Finn’s Seafood Chops & Cocktails

Finn’s Seafood Chops & Cocktails

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Hours
Sun
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Mon
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tue
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wed
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thu
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, Finn's offers a locally sourced menu served in a beautiful heritage building overlooking the inner harbour and parliament buildings. Drop by for unmatched atmosphere, friendly service, great food and beautiful harbour views. In addition to dinner, Finn's is a great downtown lunch or dinner spot.
CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available

Reviews

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles820 reviews
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Finn's Seafood Chops & Cocktails is lauded for providing a delightful dining experience, with many guests commending the restaurant's delectable dishes, especially the fresh seafood, and the warm, inviting atmosphere that's enhanced by lovely views. Reviewers frequently highlight the exceptional service, noting the staff's attentiveness and knowledge. While some diners suggest booking ahead to avoid long waits, the consensus is that the wait is well worth it for the overall value and quality provided.
Food
Flavorful
Atmosphere
Inviting
Service
Attentive
Value
Reasonable
Wait time
Reasonable

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles820 reviews
Excellent
543
Very good
210
Average
44
Poor
15
Terrible
8
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Sara D
Epsom98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
May 2023 none
We found this restaurant through an online search. So glad we went. Great service, great fish and seafood washed down with some good cocktails and wine. Worth a trip
Written May 14, 2023
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David Cooper
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Written May 14, 2023
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OnAir765674
Puerto Vallarta1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
My wife and I have dined at Finn's on a couple of occasions which we enjoyed very much, hence the reason for our return to sample what we knew would be an expensive menu choice "Fresh Dungeness Crab" . We were not disappointed, starting with the fresh Artisan Greens with house bread, we shared a 2 lb Dungeness Crab, beautifully prepared and presented and truly delicious. Accompanied by a fine bottle of Cote Du Rhone followed by lemon tart (moi) , potted Cream (my wife), coffee and a Sambuca each we two little piggies were well sated! Terrific service provided by the lovely, out going Emma resulted in a lovely evening, we will be back to dine at Finn's again soon. By the way, considering what we ate and drank, our total bill was not excessive.
Written October 25, 2020
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Finns_seafood
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Written October 27, 2020
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Sandy G
Vancouver Island389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 family
Our family of three enjoyed a wonderful evening at Finn’s. The service is friendly and attentive, the food is delicious, and the indoor seating is well-spaced for Covid physical distancing. The patio as closed due to inclement weather the day we were there, but the harbour views are lovely. If you want an early dinner, I recommend taking advantage of their Happy Hour deals on appetizers and selected drinks. The prawn tacos are tasty, and the oysters were fresh. All of our meals were well-prepared: rockfish, salmon burger, Buddha bowl. We shared a chocolate ganache with orange cream for dessert - the perfect ending to a great meal.
Written September 28, 2020
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FSCCVICTORIA
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Written October 1, 2020
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VDL_10
Victoria92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
I realize that Finn's is more for tourists than locals so the higher prices match the location. However, I would have expected a little more flavour in the food and a clean table top. The staff were very nice and responsive which increased my rating but having to unstick my glass from the table to take a drink reduced it. The food presentation was good but our choices (burger, pizza) were lacking in taste.
Written February 23, 2020
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FSCCVICTORIA
I'm so sorry to read that your visit fell short. Please contact me at david@finnsvictoria.com so we can make this right.
Written March 5, 2020
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chika404
Vancouver53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
My husband & I went here for our anniversary in July '21. We were originally seated outside, but when it wasn't to our liking, they were quick to accommodate us to a nice quiet booth for a more romantic atmosphere. The prawn taco appetizer was simply amazing, though it was a little over-priced; nice touch w/ the added pineapple. Our main dishes were the lobster & crab. Though pricey, the flavours were truly scrumptious, and the seafood was well cooked & tender. Even the side dishes had such wonderful seasoning! We ordered the sorbet for dessert - a nice way to cap off the evening. All in all, this place has phenomenal, the seafood was fabulous, & the atmosphere was very impressive.
Written July 18, 2021
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David C
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Written July 19, 2021
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Colin B
Toronto13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
This restaurant, located in one of Victoria's old waterfront buildings is a well established restaurant location. Although it was known by another name until a few years ago, the present owners have done an excellent job of improving, refining and enhancing the environs and the menu. Its very central location overlooking the Victoria harbour, makes it a very popular spot for lunch or dinner. The newly renovated patio (2020) has only increased the desire of patrons to dine here and serves very well under present Covid restrictions. The menu offers a great variety of seafood, steaks, handhelds and appetizers. Happy hour specials, including oysters, are extremely welcome especially after a day of exploring Victoria in the bright sunshine. Try the prawn tacos - if nothing else brings you back, these will! A gentleman by the name of Finnlayson was one of the founders of Victoria B.C. and this restaurant is the owner's salute to his legacy. Excellent food and beverages, excellent staff and good times await you here. Don't miss it!
Written August 22, 2020
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FSCCVICTORIA
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Written August 24, 2020
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Argent999
Vancouver47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
Specifically came in for a late dinner just to try the Seafood Bowl which was truly worth the visit. The latter was the smaller version of their popular Haida Gwaii Bowl but due to the escalating prices of seafood in the world market, Finn’s decided to offer it in a win-win price and size equilibrium as not to charge diners a Tomahawk Steak for a bowl of their delicious tasting seafood. Got excellent service from the bartender and the food runner brought the food in a professional manner. Had their flourless chocolate ganache with orange vanilla syrup afterwards. Has a very good ambiance and located just steps away from Bastion Square.
Written November 2, 2020
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Finns_seafood
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Written November 2, 2020
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Hongkon
Hong Kong286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Due to the very busy season, booked a table for dinner a week in advance for outdoor. Very pleasant reception and guided to the least attractive table on the lower patio in the back side corner, with top location tables facing the harbour unoccupied. On our query we were told the tables were reserved, despite when making reservations being advised that patio tables cannot be reserved. Raising this with our host, it turned out that, the lower patio, is available for reservation if you call in, but that option is not mentioned on the web. Maybe by now this has been rectified in their reservation system. The host was very understanding that, this disappointing confusion shouldn't happen and found another great table on the upper floor patio for us. The very large restaurant's ambience and decor indoor and out is absolutely beautiful. The service was great, and our dinner was superb in every aspect. My favourite shared appetizer was the "House smoked Rockfish Croquettes" with an absolutely delicious, mildly spicy dip. Moderately priced food and drink in sum one of the best options for a very enjoyable dinner downtown.
Written August 27, 2021
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David Cooper
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Written August 28, 2021
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Sorcham9
County Dublin143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We had lovely food, garlic bread, truffle fries, tuna steak, fish and chips and lovely cocktails- Moscow Mules. I would 100% recommend for the food, it was delicious. Unfortunately the service from start to finish was exceptionally poor. We had to wait to be seated even though we booked because there were no servers available to show us to our seats. It took a little longer than we expected to be asked for our drinks order to start. After our drinks order was taken, a few minutes later the serve returned to say that the bar was busy and there would be a 15 minute delay but never took our food order. Our drinks & starters arrived and we were enjoying these a lot. Unfortunately then, while we were still in the middle of eating our starter, the server brought out our main courses. The server said, 'let me clear these plates' when we both had food in our hands and mouths. We said no. Our main courses were then left at the edge of our table perched on the edge while we tried to enjoy the rest of our started. Another server then came over and tried to take our starter plates again to which we confirmed we were still eating, and made no comment about our main courses sitting at the edge of the table going cold. After our starters were finished, we wanted were trying to begin our main courses and no one would clear our plates at this time. It was as if the servers were afraid because we had said no twice already (while eating!!) and so left us to manoeuvre all the dishes and try enjoy our main courses with dirty dishes still on the table. We would have appreciated if someone would have acknowledged the mistake but it annoyed us the fact the servers could see exactly what had happened and made no apology or recognised this might be uncomfortable for us. While I enjoyed the food, unfortunately I would think twice about returning as I was very uncomfortable.
Written July 14, 2021
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David C
I am so sorry the service fell short on your visit. Please email me at david@finnsvictoria.com so I can look into this personally and make amends. I have also sent you a private message.
Written July 15, 2021
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snoopy647
Victoria2708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Decided on Finn's because of their wonderful reviews and we wanted to try a new restaurant downtown. We noted all the hostesses and servers were wearing masks. Although you can't reserve for patio seating, we were able to get it. It was a very hot night, so glad we received a table with an umbrella. Our server, Jenny, was excellent. Very personable and attentive. We both decided on the "Early Bird Deal" as we arrived prior to 6:00. It includes a choice of salad or soup with an entrée choice of 3 dishes. We both went for the salad and the Seafood Linguini. The pasta was piping hot and we were happy to receive new cutlery between courses. The also provided us each with a dish to put our clam and mussel shells in. They also gave us a sanitizing wipe to use along with another napkin. We mentioned is was my birthday, so Jenny said I would receive a complimentary dessert. It was nice I had a choice of any of the desserts on the menu. I went with the White coffee panna cotta, espresso gelee, caramel, crispy tuille and my husband chose the strawberry sorbet. Both very yummy. We look forward to coming back for another meal.
Written August 16, 2020
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FSCCVICTORIA
Thank you for your review
Written August 16, 2020
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Bobbie D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
Today was the best dining experience we have had in a really long time. Bryana is an exceptional very knowledgeable and friendly fun server. We will remember to stop here for our next visit. We very much enjoyed our steak, seafood and pasta that were cooked to perfection. ! The drinks were great as well. Definitely a 5 star experience. :)
Written July 16, 2020
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FSCCVICTORIA
Thank you for your review.
Written August 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MissJenG
Surrey3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Friday night dinner. No reservations left but we took a chance and sat at the bar. Food: prawn tacos are so good. Seafood Linguini tasty. Ahi Tuna average. It was paired with a chickpea side that was bland and the sauce was too oily. I would not recommend this entree. When the bartender asked if my husband liked his meal he told him that he was disappointed. We thought they would throw in a dessert or give him a free 🍺 Unfortunately they did not. Good service & location and a short walk to our hotel. This place has a fun vibe to it.
Written August 21, 2021
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David Cooper
I am so sorry nothing was done for you when your husband told us he was not happy with his meal. This is completely against all of our training and policies, which are centred around making sure every customer leaves happy. The tuna entrée does not come with sauce, rather a lemon caper brown butter, but when you husband didn’t enjoy it we needed to turn his experience around, and clearly we failed. Please email me at david@finnsvictoria.com I would really like to put this right and make amends.
Written August 21, 2021
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Savannah N
Brisbane4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 friends
Amazing! It’s really the only word that fits our experience. Our server (we think his name was Michael, sorry we forgot) was attentive and gave us great suggestions on places to visit. He was patient when we were asking him questions about the menu. Food and drinks came in a timely manner and everything tasted better than I thought. The menu is pricier than what we were looking for but it was worth it. I had oysters for the first time since leaving Australia and I didn’t regret it. If I was in Victoria longer than a night I would return.
Written July 11, 2020
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FSCCVICTORIA
Thank you for your review.
Written July 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cheers4us
Ottawa79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
We were a party of 5 for dinner, and were seated inside, which was pretty dark. Would have enjoyed a table by the windows. The service was ok, our server was very pleasant but seemed a bit overwhelmed and it took a while to get our drinks. The food was great; we enjoyed the rockfish with risotto, and the chef's special of king crab ravioli was delicious. There was a girl - hostess maybe - that kept coming to our table and asking if she could clear our plates - like 5 minutes after we were served our food, then 10 minutes later, then again. It stopped when we informed our server, it was just bizarre. We all found the music to be too loud.
Written October 5, 2020
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Finns_seafood
Thank you for your review.
Written October 5, 2020
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JLS
Kelowna147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
This place does not disappoint, the seafood is excellent, by far the best mussels in the city. We had Wild prawn tacos, Mussels and the Seafood bowl and each of these dishes were fabulous. The service was a 10/10 Deck 10/10 Atmosphere 10/10...... if your in Victoria take the time to eat here...
Written September 10, 2020
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FSCCVICTORIA
Thank you for your review
Written September 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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