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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
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Keizer, Oregon
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

I did not make it to the Harbour House on our first visit and was really looking forward to it this trip. Very quaint establishment with nice, soft jazz in the background. The service was mediocre, as our server seemed as though she did not enjoy her job. Not rude at all, but not friendly, either. The food was OK.... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

During our visit from Calgary made reservations to eat at this place. As it stated we needed to call I informed them that we were travelling from Calgary and would like to make my reservations by email which they were very accommodating. The atmosphere was great and the food and extraordinary. We were very impressed and the food was excellent.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We were walking around doing the tourist experience in Victoria BC and came across this restaurant by luck. Right away I knew I was underdressed as we opened the door and saw the tuxedo-dressed gentleman. Still, the restaurant staff were very cordial and friendly and my lack of dress didn't seem to be an issue. You can tell by the... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were traveling with our two adult granddaughters and on a recommendation from a friend we had dinner at Harbour House. From the time we walked in the door, we felt special and welcome. The host was dressed in a tuxedo, and the tables were covered in white linens and looked very elegant. Our waiter, George, made... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This is the second year in a row that we have gone to this restaurant. Where do I start? They treat us like part of the family, remembering our names! Bob and Roger are the best! The restaurant is like restaurants used to be....warm, attention to detail and clean. The Caesar salad made at our table was made the way... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Fine dining with friendly service. Their motto -- "we dress up so you do t have to" is very true. People were in jeans and good clothes. Food was superb, hot, and excellent.

Thank Kanng17
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We travelled to Victoria for a wedding and found this restaurant. The food we ordered was well presented and delicious. Bob our waiter has been there since it opened 37 years ago.He picked the red wine,desert and the specialty coffees and we were not dissapointed. He is a pleasant person with a personality to match...Prices were comparable to other restaurants.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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149 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

This restaurant is next door to the Best Western so we decided to eat here before going back to the states the next day. The food was fantastic! Steak and lobster..so good. Wine was very good. Our server made the salad at our table. The restaurant is very very nice. I can't say anything bad about our visit except we... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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294 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

I love the Harbour House and eat there every time I am in Victoria. I was with my mom this time and we met my cousin, who lives in Victoria, for dinner. He is in a wheelchair and the restaurant is very cozy but they accommodated him through the kitchen (back) door and gave us a spacious table by the... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?