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Blue Crab Seafood House

) #21 of 909 Restaurants in Victoria ££££ Seafood, , Soups
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-480-1999
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“blue crab” (184 reviews)
“crab cakes” (68 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
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LOCATION
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 777 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here. The location and the view are very nice. The restaurant is directly near the harbour walk and you have a nice view on the sea. But the food was not very good and quite pricy! There are much better restaurants in...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant last night. I have three complaints. First, we were seated at a table where the sun kept shining in my face. I had to make three separate requests to have the shade lowered, rather than them anticipating that the sun...More

1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food is quite good, had the King Crab and streak, mussels to start. We waited a long time for the crab and steaks, server said that there were new staff in the kitchen. Overall still a very good visit and we were glad to...More

1  Thank 998MichaelW998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a weekend away in Victoria and decided to walk to Fisherman's Wharf from downtown. We came upon this place on the way and decided to stop for lunch. It was a great decision! The patio has an incredible view, and very comfortable...More

3  Thank Dawn D
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely compliments, Dawn. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your lunch at the Blue Crab patio. We are also happy to know you enjoyed the food and the service, and the spectacular view of the inner harbour from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

SOOOOO glad we went over to the Blue Crab in the Coast Hotel Victoria for lunch during our trip!!! We went for lunch and it was upstairs on a deck and the view of the activity in the Inner Harbour was exceptional - very entertaining....More

2  Thank C1556WNsandran
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for recommending us. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed the overall Blue Crab experience. I absolutely agree with you about the spectacular views of the inner harbour. The sea planes land and take off, the ferry boats and the water...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived into Victoria around 9:30 pm and hadn't eaten anything so i went to the Blue Crab as it was recommended on an app on my cell. I don't know if it was how I was dressed but the server we had was overly...More

3  Thank TravellingCato
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking your time to share your comments. We are sorry for the experience you had at the Blue Crab. I encourage you to contact me directly at n.ahluwalia@coasthotels.com for additional feedback. I assure you this is not a typical Blue Crab experience....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant at the port of Victoria off a cruise ship. The atmosphere is rather elegant and I suggest a smart casual approach. The crab sampler is great! The service is first class with Mike being our waiter. We will definitely go there...More

1  Thank PBaker5485
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely compliments! We are lucky to be surrounded by one of the finest seafoods in the world. So we try to serve local and fresh food as much as possible. Mike has been with us for over twenty five years and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we had very little time in port, we found this place via trip advisor. Though we didn't have a reservation and from the curt behavior from the hostess, we really should have made one, we were still able to get a table. We are...More

1  Thank Furjennings
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation. I am pleased we could accommodate you on a busy night. We, at the Blue Crab, strive to exceed guest expectations, and it feels wonderful to know how much your party and you enjoyed the dining experience at the Blue...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation but when we arrived while the waiter was preparing our table we noticed a couple leaving their table in the lounge up against the window so we asked if we could have that one and we very happy to have it!...More

1  Thank Tyler G
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for recommending us, Tyler. It is great to know how much you enjoyed the local Dungeness Crab meal, the service and the spectacular view of the inner harbour at the Blue Crab. You are very welcome to visit us again at the Blue...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to dine in Victoria. I wouldn't say anything is great but is good to very good. I had oysters along with the sockeye salmon which made for a nice meal. BTW, why isn't king salmon available st any restaurant which...More

1  Thank n2r49rs
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jamesgal1077
24 May 2017|
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Response from retepremhel | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. believe lunch is from 11-3 and it is in the dining room area.
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jamesgal1077
23 May 2017|
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Response from DLTE | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea as to what their lunch hours are. Lunch would be in the Blue Crab restaurant as is breakfast and dinner. As you appear to be local, why not call the restaurant and ask.
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artayl0r
22 April 2017|
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Response from DLTE | Reviewed this property |
My wife is celiac and she had no issues. There are gluten free menu items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$48
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-480-1999
  • E-mail
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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