Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay

Boathouse Horseshoe Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/
  • Phone: 6049218188x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm
    Friday 11:00am-10:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am-9:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brent Fisher
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
We are situated right on the edge of the water in beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Our view is very west coast and compliments our menu well. We are proud to present an extensive selection of great recipes, wines, and unique cocktails to provide you with an amazing west coast dining experience. Join us in our relaxed, casual atmosphere - come as you are.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (102)special occasion (59)great for outdoor dining (54)great for lunch (54)great for brunch (52)good for groups (39)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (34)fit for foodies (18)kid-friendly (18)notable wine list (14)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Never disappoints
    LarryandLiz
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The Boathouse at Horseshoe Bay has a great view, good food and friendly knowledgeable staff. A relaxing break close to home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scenic
    munchy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A very scenic view. Service was a little on the slow side, food was good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SeafoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Halibut and Chips were good except for the Chips. You shouldnt take the words "chips" literally by using the dried out ends of potatoes. As usual, the view was glorious and service fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is an outstanding Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay. Terrific setting, great service and quality food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a morsel left...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We arrived near the end of Appy hour and tried 3 of the dishes - all delicious - especially the halibut with miso. Our meals, cocoanut cod and the curry bowls were just as good and generous portions as well. We share 2 desserts between 4 to finish off. Our corner of the deck was lovely, overlooking the arbutus grove on the little islet and watching the herons put on a show. A great place to have a casual meal or celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paying for the Ambience
    Wansharp
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We normally go to Boathouse in New Westminster, so we are familiar with their menu. However, we found, although our server was polite & courteous, the eye for detail lacked including the menu. Our coffees arrived, mine was obviously spilled, but instead of using a new cup or wiping if off the sides, still given as is. Food was not hot, poached eggs were overdone. Although I'm not one to complain to the server, I have had better experiences elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grea experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I have been to the Boathouse numerous times. Admittedly, we have had a few misses, but overall it is a great place, especially for that special eveing. In this case, it was our 19th anniversary, so the staff was kind enough to get a window table ready. Half the attraction of the Boathouse at Horshoe Bay is the view. Our waiter Mike was absolutely perfect. Not too much in our face, but seemingly always there when needed. He was willing (not all waiters are) to tell my wife 'not my favorite' when she asked, and what he recommended was perfect for her. Our meals came too early after appies, quickly returned, but other than that, everything went very well. Mike even brought us a small piece of cake with a sparkler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Requests in reservation not done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had requested a window table and stated that it was my mothers 80th birthday when I made the reservation through opentable. Didn't get a window seat and no acknowledgement of her bday. Food was good but quite frankly overpriced. Just disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    Mamabear
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Love the location and meet friends there often. Good food and great view. Love the Seafood Chowder and the Spicy Shrimp appies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good location
    DoubleBooking
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We enjoyed the lunch with the food, staff and view. Parking is a problem as it is in short supply You should be aware that our reservation proved to be double booked. Although it was suggested that one party had already booked (on the internet) they could not find it when the second person asked to check on it. There was space for us but could be a problem in busier times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Usually come to the Boathouse for special occasions and when we have guests. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our server was excellent, attentive and we really liked her...she remembered us from 6 months ago. My miso scallops were divine and my husband enjoyed his king crab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not up to expectations
    Longgone2
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had eaten there once before and found this time the food was presented cold, and obviously prepared in advance. We ordered similar dishes to those on our first visit and they were nowhere near as flavourful or tasty. Will not be returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Skye
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have gone to the boathouse for decades for special family dinners, but this time around we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Slow and poor service, and not up to the usual standards. Food was over cooked, but cold. And is it me or are the portions tinier each time, and the prices getting higher. I think it's time for a new family favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful dinner by the sea
    jeffandlara
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed an early dinner on a Saturday evening sitting at a table by the window looking out onto picturesque Horseshoe Bay. Looking forward to going back soon. Food was delicious and drinks were very enjoyable. Parked right in front of restaurant in a free 2 hour spot that was perfect timing for our dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a view
    2morrow
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We just had a very enjoyable lunch at the Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay. The scenery was amazing and the service was excellent. We had the seafood salad which was good but had too much dressing on it so kind of soggy greens but others enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very good service, good food......great Birthday dinner !
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy but Ouch!
    Jazz20
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food. Sit inside for evening dinner to avoid mosquito bites!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful location and great food
    Doris
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were seated by the window with a view of the surrounding bay - just gorgeous! The staff were very friendly and attentive - they went out of their way to make you feel special. The food was great too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistency
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I take visiters there often because it meets everyones taste but with a variety of items to choose from and most importantly is there food is consistently great. So I know when I go there it will be a successful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great place for a family event - four generations all together to celebrate a special birthday - great food, excellent service, and a view that can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Horseshoe Bay Boathouse
    KenMuirDinner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food was great. I enjoyed the View. Not too noisy. Great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    ZumbanistaVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Hadn't been to the Horsehoe Bay Boathouse in about 15 years. The interior was nicely updated and you can't beat the view. Service was slightly slow though the place wasn't very full. The drinks menu was out of date and the bar had run out of draught Wheat Beer. The dinner menu was skewed a bit too Asian for our tastes and seemed out of the '90's. Having said that, our server was pleasant and our dinners were good: prawns in cream sauce with rice (plating could have been more appetizing) and beef street tacos (just a shade too hot, tho I like spicy food). Decent restaurant, could up the food and service to knock it out of the park in a terrific scenic location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Hail to Caesar!
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was not very good. And my Caesar salad came without anything but lettuce!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food and service
    trioofgals
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our server, Mackenzie could not have been any better. Friendly, informative, polite, prompt, funny, and knowledgable. The food was absolutely delicious. The manager came to each table that I observed to say a word or two to the diners. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary in the same place we always do - the Horseshoe Bay Boathouse. Love sitting over the water, looking out towards the mountains, the fresh air with the fresh seafood and great drinks patio side.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Most Enjoyable
    winston2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent - location, quality of food, ambiance and service - thoroughly enjoyed by the four friends from North Vancouver, Surrey, Langley and Winnipeg. Relaxed atmosphere - all glad we had chosen this specific Boathouse (in Horseshoe Bay) for our Lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family night out
    Clydeontheside
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Went out to celebrate end of school year start of summer, and the evening was beautiful in horshoe bay. Menu was appetizing and varied. Lots of choices for my teens. Everyone enjoyed the meal, and the wait staff helped make it happen, by being there but not intrusive. Not inexpensive, but great for a summer night out
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West Coast dining with a view
    regalbeagle
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Other than The Boathouse having no record of our on-line reservation (which I brought along as a printed copy) our evening was fabulous. We took visitors from Australia here to enjoy the Horseshoe Bay view and the West Coast dining menu. Our guests both ordered the crab & asparagus topped steak and were totally delighted with everything, including their request for a medium cooked steak. My husband ordered the seafood pasta dish which he said was outstanding. I had the cedar-plank salmon special which was perfectly cooked. The citrus salad &roasted veggies a very nice addition. Very good service; cheerful & attentive waiter. Manager was very courteous in sorting out the reservation situation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    While the restaurant provided a good dinng expxerience, the shortage f parking presents a major problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Etiquette Reminder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wait staff should be reminded that it is rude to start to take away dishes if not everyone in the party has finished their meal. It makes the people who have not finished eating feel like they are being rushed. We had a party of eight and there were still 3 people with food on their plate and the waiter wanted to start clearing dishes until I told him to wait to clear the dishes once everyone had finished their meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TheD
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had my 94 year old mother with me. They we're very willing to 'mix 'n match' the menu to accommodate her needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic Horseshoe Bay
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The location & view of the ferries & marina are just wonderful. The service has always been spotty , because of the rapid turn-over of staff, but being able to book on Open Table means you don't have to fight with trying to make a reservation by phone. The food is usually good although more chain-restaurant than the prices would suggest , the steaks were excellent , I was not impressed by the very small helping of mashed potato ( for the 6oz. filet steak that it was meant to accompany! ) We didn't have dessert because they have discontinued the bread pudding ! We continue to go back because of the view....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    LarryandLiz
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've been here before but our meal was a bit disappointing today (especially the hair in the omelette) and the service was a bit slow. The Manager was very apologetic and an adjustment was made to our bill. I think it was just an off day and we hope to return again in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bob
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The best food in Vancouver and the nice place to eat
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    Eric
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Took my date here for her birthday. It was her first time and she was thrilled. We had a wonderful young lady take care of us . We had a wonderful dinner. Our stakes were perfection and she loved looking out the window at the water and mountains. This is as good as it gets. I will always go early to sit by a window. Thanks for a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    Stephen
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A repeat diner for this location, and yes I would definitely go back again. We moved off the North Shore recently, and even with the added distance in driving for us now, it's always worth it. Food is delicious, service is good, and the view is spectacular (when clear). Restaurant should do more to faciltate parking for customers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fave
    BigAl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We really enjoy the Horseshoe Bay Boathouse. The setting is great, overlooking the marina and ferry terminal and on to the North Shore mountains. Food was done to perfection, servers were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. And we live less than 10 minutes drive from here. Lucky us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Experience & Food
    kjnsm
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Had a wonderful experience! Staff was amazing, every knowledgable about both beverages and food. We had an asortment of seafood. The view of Horseshoe Bay from the patio is spectacular! Overall a great place to dine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    Stevejaqui
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went after my sons university graduation on the early bird menu. All 5 of us sat outside got our waters then when we requested the early bird menu we were told we couldn't have that deal outside we were moved inside which was fine but the place was very quiet and it wouldn't have killed them to leave us there!! The food was good value great view, we usually find it expensive and don't go very often even though we live in horseshoe bay,I wish they would do a horseshoe bay residents deal at certain times if they did we would go more often as we would just walk over because a lot of the time they are very quiet and some customers are better than none!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet