time positions available
- Competitive compensation
- 401k with partial match for full-time employees
- Healthcare benefits for full-time employees
- Discounts at RedWater restaurants
- Discounted golf at RedWater golf courses
- Snap Fitness membership discounts at select locations
Ask for complete details on all employee benefits.