Here's an old favorite.. I remember coming her 10 years ago and it seems very little has changed. Boat is an almost American 'student-hangout' style restaurant. Actually many students go there because of the low prices and proximity to Chiang Mai University. There's many Thai standards on the menu, as well as some some favorite international ones, such as Western breakfasts, burgers, milkshakes, etc. Main strength I'd say is the price. It really is a very inexpensive place. Service is less consistent, you may get that one of the dishes you ordered arrives a lot later than the rest, and some waiters could be a little more attentive.. 0) Still I feel the good points far outweigh the bad, the good selection on the menu, having both fair Thai food as well as Western food, clean and tidy Western looking setting and surprisingly low price make this a good place especially for breakfast or lunch.
Western food is definitely not the main focus of my page, however one of these days I should get around recommending some candidates for 'the best hamburger' in Chiang Mai. And while the top-end will be better than this Boat Burger in terms of the bread & meat used and overall size, the inevitable price vs. quality ratio may very well swing Boat's way.. Because you will likely be able to get 4 (!) pretty decent Boat Burgers for the price of ONE burger at whatever 'proper' Western place comes out on top..
Boat Restaurant is on Huay Kaew Road, past the intersection with the Canal Road, before you get to Chiang Mai University. When driving towards CMU it's on the left side of the road.