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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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Excellent Value

We choose this restaurant one evening because it was close to our hotel and it had received good reviews on TripAdvisor for its Steak and Lobster Tail special. Its well-maintained decor reminded us of classy restaurants from the 1970s. We choose a table by one of the many windows looking out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

wonderful place to eat. Loved the waiters. The food was out of this world. Service was quick. Would love to go back and eat there again.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have dined at the Harbour House restaurant three times this year as it is one of our favourite eateries in downtown Victoria. Chris and his staff are fabulous and always go out of their way to ensure we are well taken care of. We try and get the table next to the wood burning fireplace which is our favourite.... More 

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st. johns
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was nice to speak with the owner in his native language. But the language here is food, service and excellence. We had to come here for two meals on our short Vacation. Everything we had was beyond anything we had tasted in our travels. The fire place, the elegance and service, the friendliness of all the staff. But the food,... More 

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Calgary
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We choose this restaurant one evening because it was close to our hotel and it had received good reviews on TripAdvisor for its Steak and Lobster Tail special. Its well-maintained decor reminded us of classy restaurants from the 1970s. We choose a table by one of the many windows looking out towards the harbour although we could also have had... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Been here a few times and every time it's wonderful. The food is great. Order the lobster bisque it's amazing. Nice little place to have a nice evening.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Elder friends and relatives from east and from south meet up in Victoria every year six years, they take a cab for dinner at Victoria Harbour House. We met up with them there. Staff were amazing until the waiter, "We're back and I feel like we know you now..." tiny disappointment, didn't even fain recognition (once a year I guess... More 

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Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ambience very good, service was excellent. However, the cuisine left much to be desired. We ordered lobster bisque, which was far creamier and somewhat more tasteless than we expected, or hoped for. Also ordered sole, and were extremely displeased with both the method of preparation (fried in a heavy batter), and the fact that it was certainly not sole (... More 

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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

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
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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