Boathouse White Rock

4.2
1894 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
We are proud to present an extensive selection of great recipes, wines, and unique cocktails to provide you with an amazing west coast dining experience. Join us in our relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Private Dining

In addition to the upstairs Dining Room and the street level Surfside Grill, the White Rock Boathouse boasts a large Rooftop deck with an amazing view.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress was really good. We have some good wine appetizers and a good steak for supper. Love the view of the ocean at this location.

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful view, good selection of seafood with attentive service

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GH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Dishes were good; staff was attentive, accommodating and punctual. Menu items seemed over-priced, but I think that’s the same for all restaurants, including fast-food restaurants.

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RQ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Waited to long for food and bread was after appy. Table seated after me and ordered after me was served first.

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

the appy was over the top 10 out of 10
my pasta was' ifish' give it a 6
my wives meal was straight up perfect 10 out of 10
the bread was yesterdays left out hard tack and cold give it 2 out of 10

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PG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Table was not ready at reserved time, essentially no apology made for delays, two out of five meals were over cooked, table was cleared with no offer to pack up left overs, request to have them packed was not acknowledged.

This was a Mother's Day dinner seating so YMMV, but they should have been well prepared for higher demand.

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

Over the years, me and my wife have always been to all the Boathouse Restaurants and have been impressed with the food, service, ambiance and views. What a wonderful way to spend a evening!
Dale from Abbotsford

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

Server David B was amazing!!!! Group of 5 and he was great!

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and myself had a very enjoyable buffet lunch on Mother’s Day. Our server, Sophie, was very pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was very busy, but the staff seemed to handle it well. The food was very tasty...my favourites were the Vegetable Penne, Chicken Strips and Baron of Beef. Will go back for another lovely meal.

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TO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The buffet was not maintained well, the food was badly picked over with few serving utensils available. Plates were not collected. Only one chef manning the pancake, carvery station. Condiments lacking. At $50 a plate it was very disappointing.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Food was okay but I don’t think it was up to par for a $50 brunch buffet.

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IG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The food and service was better than expected. The views make the whole experience even better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Noticed a few things this visit. Size of meals was reduced quite noticeably. Food was good. Music was not great. View and service were excellent.

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DM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at The Boathouse Rest. in White Rock on Saturday night. We had a lovely table for two by the window as requested. Both our meals were very good, attentive service & lovely view of Marine Drive & the ocean. The Maple Salmon was yummy 😋!!!
Hope the parking situation improves sooner than later. That was the only “down” side☹️. Otherwise, a GREAT 👍 evening!!

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

This was a disappointing experience. a) Despite indicating that this was a celebratory/birthday dinner via OpenTable, there was no recognition of this by the staff. b) The prosecco that was ordered came to the table at room temperature, not chilled. c) A bottle of wine was ordered as the main courses were served, and the bottle did not come until 15 min later. It was sent back-moment had passed by that point. d) Steak was ordered med rare; came and it was grey through the middle...med well to well done. e) Prawns ordered with steak were not seasoned. f) Maple planked salmon was not seasoned, didn't taste of cedar, nor maple, nor any seasoning. g) Vegetables (carrots and zucchini) that came as a side with steak or salmon were crunchy and raw. h) To be complete, the seafood ravioli and hamburger that were ordered were good. Server was indifferent, although the dining room was very busy. Probably will not return to Boathouse-White Rock for a couple years, if ever. I would have brought this up with the manager at the time, except I was dining with my family (teenagers) who did not want to go through the embarrassment of returning a steak, making a scene, etc. etc.

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DM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

This location had been a favorite but no longer. Menu dishes not available (second time in a row). Of four meals, two were mediocre.

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M
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely server. Very attentive. I always like the menu and the view is fabulous.

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent tasting food and ambiance was great, as well as our waitress! Definitely recommended to all my families and friends and can't wait to visit again!

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the staff were incredible. The food was delicious. I enjoy coming to the boathouse.

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B
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family celebrating a 65th birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was great. My disappointment was that the restaurant did not put much effort into celebrating my 1 yr anniversary. For instance, it would of been nice if there was a thank you card for dining with them or a simple “happy anniversary” written on our dessert. I’m not sure if I would be coming back for any future celebrations.

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M
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous server (Chelsea). Attentiveness to needs of an elderly customer. Always good food. Great time to visit (4 pm) as it was quiet, conversation easy and service quick and we could linger. The Boathouse is our regular “go to” place.

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EG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have dined here many times and find it to be wonderful each time! Sometimes just we two old ladies, other times with a group. Each time we are treated "royally"! The food is excellent - the wine choices are the best but the B52 coffee is superb! Of course I will be back again and again - and yes the view is a plus!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Great atmosphere, beautiful view. Food was mediocre. Had the west coast Benny trio. It was an English muffin topped with either a slap of ham, a few shrimp or salmon, egg and so so hollandaise sauce. Okay food but not great.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Every year we take advantage of the Landry’s Club birthday offer. Chelsea (sp?) was a terrific server and my steak was perfect. Made for a great night!

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k
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great location. Fantastic ocean view if you get a window seat. Friendly staff. Seafood is very good.

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I did not like the cheesecake.. it looked like
Red marble and didnt taste good

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G
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our go to place when staying in White Rock. It never disappoints.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service is always good and the view is great. The restaurant was busy as it was a beautiful Sunny Sunday. My favourite - crab fest was on.
The whiskey crab soup was wonderful- highly recommend.
Caesar salad and firecracker shrimp great.
I was disappointed in the King Crab. We ordered one pound. It was extremely dry. Either over cooked or it sat for awhile. For the price I really believe that someone need to “be on top of this” ensuring fantastic quality.

Overall I love this restaurant just wouldn’t order that again.

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hey, we went early - quiet and great service. We will visit again.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had not been to Boathouse for a couple of years but came back again and we were pleasantly surprised that you have returned to your good reputation of food and service that you had years ago. We had a great birthday dinner and an understanding waitress. Thank you..

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cousins birthday dinner.

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k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Just one thing my steak gristly hard to chew but overall overall good date night

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AO
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had Maple Salmon on plank and Steak dish
On both, the flavours oh the potatoes were lacking - mashed potatoes could have had more flavour and cooked potatoes with salmon were bland - add some spices.
Put more salsa on salmon
Otherwise food was very good, service was excellent

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J
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Date night was wonderful and reasonable yet tasty ........ do date night more oftem

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Very small portions on mixed seafood grill and for the price definitely not worth it- Male waiter was as exciting as watching your car rust- We were so looking forward to the evening but were really dissapointed

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VF
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, our server went the extra mile to assure we had an unforgettable night. will dine again

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I would recommend the Boathouse based on the food and the location/view, but the service was super slow. Nobody checked in with us after we were seated for 10-15 minutes, and after that we felt a little forgotten. The restaurant wasn’t all that busy, so I’m not sure what was going on.

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DN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We have eaten at this restaurant many times. The food quality on this occasion was noticeably below the standard of previous visits. A charbroiled steak was not seared, instead of medium rare it was served as medium. T he lobsters were in my mind, from Mexico or Asia as they in no way resembled an Atlantic Lobster. They were thin and tasteless. We had to specifically order melted butter which should automatically arrive before the meal is served. Overall this was a relatively poor experience at a fairly high price.

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