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Blue Crab Seafood House

) #23 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$$$ Seafood, , Soups
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-480-1999
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“blue crab” (179 reviews)
“crab cakes” (66 reviews)
“seafood” (116 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed today

We had ad-hoch dinner here on a Saturday night when a nearby rstaurant would only offer us a table 2 hours later.initially we were scenically but we left and had got an excellent dinner with good service and nothing to complain about - a bit...More

Thank Diwi1950
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whole thing was great! Loved the crab cakes and loved the scallop risotto! It was soo good! And having the view of the water well eating is very nice! Would eat here again!

Thank Chelseyjmiles
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dining experience. The seafood and fish had interesting preparations and were delicious. Our request for a table facing the harbor was honored and Craig was an excellent waiter. Food, view, service were all excellent.

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Prompt service, all staff were attentive and polite. Food was well cooked and presented. Had a window view that looked out over the beautiful Victoria harbour

1  Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a party of 5 that stopped in Victoria near the end of our Alaskan cruise. We walked to the restaurant from the pier and are very glad we did. We found the staff to be excellent, the food was outstanding, and due to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a free concert at the Bateman Centre, a friend and I had dinner at the Blue Crab Seafood House. Seafood was great; crab cakes, chowder and I had a heaping bowl of fresh Salt Spring Island mussels swimming in a yummy cream with heirloom...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I held a cocktail and appy event at this location after a day of conference sessions held at the Empress. From inquiry to booking, staff made the process efficient, clear and easy. The view was amazing, the food was extremely good but the best part...More

2  Thank chelsa421
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely view from the restaurant (and some rooms) Blue Crab Restaurant is 5 star - delicious food. Extremely friendly servers in the cocktail lounge. So relaxing after a long day sightseeing to sit and enjoy a beverage and feel so welcome.

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2  Thank E8186UDlynnb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited after hearing a lot of hype around it. For the price and trying to bill itself as fine seafood, i would have expected a bit more in terms of venue class. The tables were dirty and tired but then again, i didn't come for...More

2  Thank spoonsie22
Niky A, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are lucky to be surrounded by the Pacific waters and hence we offer one of the finest seafoods in the world! Oysters are delivered fresh daily. I am sorry to hear you were unwell. Upon thorough investigation, I can share with you that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the Blue Crab as it was recommended by a few of the locals as one of the better seafood restaurants in Victoria. We opted for the seafood for two menu which was on the pricey side but this was our nice honeymoon...More

1  Thank fultilt
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what are the lunch hours and where is lunch served?
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.
what time is lunch and where is it served?
24 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.
Gluten free items
23 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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 45
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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
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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