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ferris' oyster bar and grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
+1 250-360-1824
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“baked oysters” (66 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (39 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here after reading some excellent reviews. Nice interior decor. Great music. The meal is very flavourful with fresh seafood ingredients in great forms of presentation, but overall too salty. Had to water down the chowder, and the bouillabaisse was very rich in flavour but...More

Thank Cynthia Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a three course meal option for two which is a good deal, with shared appetizers and dessert. Great raw oysters and the baked oysters were interesting too. I recommend the squid appetizer.

Thank starlitsky3311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, the oyster samples and the mussels were amazing, so fresh and delicious! Great service as well, the atmosphere very casual and pleasant. Fair price would come back for sure!

Thank Aline Cristine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a wonderful dining experience. The setting is upscale casual if you will, not fine dining, but not just "some bar". Our server was beyond kind and helpful, and the food (the oysters) were...you guessed it...FANTASTIC! We order multiple sampler plates to get a range...More

Thank GoGoBear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was boring and lacked flavour. The sever barely did his job, forgot our oysters and wasn’t interested in answering question.

Thank cmor123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place has become a lunch favourite that we go to every time we visit Victoria. Its a plain looking small little place . The kitchen knows their stuff, food is consitain and really good. The servers are always nice . The west coast chowder...More

Thank james a
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I often wonder when I read tripadvisor reviews and then have a completely contrary experience to what I read... a recent visit to Ferris was like this. I found the buck-a-shuck a disappointment. We ordered 12 oysters and 2 were skunky and we sent them...More

Thank gjw16
Reviewed 20 April 2018

I can't say enough about the Seafood Laksa, every bite a delightful explosion of mildly spicy coconut curry, thinking of my next visit already. Casual setting, laid back atmosphere.

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 17 April 2018

There were 13 of us here for lunch recently, and we were given our own private space in back. All of us were delighted with our choices from the interesting menu. Portions were very large, especially the delicious soups. The service was exceptional, even for...More

Thank Hay_9
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We loved our seafood dinner here. The best meal we had on our vacation. We had the fixed price menu. The ricotta cheese and honey,roasted pecan appetizer was delicious. The roasted Cauliflower salad with toasted capers, fried prosciuitto, pine nuts and greens with a lemon...More

Thank Katy O
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Dave C
22 October 2017|
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Response from alugirl1947 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time of year. Summer time I definitely would make a reservation. Bar seating is actually a lot of fun with lively conversations.
21 May 2017|
Response from Kewarner | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was.
5 July 2016|
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Response from Norrtravellers | Reviewed this property |
Yes- Buck a shuck= Mon - Friday 3to 5 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-360-1824
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Three restaurants in one location; the more casual downstairs Grill, serving burgers seafood & pastas, the upstairs Oysterbar serving local seafood & steaks with a Mediterranean flare, and the next door Perro Negro, serving Spanish tapas.
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