Enjoy Epic Views and Tasty Food at Vancouver's Best Waterfront Dining

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.

For an epic meal with a stunner of a view, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio ticks all the boxes. The Peruvian-Japanese cuisine is unlike anything else you'll find in the city, making it a real treat to experience. Situated along the Seawall, it doesn't get much more waterfront than this.

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 marina in Yaletown, taking a stroll along the Seawall (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.



In the summer months, Dockside Restaurant's patio is the place to be. Located in Granville Island's boutique hotel, they've created an outdoor oasis that serves cold wine, beer brewed on-site, and tasty bites to nibble on. If the weather cools...  Read More



The Beachhouse Restaurant 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 are...  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's perfect to cozy up to when the sun goes down. The...  Read More



Cactus Club is a chain restaurant with locations in British Columbia and Alberta. Even though they have so many locations, diners can appreciate that the food is consistent across the board. This Coal Harbour location is noteworthy because...  Read More



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



Set along Yaletown's Seawall, Bella Gelateria overlooks False Creek. On a warm day, sit outside on the patio and enjoy the views. When the weather isn't as favorable, take it inside and enjoy the crisp, modern space. Bella Gelateria has two...  Read More



Salty ocean air, a fisherman's wharf, and sunshine make Go Fish! a sought after waterfront locale. This casual eatery sees people lining up before it even opens. Don't worry though, things move along at a steady pace. Although Go Fish! is a...  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. The view is unreal. Throw in an epic sunset with tasty food and you may as well just call it a...  Read More



As you savor Miku's delicious Japanese cuisine, take in the sights of the Burrard Inlet where mountains, ocean and city meet. Located across from Canada Place, you may also watch cruise ships come in and out of the port. Miku restaurant has...  Read More



Imagine yourself sitting on a sunny patio that overlooks the water. Boats are coming in and out, while cyclists and people stroll along the Seawall. As you enjoy the view, you tuck into a beautiful meal, sip a cold glass of wine, and enjoy the...  Read More


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