Boathouse White Rock

4.1
2275 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Our Christmas 3-Course menu will be offered on December 24 - 25 from 4 - 8pm; which includes Lobster Ravioli, Prime Rib, Turkey, desserts and much more! This will be the only menu offered at that time.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

Our Christmas 3-Course menu will be offered on December 24 - 25 from 4 - 8pm; which includes Lobster Ravioli, Prime Rib, Turkey, desserts and much more! This will be the only menu offered at that time.

What 2275 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.2
Service
4.1
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3.7
Value
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TristanS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great food, great service, safely set up during Covid 19 pandemic! Great portion and you get the quality worth what you pay for! Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

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DLimCA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A bit starker during these Covid times. Service was still impeccable. Rachel is very good. Menu was cut down quite a bit. The website did not say that Brunch was only on weekends so surprised that there were no choice of Eggs Benedict on weekdays.

Had a lengthy and informative policy on how the restaurant was treating cleaning and social distancing.

The Fish and Chips were as good as usual. The flavour of the Cajun Fish Tacos was good but didn't think the portion of fish justified the price. Seemed like there was only 1 thin piece of fish in each taco.

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Tamara
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Very quiet and looks like they are taking all necessary precautions for Covid prevention

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Rome
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Need more variety on menu. Menu has shortened considerably!

But that's because of covid I assume.

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BethM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The coconut pacific cod had too much bok Choy and peppers and very little Cod. It was not a good value for what you got.

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TracyH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There was a great special going on when we went to the Boathouse and it was a fabulous dinner, they were socially distanced inside and we felt completely safe. We’ll definitely be back!

JM
JadeM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came back for our 6 year wedding anniversary. This was the restaurant my husband proposed at years ago. Food was incredible, reasonably priced. Staff were all incredibly outgoing and friendly. View of the ocean was bar none. We will definitely be returning as the Boathouse holds a special place in our hearts!

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SANT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went out for our anniversary dinner as we cant go anywhere due to COVID-19. Everything was awesome from the moment we stepped in, from seating to appies, food, wine, and leaving the restaurant. But could and should have put 1 candle on the table at the least as I had mentioned on the reservation that its for anniversary dinner. Everything really was very amazing as I was with my love my wife for our 30th anniversary.

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haydin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the waiter we had genuinely made our night so amazing, i didn’t get his name but he was amazing. he was so friendly and he made great connects and he was funny and made everything lighthearted. thank you so so much

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Maggie
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, food was very good.
Covid protocols were good. Portion sizes are not excessive, but fine for the average eater. Steaks were cooked perfectly, salmon very moist.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and the server very good. Dessert was great too

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michellem
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

David was fabulous, we had a great dinner. One of our favourite visits to the boat house yet. Thanks David for your excellent service.

Dave and Michelle

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Jaybird
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It was less than expected unfortunately. Soup was not very hot. Taste was bland. The tuna in the bowl dish was previously frozen and the texture was poor as a result. The end where we sat was virtually in the dark as the closest light was 2 tables away. Waiter Dave was efficient and pleasant. Upon entering the restaurant there Is a step down to the lower level that is dark wood in color. Due to the low light ambience my elderly father did not detect the step on leaving the restaurant and fell. Luckily he was only sore and had no serious injuries. This issue needs to be rectified so future patrons do not become injured. The staff were attentive to my dad and did make a follow up call to see how he was which is appreciated. Overall though the food was a disappointment given the cost and history of the restaurant.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Expensive, limited menu.
Waitress forgot our appetizer. Then said she'd comp the dessert.
Didn't really want dessert but got two because, what the hell it's free.
Waitress charged us for it anyway and we didnt notice until after we paid and gone.

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sisterfun
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great covid protocols in place--adequate distancing between tables. We felt very safe at our table!

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Ange
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

COVID precautions in place. Staff were very friendly, service was great. Relaxing to look out any of the many windows and see the ocean. Food was good and pricing reasonable. Also until January 2021, the city has held off on charging parking fees in the area. Saves almost enough money to get desert.

JP
vipJohnP
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice day dinner, last minute decision glad we could get a reservation on late notice.

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Stewie
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our dinner at the Boathouse was excellent. The restaurant has definitely taken into consideration the Covid19 protocols when seating guests so we were not at all concerned about social distancing. The food was excellent. Would definitely go back again.

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MurrayK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Had the 7 ounce steak with crab stuffed shrimp, and lobster tails, and a caesar salad with clam chowder soup. The entire meal was equally bland, and left us with a greasy deepfried taste. The medium steak was over done. The lobster tails were emaciated and served attached on the half shell. The plating was overloaded, and lacked garnish and flair worthy of its price. Three hours later, we feel bloated and uneasy.

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MargJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We were very impressed with the food. We dine out regularly snd I
Must say this was the best dinner I have had in a long time!
Service could have been better. We reserved a table but still had to wait 20 minutes

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NicoleM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was friendly. Hour and a half time limit due to Covid, understandable. But our food took so long that we were there for over two. And we only ordered entrees.
Got the steak with crab stuffed shrimp and could barely chew the steak. I left half of it after attempting to chew and swallow a few bites. Highlight was my side of mushrooms.
Perhaps it was just an off night but I definitely won’t be back there any time
Soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very enjoyable, food was delicious!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We found the overall service and ambience wonderful, the only disappointing thing is that the prices have really gone up. The portion of the cod was rather small for the price.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent destination during Covid. It felt very safe. Great food - steak. Perfect noise level to chat. Great service.

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RosieM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing and the social distancing was arranged to perfection . The limited menu was a bit off putting but certainly understandable. Prices were on the hefty side but again understandable. COVID is killing the restaurant industry. We need to have government step up and waive the rent fees for this industry for at least a year.

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Kerryg
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nasty evening. Came in from the cold. Asked to sit by fireplace. Dinner was terrific. Great evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A gorgeous sunny day and an exceptional view. Had the traditional fish and chips!

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IsaiahL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

My friend and I were very disappointed in our meal. Our server was embarrassed and gave us dessert on the house. Our server was apologetic.
The views and sunset were stunning . I would not recommend this to anyone.. Very expensive evening for a very disappointing meal.

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BRIANT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was just what our waiter indicated. . .great! The service was extraordinary. This is must place to dine. We will go back often

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EllieL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Our server was very nice and did her best, however the food was mediocre. Seafood chowder bland and veggies undercooked.

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Kats
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal. The server was lovely and the coconut shrimp starter was delicious. Nice portion size on the pasta as well!

DH
DonH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, as usual at the Boat House, was fantastic. The service was great. It's always a pleasure when dining here.

DJ
DougJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

They used to have a great menu but longer do. It's hard to believe a seafood specialty restaurant wouldn't have Sockeye salmon or halibut in a province that supplies the world with these wild fish. The salmon they use is farmed!!!

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vipLaneB
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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BarryH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was good. Due to COVID the restaurant was quiet.

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JohnS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was poor. Server did not seem overly interested in being there

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Anita
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Thank you for making our 8 year anniversary so special! The Creme Brulee was wonderful! Thank you for a great night.

JH
JohnH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good service food was great drinks were good good atmosphere

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ShelleyP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent, flavourful dinner. We had the coconut cod and the seafood ravioli. It’s actually very nice with ever second table as it’s much more intimate.

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 2275 OpenTable diners.

Boathouse White Rock 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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