If you ask us, waterside dining is a good idea any time of year in Vancouver. Sure, there are few things as relaxing as basking in rare sunshine on a patio overlooking the Pacific. But chowing down on a hot meal while watching the waves through a window is super cozy, too.
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To help you take advantage of all the best seaside dining Vancouver has to offer, we compiled a list of restaurants with amazing waterfront views. The sun is slowly beginning it's descent down the horizon, a shade of pink gracing the sky and water in front of you. To your left and right, you see the harbour and the water. It's filled with people, old and young, smiling and basking in the summer light. Yeah, pretty sweet right? Now go take an Instagram, so people know you were there.
1. Pier 7, 25 Wallace Mews Rd.
A beautiful restaurant at Lonsdale Quay, split the massive seafood tower with three friends for only $30.25 each.
2. Miku, 200 Granville St. #70
Amazing sushi and a few steps from Waterfront Station? Sign me up and get me a roll!
3. Provence Marinaside, 1177 Marinaside Crescent
Their brunch is a sure-fire winner. Their seafood crepes are highly recommended, and their mimosas are to die for.
4. The Beach House, 150 25th St.
The Beach House makes for an amazing date in West Vancouver. After a meal, a romantic walk down Ambleside never hurts.
5. Ancora, 1600 Howe St.
Classy decor, an extensive drink list and seafood so fresh that you just found Nemo.
6. LIFT Bar and Grill, 333 Menchions Mews
A laid-back atmosphere mixed with a rooftop bar, LIFT is the perfect place to grab a drink after work.
7. Mahony, 601 Stamps Landing
With 180-degree water views and cozy pub vibes, this spot has a covered, heated covered patio for waterside sipping all year long.
8. Tap and Barrel, 1055 Canada Pl. #76
Also boasting a location in North Vancouver, try their Tuna burger. It's seriously a game-changer.
9. Cactus Club, 1790 Beach Ave.
Also right by English Bay, Cactus Club is reliable and sits right in the heart of the beach. Their Harbourside location is no slouch either.
10. Cardero's Restaurant, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay
Cardero's has a fresh seafood menu that's perfect for sharing. The restaurant is always fun and flirty with live music every day of the week.
11. Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston St.
Comfy outdoor seating that overlooks False Creek, Dockside is an ideal place to laze around and nurse a drink (or two).
12. Bridges, 1696 Duranleau St.
The iconic yellow building that sits at the foot of Granville Island, the outside will be bustling with boaters and market-goers alike.
13. Five Sails, 999 Canada Pl.
With crisp white decor and a view that mixes both water and mountains into one grand spectacle, you'll find the experience nothing short of relaxing.
14. Bella Gelateria, 1001 W Cordova St
Steps from a breathtaking waterfront stroll, I'll be damned if good gelato and a sunset isn't a great way to spend a sunny summer evening.
15. Troll's, 6408 Bay St.
An adorable mom-and-pop restaurant that sits in the heart of Horseshoe Bay, their fish and chips are serious winners.
16. Go Fish, 1505 W. 1st Ave.
Speaking of, Go Fish is a renowned fish and chips place. The wait is guaranteed to be worth it with a batter that melts in your mouth.
17. The Galley Patio and Grill, 1300 Discovery St.
For faster, more casual food in the English Bay area, their Jamaican chicken jerk burger is highly recommended.