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The Surly Mermaid

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
9891 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 778-351-1544
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Seafood, Bar, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9891 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight was my third meal at The Surly Mermaid in as many weeks. The food was excellent as usual, the staff extremely pleasant & polite. The weather this evening was perfect for dining outside, the view of the marina riveting. Don't miss The Surly Mermaid.

Thank gloriainmexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was attracted to the name, and reviews seemed to be very favourable, so my wife and I had dinner on the Sunday evening of the Easter weekend. It was not overly busy and we were seated in a nice corner with windows on both...More

Thank CashandCarry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had eaten at this restaurant 2 years ago and were pleased to find it still in business. Once again we were not disappointed. It has a nice atmosphere, excellent food and very friendly and helpful staff. The prices are reasonable. We highly recommend it....More

Thank Travellers5710
Reviewed 13 April 2018

After busy days with too many activities in too many directions, I joined a friend for dessert and a glass of wine to have a quiet visit – we ended up at the Surly Mermaid because it looked inviting. Other guests were enjoying meals or a...More

Thank StrollingFootsteps
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We have been to the Surly Mermaid many times since their startup days, and both the food and service have risen to an awesome level. I would say without hesitation that this is the best restaurant in Sidney, and high on the list of Victoria’s...More

1  Thank BruneCa
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for some drinks and food. The drinks were great and the appetizers were awesome. There was live music and the restaurant decor was nice. We will do a repeat visit when we go to BC again.

Thank Evilyn7
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Had a great time here with girlfriends. I am a mermaid fan, and loved the few touches of mermaid decor in this restaurant. They had nice couch to wait/eat/drink if you chose. It is a busy place but the calamari was superb! I have had...More

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 30 March 2018

My first time here. Good service and great food. I tried the chicken stew and it was so good! Good flavour, filling and good value. My friend had the crispy oysters, they were interesting in the presentation but actually very good. The rest of the...More

Thank MegsSt
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night with family. Service was excellent and attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food, though the Salmon Wellington and Fish Tacos we’re particular favorites. Beautiful views of the marina and delicious food. Highly recommend!

Thank GlasseventsYYC
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This place s a great place for a meal. It’s next to the water, and has a beautiful atmosphere. The food is better than pub-food. Staff are friendly and attentive. I ate there twice and was satisfied on both occasions. Family friendly. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter O
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Cathy S
24 March 2018|
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Response from Sarah M | Property representative |
Hi Cathy! Mexican night is on Thursday, beginning at 5pm. (:
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9891 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 778-351-1544
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