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

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Seafood
Blue Crab Seafood House has earned a reputation for excellence in seafood and West Coast cuisine and attracts locals and visitors alike with its spectacular waterfront views of Victoria's inner harbour. Daily specials take advantage of fresh local seafood and produce for an elevated west coast dining experience. With an ocean view from every table and professional friendly service, it's a dining experience not to be missed! Featuring local Dungeness Crab, Alaskan King Crab & amazing fresh local seafood.



Our lounge offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy drinks and casual dining.
What 1020 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
Ambience
3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food was what we expected. The view is very nice. Our server however left much to be desired. Fine for Denny's but not acceptable in this place.

SA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The view is beautiful, but the service was very average. We arrived 20 minutes late for our reservation due to my 80 year old parents and the reception was frosty. The food was over priced and it was super noisey.

TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood in the area!! Had a wonderful meal with friends.

TB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, definitely the place to go for fresh seafood

RM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The King crab was outstanding, view very nice, service very friendly.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We and our out of town guests always have outstanding seafood meals at The Blue Crab Seafood House.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous time. Crab and harbor view caught our eye and neither disappointed. Katherine was so helpful and a sweetie. Shawn was talkative and informative. A night to remember! Thank you!

F
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

A screaming baby, a loud partying table next to us and slow service. Not impressed.

LM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. This time we brought friends who are well travelled and had never been here before. They were impressed and we will all be back.

PL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

While the service was fine you dropped the ball when little if anyone noticed this was where the guest were married and celebrated the reception. I had to call to inquire about why special instructions weren't followed.

L
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Loved having Catherine as our server

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect place. Wonderful food

N
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We had booked for a special occasion and because the restaurant was quite busy ended up being there earlier than we had planned. We had quite a good view of the harbour but not one of the best views even though there were many empty tables when we arrived. The initial service was quite rushed and as the restaurant got busier it became slower. The seafood was okay but not as good as the reviews had suggested. The dessert special was very good.

CP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

On vacation with wife. Oysters were excellent. Wife had prawns and I had an outstanding paella with assorted seafood. Serving portions were quite generous. I felt badly that I had to leave food on my plate because I enjoyed every bite.

D
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always make a point of eating at Blue Crab when we are in Victoria. The food is amazing and the view is breathtaking. I would recommend it if you are looking for truly mouthwatering food.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good seafood and perfect service. The rooms are comfortable but not very warm

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Yes, but I would recommend to hedge their purchases.

CJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most beautiful sunset view in Victoria! We celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful window table. Food was excellent and service was prompt and friendly. Overall, one of my favourites to host guests from out of province to show off our gorgeous city and inner harbour.

SO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We saved Blue Crab for our last decadent dinner in Victoria. The view was beautiful, the food was spectacular and Katherine’s service was impeccable! She thoroughly knew each drink and menu item and served us with her infectious smile. I would highly recommend Blue Crab to anyone who wants to treat themselves to a wonderful dining experience!

e
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for dinner for my Birthday , we were visiting Victoria from Edmonton . Food , view and ambiance were nice . I had the mixed crab plate , 68$ for the portion seemed a bit high, and the side portion , root veg and potatoes were very small . They didn’t acknowledge the Birthday at all . Considering the price , and the fact that we both had expensive meals and drinks , s a small acknowledgement would have been nice.

ME
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food was average at best and so was service - manager was rude - there are better restaurants in Victoria

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our server must have been having a challenging shift. He was abrupt, curt and impatient. We almost had to beg him to take our first drink order. The first 20 minutes at our table were insulting but after we had our cocktail order in and then meal order and a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay he settled in and became more kind. The food was great. On par with all of the high end restaurants We have enjoyed in Victoria. Yes,

GK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

For our wedding anniversary, my wife and I had a enjoyable dining experience. The service was prompt and Katherine our server was kind and made pleasant conversation. The food was thoroughly enjoyable and reasonable priced for quality was quite good. I have and will continue to recommended the restaurant to friends and will continue to count the Blue Crab as not only one of my favourite seafood restaurants, but restaurants. Good show.

CE
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I enjoyed our dinner very much. Spectacular view of the Sunset and Harbour. Thank you so much, we hope to return on day.

AC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location in the inner harbour with panoramic views and great seafood. Would definitely recommend.

a
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

food was not good, no flavor . likely will not return .

LH
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are from Edmonton, Alberta and found out about Blue Crab because I listen to Ocean 98.5. I loved it, it was fantastic. We went early on a Monday so the noise level was just right for us (we don't like yelling at our guests during dinner). They were able to accommodate my 11 year old son as well which I really appreciated. Thank you to Ocean 98.5!

c
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our third or fourth time to the restaurant. We went for the seafood platter and it was great. Try to sit by the windows if possible to watch the activity on the harbour at night. Our server was very helpful and recommended a great wine to pair with our dinner. We will definitely be back in the future.

l
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great view, good service, food was good but not anything outstanding. Halibut dish was quite good. Cioppino was just ok.

TC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is very good. Service is excellent. Location is amazing with wonderful views of the harbour activity. The Blue Crab is well known and has a good reputation which results in often full restaurant by 7pm so if you prefer a little quieter than go earlier.

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The views are lovely, the service is good and the food is tasty!

BW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The Hostess could not handle a stressful situation al as it was happening. She was on the phone. I asked her for a Chair he looked at me and I asked her for a chair her reply was that will be ready shortly and told the person on the phone that she will have call them back. I asked for a chair and she said there as one here indicting one to her left. I said NO BRING ME A CHAR NOW. It went down hill from there till we received our food. The food was excellent. hen we finished dinner and desert there was a busboy at our table cleaning it, I asked if the hotel had a wheelchair that I could use to help the wife out to Regent limousine who was waiting for us within 3 minutes he had brought the wheelchair and the machine to process the money to them I did a 18% tip for the busboy> both the waiter and the hostess stood there and did nothing.

BH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, great food. My wife and I would definitely go back again.

MP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best seafood restaurant in Victoria. Great staff, wonderful harbor views.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Very loud beautiful view food was excellent except for a lemon drop - undrinkable

KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my mom and dad here for Father’s Day. We really enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent and the service was really good.

E
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The service was terrible today. Our server came by as soon as we sat down to take our food order without even asking what we wanted to drink. We asked to order drinks as we were waiting for one more guest. Once our guest arrived, again she came back asking if we were ready to order. No acknowledgement that our new guest would probably need time and didn’t even ask her if she wanted a drink. It took her three visits to drop off our coffees. First the coffee, then the cream and sugar and finally 1 spoon for three guests. We ordered an appetizer and when it came she dropped off the food and was about to walk away so I had to ask for cutlery. Our mains came out and one guest was away in the washroom, she asked if she could bring pepper. I had to ask her to come back and check with the them. She quality checked at our initial bites and never again. My mother’s soup was extremely salty and she didn’t eat it. I told our server when she took the food away but no acknowledgement that my mother basically didn’t get a side with her meal. Finally, she brought the bill with the machine right away. No opportunity to review the bill. After we paid, I realized she charged me for halibut when I ordered the cod. I didn’t even bother saying anything because she forgot to ring in the coffee but ridiculous that she wants to just up-sell the fish and chips.
Terrible experience. For the type of restaurant this is supposed to be, this level of service is very disappointing.

MS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fabulous as usual. Great food, great service, great view!

MS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service - well worth what you pay. Beautiful view of the harbour and located along a nice pathway along the water

M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Not great. Upon arrival, greeting was very pleasant, but it went downhill from there. Very limited selection of respectable red wines; minimal selection of oysters for a seafood restaurant; steak was poorly cooked and lobster was over cooked. Following a $400 dinner (2) an extremely limited choice of single malts - of which I was fortunate to receive just enough of a poor to nose what I had actually ordered - very poor decision not to at least give it a reasonable amount beyond a precise one ounce - only in Canada! Overall - too bad it wasn’t a more pleasurable experience. As a result, not likely to go back again. This was not our first time in the restaurant. Dessert was good.

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