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The Boathouse

$$ - $$$
West End
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1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Denman)
+1 604-669-2225
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was spot on. Very knowledgeable about the menu and the food. Very friendly. Unfortunately when my steak came out, it was tough to cut through on the outside, but it was still tender on the outside. Our waitress brought me another steak - it was delicious! Then dessert was on the house because of my steak. Table by the... More 

Thank Lonnie862
Level Contributor
55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, looking promising and we have to say that staff was very friendly. It was the food that was disappointing: salmon was dry and clearly frozen (understandable to have frozen fish, but it is possible to get good quality fish that is like fresh after thawing), ribs also dry... Out of 8 people, noone was satisfied.

Thank Tellom
Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us met at The Boathouse for dinner after the raising of the Reconciliation Pole at UBC. We arrived as the sun was setting - a fantastic red sun sinking down behind the Strait of Georgia, with ships moored in the bay. I ordered fish and chips with a local beer, but exchanged with my spouse who had ordered... More 

Thank onditquoi
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of our holiday went her with relatives living in Vancouver. We had an amazing time, good company, great food and super service. Notwithstanding this, the sunset was amazing. we were having such a great time we didn't realise all the other customers had gone and the staff were waiting to go home. if you are ever in... More 

Thank Susan F
Phoenix, Arizona
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch during the week. We had the place almost to ourselves. We were seated upstairs right by the window and had a great view. The service was friendly and the food was good. The chowder was a bit bland for my taste but the Caesar salad was very good. The Dungeness crab claws did not... More 

Thank Beachesinaz
Rockton, Illinois
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in we knew our experience was going to be great. It was a Monday evening so very light crowd. We sat on the pub side with a great View. Our server Craig was phenomenal. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and how each item was prepared. He also offered to take photos of our... More 

Thank antwo5
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A birthday celebration turns into a disaster! Six of us order halibut the monthly feature. Five dinners arrive. We ask where the the sixth is. They don't know but reassure us it's on the way. It arrives 10 minutes later only to be raw. Cannot comprehend a restaurant that specializes in fish and it comes out raw. By the time... More 

1 Thank Dirk R
Maple Ridge, Canada
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I think the boathouse has gone down in recent years. The service and food are good, but the food is not worth the prices they are charging. You can get a better meal for those prices at other restaurants. The view of English bay is amazing though. I also think the restaurant could use a refresh, the decor is looking... More 

1 Thank Tracie W
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After a an incredible week of skiing at Whistler, we had one last night in Vancouver so friends took us to the Boathouse. There was a crab fest going on and we indugled to our hearts delight!

Thank 456Patricia
Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We visited another Boathouse in Richmond & Arbutus and love this one the most ! Even no window side seating but still enjoy it! Foods are best and services are excellent ~ they have the crab festival and even we're not picked the special menu but we can still just add $10 to have 3 course with soup or salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-2225
The Boathouse is a casual fine dining restaurant with a beautiful view of English Bay from every table. With three different types of experiences, from a fun filled patio, to a cozy pub, to the top floor romantic dining room, there's a room for every occasion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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