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The Flying Otter Grill

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
+1 250-414-4220
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (112 reviews)
“salmon wrap” (22 reviews)
“burger” (83 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got the fish and chips. As this restaurant is literally floating on the water, I expected something mind blowing. Instead, I think the fish was store/supplier bought and frozen. It was not very tasteful or fresh. A bit disappointing.

Thank one3Sport
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a bit of a wait before the ferry to Seattle and the visitor information lady recommended this place to me. I had a huge wheeled case which they happily housed at the front desk and I thoroughly enjoyed the mussels and frites with...More

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch, lunch crowd had already cleared out. We grabbed a table on the deck and enjoyed a lovely meal. Service and meals were just fine. The Flying Otter has become one of of favs in Vic.

Thank haroldw148
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food, awesome service ((see Haley) great view. Stop by when you’re in Victoria. Defo recommend, will be back as soon as we can!

Thank Whoopso
Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a gift certificate for this place, we went, it was busy - which is usually a sign of good... food took a long time to get to us, was cold when we got it, and some items were not as ordered. Food was...More

Thank Raymond A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ate here during our stay in Victoria. The salmon en-croute was fantastic and so well presented. Fish and Chips were also great. Lovely location overlooking the lovely harbour of Victoria

Thank R E
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a light lunch while watching the sea planes and whale watching boats come and go in Victoria harbour. Bustling bar service. Good selection of food. We enjoyed a gluten free burger, and a Caesar salad with roast chicken. Washed down with 50cl carafe...More

Thank JNS111
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Bustling restaurant by the seaplane dock. we had a short wait for a table but it was worth it for the fish and chips and a pint of Dark Matter (IPA ale). No frills but worth a visit.

Thank Iain H
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Even in cooler weather, you can enjoy the view of the inner harbour and float plane base from a wind-protected and heated outdoor patio. We recommend the mango salad with prawns, which is amazing beet strings, cashews, feta cheese and mango dressing on greens -...More

Thank Moochie-La-La
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

caught happy hour. great bacon wrapped shrimp we fought over the 5th and last one. great good and service very attentive.

Thank Dave P
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Questions & Answers
June 29, 2018|
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Response from DanicaF114 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the Otter takes reservations. I like it there.
September 10, 2016|
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Response from marieclairelove | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. But, it looks like you could have your dog out on the patio with you, as there is seating out there. Worth an inquiry for sure. Good luck!
March 29, 2015|
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Response from ProfAragon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a gluten free bun with the your burger/sandwich it is 1.50 or 2 dollars more. I had my burger without a bun and it was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-414-4220
  • E-mail
Opened in 2009, the Flying Otter Grill brings to Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour a one-of-a-kind dockside dining experience. Located on the Harbour Air Seaplane docks, the Flying Otter offers diners amazing west-coast food, a relaxed atmosphere and incredible views - all with an eye to customer value! We're a great place for lunch or dinner & are open seven days a week from 11am on. Come check out our great food features and incredible daily specials! Visit us today to see why we're a Victoria Favourite!
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