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Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay

Boathouse Horseshoe Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca
  • Phone: (604) 921-8188
  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Usually come to the Boathouse for special occasions and when we have guests. Love it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Very good service, good food......great Birthday dinner !"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great food. Sit inside for evening dinner to avoid mosquito bites!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was great. I enjoyed the View. Not too noisy. Great service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was not very good. And my Caesar salad came without anything but lettuce!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "While the restaurant provided a good dinng expxerience, the shortage f parking presents a major problem."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had my 94 year old mother with me. They we're very willing to 'mix 'n match' the menu to accommodate her needs."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The best food in Vancouver and the nice place to eat"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    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! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay is an old family favorite where we can expect the food & service to be excellent, plus you have the view of the marina, ferry terminal and the Bay. We both selected the Mixed Seafood Grill, accompanied by an Italian Pinot Grigio. Excellent! Our server, Stephanie, was a delight! Very knowledgeable & attentive. We were celebrating my birthday & she made the occasion even more special."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "and great food, this restaurant location makes any and all occasions memorable - no matter the weather!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have had brunch & lunch here on multiple occasions & we impressed with all aspects (food, service, etc.). For dinner, we felt a little let down. Service was a bit lacking, food was forgettable. We were looking for a "special night out" but it was average."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "our server Jennifer was great on the menu with details and great recommendation so that we can enjoy our time there."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "3 generations of us went here for my husband's birthday dinner last week. three of the four meals were lovely; unfortunately the birthday boy's scallops were over cooked and moreover, he found an unidentified object in his wasabi mashed potatoes. we mentioned it to the server, who offered to bring him a new bowl of potatoes (she was great). afterward the manager came over to apologise but he handed us a "free appetiser with the purchase of an entree" coupon!! no thank you!! we have to come back and spend more money to get a free appetiser!! he should have removed my husband's meal from our bill; they can afford to. like i said, the other 3 meals were delicious; but with service like that, there are many other places we'll go to eat."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A week ago, six of us got together for a leisurely lunch at the Boathouse. Each of us found the food absolutely delicious, and the service was very good -- didn't feel rushed, very open to the special request of taking group photos, and splitting the bill six ways. We had a lovely round table, at the window, and although the place was very busy when we arrived, we were seated right away, and had exactly the right amount of attention through our meal."
    Dined on 5/17/2014