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Blue Crab Seafood House

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146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada (Formerly Blue Crab Bar & Grill) (Montreal Street)
+1 250-480-1999
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Alberta, Canada
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246 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view of the harbor is the star of this restaurant. The food was good, but in this market good is not good enough. There are so many excellent dining options in downtown Victoria, I probably would not return. I don't know if the restaurant was unusually busy or if they were short staffed, but our waiter was also very... More 

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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant the other day.... the location is lovely... they have a great price fix menu until the end of the month. The service was top notch!

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Calgary
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visit the restaurant every time we are in Victoria, normally multiple times. We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. It is a place we can recommend highly. The food is excellent. The service is second to none. The view of the inner harbour is what tops it off for us. To truly enjoy the experience, allow yourself plenty... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, great views attentive staff. Even though it was very full for brunch, we still felt intimate.

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1 Thank Rayswt
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. I am pleased to know you enjoyed your breakfast, service and the lovely view of the inner harbour. That makes for a perfect brunch! We hope to see you again, soon! Thank you. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Victoria, and feel quite passionate about and local sustainable seafood. Seeing all the rave reviews for this restaurant, I decided to give it another try. Of course, it is lovely to be able to eat while looking out over the inner harbour. I started with the crab cakes and a mixed greens, sliced pear, blue claire and... More 

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1 Thank Lynette B
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Lynette. I am glad to know you enjoyed our Crab cakes, salad and the signature risotto. However, I am disappointed your over all dining experience was not as enjoyable. I have shared your comments with the Executive Chef and his culinary team. I must assure you this is not the level of service we provide... More 

Vancouver Island
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the blue crab for dinner a few days ago with my wife and a friend. The atmosphere was very pleasant and there is a great view of the harbour. The service was also good, and the waiter was kind enough to serve the pub menu in the restaurant when we requested it. The quality of the food was... More 

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Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you had a good time at the Blue Crab. The view of the harbour is indeed very special in the evenings! We look forward to your next visit to the Blue Crab. Until then. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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1,617 reviews
778 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at this establishment, sorry that we had not tried this restaurant sooner! We came for our 44th. anniversary dinner, we were sat at a window table with a fantastic view of the waterside. Our dining experience was enhanced by the service provided by our server Craig D. My wife went with the steak (cooked perfectly) and I choose... More 

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1 Thank sashakeena
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely compliments! Wow! I am delighted to know how much you enjoyed the food and the service, and the unmatched view of the inner harbour. We strive to not only meet, but exceed guest expectations and it feels wonderful to know we have succeeded. I will be sure to share your comments with Craig and the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner after we checked into the hotel. We ordered crab cakes, a salad, salmon and the mussels/clams in red curry. All dishes were excellent! The service was terrific and the view of the harbour was beautiful! Highly recommend that you make reservations as the restaurant was still full at 8:30 at night!

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1 Thank Janet C
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review

Thank you much for your lovely review, Janet! The view of the harbour is just splendid in the evenings. We are indeed very lucky! We strive to deliver our best food and service every time; it is wonderful to know you had a fantastic experience with us at the Blue Crab. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Salem, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night for dine around to celebrate our anniversary. Food was incredible. Portions are large and everything was cooked to perfection. The shuttle service even shuttled us back across town for free.

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1 Thank Erika J
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Erika. My team is very happy to know you enjoyed the food and had a good evening at the Blue Crab! It was your anniversary dinner and you deserve it! Please let us know when you will be returning as my team would love to welcome you back to the Blue Crab. More 

Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out tonight to The Blue Crab, for Dine Around... As always the meal was fantastic, service great and an all around wonderful evening... The best restaurant in Victoria...

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1 Thank Lynn C
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this review

"The best restaurant in Victoria" - wow! Thank you for the compliment. I am thrilled to know you enjoyed the food and the service and had a lovely evening at the Blue Crab! I will be sure to share your wonderful praise with my entire team. Lynn, we look forward to your next visit. Until then. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $45
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada (Formerly Blue Crab Bar & Grill)
    (Montreal Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-480-1999
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.

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