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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere

A great bar with sports memorabilia and an awesome patio overlooking the harbour. Food was great and decently priced - staff were attentive but the temperature was very hot upstairs (possibly because it was very busy the night we were there) Entrance however was very congested and although we made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Joiseyfly
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, great waitress, weather was perfect. View of water in harbour was very nice, and location was great. Orders were quesadilla, pulled pork sandwich, buffalo chicken wrap and clubhouse. All well done and delicious.

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Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A great bar with sports memorabilia and an awesome patio overlooking the harbour. Food was great and decently priced - staff were attentive but the temperature was very hot upstairs (possibly because it was very busy the night we were there) Entrance however was very congested and although we made a joke of it, I wouldn't want to have to... More 

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Perris, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Was looking for dinner near the hotel we were staying at and saw people on the patio and figured it was worth a shot! We had great food and great beer! My husband ate the fish and chips and I had the Crab Fritters and the Boston Chowder. Best Chowder I have ever had! Topped that off with their homemade... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The patio at the Local is awesome, the drinks served here are deliciously refreshing. Our service here was a bit slow but it was a very busy day as the weather has been great. The food here is tasty and quick. Worth coming back

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Saskatoon, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I sat outside in the sunshine overlooking the wharf/pier, on the patio, enjoying a wonderful cold local Phillips White Bark beer that holds a light citrus taste. For lunch I enjoyed a Seared Tuna Quinoa Salad. Delicious salad with chopped cucumber, red pepper, green onions, cilantro, sweet cabbage, edamene beans, quinoa and cashews with a lovely light ginger sesame dressing.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A nice little bar with a great patio and friendly staff. Great place to stop in for a drink or two and enjoy the scenery from the patio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We've eaten here many times and its usually always outside in the patio area on a warm and sunny afternoon. Was just there again and had a great meal with great service and such a great place to sit outside enjoying the sun....and the people watching is not too bad either! Very good menu and if you drink wine also... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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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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82 helpful votes 82 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
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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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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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