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Nautical Nellies

1001 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T6, Canada
+1 250-380-2260
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (123 reviews)
“seafood” (299 reviews)
“steak” (167 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 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 yesterday

Situated near the Victoria Waterfront this is a fun and busy restaurant but it does not come cheap. Booking is essential. The menu does not change regularly and consists of both fish and meat. I particularly enjoyed the Seafood Hotpot with a crispy pastry top....More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 3 days ago

In 2nd week of August 2018, I had dinner in this restaurant with my family and our guest from Manchester UK. I had received recommendations for a few hotels in this area and I am glad that I picked this. Outside seating arrangement on the...More

Thank Ravi K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bellini's and bottle of BC Wine got us started. Portobello fries, chowder, and crab dip as appis. Steak and seafood chosen as entrees and food was fabulous. Way too much to eat. Serves just about anything you would want. 10 out of 10 rating!

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great location from our hotel in Victoria where we walked to the restaurant, only a few minutes and a few blocks away. We sat outside on the heated patio. The food was fabulous! For appetizers we had the crab cakes...wonderful! Very tastefully done and...More

Thank Shawnee L
NelliesVictoria, Owner at Nautical Nellies, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Shawnee, thank you for your time to give us such a sweet review, we are glad to hear you had a wonderful dining experience with us! Thank you for choosing Nautical Nellies, we hope to see you soon again! Nautical Nellies Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after spending the morning at the Royal BC museum and I’m so happy we did. I feared it would be a tourist trap with barely edible food but my fears were unwarranted. I had the beet salad, he had the...More

Thank Mwilliford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant for the view to the waterfront and wanted a sit in restaurant vs a waterfront booth. The service, waiter was excellent and very attentive. Our appetizer (standing forks) was amazing but unfortunately our mains left us feeling disappointed. My husband chose...More

Thank jonessandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here one night, picking this restaurant so that we would have local seafood. It did not disappoint! I had the halibut on a plank with local veggies, it was great. My husband had the wild salmon on a plank and...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished our business nearby and were just in time for an early lunch so chose Nautical Nellie's. The draw was the patio seating with glass windbreaks and the special $10 lunch menu. If I remember correctly, it is only available for a short time,...More

Thank porky789
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends were visiting from Australia and we took them to Victoria and Nautical Nellies was on the agenda. It was a wonderful experience again. This is our 3rd or 4th visit. The service is excellent. There was a small hickup with my steak. My...More

Thank Ted U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I chose this restaurant to dine at because we had never been there in all the times we have visited Victoria. We were all so impressed with the extensive menu and the very attentive service. I would definitely recommend Nautical Nellies for...More

Thank pjpedmonton
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July 9, 2017|
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Response from NelliesVictoria | Property representative |
Hi jspears0825, Casual will be fine. :-) Kitty Zhang Marketing Assistant Nautical Nellies
April 21, 2017|
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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$12 - US$31
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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. - 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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