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Blue Crab Seafood House

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146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-480-1999
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“blue crab” (211 reviews)
“crab cakes” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (136 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is not extensive, however there are great meal deal options. $40, $50 or $60 options include appy, main meal and dessert. Had a huge caesar salad (lots of shaved fresh parmesan cheese), pasta with wild shrimp (very tasty) and creme brulee - all...More

1  Thank lulubelle99ca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was probably very good, but the way in which our waiter dealt with the female patrons put us off so much it was hard to concentrate on the food. He hit on every woman that was in the restaurant. Whether it was his...More

1  Thank rodgersjab
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so very sorry you and your wife had this experience. We do not tolerate this behavior in any way from any of our ambassadors and are distressed to hear this. Our people and culture team will be dealing with this immediately. Would you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With small adjustments, this could have been the best restaurant in town. One of the first things to fix is the irritating waiters. They showed up irregular and did not follow any protocol on what and when to serve it. I expect more understanding of...More

1  Thank Frode M
Reviewed 17 March 2018

My husband and I had a lovely dinner. My Crab Sampler was SO delicious, and our server’s tips on extracting the meat from the legs was very helpful. Salad appetizer was almost a meal in itself. Croissant bread pudding was scrumptious!

2  Thank CharleneL689
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We have eaten here several times over the years and it never fails to impress us. It's not inexpensive so we only come here for special occasions. The experience though is well worth the price. The food -- mostly seafood -- is fabulous... seriously fabulous....More

2  Thank Mike_Laplante
Niky A, Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. Our staff works hard to ensure all of our wonderful guests receive the 5 star experience they deserve, and we are so glad to have accomplished this with you.

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for a retirement party and was blown away by the menu and food .. excellent crab and chocolate for dessert .. definitely on the list of ‘will be back’ :)

1  Thank g01d10x
Reviewed 1 March 2018

My sister and I travelled to Victoria for a weekend getaway in late November. We'd planned to meet a local friend for dinner and she had reserved a table for the three of us at the Blue Crab. A few hours before our reservation, she...More

3  Thank Party_of_FlVE
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Had breakfast here twice and dinner once ..the food is exceptional along with the service. Maybe a bit pricey but that what's to expect with that view. Highly recommend you trying it out

3  Thank Brent T
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We visited this restaurant 3 times while we stayed at the Coast Hotel. The first night we reserved and had a great window table - great view! We splurged and had scallops as an appetizer, 3 on the plate with a healthy helping of pork...More

4  Thank Hobdeb
Reviewed 23 February 2018

For a special evening out and, if you are a sea food lover, you will not be disappointed at the Blue Crab. Great ambiance too. If you are staying at the World Mark next door, pick up a card from the reception for a 15%...More

4  Thank Hari A
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Questions & Answers
24 May 2017|
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Response from retepremhel | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. believe lunch is from 11-3 and it is in the dining room area.
23 May 2017|
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Response from DLTE | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea as to what their lunch hours are. Lunch would be in the Blue Crab restaurant as is breakfast and dinner. As you appear to be local, why not call the restaurant and ask.
22 April 2017|
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Response from DLTE | Reviewed this property |
My wife is celiac and she had no issues. There are gluten free menu items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$47
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada (Formerly Blue Crab Bar & Grill)
    (Montreal Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-480-1999
  • E-mail
Frommer's International Guide calls the Blue Crab Seafood House, the "best seafood spot in Victoria". Blue Crab Seafood House has earned a reputation for excellence in seafood and West Coast Cuisine. The daily specials take advantage of the local catches for the freshest of ingredients. With an Ocean View from every table that is impossible to beat! Featuring Local Dungeness Crab & Giant King Crab. Very Celiac Friendly. Winner of the 2005 People's Choice Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2003 to 2012, the Blue Crab Seafood House offers a wide selection of Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest, and new world wines, including a selection of both favourites and hard to find wines. The lounge offers a casual atmosphere to go along with its menu.
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