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“Disappointed Experience” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses

Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses
308 Catherine St., Victoria, British Columbia V9A 3S8, Canada (Victoria West)
+1 250-386-2739
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Ranked #143 of 1,107 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $8 - $21
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Victoria West
Cross street: Esquimalt Road
Transit: The BC Transit #25 public city bus stops directly in front of Spinnakers. Big bus hop on/hop off service also stops directly in front of the property. Akal Airporter service from Victoria International airport is available, with drop off on site. The Victoria Harbour Ferries stop is a short 5-minute walk away, ask the captain for directions.
Description: Spinnaker's Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouses is a place that offers it all! Open seven days a week 8:00 am - 11:00 pm, guests are welcome to stop by any time of day to enjoy fresh, local food and great beer!
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“Disappointed Experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went on a Saturday night, which is understandable that it would be busy. We managed to find a table upstairs on the patio with an incredible view. However, four servers walked by us, and not one of them asked us in the twenty minutes we were there if we would like a menu or anything to drink. It was quite disappointing service, so we opted to leave and go somewhere else. I hope others have more pleasant experiences, as I was looking forward to trying the beer and food. We will probably not try this again if we are ever in Victoria.

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Seattle
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“Great friendly service and excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stopped in at 6pm on a Saturday night looking for dinner after our ferry got in. Of course they were incredibly busy with a long wait. However, the hostess quickly managed to fit us in at spare table and we had a very good dinner---smoked salmon pizza, fish and chips, spinach beet chevre salad and chowder were all well made, fresh and delicious.

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Whistler
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“great food too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have been 4 or 5 times and have enjoyed every visit. They make lots of styles of beers and do it very well. I am easy to please as I appreciate all well made beers, I generally opt for the freshest keg or the cask offering of the day. The location, view and room are all pretty awesome. What surprised me at first was the quality of the food, its very very good. Ive have an excellent pizza, fantastic salad and a great sandwich. Spinnaker's should be successful for a long long time.

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Victoria, Canada
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“Gotta love Spinnakers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

After several lunches there, always good, went for dinner in April and it is still sooo good. The place was packed, the service was flawless and the atmosphere just what you want. The water views always amaze and I would recommend this great pub to anyone who asks. Had one of the best pizzas I can remember, Moonstruck Beddis Blue cheese, caramalised pears and more. Can't wait to try it again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spinnakers G, Guest Relations Manager at Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Hi Pamela, I'm so happy to hear you had great food and great service. We look forward to having you again. Our menu changes seasonally and I'm sure you will find some items that catch your eye!
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“Great food, beer, value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I just love this restaurant - the various brews are exceptional, the service is terrific, the food is consistently good. Lovely dinner, looking out on the back property, the water, the pathway. Super.

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