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Boathouse White Rock
Boathouse White Rock

Boathouse White Rock Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca
  • Phone: (604) 536-7320
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
    Friday 11:30am-11:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Brent Fisher
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vidal
  • Parking: Public Lot
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious. We started with the boathouse salad and coconut shrimp. I ordered stuffed prawns and sirloin. My hubby ordered the seafood mix plate with salmon, shrimp, stuffed prawns, and a large scallop. Their food tends to be quite good; we have had a couple times we didn't enjoy it as much so it can be a hit or miss. Their high claim is their seafood, on occasion their salmons tends to be a bit dry and bland. When ordering it is difficult to get what you want without "extra charges" for the slightest thing other restaurants would do without blinking. If a meal comes with broccoli but you would prefer to have another vegetable they will charge you to substitute. They also charge you a fee if you split a salad for an appy."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. The food, service atmosphere made for a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good food, great service, friendly atmosphere, fabulous view"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Even thou the restaurant was only 30% filled, the service was very slow. We ordered 1 dozen fresh oysters and it showed up with 1 wedge of lemon and no spoon to scoop the sauce over the oysters and no small fork to use to eat the oysters. Servers do not come around to ask about the food. We constantly have to wave dt own a server to get service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "For the price I would expect much tastier food. Everything was just plain. Nothing eceptional."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have dined at the White Rock Boathouse restaurant several times, usually special occasions. I made the reservation online and when we arrived we had a table by the window as I had requested. The food and service was great."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The coconut shrimp was to die for? Say no more, you must try it!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have been here several times and not been disappointed with either food or service, but this time it was not as good. The view as always is superb. The restaurant was quite busy for a Monday, but there was ample staff on hand. However, service was a bit slow, food was slow to come and the quality not as good as expected. My salmon caesar salad was average, with the dressing not well mixed through - heavy in some parts, nothing in others. The salmon itself was well cooked but not very tasty. My partner's medallions were OK but not outstanding. We were never asked if we wanted a drink other than water. We may or may not go back which is disappointing as it has been a favorite in the past."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was good but for a reasonably priced restaurant the service wasn't great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The addition of the 18% tip automatically being added to the billi was not expected and was annoying. Tipping should be based on service, not assuming that service was great."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was very good. The side dishes like the vegetables was cold and uncooked. The wine was good. The vegetables were uneatable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Cold dinner plates, manager did nothing about it, all talk ..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Cod Fish & Chips - the fish is oily and the fries looked like a leftover fries and refried the next day. The dirty oil left the fish and chips brown all over."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went here recently with a friend. We got lucky and got a spot on the rooftop balcony. It was great to be overlooking the water and watching the sunset. The food never fails to disappoint. We had the crab cakes and sweet chilli chicken for appetizers (highly recommend both), and I had the coconut shrimp and fries and my friend had the coconut pacific cod for our mains. We both enjoyed our meals and the portions were a nice size as well (I had enough left over for another meal the next day at work). This place is great if you just want to relax after work, socialize casually with friends or have a nice night out with a special someone. I prefer this location to some other locations as it has more of a laidback and relaxing atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My sister and her partner from Alberta were in town briefly, and I wanted to take them to a good ocean view restaurant (you don't get many of those in Alberta). The Boathouse in White Rock has the very best view in town, being right along Marine Drive, and on the second floor of their building. They were so impressed with the view and the friendliness of the welcome. They both ordered salmon, but done differently from each other, and they loved every bite. It was a lovely evening, and I will certainly take other visitors there in the future."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I love eating at the Boathouse. The prices are reasonable and the food is fantastic. I got to have a strawberry cheesecake with a chocolate crust that I've never had there before. Yum!!!! Lobster was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I've eaten dinner at the Boathouse in Port Moody and Horseshoe Bay. We order the penne seafood and a ceasar salad. We ordered the same for brunch but what the waitress didn't tell us was that the brunch size penne was less than 1/2 the dinner size, didn't come with all the seafood that the menu indicated and also came with a garden salad. We had our ceasar salad appetizer and were dismayed to see more salad when the entree arrived. It would have been nice for the waitress to check with us and ensure that we knew our main dish came with a salad. Also we were expecting bread at the table and when we asked we were told the bread was only for dinner."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The service & food were very good ..... however, I made a reservation early in the day, about noon & requested a table by the window looking to the water ...... we arrived to a table as far from the window as you can get facing the west, setting sun which meant most of the meal was wearing sunglasses! I spoke with the manager who explained the reservation means they will guarantee a table only! Why do you Open Table have a box to request special service when it can not be followed or provided?? I will not reserve through you again ..... there is no point if we can only have a table guaranteed. Thank you but no thanks ......."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have ordered the seafood platform to share, a salmon burger and a seafood chowder. Everything taste bad. I think food at Earles is a lot better than that boathouse."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Although the view was spectacular and the ambiance was pleasant, the food was not hot and was decidedly average, particularly when related to the price. Service was adequate but not special in any sense. Overall a little disappointing. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Went for their early dining special (before 6:00) which was smaller portions of their regular menu. A really hungry person would not be satisfied. Had 5 coconut prawns with fries which were a pitiful few. Service was efficient although not very friendly. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "With great views and a beautiful night, I can't imagine bringing my wife anywhere else. the sunset was just about perfect and to people watch the boathouse has the perfect space for people watching and dining progressively. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The outside patio was fantastic but the food was okay and expensive."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been coming to this restaurant for years and it has very much gone downhill. The food was mediocre at best and my entre, the mussels were raw and sent back. My meal did not come back until all of my dining party had finished. At no time did the manager come over. The Server was unattentive, uninformed and uninterested. Empty cocktail glasses were left on the table the entire meal. The Strawberry deserts were lacking. The shortcake had exactly three small slices of strawberry on a very dry biscuit on a strange sauce. This was the third visit in a row that we experienced some problems. We will not be coming back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "There was nothing really wrong with this place - the location is great with good views. Having made a fairly early dinner reservation and arriving when there were many available tables - we were surprised to be sat in the back corner wedged right next to a table with two rambunctious and really loud children, we had to ask to be moved away and to the front window which they did accommodate - but I expected that staff would have managed this better from the outset so we shouldn't have to ask to be moved. Service was fine and food was also fine - we eat out fairly often so it needs to be exceptional to rate higher. I would return but certainly not for a special occasion unless we had a large group of people. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great for the view. Poor service. Halibut not fresh. Filet mignon tough. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our server was very prompt and took our orders quickly. Our food arrived very hot and excellent. We had a very nice lunch."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had an excellent late lunch at the Boathouse White Rock! The view is magnificent, the overall ambience is wonderful, the food was good and the service excellent. We would go back in a flash, and will do so the next time we decide to visit White Rock -- seeking sunshine and warmth! thanks! Henry aka Enrique "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Parking is tough! Atmosphere is nice with a great view. Service was very good. Food was okay we had a mistake on our order, but was acceptable. Stay away from strawberry dessert menu, sauce tasted sour or possibly gone bad. Overall would recommend."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service was a bit slow and the kitchen was very backed up this night. The waitress was nice enough to warn us ahead of time that our dinners would take extra long. My husband's fresh tuna was not a great cut and when questioned, they gave us two free desserts. My dinner was delicious so overall I would give this location a 4 out of 5. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a great day at the beach and capped it off with a very nice dinner. Great food, scenic view and excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great service and staff. Organization of Mother's Day brunch could have been better (not enough serving utensils, dips or sauces weren't out). Food was decent although some things looked like they were from a continental hotel breakfast ( baked goods, croissants not fresh). Seafood great though and that's why you go there :)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wife found the steak tough, maybe overdone. There was too much clumps of potatoes skin in the mash potato. Menu has changed over the years not comparable to Red Lobster. Service was very good. The table we were at was rather small especially when we had to rearrange our plates , drinks and bread. Otherwise I would give the restaurant a above average."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It had been years since I'd dined at the Boathouse - once my go-to desination for just about any special occasion. My wife and I were looking forward to going to the Boathouse for Mother's Day brunch. To our disappointment, the food was mediocre given the $100 cheque for two (including two toddlers). I also noticed far less care going into just about every detail - from the elevator with grimey floors that smelled like garbage (indeed, I later saw them take the garbage out using the passenger elevator), to the dirty uniforms (gone are the crisply-ironed shirts and clean white aprons), to the frayed fabric on the seat cushions. I used to be proud of the Boathouse, now I don't want to pay fine prices for a mediocre experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "What a let down. This was the worst buffet brunch I have ever had. The selection was poor, the food qualitiy questionable. The price was $40.00 per person. Went there for Mother's Day, and was very unhappy with the entire experience. Would not recommend this to anyone. I have better buffets at pubs and cafes for less than half of what you charge. Coupled with the parking situation in White Rock on a beautiful day, it was not a relaxing pleasant visit. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The White Rock Boathouse has great bay views, especially on a sunny day. A walk on the beach before and/or after a meal is nice touch. Unfortunately, we don't come here as often as we'd like because of the horrendous parking problems - very few spots available and they are expensive. You need plenty of time to find a parking spot (20 min. or so). Usual great food at reasonable prices but spotty service this time around. Had to remind server several times about things she had promised to do. And she was very slow to clear dirty dishes - accumulating them for over an hour. We will return but not for a while."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Table was stuck in the back, minimal view, blind didn't cover the whole window therefore hot and sun in our eyes, very noisy and clattery; uncomfortable. Food was ok, but just ok, green beans were undercooked and too many, should have had another vegetable; only one scallop in the seafood grill, quite disappointing; Waitress talked too quietly, hard to hear, tended to be abrupt and sling the food onto the table, not classy Last 4 times at Boathouse, White Rock - not good, will seek alternative dining experience"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service was excellent but the food not as good as on our previous visits. Two of us had soup which was lukewarm so was sent back for reheating. Both seafood dishes were good, halibut and chips and the seafood plate, though not outstanding. The rice with the seafood was disappointing. However the steak was a real letdown. It was cooked as ordered but was a bit tough, not the quality expected for the price. The atmosphere is good and the views excellent. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Reservations made for 7pm, but had to wait 30 minutes. It was very busy at the time; however, any reservations should be honored promptly. Bellini was wonderful. Steaks ordered medium-rare, and came closer to medium, but still tasted good. Lobster & snow crab nicely done, and delicious. Mashed potatoes were too chunky. Green beans were al dente, but the red pepper was soft and gross. Tuna tataki was too well done, but taste was okay. Generous serving of prawn & chicken in Curry Bowl, but snow peas were not de-veined. Free 1/2 cake for birthday was nice touch. Our server was very cheerful, and attentive. Our end corner, window table needed a light as it became too dark after sundown. Poor curved plate design is unstable during steak cutting."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Reservation time was not respected. We were seated 30 minutes late and watched other parties seated before us. When we were seated there were open empty tables. No follow up from reception for 30 minutes...I do not like to wait when I have taken the time to set a reservation schedule and the restaurant has confirmed such reservation."
    Dined on 5/7/2014