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James Bay Inn Pub & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
James Bay
Fusion, Bar, Canadian
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270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
+1 250-384-7151
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the James Bay Inn, so this was a very easy and convenient place to eat. Even better that the food was quite good! Breakfasts were very good. Their home fried potatoes were out of this world. It was a nice place to eat dinner if I didn't feel like leaving the hotel. Nice dinner specials.

Thank Kathleen C
Courtenay, Canada
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and nice cold beer. We had pasta for me and seafood stew for my wife. Both were filling and reasonably priced and close to our hotel. We'll definitely be back.

Thank trag51
Vancouver Island, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Embassy Inn clerk recommended this Pub because he lives in the neighbourhood. Thank you! What a relaxing evening with excellent food, drinks and service.

Thank Vickens
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

You can not go wrong eating in this restaurant. The food is delicious and the portions are large. Breakfst here will keep you going for the entire day. The chef's evening special, a three course meal which changes every two weeks, is well worth trying, and a good value. The staff, both morning and evening is friendly and helpful. There... More 

Thank Jim M
Ripon, California
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If your looking for diner type food that is affordable and atmosphere that is quiet then this is the place for you. The food was fine but not too fancy. The price was just right.

Thank AnnetteSteele
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The James Bay Inn (JBI) Restaurant is my favourite for breakfast. Warm, bright welcoming room. Best eggs benny, and skillet dishes. Real hash browns made in their kitchen! NOW in the Pub, for you Liver & Onion lovers out there the JBI is the place. Paired with a Hermans Dark Lager, L&O is a real treat. Bangers a Mash is... More 

Thank Tom W
Lithgow, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We spent three lovely days in Victoria with this hotel as our base. The service was efficient and welcoming, and the room comfortable - although it would be hard to manage more than one overseas case easily. We were on the third floor without a lift, so if you have difficulty climbing stairs ask for the ground floor, although there... More 

1 Thank BandG-NSW
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Recommended by the friend of a friend we decided to give this a whirl because it meant we could avoid the well trodden tourist haunts. Craft beer and a limited menu are on offer. We went twice and tried a variety of their offerings, all nicely cooked and presented The service on the Sunday night was exceptional, a little haphazard... More 

1 Thank GibBob
Victoria, Canada
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Husband and I are new to Victoria and are within walking distance to this Hotel and Restaurant. We were "lured" by the 3 Course Meal for $20 (plus tax and tip) EXCELLENT quality and large portions. Each course has 2 options. Older design room with a fair number of seniors (like us). Every day they have a drink special for... More 

1 Thank MrsBill
Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lovely little restaurant, nothing fancy but friendly staff and good service. My wife and if found breakfasts so big we shared one. You often end up with extra food to take away. Quiet without unnecessary background music. Price was reasonable.

1 Thank CliveMacgregor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Fusion, Bar, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-384-7151
Our goal is to provide you with delicious food in a relaxed, casual and pleasant atmosphere with friendly and cheerful service. We purchase only the freshest ingredients available in. We use zero trans-fat oil in our fryers, which is in turn recycled into fuel. Our soups, salads, gravies, chowders and most of our dressings are all homemade. Our food may take a little longer to prepare but we hope you will enjoy your experience. Bon Appétit Management & Staff

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?