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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 good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“baked oysters” (66 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (40 reviews)
“seafood” (99 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 5 days ago

We had dinner upstairs. Great vibe, good music ... I had the oyster chowder as a starter and it was simply AMAZING. As a main dish, I took the steamed mussels and clams (big portion) and it was truly delicious.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the second time I’ve been to Ferris but my first upstairs at the oyster bar. We were there for happy hour and you can’t fault $1 oysters and $4 wine. We also had entrees and dessert and everything was excellent. More than than...More

Thank elnuisanco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner and we were lucky enough to make last call for their happy hour specials. The oysters were delicious! My husband loved his bouillabaisse and my daughter always goes back for the paella. Food is good and at first I...More

Thank Darlene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the casual option for this restaurant-downstairs on the back patio. Service and food were very good. We had delicious raw oysters (but they also serve many other oyster options). The Cioppino and Vegetable Tagine were our entrees, followed by a sizable and...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated in the ground floor section and our service was very good. My husband tried the lamb burger which he found bland and over cooked. His side order of yam fries however were great. I had the special bowl being offered - tuna,...More

Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner needs to clean house at this place, we were so disappointed in our experience, staff made us feel like we were bothering them to be in this restaurant. I can understand a bad day with one staff but continued to run into very...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Victoria for one night, we decided to dine at Ferris’ Upstairs. We were very pleased that we did! Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive to our likes and dislikes. The food was prepared quickly, cooked well, plated attractively, and served hot. Everything on...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation for dinner, decided to go early and have a drink at the bar. First of all, the hostess was extremely rude and tried to kick us out as our reservation was upstairs. Pulled up a seat at the bar and the bartender...More

Thank Rebecca9211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definately recommend this as a great place to eat while in Victoria! So many places to choose from it makes it hard to pick when you only have a few days but this should be on the list of must visits! We sat out on...More

Thank Audrea H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extent fried oysters. Very tasty mixed seafruits & fish in curry, unfortunately thay are very "stingy" in the amount of shrimps. The service was quite good all though one thing bothered us, we asked by the waitress, that brought us the fraid, if we want...More

Thank Yorsm P
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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