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Marina Restaurant

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1327 Beach Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2N4, Canada (at The Oak Bay Marina)
+1 250-598-8555
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to this beautiful spot in the Oak Bay Marine because our previous experience had been fantastic with all of our kids and grandchildren. This visit was a dinner for two with a front row table to savour the views. We had the specials...Halibut and Arctic Char done to absolute perfection.

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2 Thank Jeff S
Management response:

Thank yo so much for your wonderful review! I am glad that you enjoyed both the halibut and char. We have a special room and our menu boasts seafood that is 100% sustainable. It is always nice to hear when someone has exactly the experience we have built our reputation on and are willing to write about it. Sincerely- Jeff... More 

Victoria, Canada
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I keep resolving never to come here again but the view is so nice that I have done so again . So far I have been waiting for over 90 minutes for my entree . There are several empty tables so goodness knows what it is like on a busy evening. No explanation or apologies from the servers , this... More 

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Thank RobM1
Management response:

Dear Rob, I am both sorry and dumbfounded to hear of your experience. Our kitchen is usually not slow even on a busy night and I am not aware of anyone ever waiting 90 minutes for their dinner. I have a manager on every shift to ensure guest satisfaction and neither myself nor any other manager is aware of your... More 

Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Besides the poor service almost everything we ordered suffered from ingredient substitutions that we weren't informed of. Our comments about it fell on deaf ears. For example, the tabbouleh salad was made with orzo instead of bulgar and they insisted that it was made according to the chef's whim and he was a professional. In short the same "whim" applied... More 

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Thank themacneills2015
Management response:

I am so sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations on this day. We take our service and our menu very seriously and I assure you no feedback falls on deaf ears. As for the tabbouleh salad you are correct that traditionally it comes with bulgar wheat but with the amount of celiacs and wheat... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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189 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had a late lunch here recently. Clam Chowder was delightful - thick and creamy with lots of clams and potatoes. Bread was fresh and warm . Sushi was well prepared. a spicy caesar was very spicy!! We love coming here when we are in town!

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1 Thank Geoff S
Management response:

Thanks for your great review Geoff! We are proud of all of 100% Ocean Wise menu which includes both the chowder and the sushi. In fact the Caesar mix we use on our signature Caesar menu is also 100% certified from Walter Craft Caesar Mix out of Vancouver. And of course we couldn't be more proud of our in house... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This has been a favorite in my family for years. The new menu is poor.....burgers and $21 dollars sole and chips...give your head a shake. The oysters and chips are $16 and you get 3 oysters....the bourguignonne was disappointing with two small pieces of beef. It left me hungry. Food was average but not up to par. Sorry to have... More 

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Thank retepremhel
Management response:

I'm sorry to hear that our new menu was not up to the standard you expect from us. Our burger meat comes fresh from Two Rivers Meats who specialize in small ethically run farms throughout BC and the sole comes in fresh and is 100% sustainable which is important to us as well which is why these may be more... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was taken there for dinner by my daughter and husband, and what an excellent choice! Not only is The Marina easily accessible, with loads of parking, it is located in a beautiful spot along Victoria's famous Beach Drive. We were warmly greeted and shown our table; our server was very friendly and kindly offered to help us to make... More 

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Thank MrJWY
Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Booked a week ahead for a birthday lunch and asked for a window table - no problem she says. Our table was the last booth by the entry area to the kitchen no bathrooms. While the booth was comfortable and roomie it was very busy and no a great view. Very disappointed 😔 Food was good as was the wait... More 

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Thank RLM767
Management response:

I am sorry for the miscommunication of your table request and I understand your disappointment. We are always happy to make note of the request and do our best to accommodate but it should have been noted that we can not guarantee tables. I will follow up with our host team. I am glad that the food and service were... More 

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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Thankyou for offering Victoria such a splendid Destination ... all 5 stars ... service , ambience , food , view , especially DESSERT made with artistic flare and delicious taste by the Phamous Rachelle :) the Bugs loved it ... you made our special night very special

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1 Thank Natalino B
Management response:

We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful evening! Thank you for the review. Jeff Keenliside, General Manager More 

Victoria, British Columbia
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We go there 2-3 times a year for the Sunday Brunch and this last visit did not disappoint. A great choice including breakfast choices of made to order omelette and great egg benedict. There also was a small assortment of seafood and sushi, four salads and four main dishes plus vegetables and rice. A good assortment of dessert, but only... More 

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Thank JYF54
Management response:

Thank you for such a glowing review! We look forward to seeing you again! Jeff Keenliside, General Manager More 

Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I visited the Marina Restaurant for lunch and enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely. It was a terribly stormy day but the view of the marina was great. There were sea otters loitering on the dock in the snow. The menu was creative but not overwhelming and the quality ingredients were evident. I had planked salmon and... More 

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Thank rookietravlr
Management response:

Thank you for your great review of the Marina Restaurant! Glad that we were a nice escape from the stormy day. I like your description of our food as "creative but not over overwhelming" and that the quality ingredients were evident! We pride ourselves on sustainable seafood and the bread, like everything on our menu, is made lovingly in house... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Sushi, Canadian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1327 Beach Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2N4, Canada
    (at The Oak Bay Marina)
  • Public Transportation: Route #8 stops in our parking lot. Route #2 stops two blocks away.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-598-8555

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