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“Expensive but very good. tf” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Crab Seafood House

Blue Crab Seafood House
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada (Formerly Blue Crab Bar & Grill) (James Bay)
+1 250-480-1999
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Ranked #66 of 1,083 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $16 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: James Bay
Cross street: Montreal Street
Description: Frommer's International Guide calls the Blue Crab Seafood House, the "best seafood spot in Victoria". Blue Crab Seafood House has earned a reputation for excellence in seafood and West Coast Cuisine. The daily specials take advantage of the local catches for the freshest of ingredients. With an Ocean View from every table that is impossible to beat! Featuring Local Dungeness Crab & Giant King Crab. Very Celiac Friendly. Winner of the 2005 People's Choice Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2003 to 2012, the Blue Crab Seafood House offers a wide selection of Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest, and new world wines, including a selection of both favourites and hard to find wines. The lounge offers a casual atmosphere to go along with its menu. Local favourites include Vancouver Island Tuna Tacos, Halibut Fish & Chips & Thai Fish Pot.
victoria BC
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“Expensive but very good. tf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

he view is terrific as you sit on the edge of Victoria's super busy and interesting Harbour. Giant picture window view from the dining rooms and the bar. Fresh, fresh delicious seafood ...but, did I say very expensive? Cha- ching. Yes! Portions are not generous. So it's more the view, and something elegantly delicious and tiny on your plate.

Visited August 2012
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Lynden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Great place to dine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Fresh delicious food..beautiful view...great service. Well known for it's fresh sea food and wine list.

Visited October 2012
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“Food with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a delicious dinner overlooking the harbor (most of the tables have a great view). The service was not rushed, the food was cooked perfectly, and the wine was delightful. Can't wait to go back

Visited October 2012
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“Disapointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Went to the Blue crab after reading a review in a guide book.We were very unhappy.They were out of the special Crab dish at 7PM.It was not crowded so this should not have been a problem.The food was average at best.The one thing it had going for it was the view watching the Seaplanes landing.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Heather P, Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Hello Steve,

Thank you for your feed-back. I really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. We strive not to just meet our guests expectations but to exceed them. This is of the highest priority to us as we like to create memories on top of giving outstanding food and service.
I apologize that the Feature Crab dish was unavailable for you that evening and that your overall impression did not live up to our high standards. I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you further about your visit. Please feel free to contact me directly @ h.power@coasthotels.com or 250-940-1109

Warm Regards,
Heather Power
Restaurant Manager
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“Very Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The food, atmo., and service were excellent, but the prices were quite high, hence the average rating.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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