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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” (108 reviews)
“salmon wrap” (22 reviews)
“burger” (82 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

Came here for a happy hour with friends. They have really good prices when it’s a special, but when it isn’t, watch out. I understand the premium on everything as it is on a pretty great piece of dock, the views don’t get much better....More

Thank Rudoskis
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Flying Otter sits at the edge of Victoria Harbor, near the seaplane dock. We've looked down upon it from the street above and wondered. The other day we ventured forward. Very glad we did.ventured in. From fish n chips to burgers and fried calamari....More

Thank kwaaak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as a group of 8 and we had to wait a little bit for a table, which was totally fine. We were seated in their outdoorish patio and the views were beautiful. Our server was amazing and so helpful and friendly. The...More

Thank powelj1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was very busy and the do cram tables in a bit. The menu is great and that appealed to us. The meals were very good. But it was also noisy and the acoustics amplify sound.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here frequently for appetisers and beer and the food and service are always good. The place has a great view of the harbour activity and has a great atmosphere. Last night we went for the fish and chips as cod and chips half...More

Thank Becky Wilkins W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night. No prior planning but it caught our eye. What a great find! Lovely staff, great atmosphere and views. Above all the food was really tasty -watch out for very big portions. I loved my calamari and the chicken macaroni was to...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a quick bite Situated by the waters edge, this was clearly a good place to chillax We had the beef dip and the Thai prawn salad. Both surprisingly delicious. The horseradish in the caesers side was a nice touch Our Server...More

Thank Dred174d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right on the water and prices lower than you might expect in such a location. We had a short wait for a table, our food order was taken promptly but then we waited. Food was tasty when it turned up but wouldn't risk...More

Thank Redlizziem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in to have a few beers before our Harbor plane ride back into Seattle had already eaten but the menu looked great.The Bartender was very friendly and helpful!!!

Thank satnstan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant right on the water.. A bit noisy but very friendly atmosphere and food was real good. Would not hesitate to go again when in Victoria..

Thank tlwkm
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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 Marie-Claire B | 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$19
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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