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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 #144 of 1,086 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved everything about this from the friendliness of the staff to the excellence of the food. Our waiter was very knowledgable, suggesting appropriate food combinations and drinks but also had a tremendous sense of humour, which meant we never stopped laughing all the time we were there, except to eat. The creme brûlée was the best I have ever tasted... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We came here for dinner as part of a wedding reception, we were taken to a area away from the main restaurant, the waitresses were great service was wonderful, food was prompt and on time, wine was delicious. I ordered the Filet Mignon and my boyfriend got the steak and lobster, the kids all had spaghetti. I would have to... More

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Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The wait staff should be on stage, they were so entertaining and humorous. However, that talent doesn't necessarily translate into good service in a restaurant. They could tone down the act and provide better attention to patrons. Food was pretty good but for the price I would go somewhere else.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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63 reviews 63 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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