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About Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant

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.

140 - 3866 Bayview Street
Richmond, BC V7E 4R7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Northwest

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

Cross Street:
2nd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 275-7811

Website:
http://www.bluecanoerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There are several free public lots located throughout Steveston Village, just steps away from the restaurant's front door

Public Transit:
Local bus service to the corner of No. 1 Rd and Moncton, 2 blocks from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Daryle Nagata

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (604) 275-7811

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for a Date (16)
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Scenic View (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
People Watching (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Very pricey for the type and quality of the food. Was looking forward to a nice anniversary dinner but it didn't meet the bar.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always enjoy dinner at Blue Canoe. The day was even made more special celebrating a twin birthday and our friendly server offered two delicious desserts as the birthday treat from the restaurant. We had great fun and enjoyed our evening out in the patio area.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our guests really appreciated the location, view and ambiance. Food was good and price fair. Menu had good options and nobody complained. All were satisfied.
Parking is limited and you'll probably have to pay for it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

An amazing restaurant with delicious food and a unique atmosphere. One of my favourite restaurants by far!

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Everything was great but we thought the price of $65 for the lobster dinner for 1 person was outrageous. To think that you only eat the meat in the claws cause there is no meat anywhere else. The plate was full, great for presentation but not worth the money I paid for sure.
For this reason, I don't know if I'll recommend you or if I would ever come back. I thought nothing of it when I was there, but then talking about it and thinking about it some more... I was disappointed.
Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great place. good food, great company! Very good service! Lovely evening! Great view of water!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I've been known to enjoy my Caesar drinks and I have to say that this place impressed me with theirs! Not too many fancy accouterments (like pickled beans, hot peppers, etc.), just a small stick of pepperoni, but man, what an amazing drink!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great food, awesome service, the view of the water and sun was perfect. Was a bit on the expensive side but nothing crazy. Would highly recommend for a special night or date. The chicken waffle burger was delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We made reservation through OpenTable and said it was for birthday. Found menu on their website totally different from their actual menu, a disappointment. Very poor value for their Entrees. Had better value and food from lesser restaurants. The casual plate "Ahi Tuna Salad" was better value.

I'd recommend burgers/salads/casual platter...better value and stay away from their entrees

Disappointed no mention made about birthday...so we celebrated very quietly.

We'd be going to the Boathouse or Cactus Club or Milestones or Keg for our next birthday dinner....

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent food....the yummy desserts....the scenic view is wonderful... thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Poor service, inattentive and not responsive to requests

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 5, 2017

It was the best birthday dinner. Every one in the restaurant was friendly. Food was amazing and service was fabulous. Thank you. We still talk about it like it was yesterday. 😍

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great Food. Great View. The seafood tower is wonderful, a great selection.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We had 2 appetizers and stopped there because the food was sub par. All very young staff.

Service was good but food not so much

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

terrific food, great service love this play and will always come back

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Late-night Find
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Got off to a bad start as the young girl at reception made us wait as we were 10 minutes early even though our table was available. Once we started the ordering the waitress quality was fine but as the evening progress the food was slow in coming. Have been here several times as we live close by that this visit was not as good as previous ones.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The Blue Canoe is our favorite restaurant in Steveston. The view is spectacular and ambiance, perfect for lunch or early dinner. Food is consistently good and service very friendly and attentive. It is great for friends to get together for a casual evening and this is one of the reason why we keep going back to the Blue Canoe.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Casual, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Went there for an early staff dinner and they had already run out of 2 out of 4 desserts for the day! Very disappointed. Also, I ordered the seafood brochette for my entree and it was really lacking in taste. My colleague ordered a chicken pasta which was far better.
I have been coming here for years and was disappointed by the inconsistency with the food.
Our waitress was great though.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Overpriced appetizers, ($19 for a small flatbread), but the entrees are actually reasonably priced and quality of food is good. This place has had consistently good service for years. Cant beat the view, lovely and quaint waterfront dining

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Nice atmosphere but would be better without the screens.
Food was quite good with a limited but tasty veg option. Would have liked to have seen sturgeon on the menu since it is on the Fraser river.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Service was horrible. Slow, slow, slow. It was hard to tell we actually even had a server. Food was okay.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Pleasantly surprised how good Blue Canoe was. I don't frequent the Steveston area but now have a great reason to return

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 21, 2017

They served dinner which was a platter without plates to eat or the appropriate cutlery. The so called sauces that came with the platter were dirty and top heavy served on an inappropriate plate so when you tried to move them on the table they spilled. The seafood was chilled and so was the butter, just a bowl with no warmer to serve 5 people. This service was not well thought out at all. They tried to appease with free desert but we had had enough. They did not compensate by taking percentage off bill. Would not recommend to a friend. Was looking forward to eating there but would not come back except for happy hour when the prices cut in half would reflect the lack of professional service.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Very good service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

If you are looking for a place with a scenic view, this place has one. The food was average. Probably a better place to get a cocktail...although mine was rather weak.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great location. Good service. But not gourmet food. I mean, serving Indian Candy salmon on crushed ice? Ice melts. Food gets waterlogged. Okay for oysters on the half shell but not the rest of the seafood platter. Eat here, but get the fish and chips or a burger and enjoy the waterfront restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent restaurant choice for Father's Day this year. It was a bite drizzly outside so restaurant was not as busy as it would normally be. Service and food were excellent. We enjoyed the fish & chips, fish tacos, salmon burger and club house, creme brûlée, and lemon curd. Is was a lovely lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

My husband and I along with my sister went to the blue Canoe to celebrate my sisters new job. The food and the service was excellent ! And the portions wow !! We ordered the second tier lots of crab, lobster, oysters , mussels, shrimp, caviar, ahí tuna etc....We ate so much food that we could all go for a siesta. It was worth every penny! And I will definitely go again ! And I'm going to tell all of my friends about the restaurant! **

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

It was a nice evening and great service and food and view with a good friend

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

My first dining experience and maybe the last. We had deep fried fanny bay oysters and calamari that was over cooked We had Steak for our main meal and it was Not seasoned well. The only good thing on the plate was the veggies. The dessert that we ordered was also not good because the pie itself was not up to any dessert standard of an expensive restaurant such as this one. We did finished our meal but left unhappy. Hosts needs training when receiving guests and as well as when guests are leaving. Should not just stand at their section and chatting without acknowledging their guests were leaving. Overall, the food was expensive, food should taste good and need more training on the other aspects of service. Having to work in an industry like this one, we all should know how we can impress more on our customers by looking at the basic rule of the industry- Good food, selections and varieties , cost and staff performances. Not impressed and will not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Service was average and food was not as good as on previous visits.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Overall not a bad experience but not a great one either. The waiter had a slow cadence with us and the restaurant was quite noisy so it was hard for us to have a group conversation (there was 6 of us). Food was lovely, but felt pricey, portion sizes were generous though. One thing that really irritated me though was I reserved online and mentioned it was my wife's birthday, then I called the restaurant the day of to see if there was a dessert menu (I didn't see one online), asked if there were candles and I was told there was. Then when I made the order for dessert I asked the waiter if could he put a candle in the creme brulee. When it arrived...nothing. So overall it wasn't a bad experience, I think I was just hoping for a bit more.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Absolutely delicious meal and wonderful atmosphere. Had a girl's get together and we had a fabulous time. Great service and lovely waterfront view! The lobster mac and cheese is to die for!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Cozy, Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Our meal was very good. It was the first time for my husband, and he was extremely happy. The view, weather, and of course the food and service did not disappoint. I have been several times, but noticed the shrimp sandwich was not on the menu for lunch last time I brought a friend. I would like to see it put back again. I think the mussels were tasty and nicely presented.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We enjoyed a weekend lunch with friends who were visiting from overseas. All of us were impressed with the freshness of the seafood, the perfect portioning and the friendly, efficient service. I highly recommend the blackened fish tacos and the seafood chowder.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Love everything about the Blue Canoe! We'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Good food, and wonderful scenery. This is one of the best views of the water in the Steveston business area....

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Unfortunately, any time I go to this restaurant, something is always disappointing. This time it was the service. Not only did the server forget things more than once, it took far too long to get our lunch orders. Sad, as the location is beautiful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food was really good. Oysters were fresh. Lobster Mac n cheese was really good. I only needed the half order. Staff was really attentive and professional. No complaints. Maybe bring sunglasses if you're showing up about an hour before sunset. Also there's a pretty nice view.

Good times!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Was excited to try this place, had a reservation for 5, but was very disappointed with the food. Over cooked the tiger prawns,oysters and clams in seafood paella, also the prawns were not cleaned, loaded full of nasty stuff!! The fish and chips were ok...honestly Shady's Island right next door has better food!! They clean their prawns before cooking them!! For the price The Blue Canoe charges for the food you would expect a lot better! Will not be going back or recommending to anyone!

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