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Nautical Nellies

1001 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T6, Canada
+1 250-380-2260
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (129 reviews)
“seafood” (310 reviews)
“steak” (175 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here in Dec. 2018 and Jan.2019 and as usual the food, service and friendliness of staff was excellent. We are especially impressed with Michelle as we have been the past few years - and try to reserve in her area. Plan on going again...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank _allon733
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not bad but not great either. The lobster bisque was the best part. The service was quite great. The food will feed your hunger but you won’t write home about it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tinag0427
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way home from a movie date and spontaneously turned into this restaurant. It was New Year's Eve, the place was packed and yet we snagged the last small booth near the bar. We got our drinks and ordered a small meal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RobertMJThompson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My bro-in-law loves his seafood and we decided to come to Nautical Nellies based on the reviews and we’re not disappointed. The lobster was Monster size and the oysters were really fresh. I also liked their cod fish and chips as the fish was moist...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravelerSG1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband liked it a lot. I thought it was average with average food. Service seemed to be understaffed. We will return to try the bites in the bar. It seemed worth a second try.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank avianacres3rjw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found Nautical Nellies by walking around Victoria, BC waterfront during this, my 1st visit. Enjoyed decor, very helpful staff & very good food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank W6442JNsandras
Reviewed December 11, 2018

From 11:15-12:00 sit down for an excellent tasting meal for only $10.00. They had a wonderful selection to choose from and the portion size was super.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kim T
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We live in Victoria, and just re-visited there for another lovely meal. The menu is pricey but whenever a groupon shows up we grab it and indulge. As you can tell by the name it is mainly a seafood restaurant, and they do it well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cordova_Bay_Folks
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I've loved this place for decades. Literally. We didn't announe my birthday and had the most spectacular service at closing. Our meals were outstanding! Perfection$. 💜🙏🏻

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Raina H
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The food is great and the service. Always a good welcome. Make sure you book as it does get busy. Well worth a visit in Victoria

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Helenlami
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Response from NelliesVictoria | Property representative |
Hi jspears0825, Casual will be fine. :-) Kitty Zhang Marketing Assistant Nautical Nellies
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Response from NelliesVictoria | Property representative |
We are not a legally registered wheel chair entrance business because of the age of the property. But that being said we do have a side entrance that we have had many wheel chairs come through with no issues. Call ahead... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-380-2260
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Nautical Nellies has been serving delicious premium aged steak and Ocean Wise seafood to Victoria for 20 years. Overlooking the inner harbour, the restaurant's heated patio and cozy interior set the tone to enjoy great food and wine from our award-winning list. The oyster bar hosts a large selection of fresh oysters with varieties from the Pacific Northwest and East Coast, and allows guests to watch their oysters be shucked right in front of them. Adjacent to the oyster bar is a traditional, gourmet and fusion sushi bar that serves beautifully plated sushi of the finest quality. OpenTable's "100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada 2017" Victoria News "Best of the City" - Best Steak & Best Seafood for 2014, 2015, 2016 Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence 2016"
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