The Boathouse at Kits Beach

4.4
3087 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3087 people are saying
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KatL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for their dine out menu. Everything was good. The drink was a bit blend.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for brunch and it was very nice and quiet. Great service.

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Hannahp93
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for dine out. We got the oysters to start then I had the lobster bisque, Mixed seafood grill and the crème brûlée. The mixed seafood grill was so incredibly underwhelming and disappointing….went to boathouse for dine out last year and loved it but I don’t think I’d be in a rush to go back anytime soon…

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DarW1888
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Dineout at the Boathouse. The menu was a selection of items from their normal menu with appetizers scaled back to fit a 3 course meal. The quality of the food was a good as always but the value was better. The seafood is very good and so was my seafood grill entree. The Kitsilano restaurant is located in a great beach front location which is very nice summer or winter. I like to eat here a few times a year and bring guests to give them the best of what Vancouver has to offer.

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Pennant
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of Kits beach, an extensive menu, friendly and efficient service. Highly recommended!

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PeterY
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is tasty. Great setting and the view is spectacular. You need to go there!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner tonight. Food was good and the view was beautiful. I think was really made the dinner great was our server Shawn. He was super attentive and personable. Thank you!

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1234
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Service and food were excellent/delicious. It was quiet due to the pandemic but there was no music playing to add ambience. It was really cold in there too. Felt like I wanted to wear my jacket while eating dinner.

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vipmattob
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves but nonetheless a great evening. Brittany was an awesome server and the food was great. Will definitely be back.

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Paule
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Britney was amazing! What a perfect night . She’s a gem.

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kevinw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing location perfect panorama ocean and North Vancouver views

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CraigM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Restaurant was operating well, unfortunately the city had not cleared the parking lot yet when we arrived at noon, which would have been a challenge if we didn't have all wheel drive. The parks board had also failed clear any paths through the park, which is how you have to get to the restaurant, which meant a hike through the snow. Other than that nice place for lunch. Can't beat the view.

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Michael
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The place was freezing cold but otherwise quite good!

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GregC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and large portions. The location and view was amazing. Service was a bit slow (possibly due to not enough staff). But, we were engaged in conversation and the slower pace was fine.
First time to the Kit's Beach location and will return.

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JasmineW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was not fresh and way too expensive for New Years.

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GeorgeS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This is basically a good restaurant with a world-class view. Recommend diners go for the sea-food. Not so impressed with the lamb. Service was excellent - especially considering they were busy on New Year’s Eve. Would recommend this place. We go there quite frequently.

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JulieK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is really beautiful. Seeing the beach beside makes more romantic and memorable. The server is cool. Definitely going back..

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KirstL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Such mediocre food with poor presentation for $40 dishes… can’t get temperature right, it was scorching hot or freezing cold.

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Stingray
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my first time there since we moved out of Vancouver prior too it being there. Very friendly staff and five of us were happy with our food. There was only five of us!

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vippetweb
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

out standing as usual....our server was first class.food is outstanding and the view---well 100%

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LizC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on Boxing Day after a host of people cancelled reservations due to the omnicron variant. There were very few people at the restaurant sadly. The staff were very committed to following infection prevention and control measures. The views, food and service were excellent.

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DwayneS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas meal tasted amazing. Enjoyed the boathouse will be back again.

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EmilyN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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Priss
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband was really impressed with their creme brulee. He's normally a very picky dessert person.

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leesak
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

More dessert option; chocolate or pumpkin or eggnog something

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening, great food, wine and atmosphere!

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Krys
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food and drinks are not good but the location is nice and the service was good.

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ChristmasDinner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very mediocre service. Appetizers came before the cutlery was on the table. When we asked about the bread, the server seemed put out because she was just going to pick up our meals…..this was 15 minutes after we sat down! Overall less than expected service and higher prices than last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The steak was raw, the server never asked me how I wanted it cooked, we requested no onion on the calamari it came with onions

Was hard to find because the very dim lighting including the boat house sign was burn out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the restaurant close due to a lack of all round caring

The waiter obviously was new or over worked couldn’t tell which

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vipSteve
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service excellent, the heater was just up a bit too high!

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KamK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sweating hot!!! Patio was wonderful. Great food and view. Food outstanding. Salmon sauce was not good. Tasted like cake batter. Asked my minor child for picture ID. Honest mistake and manager was apologetic after he found out she was under age but had vaccine passport.

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BBreview
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service. Hard to beat the view on a sunny day!

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EWSW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value and ambience for family breakfast. $25 for an entree, coffee/tea, pastries and fruit. Portions were good. A bit more fruit would make it even better. Hope they will have it every year!

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PatB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch for myself and friends. We were early for our booking but staff were able to find us a great table with a view of the beach, and everyone was personable and professional. Will come again.

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CrazyCanuck
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, steak cooked as requested. Easy access.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Boathouse has definitely lost its lustre over years. Some of the food is noticeable that it’s frozen and not fresh (raviolis). However, the ambiance, view and the especially the staff make up for some of these short comings.

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CMcG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall meal was excellent. Night was ruined by getting a ticket in the adjacent parking lot for parking a few inches over the line of the adjacent spot. EasyPark are criminals. Will never come to the Restaurant again in the evening when it is dark. Parking lot and walkway are dangerously under lit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently good food at the Boathouse. On this occasion, halibut and cod were very good, attentive server, pleasant atmosphere. Good attention to Covid safety precautions.

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MaureenK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse food and service never disappoints. The view and the wine last night were perfect!!
Thank you!!

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ParkPan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food is not as good as expected.
Location is good and wide open windows to be able to see the sea.

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 4.4 stars by 3087 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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