The Boathouse at Kits Beach

4.2
2826 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Steakhouse
As an Ocean Wise partner, The Boathouse Restaurant is committed to serving only the finest seafood caught sustainably from British Columbia waters. Combined with ingredients from local farms and an extensive selection of B.C. VQA wines, The Boathouse offers a taste of fresh, local, honest food—all with a great view on the side. Whether grabbing brunch with friends, sharing a pot of steamed mussels on date night, or celebrating a milestone over perfectly grilled certified Angus sirloin, you’ll see why The Boathouse is like no other dining experience on the B.C. Coast.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2826 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
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4.2
ambience
3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brandon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The restaurant wasn't very busy. Probably 7 other parties were in the restaurant. Took 20 mins to be seated after our reservation time. Spilt water on my brother and didn't wipe the entirety of the table. Had to go to the kitchen myself to get a cloth. Then took another 45 mins to even put our drink order in, AFTER I called the front desk saying we haven't been helped yet. The soup was warm, calamari was very lackluster, steaks were chewy, and judging by the night we were having the desserts were the best part of the night. Overall a terrible experience and after would never go to boathouse again. Should've went to Joe Fortes or The Keg.

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GordonS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I only gave if a fair rating because of the view and service, the steak was tough!

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SandraK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love the location, right on the beach & can see North Shore city lights.

Food very good too, just a little pricey for the ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Server ignored us for the last hour we were there and all we wanted to do is pay and leave. Didn’t help that a staff member who was outside for a smoke (pretty sure they were wasted) threatened us while we were leaving.

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wundabar
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the lobster bisque and salmon and creme brulee was excellent.

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JeannineB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse at Kits Beach were fantastic. We were watching a special family engagement on the beach and management and staff were able to help us celebrate safely. I am looking forward to returning for their delicious food.

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MooAra
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service. Unreasonable pricing. Beautiful views

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Poor inattentive service. Poor ambiance. Mediocre food. Expensive.... won’t be coming back.
Do not recommend!

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SaneV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nothing can beat the view! Love going to the Boathouse (with a patio/window side table) and enjoy the view. The food was good, and service was great. Will definitely go back again for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Although we booked a table almost a week ago, they initially gave us a table far from window. When we requested a table by windows they said they cannot switch the tables because they are fully booked as if we did not book a table. Upon requesting to see the manager, they eventually agreed to switch our table. In spite of my making a reservation for a table, we got treated as if we randomly stoped by. I felt being treated as a second class citizen. I really do not care whether I was seated by windows or not. The problem was their handling of our request and their unprofessional treatment of us. Will I go to any Boathouse restaurant? Absolutely not. The service was mediocre. Nothing exceptional. If you want to spend your money for a mediocre service and food, sure you should go!!

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ZAVancity
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

I took my friend for her birthday as we had such a great experience last year for her birthday. Considering it's entirely different circumstances this year, it was understandable that things were not the same. However, the restaurant was freezing—it was as if we were sitting outside. Perhaps because it was so cold in the restaurant that our appetizer (calamari) came out cold. We also found the Dine-Out menu lacking compared to last year, but this is understandable as COVID has changed a lot of the dining experience. And while the ambiance and food were lacking, our server was amazing and attentive, although not overly so. She was absolutely a delight and when we return it will be entirely because of her service.

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SeasonsEatings
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Excited to try Kits location. Dine-out promo menu selection decent. Quality disappointing. Lamb shank overcooked. Lobster bisque watery and too much turmeric. Lobster ravioli okay but some pasta pieces were undercooked. Seafood chowder decent. Mocha ice cream pie tasted freezer burnt. Bread not fresh and even the whipped butter spread tasted old. We’ve eaten at Richmond and English Bay locations and always enjoyed the food. Very disappointing.

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Celine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice environment and good food.

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BrigitteW
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner in dine -out menu. The steak was cooked perfectly as was the lamb shank. All the food was tasty!

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dennisa
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I gave a 4 star rating because my wife wanted her steak medium well and ended up with well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the dine out Sirloin and Grilled Prawns as the main course. The steak was perfectly cooked to our taste. Great value, wonderful service and what a beautiful setting.

MJ
MariaJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Under the Covid circumstances the food and service was very good.

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Michael
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. The Boathouse is out go-to favourite for both special occasions and casual nights out. Great spacing and safety protocols. Love the staff and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food wasn't great and it was too expensive for the value.

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Gomui
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They definitely have excellent customer service. Food is ok could be better IMO. Had the Caesar salad and seafood chowder which was good. We also ordered 6 kiss hi and they were not the freshest. Not bad, but not the freshest.

Will go back.

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TaraW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ladies restroom needed attention when I arrived, I did advise a server and it was attended too when I visited the second time.

Thank you!

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Booked reservations a few weeks in advance for my birthday, wanted a window seat, there were a few window seats open but not available, lounge seating was suggested and we could get a window seat, it was very dark and not warm, couldn't read the menu without a flashlight. We ordered calamari and a soup and salad, beer to start then our meals. The wine prices were ridiculously priced for the selection offered. Dinner was tasty but a bit overpriced, my rice was stone cold, waiter brought me a hot bowl of rice, comped soup and salad and a dessert, that was nice and appreciated. Overall I doubt we'd come back.

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YousuffJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster tail was terrific! Wish there was a candle light under the butter to keep it warm like they do at the Westminister location. Also, wish there was more lighting outside the boathouse as the walk to the carpark was very dark and dingy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

1. Reservations for noon on a blustery 2 degree day. Doors were locked and not open until actually noon! Seriously?
2. The restaurant was FREEZING! Ate with my coat on (over a wool sweater and down vest). Most patrons had their coats on to eat. Maybe start the heat a bit before you open!
3. Menu is sad and tired and very few items really scaled for lunch. Struggled to find something - and I eat everything.
4. Service was lovely - no issues there.
5. Food was quite good but it got cold fast - see #2 above!

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YvonneV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy the Kits Boathouse. We’ll of course be back. Thanks.

KH
KateH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great views and great food. Coconut shrimp and sangria is my go to. It’s a large space so I miss the vibrant atmosphere pre-covid. Love coming here in the summer but the heated covered patio is also great in winter.

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NganyuL
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the view...
Quiet lunch with good foods and service..
Definitely will come back.

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Greg
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The food wasn’t great. The bathroom was dirty. Wasn’t too thrilled with our experience there.

Service was friendly

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Courtneyd
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! Can’t wait to go back again!

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vipGlennN
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The table that we were sat at had a great view but the lighting made it very difficult to read the menu. We also were lured in by an email offering 15% off our food but apparently it only applied to police officers. The menu is pretty slim, albeit it is COVID time but the three course menu that was offered before Christmas was much more appealing.

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vipElaineA
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!!

BB
BonBon
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was friendly and always love the view of the beach from there.

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Douglasb
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

New Years Eve fare was standard menu items at twice the cost. I would have expected that they upscale the selections a bit for the cost. Lobster bisque was barely warm, Seafood platter sparse and bland. Service was good though. Will not do NY eve dinner again but will continue to dine there for there regular menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s eve

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Maya
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with reasonable pricing! Warm semi-outdoor seating was great in winter.

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Carmen
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The winter rain didn't dampen the experience we had! We have been to other branches of Boathouse but this is the best one of all! 1st time to see that beautiful part of the Burrard Inlet, amazing view while enjoying the last day of the Holiday Feast 3 course meal.

MD
vipMonD
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have a service dog so they seated us in the corner where it was cold and dark since they did not want a dog near the other 2 tables that had customers in a place of 50 tables. They treated me like a leper. It was disgusting and against Human Rights. The food was average and disappointing. Last time I will go to the Boathouse. I have a meetup group of 5000 members and they will hear from me. I might even make a complaint to Human Rights.

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MonicaS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay. The decor is a bit tired. The service is not the best. The restrooms were very dirty. The toilet seat was not fully screwed on the toilet, paper towels were out. Restrooms were not cleaned or checked on. Ruined the whole dining out experience when I went to wash my hands prior to dinner.

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georgep
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

my burger was excellent, with crisp bacon the way it should be, and though the restaurant does not serve blue cheese dressing, its substitute served well on the freshness of the salad.
Highly recommended with an outstanding view.

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VeronicL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location on the beach to habe breakfast, the view on Kits beach and the mountains is stunning. The staff was very welcoming and caring. The food was tasty and plates weren't too big.

FAQs

The Boathouse at Kits Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 738-5487.

The Boathouse at Kits Beach is rated 4.2 stars by 2826 OpenTable diners.

The Boathouse at Kits Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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