The Boathouse at Kits Beach

4.2
2805 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 2805 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaraW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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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!

GN
vipGlennN
Vancouver
30 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!!

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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
28 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.

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lchan
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Nice place for a casual family dinner.
The portion is big, the price is good. Not a fancy place, but a nice place for a family dinner.

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DaleR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Christmas dinner and the food was fantastic, turkey and all fixings cooked to perfection.
Our waitress Mary, was energetic and a delight .
It was a great experience all around!!

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PattyH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Best turkey dinner at a restaurant I’ve had. Creme brûlée for dessert was tasty. We had to wait for our table and I wouldn’t recommend the mango mojito unless you like very sweet drinks.

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Ryan
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was absolutely awesome, great time had by all

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Bmom
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our 3 course Christmas dinner at The Boathouse Kits. Service and food were excellent. We were able to sit on the heated patio and enjoy the beach view. Hoping we can do the same next year. Thank you Boathouse for working Christmas Day!

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Hyun
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. The clerk was very kind and the food was good.

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vipGlennN
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner but so sad to see how few people were out dining. We have to support our hospitality industry or we are going to lose even more restaurants.

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ChristmasDinner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and views as always. The Covid requirements have changed the dining experience but the Boathouse always delivers good value and quality.

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Alexis
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A regular for us when we want a nice lunch with ocean views. Staff is always very friendly and professional.

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FoodFan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was excellent - she was very attentive - sadly, even though we were the only people in the place!
Food was average with the exception of the soup - which was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! Hot and 4 plates all served at the same time. Lovely waiter who was friendly and helpful but not intrusive.

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FiddlerFoley
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always worth it for the views. Great COVID prevention measures in place, nice pacing on the food service, some delay in drinks service. Overall a lovely experience as always.

EA
vipElaineA
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time!!

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vipglobalrealtor
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fact that it’s covid but these people work and serve customers deserve 5 stars in my book.they didn’t forget to put happy birthday in the dessert. Just a chocolate writing of happy birthday and we appreciate it

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Lorraine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The watress was very helpful and cheerful. made our dinner another level

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vipHelenM
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our daughters last Friday of classes for senester

LG
LoveGoodFood
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining out on the porch, I felt perfectly safe because of the social distancing, fresh air, and excellent attention from our waiter. The food was very good!

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LarryW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was my wife's birthday & she received great ice-cream cake as surprise.

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vipRandyM
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overall, we had a reasonable experience at the Boathouse. Our food arrived quickly and was hot...service was good and the restaurant has done a good job making the area safe.
However the food in general lacked taste...the scallop appetizer and the halibut entrée had very little flavour...and the menu in general was very dated.

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vipMary
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Safe Covid eating. Covered patio is open for fresh air but with good overhead heaters.
Seafood pasta with gluten free pasta and Coconut crusted cod are delicious and Celiac safe.

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 2805 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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