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Blue Crab Seafood House

146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-480-1999
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“blue crab” (211 reviews)
“crab cakes” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (136 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
146 Kingston St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We love seafood and then Blue Crab really delivered. I would highly recommend the seafood platter. There were 5 of us and we had the seafood platter for 3. Plus clam chowder. There was lots of food. The wine is well priced. The views are...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed yesterday

We were really looking forward to eating here on our cruise ship stop. We were seated at the window which was lovely. The menu definitely caters for fish lovers and the cocktails were fabulous. However, the food prices just seemed a little steep to me...More

Thank tpbel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting and floor to ceiling windows give the perfect outlook. Service was excellent from our welcome as we walked in, to the friendly and knowledgable service at our table. Crab cakes and then the King Crab (you get 4 huge legs, and a range...More

1  Thank TheFishersJJs50th
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some local folks we for talking to recommended Blue Crab. The inner harbour view from the floor to ceiling height windows is mesmerising, there's so much going on. Attentive and knowledgeable friendly service. Appreciated the wine suggestion. We had scallops, black cod, crab cakes, house...More

1  Thank brandlyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mediocre food at luxury price. Service staff are unionized I'm sure, must be. Not unfriendly but....? Excellent view.

Thank melski2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a nice view of the harbour, no deck that I saw. We sat in the pub. Had a crab / beef burger. It was ok. The best part was our waiter Glen, who is retiring. Good luck Glen!

1  Thank dlarocqu
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located in the Coast Victoria Hotel ,by the lobby ,still what a amazing view of the harbor ,,since my last visit in August 2017,the place still fabulous ,,Surprised Mum still remember their Dungeness Crab ! so I surprised her have a mothers...More

1  Thank TONY L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant overlooking the harbour. We had four main meals which were amazing both in presentation & taste. Service was second to none, highly recommended

Thank Tania_Hug
Niky A, Owner at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is what we like to hear, Tania! Thank you for the review and recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love dungeness crab. Really love it. This place serves a whole dungeness crab with delicious sides and melted butter for an exceptionally reasonable price. This is not the only dish on the menu....there are excellent meat, pasta and other fish dishes. The room is...More

1  Thank ZLI
Niky A, Owner at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on our last night in Victoria. I had the clam chowder to start and it was delicious. My mum had a starter caesar salad that was also good. We then decided to go with something local and shared the dungeness crab. Oh...More

1  Thank hk19852018
Niky A, Assistant Manager at Blue Crab Seafood House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am pleased to know you had a wonderful dining experience. Our signature Clam chowder is made from local ingredients. The Dungeness Crab is caught in the local waters and delivered fresh every day! Our team, at The Blue Crab, works hard to not only...More

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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