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Canoe Brewpub

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
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450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
+1 250-361-1940
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Two people and we both were very unhappy. We were served iceberg lettuce to be used with chicken in a make your own wraps. We are both foodies and good cooks. We tried and tried to explain to the waitress it was the wrong lettuce... impossible lunch. Ate what we could and left - never to return. Maybe in a... More 

Thank Brenda H
Alberta, Canada
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice brew pub, I can believe it really rocks when the weather is good being on the water. Enjoyed the service, beer, and excellent fish and chips!

Thank Murray2805
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our brunch at Canoe! Tourist prices for Victoria but really good quality food. Liked the high ceilings in the main room and comfortable seating. The beer is excellent but on the high IBU end. Serve was ok

Thank blbaj2015
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We bring all our visitors to this pub and have never been disappointed with service or food. Excellent beer, great menu and a fantastic patio! Looking forward to the sunny days and sitting outside!

Thank dannyrowan88
Sidney, Canada
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We do love this place, my preference is when its quieter, in the winter. Summer outside on the patio is awesome as well, but there are soooo many people. Winter is more personal, same great beer in all seasons!

Thank iFosser
Salem, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great ! A little disappointed that they don't have ranch for fries. Beer was great as well. We found the prices to be very reasonable and the service was fantastic!!

Thank Erika J
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Victoria for a few days where there are numerous excellent pubs but this was by far the worst. Food was horrible, husband the chicken sani, hard to find any chicken and I had the cobb salad which was a big chunk of iceberg lettuce with a drizzle of watery blue cheese/dressing and little else on the plate.... More 

2 Thank Mary A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in a condo across the street from the Canoe Brewpub so we made a habit of stopping in for happy hour. The location overlooks the water and has nice sunset views. Looks like they have really nice outdoor seating for when the weather is warmer too. Food seemed a bit pricey but drinks were reasonably... More 

Thank Dan S
Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a large group, but no opportunity for conversation. Lots of noisy, shouting people. Pork schnitzel like shoe leather. Overbreaded and overcooked. Mashed potatoes bland. Kale-blah! Steak sandwich ordered medium well, came very rare.

2 Thank Annieo48
Sultan, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place and will go back again. Great service and the dark beer was excellent. The food was also top notch and not overpriced.

Thank Glenn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-361-1940
Located at the foot of downtown Victoria's historic Chinatown, CANOE features waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria's Inner Harbour. Come down to CANOE for great handcrafted beer, real food made with care and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking, it's a perfect place to share good times with friends and family of all ages! The timeless waterfront location, soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere for gatherings large or small. Reservations and families are welcome in the restaurant area.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?