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The Local Kitchen

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American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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1205 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T9, Canada
(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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vancouver, canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Victoria and end up at this bar/ restaurant. The ambiance is good it is at the heart of city! A great place to hang out at night!

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Thank marivic_10
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to eat and a good selection on the menu. The atmosphere in the outdoor seating was very nice except for the fact that the tables were very close together and there was not a lot of room to enjoy the surroundings.

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Thank Andrew P
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local was fantastic from the view, food to service. Highly recommend. The Caesars were fantastic. I was sitting at the tables by the sidewalk and the man behind me kept bumping me so I asked if I could move to a different table prehaps in the shade as there were many open tables and they took "10 mins to talk."... More 

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Thank Yoko E
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is only so so. Servers are not very professional. EVERY TIME I have come to this place there is a brood of them at the front entrance just chatting. The absolute first thing that you should always do if you are the first person a customer sees is say hello. The only person who I could count on every... More 

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Thank tanyamaria2015
Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very fresh and well-prepared food. Flowers everywhere on patio. Even if the line is too long for the patio, have lunch at the bar. Really personable bartenders, same great food. More reasonable then most places. Would go back again. (and already ate there twice on vacation).

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Thank 49jbk
knox city, tx
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch. Got a table outside amongst all the beautiful flowers and hanging baskets. Service was good and staff was friendly. Weather was perfect. We had the fish and chips. Was very good. Had a crisp crunchy batter that we all enjoyed. Great place to hang out and enjoy the gorgeous weather.

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Thank hounds20
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341 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had a "girls lunch" here. She had chicken caeser. I had ahi tuna salad. Both were excellent. Large outdoor patio with lots of flowers. Service was friendly and attentive. Great location right across from the water. Definitely recommend.

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Thank PismoLulu
Iowa
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The blackened halibut burger was outstanding. Casual atmosphere but good quality eats! Wait staff was attentive and pleasant.

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Thank Sallie80
Eugene, Oregon
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were able to accommodate a group of 10 at two tables. The place was lively and packed, so don't go if you want a quiet spot for a conversation. The drinks were good and the food was certainly above average. Location is good for the tourist crowd at downtown hotels.

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Thank Ross000777
Ottawa
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in the other night for a drink and had to try the "Frisco Garlic Fries" with Asiago cheese, Parsley and Serrano Chilli Mayo. I decided to have a favourite "Fat Tug" IPA (as I was only having 1) and my Girl had Red wine, Sangria. Our Yellow Labrador Retriever was allowed to sit just outside the Patio, near... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (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?