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27 B.C. restaurants make list of 100 best for outdoor dining in Canada

Beach House in West Vancouver is one of the 27 B.C. restaurants on OpenTable's list of 100 best restaurants in Canada for outdoor dining. (Beach House) Beach House in West Vancouver is one of the 27 B.C. restaurants on OpenTable's list of 100 best restaurants in Canada for outdoor dining. (Beach House)
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More than two dozen B.C. restaurants are featured on OpenTable's 2024 list of the top 100 restaurants for outdoor dining in Canada. 

B.C.'s tally of 27 is the second-highest of any province, behind only Ontario, which has more than half of the list with 57.

OpenTable says the list is generated from more than 1.1 million verified diner reviews and dining metrics compiled between Feb. 1, 2023 and Jan. 31, 2024.

"Restaurants with a minimum threshold of tagged diner reviews were considered and evaluated by a compilation of unique data points, including diner ratings, the percentage of five star reviews, the number of alerts set, the percentage of reservations made in advance and direct searches," the company explains in a post on its website.

Qualified restaurants were ranked by the percentage of reviews for which "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature, though the final list is ordered alphabetically by province, rather than as a ranked order.

Among B.C. cities, Vancouver and Victoria have the most restaurants on the list, with four apiece.

Kelowna and North Vancouver are next with three entries each.

There are also 13 restaurants on the list that are located in Metro Vancouver, but outside the city itself, with spots in Burnaby, Delta, Langley, Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver and White Rock all represented.

The full list of B.C. restaurants that ranked in the top 100 for outdoor dining, according to OpenTable, is as follows:

  • 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar - West Kelowna
  • Beach House - West Vancouver
  • BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery - Lake Country
  • Boom + Batten - Victoria
  • Cantina Norte - North Vancouver
  • Dockside Restaurant - Vancouver
  • Duffey's Sports Grill at Northview GCC - Surrey
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar - Kelowna
  • Finn's Seafood Chops Cocktails - Victoria
  • Glo Restaurant + Lounge - Victoria
  • Hart House Restaurant - Burnaby
  • Haven Kitchen + Bar - Langley
  • Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery - Kelowna
  • Lakeside Dining Room - Hotel Eldorado - Kelowna
  • LIFT Bar Grill View - Vancouver
  • Med Grill - Saanich
  • Oddfish Restaurant - Vancouver
  • Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery - West Kelowna
  • Pat Quinn's Restaurant & Bar - Delta
  • PIER 7 restaurant + bar - 'Shipyard Square' North Vancouver - North Vancouver
  • Provence Marinaside - Vancouver
  • Shaughnessy's Cove - Summerland
  • Steamship Grill & Bar - Victoria
  • Tap & Barrel • Shipyards - North Vancouver
  • The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room - Central Saanich
  • The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar - Richmond
  • Uli's Restaurant - White Rock  

Correction

This story has been updated to correct the locations of some of the restaurants.

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