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The Boathouse

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West End
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1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Denman)
+1 604-669-2225
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bugibba, Malta
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Purposefully looked for seafood restaurants and came across this place at English Bay. A little more than we would usually pay for lunch but it was worth it. The food is delicious and so fresh. We had the Mixed Seafood Grill and a Mixed Seafood Pasta and would recommend both. Atmosphere is relaxed inside. A great last meal in Vancouver.

Thank Char2711
Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cup of chowder was tasty too many potatoes for me We stopped in for a snack and had the Thai crabcakes chowder and fish & chips chips were 10 out of 10 Cod fish were 7 out of 10 crabcakes were 7 to 10 Cool bar area, nice big fireplace with pop music on Service was good-Craig has been here... More 

Thank NeggyRichmond_Canada
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an adventure today being stranded in Vancouver and having a lovely meal at the boathouse ... awesome view of English bay!

Thank Travelsoften7
Perth, Australia
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location is perfect right on the beach. Especially upstairs as the ground floor views are a little obstructed. Menu has so many great choices- mainly seafood. Staff are very friendly. Cocktail list is really fairly priced too. Bring ID if you want to drink- anyone who looks under 30 will be asked and denied with no ID. Lovely to end... More 

Thank Sarah N
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dine out festival令我想起此間位處English Bay的餐廳,沿著對向English Bay一排窗口桌子,透明玻璃窗囗視野大,相信日落景色一定很醉人。是晚晚聚,點了前菜炸蝦伴沙拉醬,主菜龍蝦汁大蝦雲吞粉,甜品mocha ice-cream pie,前菜主菜味道太濃,甜品份量大,用mocha混旦白後冰成雪糕,餅底Oreo,甜品很美味不過甜,餐廳燈光太暗,吃飽後想昏昏欲睡。

Thank Zara1314
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268 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sylvia Hotel recommended this place to us. We have a finicky 11yr so slightly worried but in turned out brilliant. Great location. Good kids menu. I thoroughly enjoyed the blackened Cajun fish. It could even rival the same dish at a favourite restaurant of ours in Western Australia. Would definitely go back if I was local.

Thank olthomas44
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

After a nice bikedrive we saw this location and went write in. The waiter was very nice and the food was delicious. Four points only because the sizes of the meals where a bit too small for the price.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

12 of us had a lovely meal here, the staff were warm and very welcoming, I had the mussels and they were cooked perfectly. It was a freezing cold day and it was good to be in a resturant that was warm and comfortable. We had a mix of fish lovers and fish haters and they manged to cater well... More 

Thank jackiemol
North Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We went to the Boathouse as an extended family outing the week before Christmas. It was a week night, and the restaurant was quite quiet. The experience was very underwhelming from start to finish. Our waiter was not well informed about the menu - he had to check a couple of time to clarify what was in the items or... More 

Thank Quaxot
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

This was a last minute choice for us, and we are so happy we did stop in. The service is attentive and the food was served hot and was delicious.

Thank E M

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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
$40 - $60
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: 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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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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