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The Boathouse at Kits Beach

4.1
1967 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for Birthdays
Overlooking the hottest beach in Vancouver -- The Boathouse on Kits Beach is a legendary spot to hang out both summer and winter. Join us on our heated, covered deck for year round patio dining, or in the bar and restaurant for the best view of the waterfront and Kits Beach action.

The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant has been specializing in fresh seafood from the Westcoast of British Columbia and around the world since 1981. Our team of chefs prepare each dish with a focus on fresh flavours and feature premium ingredients including seasonally selected fresh fish and seafood, premium oysters and Certified Angus steaks.

With a commitment to serving wild & sustainable seafood, the Boathouse selects only Oceanwise fish. With stunning outdoor patios, fabulous westcoast decor and spectacular views, Boathouse is a favourite for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and has become known as one of the best places in Vancouver and on the Westcoast for waterfront dining.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest, Steak
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs - 11am-9:30pm;
Fri - 11am-10:30pm;
Sat - 10am-10:30pm;
Sun - 10am-10pm;
Sat/Sunday Brunch - 10am-2pm
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Phone number
(604) 738-5487
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brent Fisher
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cornwall & Arbutus
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Public transit
The Boathouse at Kits Beach is located off Cornwall which is directly on a major bus route #22 MacDonald.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1967 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pete 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I went for dinner there recently for Valentine’s dinner on the Saturday following actual Valentine’s. We were both looking forward to King crab and were sadly disappointed. Not only was the crab served cold but unlike previous experiences, the crab was not precut for ease of enjoying. Despite this, we persevered and did our best to ignore the sharp shell digging into our fingers. The butter that was served with our bread, had fridge-like flavor and even though we sent it back, the next one was exactly the same just as the server predicted it would be. The experience was unfortunate as it reminded us that we could create a better experience in the comfort of our own home. That is likely what we will do next Valentine’s. Too bad because in the past, we have have had good experiences.

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DeadFoodiesSociety (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Did the Valentine's Day set menu. Was a lovely ambience and we were lucky to get the corner round table. Service from our server was impeccable. Food was good but nothing impressive. Cheers, DeadFoodiesSociety.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The set Valentines Day menu was awesome! Service was friendly and on point! Had an amazing view of the sunset! Made for a great date night! Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good experience. Place clean, friendly and beautiful.
My reservation was ok when I arrived. Food delicious, but few options.

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Taberu (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Visited during the extension period for the 2018 Dine Out Vancouver menu in mid-February 2018. Great window seat with a superb view of Kits Beach and the sunset. It was chilly outside, but overhead heaters kept the temperature comfortable. Our server was cheerful and efficient. Food was delicious, perfect portion sizes. Mocha ice cream cake dessert looked like it would be too big, but it was surprisingly light and a nice way to end the evening. Reliable restaurant with a scenic Wow! factor to impress your out-of-town guests.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The heating is not working well enough, there should be a better temperature control, when the heat came on it was very overwhelming when we were there.

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OutdoorJudy (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Happily got a reservation with a window seat here relatively last-minute and was pleasantly surprised when Dine Out Vancouver menu had been extended. Had a great steak dinner with salad and scrumptious crème brûlé for $30. Perfectly sized portions. Great service and fireplace was a nice touch. Parking was not that expensive but would have been nice to have it comped.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been here before in the summer and with the sunset it felt a lot more cozy but in the winter the ambience was not very cozy and it was loud over crowded and the food had no flavour! I love the boat house usually but this was definitely worst experience

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Glutenfreegirl (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our first time dining at the Boathouse/Kits Beach. The location is gorgeous - right on the beach so you could see the lights of the city and the ships even through the Vancouver rain, and since it's at the beach there is an abundance of parking (although we were there in February). The food was hot, tasty and beautifully presented and the kitchen easily accommodate my gluten allergy (I had the sablefish with a butter/lemon sauce substitute for the miso glaze). What differentiated our experience, though, was the excellent service. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great meal during Dine Out Vancouver and really attentive service. Nice warm bread to start and plenty of food for the 3 course meal.

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Partygirl66 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

i haven't been to the boathouse in quite awhile..but came for the dine-out..we had a table by the window which added to our pleasure..it was my friends birthday so it was a nice get together..our server was very attentive and helpful with menu questions..the food was excellent..would definitely come back to have dinner or lunch again

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bebe (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Over all was good. I prepare downtown location to compare with this location. This place is more family oriented, lots of kids. It is not quite so if you are looking for romantic and quite place go to downtown. Food is good. If you have large family, this place set up is way better than downtown.

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Denise (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Good quality, but not as flavourful as I would have liked, especially for the prices. Good service and ambiance.

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vipFiorenza (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Lovely location, but no parking/access for disabled

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tealover (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Good atmosphere, server was very friendly. I was not expecting top notch quality because it's during the dineout festival. But food was decent and healthy options are available, overall it was great value and an amazing view even on a rainy day. My only critique is that the creme brulee topping was way too thick (almost 1 mm???), I could not break it with my spoon in one go, and a bit chewy!? Because the sugar was too thick, it retained a lot of heat (over-torched?), making the custard a bit too runny.

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