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Victoria Harbour House Restaurant

607 Oswego Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4W9, Canada (Burnside)
(250) 386-1244
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Ranked #133 of 1,087 Restaurants in Victoria
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Burnside
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Burnside
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal in this restaurant. I thought the service was a bit off, but it could be that they were just very busy and seated us without reservations anyway. The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and a nice menu. We were both in the mood for pasta and ordered two different pasta dishes, which were both fantastic.... More

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La Puente, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food is pretty good, hubby loved his lamb chops, my ribs were different but good. The best part actually was the service. Our waiter was the most humorous and charming mature man with the best personal stories of his ancesters. He made our experience there wonderful.

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Baltimore
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The title of this review is the these of the Victoria Harbour House Restaurant, which is located just a block or so off the inner harbor near where the Victoria Clipper docks. It is an upscale restaurant with white tablecloths and tuxedoed waiters but you can come as you are and there are a range of appetizers and smaller dishes... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Harbour House is around the corner from the Hotel Grand Pacific. Out the front door and turn left one block. Many times in tourist towns the summer staff is lacking in training and professionalism. Not so at the Harbour House. The owner is omnipresent and the staff are veterans of the restaurant business. Our waiter Bob had us entertained... More

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Banff, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's really ironic that living in both Banff in the Canadian Rockies and Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, that we don't get to visit Victoria any more. The last time we dined at this restaurant was back in the mid 80's and it was an absolute pleasure to visit it again and to see that it is as great now... More

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Buffalo, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Right off the water on the south side of harbor just past parliament, this place specializes in seafood of course. I ordered the daily special, snapper, and it was excellent. The waiters dress formally, but the restaurant's motto is "We dress up so you don't have to", so nice casual is just right. The owner came around to chat, very... More

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GLEN BURNIE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We tried this restaurant on our recent stay in Victoria (June 2014). The food was OK, but it was expensive, although to be fair we decided to splurge a bit. (About $130 for dinner for two, and we did not have any alcoholic drinks). I think we wanted higher quality at that price. We did try the soups, which were... More

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Lancashire UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We didn't want to walk too far for our evening meal on our second night in Victoria so luckily this place was fairly close to our hotel. The ambience has an old fashioned French style about it added to by the fact that the waiters dress formally. The formal but friendly service was excellent. We had a table by the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

But it was deceptively expensive! The price was perhaps a tad on the extensively expensive side! Great waiter, very polite and helpful. The food was done just right, although the vegetables seemed a bit underdone, too much crunch to them. (older eater- false teeth!) Overall, a really great food experience

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant was near our hotel so we tried it out as we tried to hit as many different restaurants as we could. The atmosphere of the place is warm and inviting. The waiters dress up, are very friendly and attentive. Service was prompt and efficient. I had the steak and lobster and was not impressed. The steak was overdone... More

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