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Blue Canoe
Blue Canoe

Blue Canoe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluecanoerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (604) 275-7811
  • Hours of Operation: Winter Hours effective October 1 Sunday to Thursday - 11:30 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday - 11:30 am to 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Danilo Ibarra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (604) 275-7811

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Avenue
  • Public Transit: Local bus service to the corner of No. 1 Rd and Moncton, 2 blocks from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are several free public lots located throughout Steveston Village, just steps away from the restaurant's front door
A word from Blue Canoe
Situated in the heart of historic Steveston Village, with unparalleled views of the harbour and Fishermen's Pier, Blue Canoe is a unique seafood restaurant offering the best quality and variety of local fresh seafood, prepared simply with the freshest local ingredients available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Our dining experience at the Blue canoe was pleasant. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. We were seated at an outside table with a very nice view of Steveston harbour. Overall a nice experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Menu choice was good. Seafood salad very good .My partner order the Trout and it was uncooked in the middle. Waitress was notified and said she could sent it back. Since I was finished my meal, he ate what was cooked. Also booked a patio table and were told it would be a 20 minute wait when we arrived."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "So much flavour!!!! I had the mussels & fries. Husband had the lamb (he raved about it too!) Perfect portion size and so fresh. My only complaint is no bread before the meal (hence giving service a 4 but our server was simply fantastic)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A smaller location mounted on stilts over the water. Deck is great for watching the local fishing boats and enjoying the outdoors."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have been to the Blue Canoe on many occasions but it was great this time as I was finally able to get a table outside."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had a great view and fabulous food. I would especially recommend the Crispy Brussel Sprouts, even to those that think they don't like brussel sprouts. :)"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "yummmie perfection... good wine 2 not outrageous price either!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Have not had the greatest food or service here in the past. I was willing to give it another try as my friend booked it for lunch. Unfortunately, it was no better. The service was slow and the waiter seemed distracted (maybe too many tables?). The appetizer seemed fine but my lunch (salad with crab cake) had unknown bits and pieces of meat? I ate around it as we were enjoying our visit. After leaving I enjoyed a bad stomach ache and immediately suffered from a little montezumas revenge. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It's the only place to go. They seem to honour requests with ease and everyone is very personable. The only thing I found tragic was they did not have any mussels in that night, (but if they are out of season, I understand). So I had the Prawn Pesto Linguine which was phenomenal. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Caesar salad with badly over cooked prawns, noisy table can't be helped, busy day, busy time, but food quality can be controlled..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was a Friday evening and so very busy and very noisy. Food level not quite up to the standard we have experienced previously, maybe because it was so busy. Our waitress was fabulous."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Beautiful setting in picturesque Steveston Village, the restaurant sits on the pier at water's edge. Wait staff is patient, yet attentive when needed. The menu features a variety of seafood selections, as well as some selection for non-seafooders. Try the tuna ceviche, marinated in coconut milk before lime juice is added; served with plantain chips...nice light dinner with a Caesar salad. My wife had skirt steak with chimichurri and a side of grilled corn--amazing flavours blending together. Altogether, a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A very enjoyable evening with good food and wonderful service. I would come again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "good value for money - excellent find for dessert junkies"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Amazing views, beautiful setting, excellent service but food was definitely lacking: burgers had minimal toppings, coleslaw was an afterthought on fish and chips platter and fries were soggy -- overall very disappointing..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a reservation - thank goodness - offered patio seating when we arrived. Gorgeous late spring evening and the provided blankets after the sun went down were welcome. Opted for multiple share plates instead of entrees - mussels, ceviche, salmon flatbread and roasted brussel sprouts were all served quickly and in great presentations. We even took a picture of the mussels. The view of Steveston harbour was worth the cooler evening outside. Come early as you will need the time to find parking. Successful outing that we would like to repeat."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I have eaten at the Blue Canoe many times as I live very close to Steveston. My friend and I ordered the quinoa salad with beef...although the taste was good the difference in the meat between my dish and my friends was amazing. My beef had a great deal of fat that I had to cut off...not good quality control when one plate is so different from another. This also happened when we had a family dinner...my portion of the exact same dinner as my husbands was very noticeable! Unfortunately, we are making other plans for my Birthday family dinner for these reasons."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My husband and I came here to celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. We ordered the Fish Tacos to start and they were very dry (and for what it was, overpriced) , my Husband ordered the CAD Tenderloin cut and when it came it looked like an awful cut of meat - there was so much fat on it and for $30 we would have expected more - we should have said something at the time and returned it. I got the Prawn Linguine and it was ok, but it was also overpriced. We chose not to have dessert here as we wanted to choose a different environment afterwards. I would ONLY recommend this restaurant for Lunch to people, as the dinner/dining experience was not great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A must for everyone. Good food and great service. Even the Chef came out to greet guests. Would return again"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Usually we have a decent experience at Blue Canoe but this time it was awful. We waited 1 hr 40 minutes for the entrees and had to send one of the appetizers back to the kitchen. It felt like a very long dinner and two out of four entrees was extremely mediocre. The only reason we didn't send them back was that we could not deal with waiting even longer. I filled in a guest comment card and left my number but no one from the restaurant has called."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Went for my mom's 79th bday. Booked for 5:45 b4 the dinner rush. Service and food was great until we ordered desert and had to wait quite a while as the kitchen was slammed. Waitress came back 3 times apologizing for delay which was very much appreciated. All in all, very good experience."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Love the deck here as it is covered, you're in the fresh air but not the heat of direct sun. The restaurant is also facing the main boardwalk so you have a beautiful view of all the boats and can people watch at the same time. Our server was excellent, managed our group of seven expertly. We had a nice time here."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Above average outing allround however we did not receive Patio as requested ( Booked 3 days in advance) The noise level inside was too high , which spoiled what my wife thought was going to be an intimate dinner out. ( wedding anniversary) A large table of partiers on the next table were quite loud."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great seafood and restaurant with a nice view. Highly recommend the seafood share plate..everything was outstanding"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The bar was very noisy.its a nice view but since the noice level was high we could not enjoy outdoors. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A group of us had lunch on a busy Saturday. We made reservations, which is a must if you want a table on a sunny Saturday. We originally had a table in the outside patio, but it was windy, so we asked to be moved. The hostesses was very accommodating and found us another table (for 6) even though the restaurant was starting to fill up. Food and service was very good. I ordered the Paella which was very good. Two of my friends ordered the Fish and Chips which was a big serving at a reasonable price. Next time, I will try the Fish and Chips! My other two friends ordered the sandwiches which was again a nice big serving. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a great time:) The ambience and the outdoor patio perched on the water's edge is fabulous. Ordered the Fish tacos - tasty but lacked the advertised avocado - which would have made it more yummy. Even a side of guacamole would have been perfect. The tacos came as a duo with nothing else except a small container of what looked like salsa verde that was seriously lacking in taste. A lovely salsa and some guacamole would have taken the tacos up a notch. My husband ordered the burger and was satisfied. Our server was lovely and gracious:) "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Bonnie, our server was great. She had a good sense of humor, was attentive to our needs, and happily recommended the best of the best on the menu(and the very tasty Sangria cocktail). The restaurant had an eclectic mix of customers this evening from families, to groups and a vibrant bar clientele. Tables both inside and out have benefit of the marina, however, on a warm sunny evening the patio gets the best views. Our friends enjoyed the fish & chips and the highlighted halibut entre. I had the halibut and thought the fish was a bit dry but the spices & other flavors were great. My partner had mussels which were nice and plumb but he did not think they were fresh. Overall a fun place and a good location for friends to connect. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It appears everyone in this restaurant is just going through the motions - food OK not great - service not great and if you want to dine inside and not outside you will really be outside anyway since they leave the doors to the deck open and a stiff breeze goes right up your back while you are eating - most uncomfortable. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The mussels seemed pre-cooked (leftovers?) because they were tiny and shrivelled with too many empty shells and the bowl not even full to the top. The fish tacos were missing the fish. Our water glasses were never refilled despite being empty for half the meal. An email to the restaurant has never been responded to. We sat in the restaurant which is decent, but the deck is much better. If I return, it will be for a small (non-seafood) snack and glass of wine only on the deck. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Ordered a Waterfront burger, took a first bite it was ok. Then after second bite . It was so dry and i look inside it was all burnt. The Server was like you should of told me when i ask you how was the food. But then i didnt even took a bit yet when she ask. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Another great meal with a beautiful view of Steveston. A bit pricey, but I guess you pay for the view as well. It's becoming our go to place for a meal."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went there for lunch on Monday, May 19th. Good wine, good food, excellent view and ambience!!!! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Out of town guests wanted fish and chip dinner in Steveston. Party of six total. Four ordered fish and chips. Three of the orders were satisfactory the fourth was not. The fish piece was half the size of the other 3 servings and the batter was close to blackened. It should never have left the kitchen let alone delivered to the table. One order of "fresh" halibut. Small portion price considered and must have been frozen as was mushy. One order mussels and chips. Mussels were tiny and overcooked. Chewy as octopus. The broth was watery and tasteless. The meal was away overpriced and the noisy somewhat run down venue didn't make up for the cost. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food fine, ambience on the waterfront fine, but extremely noisy, not just busy."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Servers were very attentive. Menu selection appealing. Presentation lovely. Very good dining experience commensurate with pricing. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Too long to obtain any service whatsoever (13 minutes after being seated) but when the server did appear she was excellent and attentive. Please stop saucing everything! Sauces should be on the side or as a base so I have a choice as to how much and when I wish to use it - especially on something like halibut which is delicate to begin with and doesn't need much in the way of a sauce. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Bonnie was our waitress, she made our dining experience amazing! Beautiful ambiance and delicious food! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It was our second visit to Blue Canoe. Ordered oysters as starters, very fresh. We ordered a variety of mains and all of us were happy with our food. Special mention to the great dessert selection. We all almost licked our plates despite being quite full already. It got loud in the main dining area as the evening progressed, if you want quiet, I think the patio is better. Overall a very satisfying meal and experience. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "On our first trip to the Blue Canoe we were amazed by the food, scenic views, and outstanding service provided. Our guests were equally impressed. Would definitely recommend it a must stop when visiting beautiful Steveston. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014