Vancouver's Best Waterfront Dining: Where Delicious Food Gets Paired with Stunning Views

The Pacific waters hug much of Vancouver, making waterfront dining options plentiful around the city. Whether you're in the mood for fine dining, casual pubs, raw bars or something to grab and go, there's no shortage of restaurants to choose from.

Beach Bay Cafe and Patio calls the old Raincity Grill location home and is perched right at the edge of Denman Street, overlooking English Bay. The view from the Beach Bay Cafe may draw you in, but it's the West Coast food that will make you stay. 

Gelato and pizza? Sign us up! Yaletown's Bella Gelateria offers the best of both worlds and covers both sweet and savory options. Their Neapolitan style pizza makes for a delicious main, but you'll want to save room for Maestro James' award-winning gelato. Situated right across from the Seawall, taking a stroll (with gelato in hand) is the perfect way to end your meal.

Go Fish! attracts locals and visitors alike and during the summer months and you'll know you're there when you spot the line-up that can often stretch around the corner from the restaurant. Though you may have to wait, it's definitely worth it. The tacones and fish and chips are a must order! After you've filled your belly, cross the bridge and make your way into Granville Island for a gander through the shops.

The Beach House Restaurant & Lounge is West Vancouver's restaurant with a view. Not to mention, they have one of th best patios on that side of the Lionsgate Bridge. This charming venue is right on West Van's Ambleside Beach and the views...  Read More

Cactus Club is a chain restaurant with locations in British Columbia and Alberta. The food is consistent throughout and diners appreciate that dependability. Chef Rob Feenie made his mark in fine dining and now oversees the menu for all...  Read More

This hotel establishment gets points for its Granville Island location and its microbrews, which are crafted on the premises. TVs and a fireplace add instant appeal inside, but the patio is by all accounts one of the best places to hang out....  Read More

Like many Vancouver restaurants, Cardero's takes advantage of its waterside locale by serving fresh seafood in a variety of dishes. The nautical-themed decor adds charm and warmth to the environment, while the views of Stanley Park impress. Its...  Read More

Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside is a go-to restaurant when you're chasing the sun with a hungry belly. Open for breakfast, brunch (weekends), lunch and dinner, Provence Marinaside is there for you any time of the day. Breakfast and brunch has all of your...  Read More

Bella Gelateria has two locations in Vancouver and while they're known for their amazing gelato, this Yaletown location serves delicious Italian fare you can enjoy before indulging in a scoop or two. On the menu you'll find everything from...  Read More

Lift Bar Grill View overlooks the Coal Harbour Marina and Stanley Park and they've made full use of this view by creating a two level patio. Upstairs you will find a warm fire pit that is perfect to cozy up to when the sun goes down. The...  Read More

This brilliant blue corrugated steel shack beside False Creek regularly serves piping hot fried fish including cod, salmon and halibut, accompanied by crispy chips and a tangy slaw with a hint of Asian dressing. On any given day you'll find...  Read More

Miku restaurant has made a name for itself in Vancouver for serving some of the best sushi in the city. Miku was the first restaurant in North America to start serving aburi sushi and it has since become a popular style of sushi, especially...  Read More

Beach Bay Cafe and Patio has one of the best locations in the city, hands down. Perched at the edge of Denman Street, it overlooks English Bay and the view is unreal. Throw in an epic sunset with tasty food and you may as well just call it a...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha

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