The Boathouse at Kits Beach

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Seafood

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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.

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What 2628 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarryC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Great location at the beach. Food was good but nothing exceptional. The outdoor patio was very basic . Did not appreciate the bird droppings. Will most likely return because of the location.

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RitaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was good, I appreciated that as I've not been out for so long

Our server was really bland, no personality, didn't mention it was happy hour.. probably best she pursue a career which doesn't involve human interaction..it pained me to leave her a 15% tip, but I did for good karma

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JnetM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very clean and

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SueS
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view, food was amazing and they were willing to substitute with no problem.

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vipMary
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fish was perfectly prepared. Much better than my own cooking. The staff are friendly, thoughtfully masked and professional !

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CaptainPicard
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It's nice that Boathouse opened for dine in again, they implemented their social distance rules in the restaurant with minimal tables served. Lots of space for people to come and go. Food was excellent, seafood pasta and the steak were great! Great view but it was chilly and raining hard that day so not much of a view. Besides that it's a nice restaurant.

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Prices are a bit high for value
Caesar salad did not have enough dressing

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MelK
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was not that hot when it arrived at the table which was surprising given there were few occupied tables in the restaurant. Food OK but a bit over-priced.

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BEARLOVER
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This Covid-19 has made my restaurant experience quite nice because I don't have to wait for a table and the quietness is quite nice. But I know the restaurants want it to go back like before, crowds make money. Anyways, we had a great meal and the waiter was very attentive. I had a great experience. Thank you.

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vipFionaF
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Price went up quite a bit (understandable due to covid) but portion size got smaller.

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Felps
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice staff and were very attentive. Had a good time!

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TonyB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was our first restaurant experience since Covid-19 so were a bit nervous. However, the Boathouse had extensive spacing between tables, all staff wore masks, the tables were cleaned and sanitised between customers, and paper menus were destroyed after use. The view was still great and the experience in the end was very pleasant. I would not hesitate to go back again.
As always the food was excellent and there were no surcharges.

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EllaL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Seafood chowder was not hot enough & my main course of Coconut Cod was a bit too salty & too much soup

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Levisguy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a window seat & the windows were very dirty, including bird excrement.

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cep100
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Good was amazing! But we were seating in the bar area (despite making a reservation) where the tables and chairs were a bit sticky. The service was OK but not amazing. The experience felt like going to a pub but the prices of the food was more like fine dining. We certainly didn't have that impression. Food was good though!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service were very good. The view is outstanding. The spacing and maintenance of social distancing was very well. We felt safe dining there.

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RichardS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

It is good that the Boathouse is open again, but don't go there expecting the full menu that they had before the pandemic. Eggs benedict, omelettes, and other poached and fried items are all missing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Repas correct mais sans plus. Emplacement parfait mais les vitres étaient sales et

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dianef
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband had a steak..absolutely tender and delicious. The seafood chowder was fabulous.

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NinaW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seafood was cooked perfectly, not overdone - a real treat. Service was excellent, and we were also SO appreciative that all staff wore masks and clearly made this "normal" even though I'm sure it's challenging for them. This made our evening stress-free and we could even better enjoy the beautiful room and great food. Thank you!

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vipElaineA
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience

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SheilaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great ambience. Slightly pricey though.

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KMcc
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Boat House is very hit or miss. They didn’t have the surprise set up for our guest, which they said they would upon arrival. 2/3 of our food was cold. They couldn’t provide us a wine list. Service was very slow (which I understand during this time will happen), but it was frustrating as we had to send our food back. I expected that something would be comped or discounted as it was clearly a disappointing experience, but nothing was. I’ve been other times where the service/food was great.. but quite unsatisfied for this visit.

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RosemaryP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

After months of restaurant starvation we went to the Boathouse in Kitsilano for lunch on Sunday. It was like coming home. We sat out on the patio overlooking the beach and enjoyed the view of boats, people and life continuing on. Some in face masks, others in speedo bathing suits. Big ships at anchor. And a lively warm breeze. Our meals where fresh and delicious ... as usual. The grapefruit mimosa was heavenly. I missed this restaurant. Will get back as soon as I can.

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AnnuV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Food wasnt great. Standards have definitely fallen.

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JennF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful (and consistently tasty) food, exceptional service. We were able to be seated outside, our preference. Staff were friendly and appropriately attentive. Felt very comfortable eating there in COVID times because they have adapted everything well.

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KarlaM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place overall, one thing maybe the food is not much in the plates but it was tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was good, the lobster & crab ravioli was delicious. We had a window table & the view of kits beach was awesome. The restaurant & staff followed the rules & regulations re Covid-19. Overall wonderful experience.

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thekatsmeow
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Desserts were lacklustre but didn't come for those

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MaiaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great view! Highly recommend the Mango Mojito

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was good, nice atmosphere and great view. What took away from a totally enjoyable experience was the server. She seemed irritated and seemed bothered by any requests. She suddenly turned pleasant when we were getting our wallet out and thinking about how much of a tip she deserved.

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baobab
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the energetic warm caring service. Very careful clean attention. With fewer customers, it's not as loud, which is great for my hearing disorder.
I seem to come here often to visit with a good friend....beautiful spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Seafood on my pasta tasted fishy and not fresh. Calamari was dry. Did not enjoy food at alll

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CPow
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

I had the fish tacos. Fries were one of the best I've had. We sat by the window which was very scenic but the glass made the area very warm. Would recommend sitting in the patio on a warm day.

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Kyle
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to celebrate after attending my sons 2020 Graduation ceremony.

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LesB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and great service. Splendid view of English Bay.

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Decaf
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place for dates, family gatherings, and hang-outs.

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CraigH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Tasty, (Coconut milk cod), but I was hungry all day. Very small portion for a main course.

Good to get out though....and staff were pleasant.

Thank you, Michele

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MelK
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We liked being inside near an open door so a to be in a well-ventilated place. A very pleasant evening out, our first after being on lockdown.

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IanS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and terrific service, beautiful venue, great value

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The Boathouse at Kits Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 738-5487.

The Boathouse at Kits Beach is rated 4.1 stars by 2628 OpenTable diners.

The Boathouse at Kits Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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