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Fusion, Bar, Canadian
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Reviewed March 5, 2024

My husband and I are on a little get away from Nanaimo. Amazing steak sandwich, cooked to a perfection! The Caesar drinks are a must….one of the best ones I’ve had! Great food and very reasonable price. Highly recommend. Will definitely recommend and will be...back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed September 19, 2023 via mobile

Visited here for lunch with our family who were over visiting. Food was superb , great portions sizes and both food and drink reasonably priced, looking forward to going back to sample some of their cocktails at the weekend!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed June 20, 2023 via mobile

I had a delicious Reuben sandwich and my wife, a spinach salad with homemade raspberry/balsamic vinaigrette - heavenly. Waitress was kind, smiling, courteous and made us feel right at home. Really, the place deserves to be discovered.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 22, 2023 via mobile

The hotel staff on walking in tried to steer us to the restaurant (same menu and prices) but we were glad to go instead to the nearby pub : a bit of local color and perfectly fine service. Moderate selection of draft beers. Very good...pan-fried oyster burger as well as salmon burger. Surprise hit was delicious cole slaw with carrots and red pepper, nicely seasoned. Will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Ric Allen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2023

Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience. Please come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed February 8, 2023

Excellent food, excellent service, at a good price. How to go wrong? We visited one morning for a delicious breakfast, completely filling and well priced. The waitress who has been there for many years was attentive and personable, definitely an asset to the organization. We...came back a week later for dinner....fish and chips, and hot turkey sandwich. Great filling servings, and well prepared. The price was also more than reasonable for the value of what we received. Same as the morning, the two servers that waited on us were fabulous, attentive, and personable, again, assets to the organization. Go to JBI for any meal you can't go wrong.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Ric Allen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2023

Amazing review, thank you so much. See you next time. Cheers

Reviewed December 26, 2022

We ate here twice - lunch one day and dinner the next night. The lunch special was a good deal (sandwich and a cup of soup for $12) and for dinner I had the hot turkey sandwich - a ton of food!

Date of visit: December 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2023

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visits as much as we enjoyed having you as our guest. We hope to see you in 2023. Happy New Year

Reviewed October 17, 2022

We stumbled on this place by accident. It's a local pub in a residential area, but on a Saturday night the place is hopping! The place was full of energy and noise, with happy folks playing darts, pool or just partying. Prices were reasonable, with...a good variety of food and drink. The service was friendly and efficient. I wish I had a pub like this in my neighbourhood.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Thank you for being our guest and sharing this wonderful review. Come back again soon. Cheers

Reviewed October 10, 2022 via mobile

I would have given it a "5" instead of a "4" and even though we had a wonderful meal at the James Bay Inn,when it came to paying our bill,our server brought our bill over for 82 dollars. When i asked him to change it...to 90 dollars to include a tip,he pressed the 15% tip button which came to 94 dollars! Even though I'm here as a tourist,one thing i do know is that you don't tip on the tax! With the tax taken off,our basic bill with the 15% tip still came to 89 dollars! I just hope that this is an isolated incident. Our server was a tall,very slim guy with long wavy hair. A tip is a privilege and not a right!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Hey Dasa, technically speaking we are not supposed to add tips to the bill through the machine. It is a requirement that the guest do this to avoid the very situation that you speak of. Tips are neither a right or privilege, they are considered...More

Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

Four of us went for dinner here this evening after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! A very diverse but good menu choice. Good prices. Lovely local welcoming atmosphere and great friendly service in the bar area. Chicken Caesar salad was excellent...as was the B52 coffee! We are only here in Victoria for three nights but will most definitely be going back before we leave. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Awe shucks thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

We did order a lot of American food, however there are other cuisines available. The things that we did order where perfect. I really enjoyed my chicken, my husband enjoyed his turkey and the ribs were delicious. Additionally our server Sheri told us about a...drink special they had we never tried before it was delicious. Sheri was extremely friendly and helpful. Because of her this is a place I would return to.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We will be sure to share your kind words with Sherry and the rest of the team. See you next time.

Reviewed August 23, 2022

we came with a local couple for dinner! Menu is plenty full and prices are fair! The daily pasta dish was out of this world!! Loaded with seafood and a great rose sauce! The 3 bread reuben was tasty and a good Caesar salad came...with it! I will be back for sure! Lots of local beer on draft as well!! Thanks for a great night out!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Amazing review! Thank you and you are very welcome for your night out. Cheers

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

We came across this place as it was close to our hotel on the afternoon we arrived & saved us having to go into town & hung around. The pub seemed to be more of a locals place & sports bar oriented but staff were...very friendly & the food we ordered there was some of the best we experienced in Victoria. The portions were generous, lots of salad to accompany your food & well presented. I had a salmon burger, grilled salmon fillet on brioche bun with all the trimmings. It was great!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. Till next time,,,,,cheers

Reviewed May 23, 2022

The James Bay Inn Pub was a nice little surprise. A lot of locals making the atmosphere inviting and cozy.

Date of visit: May 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Pleasure was all ours and thank you, for the great review. See you next time. Cheers

Reviewed April 28, 2022

Staff were really friendly, food was good .Nice to get smiles from everyone there. Good conversations with both staff and fellow patrons alike

Date of visit: April 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Friendly service only tells half of the story. The other half, is amazing feedback from guests like yourself . cheers

Reviewed April 24, 2022

We have gone to the restaurant at The James Inn twice and have been very satisfied each time. Great food, great prices and awesome staff!

Date of visit: April 2022
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ricallen, Owner at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

and great guests ;-) Thank you!

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JJ Morgan's also have a good Sunday buffet brunch. Wise to make reservation. 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. sittings/ JJ's is at corner of McKenzie Ave. & Shelbourne St. in Saanich near UVIC University.
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James Bay Inn Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5