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The Boathouse at Kits Beach

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CAN$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2726 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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KarenF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, Mary, our server, and the view.
We go often!

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TonyB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great location and felt very safe - lots of space between tables. Food was excellent quality. A little expensive but restaurants need all the help they can get at the moment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience despite COVID restrictions.

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AlexS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They knock it out of the park every time I go there. Whether it be lunch or dinner...the food is superb!

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vipMary
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Safe covered patio with space between tables. Wonderful view!

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Cycle123
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good. The ambiance was poor, and even the seating area was non-descript. It almost felt like a cafeteria! I expected better.

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vipLuvbrunch
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Poor experience, mediocre service, mediocre food, poor ambiance - good thing there was lots of windows with a good view!

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JayTee
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I had seafood chowder and salad combo. Both were quite good but not stellar. My friend had just the chowder and my other friend had the coconut shrimp. They were satisfied but not overwhelmed. The young lady who served us was adequate. Not as attentive as she could have been and a bit patronizing. For example, we are all seniors (but in our minds just on the other side of middle-aged) and she came up to us initially and asked if we'd "like a coffee or a tea?" and we were all a bit put off and answered, "Well, we're going to order a drink". As in cocktail. And then it was a matter of flagging her down to get service. Not impressive. I would still go back as the view is lovely and the room spacious. But I would appreciate more attentive service.

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Dave
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant, food is good, view is great. Not cheap though.

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RainyDay
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A safe and courteous dining place with good spacing and good food. If you haven't yet tried dining out during the pandemic, I recommend the Kits Boathouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out since covid hit. Everything was great & safe.

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tews
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful end of summer evening at Kits beach. The smoke from the fires lifted, lovely sunset. Our waiter seemed a little rushed at first, but I don’t think anyone was expecting a warm, clear evening. Maybe short staffed? He finished off great with a special birthday dessert!

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Michael
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had very enjoyable experience, as always. Our server was attentive while respectful. The view (window seat) was amazing. We enjoyed a leisurely drink, diner, coffee and a shared dessert.

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TylerA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful beach and ocean view.

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Charis
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Kids meals were slightly over priced for what they get. Oysters were tiny but Steak was amazing!

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GeorgeT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet dining with a wonderful view of the harbour. Tables are far apart for social distancing and the staff is attentive to covid procedures. The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. Great place for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Delicious food. Only 3 tables at lunch time, and tables were meters apart, which was god during COVID. Only 1 server, so took her long to come back to our table. It took 10 minutes for us to see her again when she walked away.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dinner at the boathouse was as expected. Food was on par and the staff was working very hard to please.
I would go back again for sure.

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AngelaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It is a beautiful spot. The service was excellent; staff attentive and helpful. The food is a bit middle of the road, predictably alright. But it has a magnificent setting you can’t beat. It was really quiet for brunch and all the COVID protocols well respected.

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BobD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Victoria. Great spot; wonderful food. And Excellent Covid 19 compliance.

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Kaye
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was the perfect place for a birthday celebration!

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Dorcia
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The table was ready on time as per reservation made few days in advance, though there was nothing available outdoors. The service was fine. The draught selection was good, with a pleasantly surprising hoppy Pilsner from Vancouver Island. For appetisers chowder and Caesar were both very good. Main dish lobster ravioli not as I remember it in the past, this time it seemed to have been placed under broil to melt the cheese, which made it feel not as light as I remember it. Incredible sunset. Men’s washroom was not well looked after with no paper towel to wipe hands on both trips.

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DavidB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have dined here many times before. The main attraction is usually the view of the ocean during sunset, however, on this visit, the windows were incredibly dirty!

The food was fine, but the service was very very slow and for no apparent reason. It was not very busy, but our server walked by out table many times without as much as glancing over in our direction. I had to chase the server down to get a bill at the end of the evening.

All in all a very disappointing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic but overpriced. Waiter had a great attitude but did not check up on us often; i.e. to take our orders, check for refills, etc. He forgot to bring out a drink but made up for it by bringing us a free dessert. Overall would come back again

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VeryHappy
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great people the experience was delightful

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RitaB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out since the start of covid. Service was outstanding and consciousness of covid protocol was excellent. We felt safe and enjoyed a delicious meal with a gorgeous sunset. Ambiance can’t be beat.

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MahamoodV
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Nice evening out and able to watch a spectacular sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great, view excellent but service was below what I would expect. Not offered another drink, waiter never came around and asked how the food was, water glass empty for 5 min and was never refilled (until I had to ask).

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Swanner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was okay, portions of cod a bit small, pasta was overcooked and fish did not taste really fresh in seafood pasta.
Service was good and view is outstanding.

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ER001
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came for an anniversary dinner. Our server was great. Very kind and polite. I didn’t like how people were walking around our table quite close. One woman coughed behind me while I was eating. The menu should write that the fish is farmed, or at least be stated by the server, we were disappointed by that. Otherwise it was nice.

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RosieS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good! We had the fish & chips, coconut cod, classic Benedict & trio Benedict. Our server, Marcus was very professional & efficient!

View inside was beautiful! Nice Place to bring friends To catch up!

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ToriK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The server was incredibly kind and the food was really good. Great Work!

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AKINYIM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food is average. Service is poor. The place is noisy. Lovely view though!

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Judy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant is the perfect place for taking out of town guests. Kitsilano's an outstanding location for what Vancouver is noted for - mountain view, beaches, sunsets and active people.
The restaurant is informal and the food tasty but not over the top expensive.

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely English bay view, and nice food!
Hopefully, can get a window table next time!

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CarolynL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Michael was friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable . We enjoyed the window table view and the food. My son had the stake and lobster while I had the Pacific Cod and fries, which both meals were delicious. Our first time at this location and we had a great time. Will definitely come back again.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lovely setting and friendly staff. It feels a bit empty due to health restrictions. Service quite slow, food enjoyable.

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1specialk
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view, well spaced tables, and friendly staff. We enjoyed the fish tacos and particularly like that you have the option of a side salad, fries or half of each. The latter made for a perfect lunch.
Recommend reservations.

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SandraM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to the Kits Boathouse. It's like a mini vacation because we walk the beach afterwords which is like icing on the cake. Food was very tasty and service couldn't have better. Plenty of physical separation. A good choice for these times.

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ShannonM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had requested patio seating and the staff were very helpful and found us a lovely spot by the railing looking down at Kits' beach. The menu was varied and each of our group of four found something delicious to suit them.
The service was prompt and pleasant but we never felt rushed. We definitely recommend this restaurant

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 2726 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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