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The Local Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
Downtown
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
+1 250-385-1999
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Alberta
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was at the Kitchen recently with my partner and had a memorable experience for many good reasons. The food was spectacular. We really enjoyed the calamari appetizer. It had an unusual coating - very light and not bready - and a very tasty but unique curry flavoured dipping sauce. I had the pork tenderloin, which I tho't was fantastic.... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a great outdoor atmosphere.There is a lovely patio.It is perfect for people watching.There is a wide variety of beers and bar snacks.The waitresses are friendly, helpful and very beautiful looking.

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Seattle, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Went here trying to find Monday night football. Sat up to the bar to watch. Great service and great vibe. The employees were very friendly and outgoing. I would return.

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Washington, DC
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had the most amazing appetizer of a hot pretzel with a dipping sauce that was so good we had to save it to dip our french fries into it.

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Eugene, Oregon
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for an afternoon beverage and snack. We sat outside, which was perfect for watching people pass. The beer menu offers something for every beer lover. The bar snacks are of generous portions.

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Douglas, Georgia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

After the Greyline "hop on & off" bus tour of Victoria, we asked the lady at the ticket kiosk about a good "local" place for lunch . She recommended "The Local". We walked about three blocks from the wharf and quickly found it. This was a great suggestion. They had a great menu selection of local seafood, burgers, wings,etc. Food... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The food is always very good here. Patio is a great place to hang and people watch on a nice day. Inside, there are lots of TVs so it's a great place to watch a game. My only complaint is that we had to sit inside that day and it was a bit smelly. I realize it is a pub... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant while in Victoria for the day. It started to rain so we ran inside and WOW! Sports TVs everywhere. Of course, it was Sunday and most NFL games were on. We opted to sit at the bar for a local Victoria draft beer, fries, chicken wrap and soup. All were fantastic! Hot, fresh, filling and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for patio drinks and an appt. The cheese pretzel came with a hot mustard and a cheese sauce. The cheese sauce tasted like refried beans and taco flavoured cheese. Weird. Prices are a bit steep, fantastic location.

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Asheville NC, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

You can have halibut or cod fish. I had the halibut and it was perfect. Let me say that I do not consider myself an expert on fish and chips, but based on flavor, freshness and crispness, its damn good. I got the two piece meal and it was plenty of food. The sauces are very tasty. The Philips Brewery... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-385-1999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?