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Victoria Harbour House Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
James Bay
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607 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4W9, Canada
+1 250-386-1244
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4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Campbell River, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Victoria, Canada
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144 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Baxterthetravelguy
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank zacia
Victoria, Canada
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Gail M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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TACOMA
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Shrimp scampi is amazing!! The steak and lobster is good but not great!! The greek potatoes sounded exciting but actually were flat but nicely cooked. Loved the zucchini and real carrots. Very tasty!! The waiter was fabulous and verrrry helpful!

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The Harbour House is a very nice place to dine. The décor is filled with history and the layout is good. We arrived without a reservation and they managed to seat us. We found the staff to be very friendly and our waiter was super. He had a fine sense of humor and made the meal that much better. The... More 

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Little River
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We found this restaurant close to our hotel and after a day of walking, we couldn't have gone much further. But sometimes you just stumble into the nicest places. Our waiter, Bob, was dressed in a tuxedo. (Who wears tuxes anymore?) We were dressed casually, but made to feel right at home. The menu offered local items, lots of fish.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?