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The Local Kitchen

#142 of 1,098 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
(250) 385-1999
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We were glad we stayed.

Tthe first week of January with Chrismas winding down and outdoor dining closed because of weather, on a Tuesday night....The Local was really quiet and not impressive as far as atmosphere goes. But the reason that we took a seat was because their special was some called their "carving", Roast Beef... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
heartsformexico
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Mount Vernon, Washington
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Tthe first week of January with Chrismas winding down and outdoor dining closed because of weather, on a Tuesday night....The Local was really quiet and not impressive as far as atmosphere goes. But the reason that we took a seat was because their special was some called their "carving", Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding. It just sounded like what we... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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173 reviews 173 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

As a local of Victoria, I had never eaten here. Neither had anyone I knew, so I always found the name ironic, as with the location I deemed it to be a tourist spot. However while downtown we decided to stop in for dinner, and I was very impressed. The service was amazing. Super friendly and prompt. The food was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to this as we heard some comments that it was a good place to go for some pub food We ordered calamari and chicken wings, calamari was very pasty with no flavour, chicken wings had a very bland flavour, and these were salt & pepper wings. Plunging them in ranch dip made them somewhat eatable.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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443 reviews 443 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

First timer for this restaurant, great choice on our part! We went on Saturday evening after the Victoria's annual Christmas parade. The pub was not busy at this time, we were hungry! We both tried the tomato bisque soup and I tried the halibut burger & my better half went with a buffalo wrap! Both choices were very tasty &... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Well placed on the roadside in Wharf Street, with its outdoor tables close to all the action. Food is well priced and varied - mostly quick assembly food to accompany the large range of beers on offer. Good for lunch and early evening - and people watching. Service good and staff very helpful

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Abbotsford, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I were out in Victoria visiting family and we ended up coming to your restaurant one night for supper! Was a little crazy...really busy and tons of people, so the service was expected to be a little crazy as well! It took awhile for everyone to get their food, but was definitely worth the wait! Food was... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tucked in right along the waterfront, the Local has a great outside deck, a good menu, and makes a great bloody mary. A perfect end to our Victoria stay.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We arrived on a cruise ship and since it was already dark when we arrived, we took a cab to the Empress Hotel to walk around the area to see the lights. As the evening progressed we decided to take a seat at The Local Kitchen to have an appetizer and a drink. We ordered the spinach artichoke dip,which came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went to the local and I've never had a problem but this waitress WOW what an attitude. First we ask about if potatoe skins are gluten free (which they should be) she said; rudely, don't know and walks away. How about walk to the kitchen and ask ? Second night we went to the bar to sit after one... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Since my first visit back in early July I've been here 3 more times. Yes, it's that good! Had the one piece Halibut and Chips. It was excellent and price not too bad at around $18. Blackened Halibut wrap also fantastic. Ditto the buffalo chicken wrap. The wraps are a little on the expensive side at $15 to $16 however.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (250) 385-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?