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Victoria Harbour House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
James Bay
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607 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4W9, Canada
+1 250-386-1244
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very traditional "almost stepping back in time"- not being critical; the service was good as was the food. I can't give it an "excellent" rating, though food was very good. There are many choices in this city, so wouldn't make this my first choice, but if you're there for more than a few days, I'd give it a try.

Thank KKJK1228
Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice restaurant overlooking a park with a wide range of food sure to appeal to a wide range of clients, Solid service.

Thank TravelOften1968
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Francine and her staff did a great job preparing for our party of 11 guests. They decorated the area with balloons and banners. Our waiter was great with the right amount of humour and attentiveness. The food was very good, the ambiance excellent and the chocolate truffle cake was a delicious surprise! Harbour House is on our list for our... More 

Thank Brian M
Campbell River, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Were met by hostess at our reservation time and were led past a number of empty tables to a table for two in an area where all the rest of the tables were occupied. We asked if we could have a table in the area with no others wanting a nice quiet dinner together. Hostess said rather brusquely "No", the... More 

Thank stantoafrica2010
Victoria, Canada
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145 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

After waiting until 4 weeks before Christmas (most nice restaurants sold out) we found this cozy restaurant that served a basic turkey dinner like Mom used to make (well my Mom anyway). Lovely little mixed salad, warm rolls minus the brussel sprouts. What made it fantastic was our fun waiter Bob who was more like a fun uncle joining you... More 

Thank Baxterthetravelguy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

The tables were dressed with pressed white linen, truly all the hallmarks of an upper class establishment. The only complaint I would have about the atmosphere was the heat (or lack thereof). Our table was consistently bombarded with a cold breeze. One of the waiters remarked about how cold it was and joked about turning off the air conditioning as... More 

Thank zacia
Victoria, Canada
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Excellent service, delicious food. Their ribs are melt in your mouth, falling off the bone. The appetizer special of scallops were the best!

Thank Gail M
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

We had the 6.30 seating, the four of us. We had a choice of three different dinners and soup or salad before. A dessert , no choice after. We had steak, with veggies and potatoes! The steaks, all four, were cold and tough, veggies very sparse, one small roasted potato. We paid 65 per person and taxes and gratuity on... More 

Thank mejan b
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Loved the atmosphere. The staff were great, attentive without being a nuisance. The Matre de was polite and cheerful, the waitress paid attention to our orders and my "peculiar food restrictions". She recommended a non-alcoholic drink choice when my choice could not be made due to circumstances beyond the restaurant's control. The view was great and it was pleasantly quiet... More 

Thank HaruWindsong
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We get to Victoria every other year and have had a great evening meal at Harbour House during each trip. The food is consistent and excellent. The Caesar Salad, made at the table is one of the best you will experience. A little pricey but very good. We have had Bob as our waiter on our last two trips. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-386-1244

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