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The Local Kitchen

1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada (Downtown)
(250) 385-1999
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Ranked #101 of 1,086 restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Parksville, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went here and decided to share appetizers and have a beer. Service was attentive and quick given the place was hopping inside and out. Given this is a tourist town the owners might like to spruce the interior up in the off-season. Portions were large and typical pub food. On one wall is a copy of a mug shot of... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Good friendly service, great ambiance on the patio, and the food was fresh and tasty. They have a very simple compact menu of dishes that should appeal to the majority. Everything looks good and our meals tasted great. Many of the menu items have a refreshing twist on a traditional meal.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The staff were friendly, helpful and very polite. The food was excellent and the ambience was wonderful.

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Portland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Eat here! The staff are friendly and very accommodating, the food excellent and the ambience wonderful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this patio overlooking the inner harbor in Victoria so much, we went twice during our short stay in Victoria. The sweet-chili calamari were amazing, the seafood Alfredo was a stunningly generous serving of beautiful seafood on a bed of tasty pasta, and the pancetta Mac and cheese was sinfully good. We enjoyed the jug of sangria, which was... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good place for young single men to hit on waitresses, but not so great for a family or ladies' lunch. Food was okay, but our waitress dragged her hair in our food and spent most of the time giggling with the men at the adjacent table. Service was what you'd expect for waitresses chosen for their looks.

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Kennewick
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fun outside dining, good food, and quick service. If you sit outside make sure that you ask for a seat under an umbrella! The seagulls drop poop all over the place. The couple next to us got pelleted, and my daughter was narrowly missed. It must happen all of the time because the front of the building is covered with... More

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Victoria, British Columbia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Recently had the pleasure of my first visit here for lunch on a beautiful summer day. Great patio on the inner harbour. Service was quick, friendly and efficient after our 15 minute wait to get in, as it was packed. Fine selection of drinks and beers. Ditto for the food options on the menu. It is always a good sign... More

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We decided to grab a table on the patio for some food and drinks before the Canada Day fireworks. We were seated beside a table of about 10 extremely-drunk and obnoxious patrons. Rather than get involved in a confrontation with these people we asked our waitress to move us to the next available table away from them because we had... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had to move inside after a gale wind descended upon us mid-meal. Servers were gracious to make the move and we enjoyed pizza, calamari, prawns (spicy), and a few more appetizer type items to share.

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