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Blue's Bayou Cafe

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899 Marchant Rd., Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1B5, Canada
+1 250-544-1194
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Today
11:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Feels like the Caribbean man. Grab a beer and some food and feel the burn. Great for boat watching in the marina right next door, and easy to jump in a rented kayak before or after!

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Thank Bruce S
Nanaimo, Canada
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is great, with wonderful views. Parking is down the road though. It's a single lane, and you drive right by the cafe to get to the parking. It's about 100 paces, give or take, to get back to the cafe. If we had known this ahead of time, I would have stopped our vehicle in front of the... More 

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Thank J0an123
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice now and although a little pricey, the food is really good. The ribs are great, and my husband really liked the jambalaya! Service was slow both times but luckily we weren't in a rush. Beautiful deck with views on the ocean.

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Thank newlywedzzzzz
Ashland, Oregon
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hidden little restaurant is worth finding! Great bar menu and drinks. The view from the outside deck is awesome. Fair prices. Very good service! Highly recommend!

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Thank Albert T
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

As if the intimate, romantic setting over the water, as the sun sets on the mountains wasn't enough, the food is wonderful. And service is friendly and prompt. Decor is kitschy "Nawlins" but the view through the panoramic windows is classic BC. Our food: fried green tomatoes with a perfect crispy cornmeal crust, sweet meaty prawns, homemade thick potato soup... More 

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Thank Lori V
Portland, Oregon, United States
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Quaint and cozy with a spectacular view of the Brentwood Bay harbor. The decor is full blown Mardi Gras with colorful beads and posters and alligators. The food is delicious and the service is great. Friendly place for family dining. I loved their cornbread because it wasn't sugary sweet. Portions are generous. Highly recommend.

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Thank Sharon K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Partner loved his salmon and I loved the canon oysters. Husband also enjoyed dark beer selection. The view was beautiful and it was 5 mins from The Lighthouse B & B. Very convenient, too.

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Thank L1p1
Olympia, Washington
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good, as the title says it is not traditional anything Bayou or Cajun- food was good just the same. Nice setting on the dock overlooking the marina.

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Thank 503Ian
London, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great setting on the water. Able to eat in or outside and great photo opportunities at sunset. Food was very good but be hungry. Staff attentive and friendly. A great dining experience.

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Thank Lawrence F
Planet Insectia
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405 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The cuisine is seen as exotic and maybe a bit overrated. However, if you have to have it, this place is fine. No doubt, the location is good once you find it. Nice pier location giving a fine view of the Malahat. Jambalaya is quite tasty though not particularly piquant. Not outstanding food wise but not too bad given everything.

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Thank YVRcockroach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 899 Marchant Rd., Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1194

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?