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ferris' oyster bar and grill

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
+1 250-360-1824
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“baked oysters” (67 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (40 reviews)
“seafood” (90 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were at Ferris last night for dinner. Great food with good variety of choices. Average meal around $15 - $24. Drinks are reasonable. Good wine and local beers selection. Very casual. Patio out back and in front. Recommend it for a casual, layback meal...More

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel (Fairmont Empress Hotel) recommended this place because we were looking for an oyster house. They had a great pack patio with heaters which was really nice. Didn't seem like the staff was well trained or very professional because she served our bottle of...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food with decent service but not exciting. The french fries were very average. Serving sizes were on the large size and some good desserts even if the selection was limited to five items. We did not want seating outside but were seated in a...More

Thank Godguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit we were glancing at the menu posted outside and someone who was walking in said to us something like, "This is the best place for seafood in Victoria." We went in and ordered raw oysters, then ordered more; then returned for...More

Thank jm5445
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our final meal as a tour group here and the food was very good. I had a mixed green salad with apples and goats cheese plus a vinaigrette, followed by an excellent piece of cod wrapped in prosciutto with lentils I finished with...More

Thank Aussie135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

luv ur burgers especially the nut variety. had great phone service and a warm welcome when i pocked up the order. all great except the dregs of the fries were theown in the order and were cold and dry. next time i'll ask for fresh...More

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic oyster appetizer and amazing Malay seafood curry entree with great service. What more can you ask for?

Thank alanfromvictoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after reading some excellent reviews. Nice interior decor. Great music. The meal is very flavourful with fresh seafood ingredients in great forms of presentation, but overall too salty. Had to water down the chowder, and the bouillabaisse was very rich in flavour but...More

Thank Cynthia Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a three course meal option for two which is a good deal, with shared appetizers and dessert. Great raw oysters and the baked oysters were interesting too. I recommend the squid appetizer.

Thank starlitsky3311
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, the oyster samples and the mussels were amazing, so fresh and delicious! Great service as well, the atmosphere very casual and pleasant. Fair price would come back for sure!

Thank Aline Cristine B
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Dave C
22 October 2017|
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Response from alugirl1947 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time of year. Summer time I definitely would make a reservation. Bar seating is actually a lot of fun with lively conversations.
21 May 2017|
Response from Kewarner | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was.
5 July 2016|
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Response from Norrtravellers | Reviewed this property |
Yes- Buck a shuck= Mon - Friday 3to 5 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-360-1824
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Three restaurants in one location; the more casual downstairs Grill, serving burgers seafood & pastas, the upstairs Oysterbar serving local seafood & steaks with a Mediterranean flare, and the next door Perro Negro, serving Spanish tapas.
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