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The Boathouse

West End
American, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Denman)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Vancouver BC
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the Boathouse fireworks deck party in English bay last night and it was terrible. The deck had no chairs. Not one. Basically the party is an open deck you get to stand on for 5 hours and pay over $300 per couple. The party had some food in the corner and 5 small 2 person tables with no... More 

Thank MacdaddyVancouverBC
Calgary, Alberta
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner here on our last night in Vancouver and were pleasantly surprised by the food. My husbands sirloin was very good (which can be a tricky steak), my mixed seafood grill was perfect and my daughters chicken ceasar salad was 'very good' according to her. Service was excellent. The only complaint would be that the sun was so... More 

Thank wardfam08
Springfield, Virginia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner here. Wanted to sit outside but the one table available unfortunately put the sun directly in our eyes and would not be moving for some time. The food was good and our server was great. There was a loud party near us, not sure how common that is. We made reservations but that really wasn't necessary, there... More 

Thank nicole m
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a gorgeous night with good view, good services and good foods .. Everything is perfect there and even we carry a 1 year old baby there, still feel the warm & friendly once we stepped in ! And thanks for a piece of birthday cake from the restaurant too 👍🏻

Thank OpheliaWM
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I invited out of towners for dinner and reserved at the Boathouse. We ordered our drinks and upon their arrival, the server dropped two drinks fully on my guests lap. Without going into details the incident was resolved to my satisfaction. The meal was good and our server was very attentive. The view at sunset is, alone... More 

Thank Ron W
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280 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice setting and atmosphere. Menu has pleasant choices, but it is pricey. Not sure if entirely worth the price. Service was decent.

Thank bkjjk
Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were enjoying the sea wall walk in the west end of Vancouver. A friend had told us to check out the Boathouse Restaurant and we are glad we did. I enjoyed local draft brews while she had an excellent crisp rose'. We both had seafood lunches that were prepared to perfection and delivered by a friendly... More 

Thank indytrims
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were great at adapting to our slow relaxed style of dining. The for was fresh, full of flavour and good value for money. The cocktails were scrumptious.

Thank Laurelle R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps we were supposed to relax for a very leisurely meal, but the service was a bit too leisurely. We spent well over 1.5 hours with no pre-meal wait time. The food was good, but not great. I had the maple salmon which was undercooked. My friend said her crab cobb salad was very good, however. Our waiter was very... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate upstairs and had a wonderful view of the water. Two of us ordered simply grilled sockeye salmon, one ordered maple planked salmon and one ordered halibut. For an extra $10 we added a starter and a dessert. We all enjoyed our meal. We had a pleasant server. Good value.

Thank CanuckTravellers02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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: 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
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.