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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“blue crab” (225 reviews)
“crab cakes” (79 reviews)
“seafood” (146 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

The view was excellent. Our server was a jerk. When I ordered my pesto pasta with chicken and asked that he notify the chef that I had a shellfish allergy his response was "You do realize this is a seafood restaurant; keep your epi pen...More

Thank atheyk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best part of going to Blue Crab is catching a water taxi in the Victoria harbor and sailing over to the Coast hotel water taxi stop. Just a few steps off the dock strait up and your at the resturant. Great Happy hour menu...More

Thank radgirl00
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent dinner where we both ordered a trio of crabs. The view of the water was photogenic as the sun was setting. The service was a little slow, but the quality of the meal and scenery made up for it.

1  Thank SWESanDiego
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got in without a reservation or wait. Nice table with a view of the harbor. Ate the dungeness crab and it was done perfectly.

1  Thank travelindan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually write a review based on my dining experience. Today I had lunch at the Blue Crab in Victoria and met an 80 year old gentleman by the name of David who on Sunday Sept 30 will celebrate his 1000 meal at this restaurant....this...More

1  Thank Sal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our nearby hotel recommended the Blue Crab for dinner. We were a party of four -2 from the US east coast and 2 from Vancouver BC. When I first stopped by to make a reservation there was no problem but when we requested a table...More

2  Thank Jo J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking visitors from Ontario and Oregon since I have eaten there many times and have nothing but raves for the lunch and especially dinner each and every time. Today, we arrive to be denied the dining room and seated in the lounge. OK. Then we...More

4  Thank DiTone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked to the Coast to dine early. Came back along the harbour wall. Very unexpected experience. We were both quite impressed with the view, the service (Karen was our server/bartender), and the food. I had Crab Cobb Salad and hubby Alaska King Crab Legs. Excellent!...More

1  Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived by water taxi direct from Victoria front, so that set the scene for a great evening. The welcome was spot on as our table was not quite ready but drinks were supervised for us in the bar. The menu is mainly seafood, as...More

1  Thank Nick E
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We showed up at 9 PM with no reservations. They were packed, we only had to wait for 5 minutes for them to get us a table. Excellent food

1  Thank 168coreyk
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27 July 2018|
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Response from B V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tony: Native Canadian. Lower mainland and the island. NZ 25 years. Kiwi wife. Hospo 40 years too. Accommodation tours transport. Like to assist travelling people with honest reporting of experiences. Not a cheerleader or... More
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 46
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, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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