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The Boathouse

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1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Denman)
604-669-2225
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Boathouse is a casual fine dining restaurant with a beautiful view of...
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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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Views with OK food

Restaurant has great views over the water and the sunset. Service was very good with the food being good without being great-nothing special here. You get the feeling the food is made to a script.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
kroe55
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Cairns, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Restaurant has great views over the water and the sunset. Service was very good with the food being good without being great-nothing special here. You get the feeling the food is made to a script.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was awesome the setting was also great as it was a beautiful sunny day so we sat in the patio. The food was good with large portions.

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Red Deer, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

As a vegetarian, I knew that this restaurant's menu would be focused on seafood. It was nice to see one pasta entree, as well as the yam fries and one of the salads were vegetarian. My companions seemed to enjoy their seafood meals. The service was good. All in all, a nice place with a great view of English Bay... More 

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Leicester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I had fish and chips which were almost cold and the batter was too spicy. My partner had a burger which he enjoyed. We were sort of dumped at a table and there was a lack of staff and the staff didn't appear to be that bothered by the service or food they offered. Although it was busy mainly due... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We prdered 3 caeser salads and Seafood chowder. The salad was poor and had no bacon bits.just lettuce and dressing. Instead of fish in the chowder all 3 of us agreed it had predominantly potato chunks in it. We told the waitress who said she would pass it on. I wished I had passed on that meal or even the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Everytime we are in Vancouver we make a point of going to the Boathouse on Beach Ave. for seafood. My personal favorite is the steamed mussels. The food is fantastic, the portion is filling without being absurdly large and the service is prompt, attentive and fun. Prices are reasonable. Reservations are a good idea if you don't want to wait.... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We wanted a beverage and we wanted to look out onto the water and this was it. Sat rooftop and enjoyed a drink that was on the happy hour menu. No snacks however a great selection.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When we visited the restaurant was about one third full. We waited at the desk for ten minutes before being ushered to a table upstairs. We were placed at an inner table and when we asked for window we were met with a sigh as the tables available would need cleaning. At least another fifteen before any offer of drinks.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The staff were simply great - attentive and very helpful. The food was just as good and well worth the visit.

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Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have come to this particular Boathouse many times. Sometimes on our own and sometimes with friends. We love to be able to eat a great meal and watch the ocean. It was a wonder warm afternoon and we came in for happy hour. Very tasty snacks and great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
    (Denman)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604-669-2225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?