The sun is out which means patio season is officially here! Don’t miss out on spending some time on one or more of the many oceanside patios White Rock has to offer. If you are on the hunt for the perfect patio to spend an afternoon or an evening, here are 10 great options:

Primo’s Mexican Grill

With the ocean view and colourful Mexican decor, Primo’s makes it feel like you’ve escaped on vacation. Enjoy dinner or drinks, and if you are dining with a group, try ordering different items off of the tapas menu for a variety of delicious snacks! (15069 Marine Drive)


FIVE Kitchen & Raw Oyster Bar

Settle into a seat on the patio at FIVE and take in the view while enjoying the Lebanese flavours of this New England style Oyster Bar. The menu changes based on what’s seasonal. We recommend the “hot pot” or the mussels. (15047 Marine Drive)

Uli’s Restaurant

Uli’s has been a White Rock staple for over 30 years and their cozy patio provides diners with spectacular views of Semiahmoo Bay and the White Rock pier. Settle in with a pitcher of sangria, and be sure to ask for their “secret” burger menu. (15023 Marine Drive)

CCTV Chinese Restaurant 

If you are craving delicious Chinese food, be sure to visit CCTV Chinese Restaurant and ask for a table on the patio! The dishes are fresh and flavourful and be sure to try their signature house-made seawater tofu. (15015 Marine Drive)

Charlie Don’t Surf

Charlie Don’t Surf is a classic waterfront eatery with menu options that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you are out with friends, family, yourself or on a date, Charlie’s patio is the perfect atmosphere!  We love the fish tacos paired with an ice-cold, local, beer. (15011 Marine Drive)

Oceanside Public House

Oceanside pairs a comfortable atmosphere and quality service with modern pub food, made from scratch. From their street-front patio, you have views of Memorial Park, the White Rock pier and Semiahmoo Bay, and it’s the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon. Order a craft cocktail and some share plates and settle in for a good time. (14995 Marine Drive)


Jan’s On The Beach

Casual and classic, Jan’s offers a “seafood and more” menu inspired by the multicultural flavours of the region. Their street terrace provides views of the water and is a great vantage point to watch the world go by. Stop in for breakfast, you won’t be sorry! (14989 Marine Drive)

The Boathouse

The Boathouse takes patio dining to a whole new level by offering both a ground-level patio as well as a rooftop patio. If you are looking for the best view of the beach to enjoy while eating a meal, definitely head over to The Boathouse. (14935 Marine Drive)

Cosmos Greek Restaurant

Craving some authentic Greek food? Cosmos has you covered! Share an appetizer platter and some ouzo and enjoy the sunshine. They even offer live music and belly dancing occasionally as live entertainment!  (14871 Marine Drive)

Cilantro Indian Cuisine

Cilantro Indian Cuisine is new to the neighbourhood, and definitely worth checking out. Serving a rich buffet of main dishes and an array of flavourful accompaniments, their large patio is an ideal spot to try some new dishes and take in the view. (14945 Marine Drive)



2 responses to “Best White Rock Restaurants with a View for Patio Season

  1. Not quite sure how Uli’s, one of the more iconic restaurants on Marine Drive, was missed in this article. The namesake for the restaurant is still with us and his son Tyson now owns and runs the restaurant. Excellent location (right across from the start of the pier), top notch food and friendly service leaves Uli’s constantly near the top of what White Rock’s waterfront foid scene has to offer. The author had a pretty big miss leaving them out.

    1. Hi Leigh – I think, if you have another read, you’ll note that we did, in fact include Uli’s! It is third in the article, and the main photo is of Uli’s awesome patio! Thanks for reading.

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