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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Christmas dinner

We went to the Harbour House restaurant for Christmas dinner. CAUTION....book early it's fixed price meal and based on set seating times that fill up fast. There's a lot of people who travel at Christmas and even more that don't want to cook Christmas dinner at home. Whatever you do....select the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
fayo400
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Surrey, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We want to compliment our server Myra who was outstanding in making our Anniversary Dinner a very pleasurable experience. The food as usual was excellent. We always enjoy having the Caesar salad made from scratch right at the table. Thanks for a great evening.

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Thank Gary Q
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

way over rated, caters to tourists, nothing special always find places that do not focus on tourists and or in tourist locations, its over rated

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Thank jjeeff11
Brentwood Bay
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An older building with well appointed decor inside. Greeted by a very friendly and helpful Maitre d'. Nice wine list and a huge selection of Scotch. Excellent service, very good food from a well selected menu. The creme brulee is the best we have had outside of Paris. We indulge once or twice a year at Harbour House and are... More 

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Thank 386ernesth
Calgary Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Harbor House has been in this older house for many years and its longevity is a testament to the quality of service and food that is offered. Our party of five were there for dinner and enjoyed steak, oysters and scampi as well as their lobster bisque as a starter. All was excellent, cooked and seasoned perfectly and served... More 

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Thank nascarfan51
Surrey, Canada
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Harbour House restaurant for Christmas dinner. CAUTION....book early it's fixed price meal and based on set seating times that fill up fast. There's a lot of people who travel at Christmas and even more that don't want to cook Christmas dinner at home. Whatever you do....select the full turkey dinner with ALL the trimmings.

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Thank fayo400
peachland bc
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My tour group had New Years Dinner at this restaurant. Although it was a 5:30 sitting I still felt rushed but we were a large group of 46 and they probably wanted us gone before the next sitting. The food was average and was probably a set meal for a group and not their "best work". The wait staff are... More 

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Thank charleyPeachlandBc
Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We have been coming to Victoria Harbour House restaurant for over 25 years - and if there is one restaurant which never disappoints, then this would be the one. The food is always excellent and the service is black-tie impecable, something that we can - sadly - rarely say anymore. On this visit we started with the caesar salad for... More 

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Thank Budsy1
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Jan 2 2016 and my wife and I were in Victoria to see Christmas lights at Butchart gardens (also excellent) after which we went walking to find a place for dinner. Discovered Harbour House restaurant! We both had the lamb special. This is lamb done in a rosemary demiglace and served with potatoes, carrots and zucchini. Lamb was done to... More 

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Thank haelcon
Burnaby,BC
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Recently went for dinner at the Harbour House restaurant and I agree with all the reviewers that ALL the dishes we had were absolutely delicious! One of the best meals we have enjoyed in a very long time. Ordered the steak fries as an appetizer and they were the best fries we have ever had. Delicious pasta Bolognese was just... More 

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Thank BurnabyFamily4
Olympia, Washington
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This should have been a good dinner. Now the service was excellent - accommodating, attentive and kind - from the host to the server. The food on the other hand left something to be desired. Why do cooks - I'm not sure it was the chef - have to burn anything that is called grilled. The taste of carbonize meat... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?