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Seahorses Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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799 Verdier Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M1C5, Canada
09:30 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
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Vic, Spain
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Quaint wooden structure on pilings located on Brentwood Bay. Fast and efficient service. Most of the offerings are "home-cooked." Excellent salads and soups. A great place for lunch

1 Thank Norm B
Central Saanich, Canada
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Went to the Seahorse Cafe for lunch with the girls on a beautiful Saturday. We were sitting on the deck and it took awhile to get service. One of the girls is vegetarian and they did not have a lot of vegetarian items. We did not order any items that needed a lot of preparations, I ordered soup and a... More 

Thank patrjar
Victoria, Canada
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a great little spot that is often overlooked. It is located just to the right of the Mill Bay Ferry ramp in Brentwood Bay, Victoria. It has nice outdoor seating and the service is friendly and accommodating. It also has cute indoor seating. I loved the mermaid wrap with yam fries. In the evening this casual cafe transforms... More 

Thank SVict2004
Duncan, Canada
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We walked on the Ferry to Brentwood Bay for lunch! Right as the ferry was pulling in we saw a restaurant right beside it! What a perfect location! The service and food was great! The view was outstanding you could watch the boats go by and the kayakers. (Which they rent Kayaks at the seahorse café)! They don’t have a... More 

1 Thank amanda5805
Opelika, Alabama
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Good food and great views of the area describe this restaurant. We stopped for lunch at this cafe located on the boat dock and enjoyed a wonderful lunch, mostly sandwiches. Some did order dessert. Staff was friendly and pleasant. We enjoyed watching the samll craft come in and out of the water area. It is a favorite of the locals.

1 Thank Joanne H
Victoria, Canada
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Right on the bay with open windows on nice days, the seahorse is a relaxing replace to enjoy a beverage or two and have a great dinner. Small and unassuming, great food, service, and view. Can't ask for much more.

3 Thank whistler4me
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

errible service and terrible, over priced food. I don't blame the staff, they were obviously overwhelmed and not properly (or at all?) trained. I blame the owner for allowing this to happen and for just not caring about his customers. The final insult added to the injury was the "two pieces of fish and chips" for $18 dollars. Given the... More 

3 Thank Simon W
Sidney, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Good food,and a very frindly staff. A slightly more formal dresscode fo the waiters would be nice. Anyway we will be back.

Thank Britt K
Victoria, Canada
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

The Seahorses Cafe is adjacent to the Brentwood Bay ferry dock. It's on the waterfront, actually over the water at high tide. The predominant view is of the dock and beach below. There's lots of seating inside and outside. I was part of a group for lunch at Seahorses on a warm, sunny afternoon. We ate at tables on the... More 

Thank Bob2885
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

My wife and I had a bit of desert here. The ambiance of the restaurant on a dock was splendid. Fantastic brownies!

1 Thank David M

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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
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 13
American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 799 Verdier Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M1C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: 12505441565
We are a local Family owned lunch restaurant located on the water in Beautiful Brentwood Bay. We offer a diverse lunch menu with gluten friendly options, and a breakfast bun to satisfy you egg lovers out there. We cater to private events/functions, and are fully licensed making our picturesqu venue a perfect spot for your special event.

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