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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 #136 of 1,085 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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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lancashire UK
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We didn't want to walk too far for our evening meal on our second night in Victoria so luckily this place was fairly close to our hotel. The ambience has an old fashioned French style about it added to by the fact that the waiters dress formally. The formal but friendly service was excellent. We had a table by the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

But it was deceptively expensive! The price was perhaps a tad on the extensively expensive side! Great waiter, very polite and helpful. The food was done just right, although the vegetables seemed a bit underdone, too much crunch to them. (older eater- false teeth!) Overall, a really great food experience

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant was near our hotel so we tried it out as we tried to hit as many different restaurants as we could. The atmosphere of the place is warm and inviting. The waiters dress up, are very friendly and attentive. Service was prompt and efficient. I had the steak and lobster and was not impressed. The steak was overdone... More

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Cheney, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

right around the corner from our B&B. Special was steak and lobster and the price was great. Service was excellent, friendly and very helpful. Steak and lobster was soooooo good. Right on the corner and people watching was fun. Hubby had seafood fettucini which he said was really good. Homemade raspberry sorbet was way good. Thumbs up on this place.

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Carthage, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Recently dined here, stumbling upon the place on a walk around town. Very good food, good service, excellent value. Had the fish special of the night which was delicious. Stop by this place for a meal you won't forget. Other than my water glass not being filled often enough, a very fine meal and reasonably priced in comparison to surrounding... More

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Liverpool, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While staying in the Inner Harbour area of Victoria, BC, in late May 2014, my husband and I decided to have an evening meal at the Harbour House restaurant, where he had enjoyed a dinner a number of years before. We hadn't made a reservation, so were prepared for there to be no free table, but the maitre d' welcomed... More

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