About Boathouse Richmond

A Richmond Landmark-just minutes away from The Vancouver International Airport, and nestled next to a small marina between two bridges. We specialize in the ultimate West Coast dining experience, offering the best quality and freshest seafood and premium meats. We are committed to BC wines, and are proud to feature an extensive wine list with the best and largest selection of BC VQA wines, as well as wines from all around the world. We are also a convenient and a great venue for small to medium size groups.

8331 River Road
Richmond, BC V6X 1Y1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:00am- 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Bridgeport Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 273-7014

Website:
http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/

Parking Details:
We have a large private parking lot as well as an overflow parking lot across the street that is available after 5:00pm.

Public Transit:
We are located on a bus route with connections to the Airport and Downtown Vancouver.

Executive Chef:
Brent Fisher

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boathouse Richmond Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

4.2

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (16)
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Good for Groups (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and customer service! Great place to eat with friends and family on a Special Occasion.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

There was hair in one of our meals, but we got another one so it’s fine. Also noted that a guests meal (not our tables) was not as hot as the people managing the dishes wanted or was the guests, so they decided to “microwave it for 10 seconds.” I understand it was probably a busy time but honestly I was expecting more from a restaurant with such high prices to at least have the decency to use a hot pan to heat it a bit more rather than use a microwave. If not what would be different from heating up frozen food from the microwave at home? But besides that the food was pretty yummy!

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·Dined 6 days ago

They didn't really take our reservation. We went to the bar, and they basically didn't come get us. Sat across from the bathroom. Fixed menu. The shrimp was undercooked. They ran out of their desert option (tiramisu).

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was cold when delivered and had to send back. Service was slow.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Slow service. Fish portions were small and dried out. Rice was cold and bland. It isn't the place it was. I've had better fish out of a Capt. Highliner box. It's shameful that a place that calls itself "The Boathouse" can't put out a nice piece of halibut or salmon. We won't be going back to that one. The location in New Westminster is much better.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Was there for Valentines, had a reservation for 8pm but the restaurant was behind schedule. Lobby was so full no where to sit, did seem organized at the lobby desk ( I am sure it was overwhelming) We found a place at the bar to sit as we waited for our table, once seated we were sitting in the middle of the bar, awful table, waiters walking by us, it was the main path thru, no privacy. Waitress was great, I am sure it was a crazy night just because it was Valentines. The only other thing is the absolutely terrible parking lot which we couldn't get in and had to park way up the road which is very busy with traffic. Not an ideal to walk on that road, since there is no sidewalk. Will check out the patio when spring/summer arrives.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Went on Valentines good was great, service good however waited a long time to be served.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for Valentine's day. Food took extra long due to kitchen delays. When entree did arrive, the halibut was overcooked. Had to wait for another one which wasn't worth $44. Not best quality halibut and was not cooked well the second time either. Disappointing. Ambience was not good. The tables close by also has issues with their food. Shrimp not being cooked enough and steak not being cooked well. Should have proper chefs on duty when it is a special event.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I know valentine’s day is difficult to find something. But for the money I payed the food was inadequate.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Would not recommend this restaurant; the food was mediocre at best and very over priced. The only redeeming quality was the service which was great.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dine Out Vancouver , we visited often and only wants to celebrate birthday early and try this menu, it’s almost full and they let us in the bar area becoz they said it’s more quiet becoz many big tables with last group of people, services are great from receptionist to our waitress .. and we sat near the fireplace and it’s so cozy, foods are good and fresh, love the menu

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed the lively and friendly atmosphere, and the Excellent fresh seafood!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

obviously a seafood restaurant and not a steak house. Ordered steak med. rare but steak med. well and slightly burned. However, the N.Y. strip was tender. The coconut shrimps were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Server was very friendly

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice place with awesome food for a casual occasion.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Superb friendly service from staff/waiter despite very busy Dine Out Vancouver occasion. All 5 adults ordered Sirloin steak and 4 of us found steak very chewy even when medium rare.
Keep in mind for next Dine Out Vancouver...Come at least 15min early as absolutely no parking available at restaurant during this busy night so had to park/walk quite a distance.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Jillian was our server. She was great with service and her attention to details. The food was brought out at a good pace. The servings were small though for the appetizer platter. It says serve 3-4 and it fed 2. That was our only complaint. Otherwise it was great and a good change from the usual!

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We found hair on the appetizer and in the icream dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I’m surprised that on Saturday afternoon there was almost empty in a restaurant. Since there was only one server to serve, we waited about 10-15 min to get served on the table. Server was nice. Portions were big but My mom said the oil for deep fried fish and chips was not very fresh. Other food was ok.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tried the dine out menu, enjoyed the crab stuff salmon a lot. Service was a little slow tho because we were seated in an area with another large group so we waited a while for our food

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent dinner and service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Nice and cozy place for a good dinning. Food come in a good portions and very satisfied. Waitress, Janice was very sweet and attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The meal and service was wonderful. The meal was outstanding -- done to my taste. The service was excellent. The price for my meal was very good. I would recommend the restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

wonderful service and cozy environment 👍
good for family or friends group. kids friendly~

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Terrible experience. Ordered peeled off tiger shrimp and they gave us white peeled off shrimp and charge us the same price.

We asked and they told us not to worry since they will make the dishes the same weight as tiger shrimp.

But the problem is that they didnt ask us regarding the out of stock issue and whether to continue with white shrimp.

If customer service is important in the restaurant industry, i will give boathouse as 0 as they dont think about what customers need but themselves.

Will never go there again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

nice place to visit with friends and family, food is good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was delicious and the waiter was really goodd

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

the portion is much smaller than before and taste is not as good as last year.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good. Service was alright especially our server made a few mistakes. Overall still good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Average food. Outstanding service. Should be better compare to the price.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Totally disappointed, not like it used to be years ago.
If a true chef or cook had tasted the bread, butter and salad, they would never have allowed these to be served to customers.
It's also time they study up and learn the difference between teriyaki and miso - that was NOT miso sablefish.
Cheap dessert cake, slow service, overall very poor experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Despite a nearly empty restaurant and having made reservations we waited several minutes to be seated, and were then crammed into the corner of an overcrowded area of the restaurant where they were putting everyone. Ambience consisted of a good view of the parking lot - I can understand this on busy evenings but would suggest to the Richmond Boathouse that quieter nights might be a good time to treat your customers to a decent table, even if it means your servers have to walk a few steps further. The service was fair at best, the food was good but nothing more. I will not go the Richmond Boathouse again as I've had similar experience there in the past.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food and service was excellent. We were only a bit disappointed as we did put the reason for us going to the restaurant was to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. The table where we sat was not at all a place where you would spend a special night. Our table was located beside two ladies who were talking with such loud voices. We were glad they did not stay throughout our dinner. Other than that the lady that was serving us was excellent. I would have presumed that when we came in the lady that took us to our table would have checked the occasion on our reservation and maybe she could have put us in a better table.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Occasion: Dinner
Atmosphere/Ambiance: A spacious restaurant that is looking a bit on the weary side. It's as if it has been at sea for a long time and the elements had made it's shine dull. The room is unremarkable. It was a quiet night and due to the size of the place, it felt deserted.
Food and Drinks: The experience is overall salty like sea air. Any delicate, sweet flavour that seafood might impart has been washed away by a high tide of salt.
The Crab Dip for 2 is snugly surrounded by thick, dense, tortilla chips that is closer to baked pita chips. The dip is creamy and oddly nondescript in flavour. The Mussel Steamer Pot is a handful of plump, juicy, sea monster sized (ok, I exaggerate, but they were huge) mussels soaking cozily in a shallow pool of garlic white wine butter broth. The broth is once again one note: salty. The mussels were plump and juicy, doing all they can to sincerely apologize for being partnered with a boring, salty partner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service....food was excellent! Good value for your money.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food. Good service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas eve understandable. But they should not accept so many people and they can't service them. Waiting Two hours before food being served . Definitely No No for next time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bad food and bad service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Since it’s Xmas eve, too many people there, waiting for a long time

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