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Blue Crab Seafood House

€€€€Seafood, , Soups
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-480-1999
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“blue crab” (204 reviews)
“crab cakes” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (134 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This was your second time to Blue Crab Seafood House. The first time was amazing and we didn't think it could get any better but it did! Blue Crab is very accommodating to people that do not like seafood. Its very nice to see that...More

1  Thank amanda5805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed another harbourside visit, good Caesar salad and prawns, plus wife had yummy organic chicken. Some seafood items a bit pricey but nice treat

2  Thank A6888XQbrianm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a bit off the beaten path, this seafood restaurant has great food and fantastic views of the inner harbour. Crab cakes are to die for and service is excellent. If you want great seafood which is a bit more upscale and quieter, then the...More

2  Thank whistler4me
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Partner and don't get to eat out a lot because we travel with our dogs. We were staying in the hotel where the restaurant is located and decided to go for it. We enjoyed our cocktails and shared a generous crisp salad. He had a...More

3  Thank ZLI
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to know you stayed at our pet friendly hotel and joined us for dinner at the Blue Crab. We are glad you enjoyed the food as well the excellent service. I will be sure to share your comments with my team! We,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed the lounge menu multiple times. My favorite was the crab cakes and salad. It was a modest size meal and very tasty. We have also shared the decadent multi-layer chocolate cake. The raw oysters were very good as well. So for not...More

2  Thank Teri113
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Teri, thank you for the review. We are pretty glad to know you have dined with us multiple times. Our crab cakes are very popular with the guests as they are very very tasty! The chocolate raspberry torte is very difficult to resist, indeed! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to at least 7 or 8 eating establishments during a long weekend in Victoria, and this was the most upscale of the lot. If you're looking for fancy, and the sort of service attitude that goes with that, then this might be your place....More

2  Thank Barry D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dining adventure began with a ride on the river taxi to the restaurant. Our dining experience at Blue Crab Seafood in Victoria that followed was exceptional, even though I'm not a hardcore seafood lover. :) Our first indication that this restaurant was unique is...More

2  Thank SHARON C
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Such lovely compliments! Sharon, thank you for sharing your dining experience with us at the Blue Crab. We are thrilled to know your dinner at the Blue Crab was exceptional! You dined with us for Chalk It Up! Yes, we do offer the daily...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival, had to wait for someone to show up and show us to our table. Slow on bringing cocktails. Ordered from feature menu. Appetizer Tuna tasty My Main course lamb was excellent, my wifes halibut was terribly over salted, she was not happy. Dessert,...More

2  Thank GM C
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am glad you enjoyed the Tuna appetiser and the Lamb. I am sorry to hear the Halibut was not up to the mark. The restaurant does get noisy on busy evenings. It is pretty normal and we love...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for my birthday. We had an amazing time and loved the food. I love seafood but my boyfriend does not. So we normally don't go places the specialize in seafood. Between there seasonal menu and the regular dinner menu there were quite a...More

2  Thank amanda5805
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Amanda, we are delighted to know you chose to dine with us on your birthday! I absolutely love the pictures you have posted on TripAdvisor! The Blue Crab team is thrilled to hear about your amazing dining experience with us in the restaurant. You love...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was the best meal of our 3 week tour of Canada and North West USA. We enjoyed the crab sharer meal, which wasn't cheap but was worth every penny. Whilst dining you gaze across the bay. The wine - delicious and a great choice...More

2  Thank Traysi62
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24 May 2017|
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Response from retepremhel | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. believe lunch is from 11-3 and it is in the dining room area.
23 May 2017|
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Response from DLTE | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea as to what their lunch hours are. Lunch would be in the Blue Crab restaurant as is breakfast and dinner. As you appear to be local, why not call the restaurant and ask.
22 April 2017|
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Response from DLTE | Reviewed this property |
My wife is celiac and she had no issues. There are gluten free menu items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$47
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada (Formerly Blue Crab Bar & Grill)
    (Montreal Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-480-1999
  • E-mail
Frommer's International Guide calls the Blue Crab Seafood House, the "best seafood spot in Victoria". Blue Crab Seafood House has earned a reputation for excellence in seafood and West Coast Cuisine. The daily specials take advantage of the local catches for the freshest of ingredients. With an Ocean View from every table that is impossible to beat! Featuring Local Dungeness Crab & Giant King Crab. Very Celiac Friendly. Winner of the 2005 People's Choice Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2003 to 2012, the Blue Crab Seafood House offers a wide selection of Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest, and new world wines, including a selection of both favourites and hard to find wines. The lounge offers a casual atmosphere to go along with its menu.
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