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“Waterfront dining and beautiful sunset”
Review of Canoe Brewpub

Canoe Brewpub
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$55.96*
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Downtown Victoria Craft Beer and Culinary Tour
Ranked #2 of 26 Nightlife in Victoria
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Owner description: Great handcrafted beer, a diverse award-winning wine list, a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking - all in one stunning location!
Ladner, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Waterfront dining and beautiful sunset”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

My girlfriend and I were in Victoria for a business trip, but wanted to have one dinner that was fun and frivolous. She suggested the Canoe Brewpub. We walked down the hill to the entrance and were greeted outside by very friendly hostesses. They offered us inside or outside seating. As it was a gorgeous sunny evening, we chose outside, and had an umbrella shaded table adjacent to the water, with a great view.

The brewpub offers a variety of their own beers, we each had something different (one dark and one light), both were great. The menu offered a range of choices (without being one of those annoying menus with pages and pages of discordant foods), and the descriptions were all enticing.

We had the salmon and a pasta dish. The pasta was to be served with sausage, but the waitress was more than happy to substitute chicken for me instead. Both meals were perfect portion sizes, with a good helping of vegetables, very flavourful sauces and perfectly cooked.

We didn't stay for desert, but rather sat enjoying the late evening sun as it dropped slowly to the horizon.

The staff were friendly without being overly "in your face", the food was good, the prices were reasonable, the beer was great. I would certainly return again.

Visited September 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Over-priced,over-hyped and totally underwhelming”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Canoe has a nice view of the inner harbor. But if you come here to enjoy a meal, there are many better options which will likely appreciate your business rather than make you feel as though you an imposition.

We visited for a late lunch, sat outdoors and had a sunglasses clad waiter with the enthusiasm of a gravedigger. We ordered the seafood special which was over cooked, a flat bread pizza that was on par with something from the freezer case in your local grocery and an order of fish and chips which appeared to be more like fish and whatever was left in the fry basket. Just as uninspired as it gets. That meal along with two beers and cider amounted to nearly $70... in part because our apathetic and difficult to find waiter failed to give us the happy hour discount even after prompted.

There are much nicer locally sourced restaurants very close by that are MUCH better fairly close by. This place's reputation escapes me. It was just plain boring and the service was not good.

Visited September 2011
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“Terrible service!”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

We were there last week on a two day getaway, we went to have a couple drinks, they always have great drinks! It took almost 20 minutes to get our first drink, and we sat there with empty glasses for another 10 minutes!! Are server wasn't busy we came at 2 pm after the lunch rush. Then she informed us we had to eat because of where we were sitting. We order an appy and then she went to the table next to us and told them that the appys went on sale in 10 minutes!! I called her over to ask her why she never told us, and she said she forgot and walked away!! So over all nice place 3rd time there, service needs major work!!

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Puyallup, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“You could skip it!”
Reviewed May 4, 2010

If you don't make it here, don't worry. It was an average experience & I almost forgot we went here. The burger & fries were tasteless. The beer was good!

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BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good beer, decent pub food”
Reviewed April 24, 2010

We've been here a few times now, the beer is pretty good & so is the food.

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