Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant

4.2
1033 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood

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Situated in the heart of historic Steveston Village, with unparalleled views of the harbour and Fishermen's Pier, Blue Canoe is a unique seafood restaurant offering the best quality and variety of local fresh seafood, prepared simply with the freshest local ingredients available.
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed ourselves very much. Would definitely go back again.

B
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were able to get a table on the patio overlooking the sunset. Service was great. We shared two starters and the kitchen was so kind to adjust size of shared starters for 6 people. Entrees were wonderful in texture and flavour. The ahi tuna was slightly overdone, but still good. And because we were celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday with friends, the server brought out a large piece of birthday cake for us to share. She also recommended an excellent Pinot Grigio and helped with taking pictures of the occasion. Will definitely recommend this to others and come back for special occasions. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

l
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Regretfully disappointing. Fish and chips and tuna salad were ffine...club sandwich bread was stale and chicken on dry side with little taste. Nothing impressive.

SQ
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at The Blue Canoe...the view is beautiful with all the fishing boats, the sunshine and blue sky. Our server was good, the food was very tasty. and the ambiance very nice, with such a gorgeous backdrop. Thank you.

L
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service, wonderful meal and great ambiance

AD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We ate on the patio on a beautiful summer day. Staff were great at putting up and down umbrellas as we got hot/cold or needed a break from the sun. Service and food were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. We will be back

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing restaurant with delicious food, friendly service and an unbelievable view!

JW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

I Always love the Blue Canoe. The staff are fabulous ! Food is always very good.... and the view !!

MJ
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went looking for some good ol' fish 'n chips. Blue Canoe did not disappoint. The service was great and the patio seating was a plus. Enjoyed some great cocktails as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting, fabulous food and excellent service. The only improvement could be more vegetarian options on the menu.
Would go back for sure!

C
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The views are lovely and the restaurant has an inviting ambience. Service is good and my only gripe is that there are very limited vegetarian options. I know it's a seafood restaurant and in such establishments, I usually order side dishes. There were no side dishes on the menu and the vegetarian selection was limited to 2 items.

JS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent location with great food and ambience. Highly recommended

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We love this restaurant. We recommend waiting for a patio table for a great view and experience!

RD
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

If it weren’t for the stunning view & atmosphere. This restaurant would not survive. The food & service are both below average.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice location great food and service. Will be back for sure

l
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot to take a break ... like a mini vacation so close to Vancouver downtown!

I invited a friend/client for lunch on a sunny lunch time in July.

We shared the fish tacos, and they were really good. We also had the mushroom crustini (hold the balsamic reduction) and they were fantastic!

The crab dip was ok, the roasted tomato soup was very good.

A
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pre kooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo9oooooooooool

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MN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. Always wonderful ... our place to relax and watch the sunset

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding again, it was a beautiful Saturday night out on the patio. Food and service were excellent.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service and the atmosphere on the patio was awesome! I had the fish tacos and they were quite bland. My family all had fish and chips and they were delish!

FF
Vancouver
61 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had a fantastic view from our patio table. Somewhat awkwardly uncomfortable high chairs. The shared clam bake was delicious but a little pricey. I’d still recommend it though.
Check in and seating process is weird. Stood around for 10min because the hostess wasn’t allowed to leave her station until another hostess showed up. Then the next day they marked us as “no shows” for the reservation for the second time (we’ve been there a total of 3 times). Clearly needs some better management on the front end.

F
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, lovely presentation, freshness and perfectly seasoned. The service was outstanding, caring for our comfort before everything else. Very enjoyable experience.

SO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Spectacular menu, staff. View amazing. Friendly place to celebrate

DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice waterfront eatery
Nice menu and wine and beverages

NG
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Great location and a nice decor. The service was terrible - continually had to flag down a server. The food is okay, but not worth the poor service. I would not recommend this restaurant.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location, food and service were excellent! We were seated immediately and service from start to finish was spot on. All 4 of us really enjoyed our main courses and we shred “Jim’s backyard sliders” for an appetizer (it is a must!). Highly recommend for any occasion.

CC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best fish selections of the area! Had the halibut...best ever!!

DV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Lovely Spot on the Water
However overpriced and poor waitstaff,
Appetisers were not finished before Entrees dumped in front of us
Entree portion is tiny considering the Price one what i would call child portion of halibut on a main entree basically a bite size.
Dessert was ok but clearly not made in house,
Coffee is from a POD machine so the server did not know how to make a double espresso
We asked more than one server more than once for Mustard and Sugar during the meal and neither ever appeared,
overall if you want top service & top this is not the place
if you want Bar food with a good view and loud Music then this seems to be the place order from the casual menu and save some $$ or make the drive to Joe Fortes

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food and service are average.

c
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good service. Tempting selection of food from the menu. I will return to try some of the other dishes.

GB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The weather was perfect, cool but very nice. I had simple fish and chips which were perfect. Definitely recommend, especially since you can go for a nice walk by the ocean after diner.

m
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, good food

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Really beautiful spot with great service, but food came out really late, cold and very salty.

CB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

First timers. We went on Sunday and sat outside on the deck. It was awesome. The service was fast and friendly. The mojito was to die for. We shared the calamari which was good except needed salt. We each had the fish and chips and we both thought it was yummy.

I would recommend this restaurant.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Want to fresh and comfy air, should go there . Friendly staffs are ready to fulfill your needs.

L
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I found the food to be very boring. It really lacks flavour and uniqueness. For $30 a plate you would expect the chef to be a bit more creative.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice casual enjoyable dinner on the patio, service was solid, food was great. Enjoyed the patio view. Would return.

MC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If a friend wanted a casual restaurant I would definitely recommend it.

LR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I went here for brunch with my mom on Mothers' Day, we had a nice time and the food was really good.

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