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James Bay Inn Pub

) #71 of 879 Restaurants in Victoria €€ - €€€ Fusion, Bar, Canadian
260 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
+1 250-388-9928
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Fusion, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
€€ - €€€
260 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
Neighbourhood: James Bay
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was Margarita Tuesday so $4 each and they were good. Caesar salad was excellent. Seafood chowder very good.

Thank ivanhoe
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is always a variety of interesting and tasty food. The prices are reasonable for both food and beverages. IMHO the pub is much more fun than the restaurant (which looks like it still lives deep in the 1980s). Staff are friendly and helpful. It...More

Thank Jacalope
Reviewed 1 week ago

The James Bay Inn Pub and restaurant in Victoria is evidently a local favorite. The pub was lively. Mothers and families were coming in for Mothers Day There is a ramp to the ground floor restaurant for the more elderly patrons The decor of the...More

Thank 3DQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice placd to go if you're in James Bay area. Many tvs playing hockey or baseball. They have a nice pool that takes coins.

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was 7 of us so we ordered nachos and our server suggested the small and she said it would be plenty. It was a huge basket of chips, cheese, peppers, salsa and sour cream. Very good! I got a fajita with salad it too...More

Thank grandmom1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The salmon dinner was surprisingly good. Salmon was flavourful and moist. It came with a nice assortment of cooked veggies.

Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu and wonderful atmosphere - lots to choose from and the place was packed with people wanting to come in - also has an attached pub

Thank Barbara Anne G
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at the JBI. We are glad you had a pleasant experience and look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were staying in the hotel so we got a 10% off coupon, but for the price we paid the food was superb. The three course meal was absolutely delicious!

Thank rhouben
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your visiting us and taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Both the pub and the restaurant serve up very good food and good sized portions. Their 3 course specials are an excellent deal. The servers are very friendly and aim to please. Would recommend for a good casual meal.

Thank Danny50
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear that you you enjoyed your 3 course meal and that you were equally happy with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We found out about this pub through their coupons in the paper... which have since been revoked, however, the food remains great... staff is unbelievably friendly, and remember your name..appreicated

Thank DMacKinnon2014
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your visiting the JBI. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to seeing you again real soon. Have a wonderful day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Fusion, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 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: +1 250-388-9928
  • E-mail
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