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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 good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“baked oysters” (68 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (106 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

The food is very good, the restaurant is small so you should book a table The staff are very nice and friendly

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joan t
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fresh oysters were so good, we ordered 3 dozen. Martini's were great too!! Our table was late in leaving so we were pushed back half an hour but received free appys and desserts. Great surprise!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Frank W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were visiting my daughter and her husband in Olympia, WA. We traveled by car/ferry for a 2 night stay in BC. So Ferris' OB&G was a good pick based on TripAdvisor reviews. Great food & service, not too noisy but upbeat, good drinks too!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a chance to dine here for a business dinner. Food was top quality and taste. Service was also very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Russ P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first restaurant we ate in Victoria back in 1998. I return each visit for the Oysters Rockefeller, and again they did not disappoint. This time I opted for à la carte baked oysters so I could try the downtown and Botticelli. They have other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wannabefolkie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit to overindulgence here. The happy hour “Buck a shuck” was amazing. 24 oysters had us a bit loopy on delicious. The little local oysters were fabulously fresh. We sampled several seafood dishes and marvelled at the freshness and balance in flavours.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lavandulaNangus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place, good service and menu. Not crazy about the art but we always enjoy oysters and drinks here. Some of the others dishes are a bit hit and miss.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Violett J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ferris’ oyster bar has always been one of my favourite restaurants in Victoria and I’ve visited every time I’m here. The food is consistently outstanding and the service is always great!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Raina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters were well done. Served with kimchi, excellent. And that’s where things kinda fell by the wayside. The butternut squash ravioli was a plate of beige. The laksa was....terrible except for the mussels, they were nice. The rice noodles were so broken that neither fork...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank H C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bookstore mgr said it was a local favorite (in a sea of tourist food). We ate downstairs and got great food and OK service -- only problem was we ordered too much and have that "need" to eat all we ordered. Delicious but too much....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jared413
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October 21, 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.
May 20, 2017|
Response from Kewarner | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was.
July 4, 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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