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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” (66 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (40 reviews)
“seafood” (99 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 yesterday via mobile

Had a reservation for dinner, decided to go early and have a drink at the bar. First of all, the hostess was extremely rude and tried to kick us out as our reservation was upstairs. Pulled up a seat at the bar and the bartender...More

Thank Rebecca9211
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definately recommend this as a great place to eat while in Victoria! So many places to choose from it makes it hard to pick when you only have a few days but this should be on the list of must visits! We sat out on...More

Thank Audrea H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Extent fried oysters. Very tasty mixed seafruits & fish in curry, unfortunately thay are very "stingy" in the amount of shrimps. The service was quite good all though one thing bothered us, we asked by the waitress, that brought us the fraid, if we want...More

Thank Yorsm P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent 5 days in Victoria recently and this place was the top restaurant . On Service, food and value this place exceeded expectations. Halibut, oysters were awesome. We will return. Reservations highly recommended.

Thank BomberBear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Ferris for years The food is always good the service is very quick and the staff is very friendly

Thank joan t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is small. limited seating on patio, the waitstaff is distant, the seats are hard and uncomfortable, and the fish and chips were way overcooked.

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome seafood place for oysters and clams! Not cheap but you can tell the oysters are the best quality, and super fresh. $2.5 each but so creamy and plump, with a little bit of brininess. Clam dishes are worth going for as well. However, the...More

Thank dahokolomok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful foodie fare in a lovely and romantic quiet setting. 50th parallel Pinot Noir is an excellent option for wine. Highly recommend the duck confit.

Thank BlackCatMN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this restaurant on a whim through open table....what a choice! The service was phenomenal and the food was memorable. My wife had the daily seafood linguine special and I had the octopus chowder and then the bouillabaisse. The octopus chowder was also a...More

Thank Glen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for fresh and interesting seafood not available to us in the Midwest, our entrée choices of Humbolt Squid, Ling Cod, and the Smoked Fish Plate were very tasty and well prepared. Though our reservations were fairly early in the evening, the upstairs dining room...More

Thank Suzanne I
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Dave C
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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