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James Bay Inn Pub

€€ - €€€Fusion, ,
260 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
+1 250-388-9928
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“berry pie” (3 reviews)
“liver” (2 reviews)
“seafood stew” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Fusion, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
260 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 175 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tame when we went, which was fine. Old school; pool table, relatively cheap drinks. We stayed in the hotel so it was convenient for us. Would recommend.

Thank Ben L
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for staying at our hotel, visiting our pub and for the recommendation. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the hotel we were staying we gave it a try. Popular local pub its what you expect it to be. Nothing fancy, but was nice to hang out with locals and watch the local dart team play. Food was usual pub fair and...More

Thank James T
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your wrap. We hope to see you again when you visit Victoria. Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was told by the guy at Helms inn that it was just up the road well it would have been 4 blocks.. We went there twice and the service and the food was all very good.

Thank Westralian
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear that the service and food pleased you. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Victoria. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally my wife and I never eat in a hotel restaurant but luckily we made this place an exception. Food selection was more than expected and the food itself was very good - especially breakfast. Cost was very reasonable and service was outstanding

Thank chefvogts
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Server was nice, food was so-so...turkey club came on cold hard bread,...dark meat only with a strong taste of sage...overcooked bacon,...came in for a simple lunch that was overpriced and not satisfying in the least, will not return,..same for my husband perhaps we chose the...More

Thank Jo444111
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback will be shared with management and staff so we can do better. If you wish feel free to send us further details about your visit by sending a direct message on our...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Great local pub, now my favorite water now that "the bendy" is under new ownership and gone down in quality and service.

Thank KWilcox84
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for the compliment. We are honored to be your new local. Cheers

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Needed a breakfast that was substantial and gluten free, they delivered on both. Prices were quite reasonable, and service was very good.

1  Thank Stina P
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a great review. Till next time, Cheers

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch, good beer selection, a must for Victoria. We both had the sirloin burger, cooked perfectly (some pink). Nice bun, tasty meat and good hot fries. Nice friendly service. Decent music playing not too loud. A good pub experience.

1  Thank bwick22
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Atmosphere, food and service are all part of our core values that we continually work hard on. We are very pleased to hear about your experience. Thank you very much for taking time to review us and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers

Reviewed 16 August 2017

we got the three course dinner for $20 and it was perfect super service and just a really nice meal!!

1  Thank Meegan D
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed our $20 three course fare. This menu changes every two weeks and is very popular with locals and tourists. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Always a favourite place to go. Used to go weekly when I lived in James Bay and now try to get back once every couple of months. Delicious food and good service.

Thank Colleen M
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are pleased to hear that you are able to come and visit after you moved from the neighborhood. See you next time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Cuisine
Fusion, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
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
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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