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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: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Greta food, great spot

Had a really enjoyable meal. Very pleasant restaurant. The only reason they did not get 5* is that their salmon is farmed Atlantic salmon. Not acceptable guys. Charge the extra couple of $$$ but serve wild!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
1KayakBC
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Telegraph Cove
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Telegraph Cove
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had a really enjoyable meal. Very pleasant restaurant. The only reason they did not get 5* is that their salmon is farmed Atlantic salmon. Not acceptable guys. Charge the extra couple of $$$ but serve wild!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I paid our second visit to this wonderful restaurant on Friday evening. We has not made a reservation but were seated immediately, anyway. Our server was charming and witty and the food was beyond excellent! It would be worth the trip for the food alone, but you also get the added bonus of incredible people who you... More 

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Victoria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been to the Harbour House for Valentines Day previously and went again last night. The décor is charming, the servers in Tuxedos is also really nice. Our waiter was nice enough however seemed to rush us, never topped up our wine, basically served us and that was about it. We decided on the Steak and Lobster special for... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went there because they had good reviews, but I was disappointed. They suggest that we tried the lobster bisque and we definetely accepted because we love it. Unfirtunatelly their lobster bisque is nothing like we expected and taste like canned soup. The service was great, but the restaurant is too exoensive for the kind if foid they serve.

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Ucluelet, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel within walking distance. We were greeted promptly and seated by the window. Recommendations were made and we chose the specials. My husband and son both had the steak and lobster special and I had the maple glazed salmon. Shortly after receiving our beverages, our meals arrived piping hot. It... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

NIce, cozy little place right in the hotel district near the Parliament and harbour. Good food, good service. Simple and elegant. Ask for a table with a water view.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Steaks were cooked to perfection, lobster served with hot butter, waiters dressed in tuxedos. Very impressive place. Small restaurant therefore make reservations, views the harbour. Went for anniversary.

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Victoria, BC Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate there over the Christmas season. The place was full, not surprising since it has a good reputation. However, with so many people the food was lukewarm and the service poor. No fault of the waiter as he was as efficient as he could be considering the number of tables he was in charge of. Management needs to add... More 

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Victoria
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just spent the evening with another couple for a New Years Eve dinner. Both my wife and I had the special consisting of the filet mignon, lobster tail and prawns along with Tomato Ginger soup, and crème brulee as the desert, all of which were fantastic. The disappointment came from the lack of service. People who arrived after us had... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Harbour House was an unexpected delight during our visit to Victoria - unexpected, because very few places have wait staff this good anymore, and even fewer places can turn out a great meal on New Year's Eve - a night that typically tests the very best kitchens. The food was first-class - one of the best shrimp scampi ever -... 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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