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“Great Seafood Appetizer”

The Flying Otter Grill
Ranked #32 of 1,212 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Opened in 2009, the Flying Otter Grill brings to Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour a one-of-a-kind dockside dining experience. Located on the Harbour Air Seaplane docks, the Flying Otter offers diners amazing west-coast food, a relaxed atmosphere and incredible views - all with an eye to customer value! We're a great place for lunch or dinner & are open seven days a week from 11am on. Come check out our great food features and incredible daily specials! Visit us today to see why we're a Victoria Favourite!
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Overall, the Flying Otter is a very good! The atmosphere and view is very cool. Sitting right on the waterfront with float planes coming and going, is a very unique, fun and memorable way to grab a bite to eat! Service was attentive, quick, and friendly enough.

The was also very good. We had the fish and chips (specifically, the prawns). The batter was a little heavy and missing... something? But the prawns were cooked perfectly - a rare treat! We also had the Moules Frites - the steamed mussels. The mussels, like the prawns before, were cooked to perfection! The sauce the mussels came in was delicious, to boot! Excellent! I would highly recommend!

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Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Their pizza was a bit burnt but their Seafood sampler is a must try:) Fast service too.

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Reviewed 12 February 2012

The Flying Otter offers a great view of Victoria harbor and that in our opinion is the main attraction here. There are seaplanes and whale watching boats close by and it is fun to check out the action happening in the harbor. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual and the service is courteous and friendly. We have no complaints about the food (we've dined here twice), The pub menu is fairly typical; fish and chips were fine, crab cakes were very tasty. We would happily return.

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Thank Dtheresa
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Very noisy--and the "in season" veg turned out to be chewy asparagus, in OCTOBER!

Thank annemooon
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

The Flying Otter is based on a floating pontoon in Victoria Harbour, so it would be harder to get a closer view of the harbour and the seaplanes that dock right alongside.
We ate the Thursday special - a beautifully cooked 6 oz steak with 3 large prawns, huge house salad and jacket potato with cream for just $10.95 - a bargain in Victoria. There were specials on wine and beer too. The place was busy all night so is obviously popular with locals.
Service was the only thing that let the Fyling Otter down - minimalistic at best. But we'd still recommend you try it. A better view than from the Empress at a tenth of the price!

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Thank MikeEaglescliffe
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