Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA

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  • Scenic View
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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.

Private Dining

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.

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OT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable evening. Beautiful view.

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HC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a party of five dining in celebration of a birthday. Cocktails, appetizers, main courses and cocktails were involved. Our server (#002824) was excellent. We had several questions concerning the menu as well as how some food was prepared and inclusions and substitutions that applied. Very professionally and with considerable knowledge the server provided explanations and answered all questions without hesitation or leaving the table to get answers. The delivery was superb and matched all descriptions as well as containing the substitutions requested. All food was superb.

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DS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food was overall good —- but they closed the dining area with regular tables - and would only allow dining at the bar area with cocktail tables, which was tough for full dining. We asked to sit in dining area —- right next to cocktail area - and they would not allow. Very strange to not make customers happy and comfortable when so easy to do.

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SL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food! King crab is amazing! Great drink menu! Beautiful view! Bar area to wait! Lounge area available as well. One of my favourite restaurants in Victoria.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was mostly good, scallops were tasteless, no flavour at all. Bit of a hiccup with payment, took a while to sort it out with some inconvenience. The view was beautiful, service was very good. Would try this restaurant again.

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k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been a couple times and always like the food.

Wife and I got a night out without kids. It was a little louder than normal...but that is kind of to be expected with a few Christmas groups in. Still could have a quiet convo though.

It's a nice treat going to the Blue Crab

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BM
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great harbour view and event a couple of otters on the docks too. Good service and food good as usual. Great location

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S
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The food was okay. My husbands plate was warm, the prawn was cooked well but the pasta was lukewarm which spoiled the dish.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday date. We had a lovely evening .

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Either than the crab everything was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love Blue Crab. Always an amazing experience.

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RL
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of the inner harbour in Victoria
The food was delicious. Amazing service and the portions were perfect! Highly recommend this restaurant

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R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice spot for a night out for a birthday celebration. Friendly staff, excellent food, wine is a bit expensive.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Would definitely come back

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Having made a reservation 3 days in advance - for the two seater by the window in the bar - for 1:00 I was extremely disappointed that the reservation was not honoured. Then - going into the lower area - seeing a 'reserved' sign on a table - was told that we couldn't sit there either ! - then we were told we could sit there - not a good communication going on in that area. The Blue Crab is one of the places that we always go to when we visit Victoria - and this was the first time we experienced difficulties. I had made two (2) reservations - one for the Monday - and then one for the Tuesday - just to let you know that your place is important to our Victoria visit.

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Seafood was fresh and excellent. Ambiance and view great as well. Service was acceptable but not extraordinary.

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S
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always head over to the Blue Crab when I’m in town for the crab cakes, they are the best! If I have someone to join me, I got into the dining room and have never had a bad meal - and I have been going for at least 6 years about twice a year.

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OT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Good food but not exceptional, excellent service and a nicely set out restaurant.
However, the interior incorporates nothing but hard surfaces and is open to the bar. Consequently the noise levels were so high that we couldn’t hear each other speak at our table.
Probably a better restaurant for groups and folks that don’t mind shouting to be heard, than it is for a couple that want a quiet meal and a chat.

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MD
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited this restaurant for our anniversary and the food was great. We also had a lovely window table that had a great view and was private Our food was exceptional and our waiter was very attentive but not nosy

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LW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent cuisine and service. We had a later reservation and the hotel shuttle driver even gave us a ride back to our B&B.

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SS
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of the harbor. My wife loved her food. Mine was very good as well. If we're ever in the neighborhood again, we'll drop by.

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LF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Blue Crab is my favourite restaurant in Victoria. The food, the view, the service, all are spectacular. We always know the visit will be all we had hoped, and most enjoyable.

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was excellent! It is more on the pricey side so they could have some table cloths and make the ambiance more “fine dining”. Was more of a quiet pub feel.

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LZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The food was a little disappointing; not as good as when we went there in 2016. I would recommend to a friend with the caveat that ur going 4 the view, not the food. Our server was attentive & helpful

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate here twice whilst in Victoria, had booked for first night and enjoyed it so much we came back the following night. Steelhead Salmon, Halibut and of course their Crab is highly recommended for those with patience to crack them open. King, Alaskan and Dungeoness along with a 1.5lb medley for those hungry enough. Friendly and helpful staff added to over experience with good views across the harbour inlet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fast friendly service.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

After many, many wonderful experiences dining at the Blue Crab (mostly for dinner) I took my out of town visitors there for lunch. It started to get embarrassing when we were ignored for a good 30 minutes after being seated. I will say the server, when she came, was terrific. Orders taken and then again we wait...and wait...and wait. No one comes to check on us at all. Food finally arrives. To my embarrassment the clam chowder I ordered was nothing like previous visits there. Completely tasteless. After we finished our meal I did talk to the server privately who said she would remove the cost of the chowder from the bill. Since I was a guest not the host, it was doubly embarrassing to hear my cousin when asked how the salmon lunch was said....well, the salmon was a rather dry & overcooked and the rice also quite dry. So no one really happy and I do hope my host wasn't charged for the chowder but he didn't know so we left it at that. I would not be confident to take any more guests there. Was it because the end of the tourism season resulted in all regular staff sent on a vacation and so fill-in help was employed? Just very strange after such happy memories of dining there.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding food and service , our waitress was a gem of the highest order

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m
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant staff is always spectacular. I would reccomend this as a not to miss stop.

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TF
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great crab, service, and view!

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B
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good, but fight for window table ruined our dinner experience

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and wonderful service in an idyllic setting

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W
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The view is fabulous, no question, and it's worth it to go there at least once, just for that.

The ambiance in the upper level of the restaurant is hotel-dining-room. The lower level looked to be more interesting, but that's only a perception, and we did get a window table on the upper level.

The food is good enough, but not spectacular, and for the price of the entrees, I expected spectacular. It's also quite limited - nearly all seafood (surprise, surprise), which can be difficult if you have a beef-lover in the family. The server did suggest that we could order the surf-and-turf without the surf which met that need somewhat. Two of our party were seniors who would have preferred smaller portions.

Cost for 4, incl 4 cocktails, 1 bottle of wine, 1 basket of bread (there's a charge for that) 4 entrees, 3 desserts, and 2 after-dinner liqueurs, plus tip, was a little over $400.

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KC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to celebrate my fiance's birthday and our engagement. The service was outstanding very knowledgeable of the wines meal was excellent well presented. We sat by the window overlooking the harbor and watch The Coho depart couldn't have asked for a better evening highly recommended

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DM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a light lunch, crab cakes and clam chowder. Both were very nicely done and very tasty. We had a nice window seat so could view the harbour activity and people walking by. I would definitely return to this restaurant!

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BC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have gone here for several special occasions. Great location on the waterfront at any time of year.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Una location molto carina, con vista sulla baia. Cibo eccellente e buon servizio

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Blue Crab didn’t disappoint! The food was very good, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The only slight negative of the experience was a table directly behind us with a very young child who clearly was unhappy with his experience. Yes, I know that happens but unfortunately Mom and Dad didn’t seem interested in taking the youngster for a walk — perhaps they felt it would interrupt the time they were spending on their smartphones☹️

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Recommended highly and did not disappoint. Delicious food.

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g
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, excellent fresh seafood. We loved it!

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