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Ferris' Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar

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536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
+1 250-360-1824
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Epic adventive with Chef who is passionate about her food, team and Manitoba ! Thank you for a delicious experience Chef !

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North Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband & I went on a Travelzoo deal, and shared the oyster sampler for an appetizer, then I tried the clam linguini and he had the mushroom ravioli. We wil return for the oysters for sure! Absolutely wonderful, each one being different than the last, but all delicious! With a shared salad, this would be an awesome dinner! The... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this eatery through a Travel Zoo coupon which gave us a shared appy, 2 main courses and a shared dessert. Service was excellent and the only reason we did not rate as a 5 star is the condiments with each of our meals were not to our liking. The Salmon and Beef that we had were excellent... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Received a travelzoo coupon as a Christmas gift - absolutely amazing meal! I highly recommend the baked oyster sampler for your appy - its one of each and is $18. I had the pan seared cod and my boyfriend had the bouillabaisse - both were delicious. Crème brulee for dessert and I was too full to finish it! They had... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place for a nice casual dinner!! The meal choices are excellent due to the menu which is just right. The choices are limited which means attention to quality in the meal is paramount. The portion sizes are just right and the flavours are delectable!!The ambiance is old Victoria yet comfortable. We will definitely return and would highly... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the upstairs part for dinner. We tried 2 of the baked oyster specials, the warm cauliflower salad, and the wild caught salmon. While the other items were OK, the salmon tasted only of lemon. It's a shame to come to the west coast to eat salmon that doesn't taste like fish. The service was very nice and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enough said - pan "fried" (I would call them sauteed) plump, delicious oysters bathed in garlic butter...totally delicious and don't forget the bread for sopping. We also had the baked oysters, panko fried oysters and oyster pasta - all were good but next time we will skip everything and just order the garlic butter fried.

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Hong Kong, China
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to come to this restaurant because a friend saw this on a TV show. We ordered steamed local clams and mussels to share and each ordered 6 baked oysters. You can never get enough of that oyster, it tastes so good! One of my friends also got the wild mushroom ravioli and I would definitely want that if... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent quality & quantity at a reasonable price. One of my go-to restaurants. Can be quite busy at times but worth the wait. Usually we share an appy and two mains but always have leftovers. Never have room for dessert. And I don't even like oysters!

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I go to Victoria about once a year for a quick getaway vacation close to home. Every time we go, we come to Ferris (the upper level). We have the baked oysters (six huge, plump, juicy oysters each prepared in a different style). This, plus a bottle of wine makes for a great dinner. Get there early... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-360-1824
Three restaurants in one location; the more casual downstairs Grill, serving burgers seafood & pastas, the upstairs Oysterbar serving local seafood & steaks with a Mediterranean flare, and the next door Perro Negro, serving Spanish tapas

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