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Victoria Harbour House Restaurant

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607 Oswego Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4W9, Canada
(250) 386-1244
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4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great restaurant

Went there as they had a board outside for steak & lobster $29 and it was across the road from our hotel (The Oswego). Doesn't look fantastic on the outside, a bit rustic, but very plush on the inside. Had a very good meal with excellent service. Not the cheapest at $110 for two, we had with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Gary B
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Broadmayne, United Kingdom
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Broadmayne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went there as they had a board outside for steak & lobster $29 and it was across the road from our hotel (The Oswego). Doesn't look fantastic on the outside, a bit rustic, but very plush on the inside. Had a very good meal with excellent service. Not the cheapest at $110 for two, we had with champagne apperitifs, 1/2... More 

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Invermere, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

On a recent visit to Victoria, we decided to visit the Harbour House with our Victoria-based son to celebrate his birthday. We've ate at the HH on a previous trip and enjoyed it then, and true to form we enjoyed our dinner on this occasion, as well. Our group of four all ordered different seafood-based entrees along with a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Pleasant and what was 50's 60's 70's fine dining. a bit dated but nice. Service was very nice, dated but upscale atmosphere. I had trout almandine, perfectly done, with seasonal veggies and very nice flavorful rice (my wife is asian and her expert palate was pleased). My wife had the steak and lobster special dinner. Lobster was perfectly cooked moist... More 

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Perth
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. I had the Seafood En Croute and my husband the Steak and Lobster both were delicious and the wait staff were very attentive. Ten out of ten for both.

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Lisbon, Wi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Enjoyed our meal and our waiter. Very nice menu. I had scallops which I love and we had mussels as an appetizer. Had a window seat so view was pleasant. Plan was to have all seafood that is seasonal and local.

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

White tablecloths! Yet, comfortable and very well priced. Had the coquiles St. Jacques appetizer (split with a friend) and the filet of sole. Best sole I've ever had. Very lightly breaded, just enough to be a little crispy, with lots of butter. Very nice variety on the menu. Courteous waitstaff. Easy walking from harbour.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

wonderful place to eat. Loved the waiters. The food was out of this world. Service was quick. Would love to go back and eat there again.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have dined at the Harbour House restaurant three times this year as it is one of our favourite eateries in downtown Victoria. Chris and his staff are fabulous and always go out of their way to ensure we are well taken care of. We try and get the table next to the wood burning fireplace which is our favourite.... More 

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st. johns
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was nice to speak with the owner in his native language. But the language here is food, service and excellence. We had to come here for two meals on our short Vacation. Everything we had was beyond anything we had tasted in our travels. The fire place, the elegance and service, the friendliness of all the staff. But the food,... More 

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Calgary
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We choose this restaurant one evening because it was close to our hotel and it had received good reviews on TripAdvisor for its Steak and Lobster Tail special. Its well-maintained decor reminded us of classy restaurants from the 1970s. We choose a table by one of the many windows looking out towards the harbour although we could also have had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 607 Oswego Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: (250) 386-1244
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm

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