Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Victoria has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Blue Crab Bar & Grill or at Chandlers Seafood Restaurant, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!



High ceilings and wall murals painted by a local artist set the mood at this cozy, upscale seafood stop. For lunch, try crispy crab cakes or luscious seafood bisque. Dinner features all of your fresh favorites, including scallops, trout and...  Read More



Check out Blue Crab's daily seafood specials – they only use seafood and fish the day it's been caught. Depending on the season, you can expect to find salmon, crab or spotted prawns. A house specialty is pan-roasted Pacific salmon fillet with...  Read More



Opened in 1991, Ferris' had exposed brick and fun local artwork long before they really hit the big time. It's cool and trendy, not a bit stuffy, and more than reasonably priced. Shellfish in all its forms is the house specialty – oysters come...  Read More

Fin & Gill Bar and Grill


Located at the Westbay Marine Village, a sort of RV park/marina complex where much of the real estate is actually on the water, Fin and Gill serves great West Coast pub food. The menu has fish and chips, locally caught salmon, and all the...  Read More

Inner Harbour


Nautical Nellie's is known for its breathtaking view of the bustling Inner Harbour, and has enough seafaring décor elements to keep even young ones entertained. The roster of appetizers runs from escargot to Cajun clam strips, plus interesting...  Read More



Stylish and appealing, Fire & Water offers a fine Pacific Northwest meal in particularly comfortable surroundings. Although the specialty of the house is Prime Rib' à la Plaque (tender beef cured with brandy, pan-seared with a unique spice...  Read More

Wharfside Eatery


If you're looking for a casual restaurant with lots of outdoor seating, Wharfside is ideal. Whether the sky is clear or cloudy, guests can enjoy the covered outdoor seating on the multi-level decks and great water views. The restaurant has a...  Read More

Markus' Wharfside Restaurant


An upscale yet entirely accessible restaurant owned by internationally-trained chef Markus Weiland, this is one place where the views almost outdo the food. But not quite. His menu is Mediterranean influenced and features mostly seafood. If you...  Read More