Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.38mi
  2. Distance: 0.55mi
  3. Distance: 0.61mi
  4. Distance: 1.46mi
  1. Distance: 0.38mi
  2. Distance: 0.55mi
  3. Distance: 0.61mi
  4. Distance: 1.46mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.38mi
  2. Distance: 0.55mi
  3. Distance: 0.61mi
  4. Distance: 1.46mi
  1. Distance: 0.38mi
  2. Distance: 0.55mi
  3. Distance: 0.61mi
  4. Distance: 1.46mi

About Boathouse White Rock

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.

14935 Marine Drive
White Rock, BC V4B 1C3
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Vidal

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 536-7320

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

Executive Chef:
Brent Fisher

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

Boathouse White Rock Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (25)
Special Occasion (18)
Scenic View (17)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Casual (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
1620 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time.The food was very good and the wine excellent! The birthday girl was extremely happy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

We went to celebrate my birthday with our Landry’s card. View over Semiahmoo Bay was fantastic to go with the great service and very good food. A very enjoyable day.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

The view is beautiful, the waitress was wonderful! Waited 15 minutes for my 3:30 Reservation and the food was a little disappointing in portion sizes 😕

Tags: Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We've been coming to the Boathouse in White Rock for New Years day dinner for the past 3 years. I can honestly say I will not be back for our yearly dinner. Service was in the slow side. Ahi Tuna poke was all right a bit fishy, my daughter ordered the salmon and the first time it came out it was dry and the second time raw - by this time everyone had eaten and she didn't bother to get it redone for the third time. I ordered the halibut that is probably the most expensive item on the menu and it was dry. I was so looking forward to a good peice of fish but was very disappointed. I ask for extra vegetables and the carrots came out rock hard. Hardly worth 40 bucks. I could have cooked something better myself. I NEVER write reviews and probably would not have unless the survey came up on my email. It was not worth the money at all. Our bill was roughly 350 - 400 and that was after my daughter's meal was taken off. It's unfortunate that I've had this experience as it has tarnished my opinion of the Boathouse. It will not be on my too list of places to dine at.

Thanks for reading

Kim

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Day tradition

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for New Year's Eve dinner and the set menu was amazing. There were lots of options and they were very accommodating of my garlic allergy. Definitely a must if you're looking for a fancier meal!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall the quality was 10/10! Great place to dine with my wife. Service was great but felt a little pushed. Would highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

My December 31 dinner at 6:30pm was to thank my sister for looking after me following surgery. It was also New Year’s Eve
Our table for two was in the second layer of the dining room. There was a large group on the lower level over the wall from us.
The noise from this large group was horrendous, we could hardly hear ourselves speak. Other guests had to have the same experience as us. Groups are generally more loud than 2 or 4 guests at a table. They should have been assigned a specific area causing the least amount of annoyance to other guests.

Yes it’s New Year’s Eve and people go out for dinner so the restaurant needs to accommodate that fact. I had to ask for bread and some cultury.
The menu was pre set and the lobster legs were obviously sitting and had softened. I could have used scissors instead of crushers to extract the meat.

Not the best dining experience. It’s some time since I dined at the Boathouse and I’m afraid it will be even longer before I will be back.
I would have received better service and value for money up the street in any restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service3
value1

 
·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good. Will be back again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
·Dined on December 25, 2017

I brought my family including a daughter who lives in London England and is worldly. She left raving about the food, service and atmosphere. Our group thought likewise and had the excellent service from the moment we entered the door until we left. Our food (various types of fish etc.) was of the highest quality. We will all return with such great service and food.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We came for a nice Christmas Eve dinner. We felt very rushed! We had three courses and were out by six. We asked for dessert not to come right after main course and it did. I did not complain as it was Christmas Eve but I will not rush back to the Boathouse!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall as what we had expected, good view, service and enjoyment.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

our server looked and acted like she had not slept in days , never refilled bread and was quick you get us out so we tipped accordingly . we eat here at least three times a year for birthdays and drop in on our walks and never have issues but that night was not the usual .

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service1
value4

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

This restaurant was a great choice for my husband's birthday dinner. There was something on the menu for everyone. The view was beautiful with the lit trees and pier off Marine. A train went by and that was a hit with the grandsons. The service was also wonderful. We will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 4, 2017

Not to impressed with the crab as there wasn’t much in the shell and our steaks were tuff too expensive for what we received I have been going to the Boat house for years to celebrate my birthday but have no plans on going back in the near future

Tags: Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service3
value1

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service was excellent. View would be beautiful but it was dark when we were there and we weren’t seated at the window. We were there for our anniversary.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had lobster, was cooked quite well. Roasted veggies were unevenly cooked, potatoes were a bit cool.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was cooked perfectly. Came home still enjoying the flavours.

Tags: Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 8, 2017

have been to the boathouse before but not in about 6 or 7 years as white rock beach is a gongshow in the summer. this time went for anniversary in November. parked right out front of the restaurant. food was great, service was great. no complaints. even better....IT WAS LOBSTER FEST!

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was average but the service was extremely poor. The restaurant wasn't overly busy but we were virtually ignored. Took quite a while for our order to be taken and the server never checked back after bringing our meals. I had said I would drink water for dinner but had to request a second glass of water. A dessert menu was dropped off at the table but the server never returned to take our order. We finally gave up and finally flagged somebody down to request our bill.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

 
·Dined on October 30, 2017

the place is impressive and very conducive for small private occasions. it is also well organized and the staff are very professional. i will highly recommend this restaurant to my family and friends who are looking for a dining experience with a touch of class.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

Expensive meal, none of us four friends were satisfied with the quality and flavours.

My salad was not bad, but didn't have any exciting or unique flavours, something I could have made at home. My friends did not enjoy the calamari. The coconut cod was also much more soupy than expected, and the flavours were not well balanced. The coconut taste could barely come through.

Our server was helpful and pleasant. The steaming bread basket before the meal was appreciated. Decor was comfortable and classy.

One thing that wowed me: the proximity to a beautiful beach and sunset view was amazing.

I did not realize parking in White Rock would get so expensive (3.00 per hour until November, when the parking price drops in half).Also, the ride down to the Boathouse was tough in my little Honda, the streets very, very steep.

Tags: Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service3
value1

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Mussels and soup delicious, all though my partners fish was over cooked. Not good enough for a fish restraunt.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was mediocre. 4 out of the 5 dinners were over cooked. Decor is tired. Needs a good cleaning and coat of paint.

Tags: Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service5
value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner served by a very gracious waiter. Had fun w/ the staff. Celebrated mom's 93rd birthday. The only difficulty was the bathroom. Staff unaware that the handicapped washroom was located on a different floor from the main dining room. Mom had a very hard time using a regular stall with her wheelchair. So a little bit of education to staff would be very helpful. I was able to use the handicapped washroom with my wheelchair, after dinner, as we exited the building .

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

We enjoyed the ambience the service was great! Food was good but was there in the past and quality was better. Overall was a good experience .Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I recommend the ahi tuna. It was prepared perfectly and absolutly delicious. The staff was pleasant and there when you needed them

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was outstanding. I had the lobster paella and it was likely the best I have ever had. Service was outstanding. A bit on the pricy side: $17 for one crab cake which was the least flavorful dish. Will definitely return however and recommend to a friend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

Boathouse White Rock is our favorite, for location and atmosphere and the staff are always eager to have our dining experience memorable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

As usual a great evening. My wife too me for my birthday. I had a delicious bouillabaisse and my beautiful wife had a steak. A wonderful evenin.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We love it there! We try to go as often as possible.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Boathouse met all of my expectations. Even though I had made the reservations only 90 minutes prior to attending, they were ready for us & provided a decent table with a view.
Great attitude on the part of the server.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have been this Boat House in White Rock 18 years ago, this time my family and I go back again, it's good .

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was fabulous! Had coconut shrimp, lobster crab ravioli, halibut and Creame brûlée. All were 10/10

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The Boathouse was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. Staff were accommodating to offer preferred seating and paid attention to our needs without over-fussing. The restaurant has an excellent location with full waterfront views and outstanding sunsets! Highly recommended.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

Boathouse one of my favourite restaurant. Good food , has amazing view and friendly service. Thank you

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

Got a reservation for 8 on a Saturday at six. We checked the patio because they don't take reservations for that area. It was going to be too long for such a large group so we kept our dining room reservation. We were there a little early and they accommodated us. Great food and service. I love their Summer Smash cocktail. It's seasonal but it should be on their menu at all times!! I ask for it even when it's not on there, like I did this night and they were able to make it for me. Try it!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a fabulous meal & our server was great. We just felt we were rushed

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.