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ferris' oyster bar and grill

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
+1 250-360-1824
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“baked oysters” (66 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (93 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant!! The food is amazing!!! The oyster burger is the best!!!! And the sweet potato fries!!! Good beer list.

Thank Allinmi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip Advisor does not have a criteria for “Keto Friendly” restaurants. Those of us on the low carb high fat food choices wonder if the restaurant will give some good options, especially in a mixed group. Ferris Upstairs has a slightly different menu from downstairs...More

Thank roadkilt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this dining spot on recommendation of daughter. This spot has been around for a long long time. Limited seating downstairs put us close to the front door which was cold and drafts this particular day. Moved to back of restaurant which was noisy and...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Victoria in a loft right above this place. Discovered Buck a Shuck Happy Hour and had 18 amazing oysters for $18. Beer at happy hour was $4. Good service and fun place

Thank tedsexcellentmusic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience upstairs is much, much better than downstairs but the food is equally delicious. Upstairs - greeted with a smile and quickly seated as we were early for the reservation. It was happy hour so we had a $4 glass of wine, oysters for...More

Thank teeth-on-fork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had supper at Ferris' twice during our 4 days stay in Victoria. The food is very good with big portion. If you want a restaurant with good value close to Victoria Inner Harbour, Ferris' is the one.

Thank 2CanadianTravellers
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We had a delightful dinner here. We got pan-fried oysters for an appetizer, and they were really good. Dinner itself was mussel pasta, clam pasta and malaysian chicken seafood soup. All were really good. Service was excellent! Wish we had been there for happy hour.

Thank 3travelersLosAngeles
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A downtown medium priced bistro with a good varied menu lots of oyster dishes and enough non-seafood for other guests...we tried some baked oysters....six different kinds you can order either one at a time or as a special...there are salads, pastas, loved the very salty...More

Thank MidoriTraveller
Reviewed 17 January 2018

From the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcome and comfortable. The staff was warm and friendly. Food was outstanding! Beer and wine choices were varied in both price and selection. Prices are very reasonable. Our server was friendly and attentive without being...More

Thank RubyCoquitlam
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Buck a shuck during happy hour is great value. Stopped by this evening after matinee. Enjoyed oysters and tempura shrimp. Great happy hour stop.

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Dave C
21 October 2017|
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Response from alugirl1947 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time of year. Summer time I definitely would make a reservation. Bar seating is actually a lot of fun with lively conversations.
20 May 2017|
Response from Kewarner | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was.
4 July 2016|
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Response from Norrtravellers | Reviewed this property |
Yes- Buck a shuck= Mon - Friday 3to 5 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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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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