Boathouse White Rock

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Seafood
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What 2174 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.7
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, great service, fantastic food, and beautiful views!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Terrible. Will not be going back.

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BradS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Services and food and beverage were all exceptional. Looking forward to our next visit

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Debra1978
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and service was great. The waiter was sympathetic to hear about our awful day. I was just surprised that even though I mentioned our anniversary twice, we were not offered a complimentary glass of champagne or a dessert, especially with a $120 bill. That kind of service/extras make the difference between great and excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Great ambience. Perfect for a special evening out.

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CherylS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

everything was good with our visit and the view is fantastic
came for the happy hour but it is only offered on weekdays

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Countrylife
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Don't reside in White Rock, so when in town we always come to this location, hence it had not been for a while.
The food was the worst, i mean, the worst we have ever had! And Over priced. I had fish tacos and the waiter told me the fish was cod. They don't even list what type of fish the "Fish and Chips" is on the menu.....that tells you something. The 2" by 1/4" piece of fish, upon finally locating it under the pile of so called guacamole was grey in colour. I took one bite and couldn't eat it. Revolting.....my husband had lobster/crab ravioli and it was just ok, but it was overdosed with a sloppy looking sauce. Could barely find the ravioli. Ordered a special margarita listed on the menu and was told they didn't have it. Also, The restaurant looked really dirty. This is obviously NOT run by the Keg any longer......don't waste your money on this place.....

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

server was great. potatoes were blah. steaks and lobster were yummy. chocolate lava cake was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Can't say anything was special

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AvtarB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The waitress took a little longer to make her appearance but after that the service was good, good happy and main course.

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MikiD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Any evening spent with a good friend, is a special occasion. This is the 2nd time in about 2 weeks that I’ve been to Boathouse. Both times, there was space on one of the patios. The service was handled in a safe way, staff were masked and other precautions taken. I love seafood and the food did not disappoint. This has become one of my favourite places to enjoy wine and seafood. Thank you. The woman who served us was wonderful.

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SheilaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location, beautiful views. Made a reservation with a request for outdoor seating but when we got there it was a 25 minute wait if we wanted to sit outside so sat inside.

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ZahraN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

WORST SERVICE EVER! GOT APPIES AFTER DINNER WAS DONE. WAS OT REMOVED FROM BILL NOR WERE WE APOLOGIZED TOO.
FOOD WAS COLD, NO TASTE, I ASKED TO SPEAK TO A MANAGER AND WAITER CHRISTOPHER IGNORED ME A FEW TIMES.
I ASKED TO HAVE ONE CALL ME, NOTHING. I SENT AN EMAIL, NO RESPONSE.
WHAT A WASTE OF $$$ AND WORST ANNIVERSARY DINNER.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

I had lobster and shrimp ravioli. It was terrible. The ravioli was so dense and undercooked. I didn’t get the feeling it was real crab meat. Couldn’t taste any lobster. Presentation was terrible for the price I paid. Food was better in the past. I wouldn’t order this dish again

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Gregory
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

well this is a peak of our summer season, their staff is busy and they can't please everyone ; want just fish and chips then go else and stand on the street for 1/2 hour. Summary: I did my booking ahead of time; 5 of us we got a table on top deck and we were happy with the view; their meal is just a meal (moderate size) but if it gets too big - there is no room for a glass of beer or wine? so, if you are allow to drink -treat yourself first. Lobster as is = ok but kind of S- size., yet I think the restaurant supplier failed on triple A - Angus beef or their kitchen chief needs to watch more YouTube to learn how to cook a steak? Cleanness ; tables and washroom all ok , but their staff forgot the carpeting that needs to be re-fresh daily / say lemon sent sprinkle over/ and their top deck (!) tiles..too sticky.. stinks like a bad sink.. flooring as such it needs to be mopped more frequently (add Mr. Clean ok?). If the floor is not neutral or disinfected your food (meal) will be spoiled by a bad odour.. Ocean breeze can only help to activate your senses. That should do for my 10 cents added as a extra tip for them? Location is good but this restaurant needs to diversify a bit ( in to 21 Century)

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JoeW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The staff managed social distancing requirements well. The menu choices were limited, but the food was excellent. The service was professional and attentive.

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vip604XFR
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We had ordered 2 steaks & lobsters and an calamari appie with drinks. First the server said the kitchen is running slow but we got our appie in reasonable time. Then our dinners came when we were only half way through our appie. We had to rush to finish the appie so our entre won’t get cold. Around 9:15pm after the sun was down, the patio heat lamps WERE NOT turned on when it was cool and breezy. Then the server did not add the rewards points to my laundry’s club...why??

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RKern
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

First time out to dinner in about 6 months and it was disappointing.
My husbands 7 oz steak and lobster was priced at $62. The lobster was rubbery and the steak was grisly. The waiter came to our table 3 times to check on my wine and get me a new glass while my husbands drink was empty and he didn’t ask him if he’d like a new one. Every other table of guests was 6 feet or more apart, but I had someone seated at a table less than 2 feet apart. I had to move over seats and lean towards the aisle to keep a maybe 4 foot distance. It was our 18th anniversary so it would have been nice to have a better experience.

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Nyvek
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall good experience but we made reservations and were hoping that would have been enough for a patio seat which never happened. This was really what we were looking for.

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Dill
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The server was not friendly at all and seemed pre occupied.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Too expensive for dinner
Overall good.. just overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation for a birthday, said on the website it was for a birthday and when i called to confirm i said it again. When we got there, not even sure why we made a reservation in the first place cause we got treated pretty badly. When we got there there was a line up outside, so i went up and said we had a reservation do we still have to line up? He said yes so we went to the back of line. Two seconds later another couple with a reservation at the same time as us came up and asked the same thing to the same guy and he goes RIGHT THIS WAY and leads them inside. When We finally got sat, they at the worst table they had, and the waiter while processing our payment i guess didnt like the tip, and walked away as soon as the payment processed without saying a word. And the people who were directly behind us in line got to be seated on the rooftop. Literally all hype and will never go back.

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RonH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table had a great view of the ocean. Steak and lobster internet offer was good deal. Meal was tasty and a good portion. Obvious COVID 19 precautions in place and in practice (table spacing, face masks on staff). A nice evening out.

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KelseyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Chelsea was amazing! Her recommendations were on point! The food was incredible!!!! Thanks for making my birthday dinner awesome!

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Dlm24
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The view is nice from upstairs. The food and drinks were all really good. Expensive but worth it for a nice night out.

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vipAliceP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Our server was terrific and did a fantastic job.
Unfortunately, our steaks were mostly chewy and tough. My steak had the silverskin so it was very tough. Most of our party ordered the steak and lobster special and had the same comment about their steaks. The lobster was cooked nicely.

My son ordered the seafood pasta and he said that it was really good.

I would recommend Boathouse WR due to the location and view but I would not recommend the steaks.

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GarryD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Your washrooms were detestable ( no hand towels ) carpets could use replacing not a place I would recommend and I can’t see ever going back. It used to be one of our favorite restaurants but no more.

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lolabott
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was not very good even though the restaurant was not overly busy. Maybe the server was new, but there were just too many hiccups at a so-called “high-end” restaurant. Food was not very good either.

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JenniferP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We keep trying to give this restaurant the benefit of the doubt because of the location. Bottom line, the food and service are not good at all. Reservations mean nothing as they overbook and you’re left waiting and the food is not worth what you pay. We won’t be back and I would recommend anyone considering it, to go somewhere else.

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MikiD
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My friend and I get together about once a month for dinner and drinks. The meal was delicious! Our server was great!

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Tantyt2019
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service
Waitress was very nice and informative
Loved the spaced seating

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ALLANL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Service was slow due to shortness in staff due to covid. But staff were working hard and polite ..food was sub par

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nickster
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything over all was really good. We had the steak and lobster special, and the lobster seemed small to all 3 of us.The waitress was friendly and efficient. Appys were great!
Ambiance of course was good, beautiful view.

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Alifamjam
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The rooftop deck has a great view of the beach. The food portions were great. The fries were perfect!

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annh
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food,service all excellent. Table well place for distance.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from the table, the food and service was fantastic. Jay was a super knowledgeable, personable and super waiter. Thank you!

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Dawnluvsroy
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

For the most part we loved it.

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JACKG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Grilled CAB Sirloin*
7 oz perfectly seasoned 28.99
Our steaks were not “medium rare” as ordered ... they were cool and no hint of pink, a bit tough, we needed the sharp knives.
Mashed potatoes were lukewarm.
Not sure why meal was served Cool ,,, who’s to blame?

We liked our window seating, and our waitress was pleasant, helpful.

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CoaleE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

Service was good , food was meh , always seen this place and thought it looked cool till I went tho

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

When you make a reservation a week ahead and say it’s a special occasion and appear to get the worst table in the restaurant it’s hard not to be disappointed. You are paying for the location and we could have been anywhere. Won’t be going back! Food was mediocre at best.

FAQs

Boathouse White Rock offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 536-7320.

Boathouse White Rock is rated 4.1 stars by 2174 OpenTable diners.

Boathouse White Rock does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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