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The Local Kitchen

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1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
(250) 385-1999
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We ate at The Local on a whim and we were happy! Great service, terrific staff, good food, excellent ambiance. Definitely a stop to visit in Victoria.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ate at The Local on a whim and we were happy! Great service, terrific staff, good food, excellent ambiance. Definitely a stop to visit in Victoria.

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Vacaville, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate two times at the Local Kitchen, located right on Wharf Street in Victoria. The first time, in mid afternoon on an overcast and cool day, we ate inside. The second time a day or so later outside on the patio on a bright, sunny day. The waitstaff are extremely nice and professional and the food was, really great.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was my third time going there. Was iffy about going after the second time, but the patio is so amazing. Being a monday at 4pm, it wasn't busy, yet the service was so slow. Glasses sat empty while waiting for food. The waitresses seemed more into their conversations than doing their rounds. They do not have a happy hour... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I had lunch here today out on the patio. A beautiful day to enjoy the outside patio! If you are concerned about bees you might want to eat inside because there are a large number of beautiful flowers all around and above the patio eating area. The food was great lunch fare. My wife had a quesadilla... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We recently spent several days in Victoria and were looking for a nice place with outdoor seating to have lunch. Local fit the bill. Plenty of tables with umbrellas, lovely waitresses and a very nice menu of salads, burgers, wraps, etc. My wife and I shared a cobb salad and a warm chick pea wrap. Delicious! So good, in fact,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great to eat on the patio in the summer, it is always busy and lively, dinner and lunch are a good option. Service was really good and the staff are friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

View is really nice. Service is really nice. Solid bar food. Yam fries were really great. nice hang-out.

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Located just off the harbor in Victoria, we stopped here for lunch and were glad we did. The restaurant was quite busy as we walked up and everyone seemed to be enjoying their meal. We soon found out why - tasty food, prompt service and comfortable outside dining made for a very enjoyable experience. Salads and sandwiches were both excellent.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We have been here with friends, with a group and as a couple. Whether they are busy or slow the service was very good each and every time we have visited The Local. The food and beverage selection is always good with good variety. The patio is great to sit out in the sun and enjoy the view of the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went there for lunch - had to wait for an outside table for a few minutes which did not really bother me. The outdoor seating on the patio was just nice, the waiter friendly and the food ok. I would say food wise nothing special, but not less than I expected. The only "negative" thing which you could say: The... 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, Pub

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?