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About Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
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 ingredients. With an ocean view from every table, it's a dining experience not to be missed! Featuring local Dungeness Crab, Alaskan King Crab & amazing local seafood.
Our lounge offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy drinks and casual dining.
Seafood, Regional American (Northwest), Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00am and Sundays 7:00am-1pm
Dinner: Every day from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lounge & Bar open Every day from 11am-11pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
At Blue Crab Catering we pride ourselves on our service and attention to detail. We offer full conference services for business meetings and conferences, and we are situated on the picturesque Victoria waterfront, a perfect setting for any special event or function.
We are also happy to cater small offsite events, provide BBQ’s “to go”, or to prepare picnic lunches for your special outings.
Please call 250-940-1101 for further information, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Free parking is available in our underground parkade.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Blue Crab Catering Team offers an individual approach to providing the perfect setting for every special event. Enjoy the finest West Coast Cuisine prepared by our award winning Blue Crab Seafood House Culinary team in one of our private rooms featuring large windows with fabulous water views.
Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA Ratings and Reviews
Overall very good, excellent crab and chicken . Location was super. Only problem was that vegetables were undercooked.
We had a great evening dining with old friends over a fine meal
Great food and service! Best seafood on the island!
Beautiful setting, fabulous food, wonderful service...what more can I say...we loved it!
Awful food - seasoning and food pairings...super disappointed!! Should have known when we pulled up and realized that the restaurant is part of a hotel that the food would be awful. But it was too late in the evening and we already had reservations.
Only good thing was the waiter was very good and attentive and the service was very fast.
dinner was very bitter, 85.00 set menu, just such a disappointment
Celebrated New Year's here with our good friends. Started with pre-dinner drinks in the lounge and then had lovely dinner in dining room. Very good service + excellent back ground live music. Would go again for a special occasion.
While on vacation, my wife and I went to Blue Crab and were very pleased. We returned for several more meals, Dinner, Brunch, New Years Eve, Lunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner againl
The Seafood Y & Oysters, not to say the Drinks, were fabulous
We'll definitely be eating there again next time we're in Victoria.
We had seared scallops, oysters, and King Crab. All dishes were just Amazing !! So fresh and price is very reasonable. Must visit restaurant in Victoria !
Best place for a crab feast in the city, although they were all out of Dungeoness (local favourite) when we're there. Crab is always messy to eat, was a little discouraging that our waiter was reluctant to clean our table before ordering dessert, so we left.
Hi I mentioned in my reservation that it was a Special occasion. The waitress never even acknowledged it or asked question pertaining to the occasion which was hurtful to an 80 yr old lady. My wife did not enjoy her meal but did not want to hurt the waitress feelings. My salmon was under cooked.
Everything was great except the potatoes which lacked butter or seasoning. Bland disappoint to an otherwise exceptional meal.
Overall ok but not a rock crab fan. First timIt was pan fried/l+ baked. Felt more lightly battered. Was too heavy so topk it off The king crab was tasty.
Good breakfast eggs benny with good service and great harbourside view.
Received no open table reward points this visit??
Excellent service and exceptional food. We live on the water in Wa State US, and have extremely high standards for quality seafood and beef. We had the platter for two with filet and king crab... absolutely delicious!! The crab dip is amazing as well. Highly recommend!!
The view, atmosphere, food and service were good to very good. Howvere not really convinced that there is good value here. Perhaps that is why the restaurant was only about 50% full on a Friday evening in early December.
Good brunch eggs benny, awesome harbourside view watching the Koho ferry going by. Good food, good service, great view makes it all worthwhile. Will be back again
Great dinner experience, thank you. Really enjoyed the view harbour side with the festive lights, good service and great food. I had a yummy Caesar salad with superb prawns while my wife had a tasty organic chicken dish.
Overall just a great place to go for date night or anniversary. Personally I went here for my anniversary, had a great experience. The food was great the wine was too. Our server was really knowledgeable about the menu and wine. The scenery was beautiful and would go back just for that.
the best meal i have had in the past 2 years. solid menu.
Service was excellent with a very extensive introduction to the menu.
The view us incredible.
We took the Platter for 2. They were more than accommodating to swap out our crab legs for 2 lobster tails which really changed the whole dynamic of the Platter.
Will definitely go again and order the Platter for 2, with the lobster substitution, highly recommended!!!
The food was fine. The service was just ok, but not bad. However, we were offered a ride back to our hotel, the Fairmont Empress by a young lady named Marnie Ainslie. (I am not sure if I am spelling her name correctly or not). She was just full of personality & talkative. She was also the only person we met that was born & raised in Victoria.
Victoria, what a beautiful part of the world to see -
The King Crab was phenomenal!
A top of the line restaurant for lunch or dinner but we decided to try breakfast and weren't disappointed. Great eggs Benny and rich flavorful coffee. We will be back again soon.
Second time here and it was as good as the first time!
The Blue Crab Caesar was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and well-versed on the menu's particulars. The Salt Spring Island mussels were fresh and tasty. My companion and I split the Blue Crab Dinner for Two, choosing King Crab legs and a tenderloins to round out the shrimp, scallops, vegetables, and risotto. The presentation was nice. Both of our tenderloins were undercooked. Saving them for last to eat, allowed the heat to continue to cook them to an acceptable doneness. We passed on dessert. One quibble was the presence of small children and all the noise that entails in what one would consider a fine dining establishment. Also, as the dining room got busier, we seemed to see less and less of our waiter. The waterfront views of the Victoria Harbor are magnificent, and all-in-all this is a fine establishment and we had a pleasant evening.
Decided to try this place as it was rated high. Disappointed in the whole experience. Food was tasteless and some of it cold. Will not recommend this place to anyone.
Excellent food. Some of the best oysters I've ever had and the clam chowder is special. Even the bread is delicious. Loved our crabs, and finished the night with an outstanding collection of ice wines. Add in the spectacular views of the harbor and you're in for a treat.
The food was absolutely exceptional and our server/hostess was the most generous, observant and professional I’ve ever experienced. Prices are on the higher end but as is the quality and every moment was well with the penny. Definitely recommend this place for a casual evening or a romantic night out.
The restaurant is in a beautiful location over looking the Victoria harbour. It is a good place for a romantic dinner. The prices were outrageous. For the amount of food that you get and the price you pay is crazy. The food was good not great. The service however was excellent!
I was a little apprehensive booking our reservation on-line, being "old school" I like to speak person to person, however, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised and will book our reservation again this way. We arrived, didn't have to wait at all, the host seated us at a corner window. The view was spectacular. Our server was absolutely amazing, she went above and beyond to make our experience most pleasurable. We look forward to our next visit and we most definitely do recommend Blue Crab whenever we are asked for a good place to dine!
Thank you, see you again soon.
The setting and view are terrific. The food was cooked to perfection; succulent scallops, very tender tenderloin perfectly medium rare. BUT: very lacking in taste. How can tenderloin be tasteless, but it was. The sauces on the scallops and the lobster and the tenderloin tasted like it came out of a can or a bottle that was found in the back of the fridge. The ambience is worth the high price; the food is not.
We attended the restauraunt for an actual date. The view out the window was great. We ordeted the scallops appetizer (recommended) plus two meals. Great food and atmosphere. Highly priced but worth it for a special occasion.
My wife and myself enjoyed a birthday dinner at the Blue Crab. With all of the rave reviews about the seafood experience here, we thought that we were in for an extra special treat.
The view out of the spacious windows are truly awesome. We experienced the sunset over water (courtesy of the glass buildings across the harbour) which is one of my favourite perks in life. We didn't have an opportunity to view the menu before hand (not available online?) but we were kind of disappointed at the rather limited seafood options. We started with the Albicore Tuna appy,... very soft subtle flavours of tuna, served with a puree (odd choice) and missing the hit of citrus and complimenting greens that usually blend a nice tuna albicore bite.
I thoroughly enjoyed the rissotto, rich and creamy and packed with flavour. Two thumbs up.
My wife ordered the salmon main. Over cooked and underseasoned. We sent back the dish for a refire. Very quick turn-a-round for the refire and the salmon came back cooked perfectly. Flavour-wise, however, this dish missed the mark again.
The offer of desert made by our waiter was accompanied by a "we can offer you a birthday candle on a desert order". How lovely!
As no indication was made on how to pay for our meal, we headed out to the entrance where we met the Manager. He was very quick to offer his empathy as well as a complimentary desert,... next time.
So no, we will pass on that offer. With premium prices that "should" be accompanied with premium service and quality, as represented by the Coast Pacific Hotel chain, our supper experience lacked fulfillment and we regretfully won't be returning to or recommending the Blue Crab.
We are regular customers of the Blue Crab for a reason. The food, ambiance and the exceptional service (we feel like family) keeps us coming back for more. We will return again as soon as we are able! Thank you.
This was our first time at Blue Crab. It was DELICIOUS! Our waitress was awesome and so helpful! I have celiac disease and she helped me with my options. Food was amazing. Pricey, but worth it! Can't wait to go again!
I live a few blocks away and had never dined at Blue Crab.....what a shame I realize now. My partner and I had a wonderful dinner. Everything was perfect and we will definitely return
Service was very poor, prices were high. Clam chowder was delicious. We were seated for 15 minutes before orders were taken and once served our food the server never came back. We had to ask someone else for more water then our server gave the bill and we had to wait another 10 minutes to pay (card machine was on our table server just got distracted)
Great setting with a view of the harbour. I found the menu a bit limited. As the name implies, you better like crab. I would also say the wine was a bit on the pricey side, but the overall quality of the food and wine made for a positive experience
Two of us shared 4 of the 5 offerings on the daily fresh and local menu -- for September called the Harvest menu. It was tremendous. We took the suggestion from another reviewer to try the daily specials , which are fresh and local. Also, the view is great and the service excellent. I am so glad we relied on the open table reviews.
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