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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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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming and elegant with excellent food.

Elegant, warm and inviting. Top notch in all respects with prices that are not out of line. Entire diner (two), Salad (one mixed), wine (half liter), dessert (one), and an after dinner brandy (one) was $91US

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Elegant, warm and inviting. Top notch in all respects with prices that are not out of line. Entire diner (two), Salad (one mixed), wine (half liter), dessert (one), and an after dinner brandy (one) was $91US

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent meal with fantastic service. Their moto: We dress so that you don't have to, truly applies. Formal service in a casual atmosphere.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived and right off you feel so welcome! The server could not do enough to make our evening fantastic. Kept the beverages going for our long get-together with our long time friends. The evening was the best part of our trip!!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our dinner at the Harbor House was all around great. Our server was a definite professional and his service was impeccable. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meal there.

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Aldergrove, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant during our one-day trip around Victoria and we loved it. Lobster steaks and beef steaks were delicious; however, my parents were mostly impressed by the skilled waiter who was serving us. The guy was definitely a pro and new how to serve meals! We liked his skills as much as we enjoyed the food.

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Palo Alto, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I took my family group of seven to Harbour House for dinner, partly because it was so close to the Harbour Towers hotel where we stayed. We had high hopes based on the TripAdvisor reviews, but it ended up being by the worst meal we had during our entire vacation, and the most expensive too. The food was of uniformly... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The restaurant was full with regulars and tourists. They had a line up as well, a good sign. The waiting staff was very efficient and great at their job. Menu had a great selection.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The decor is old fashioned but the food is fresh and lovely. I had eaten there before and wanted a light late dinner for my visitor to enjoy. We had lobster bisque and ceasar salad. The ceasar salad is hand made at the table by the wait staff and is super delicious! When choosing our wine we asked for help... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband took me out on a date on our last day in Victoria and I could have not asked for a better restaurant. There was no line when we got there as it was quite late (930pm). I ordered their seafood fettuccine (best one ive tasted so far) and my husband got the steak and lobster which he thoroughly... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant is fabulous and totally unexpected. There was a short line so we went for a walk to the inner harbour first. On return they welcomed us by name and were very attentive. The staff are friendly, polite and very well dressed! The food was spectacular and we all enjoyed our meals. Tasty, comfortable and a good size, the... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?