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 and amazing fresh local seafood.



Our lounge offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy drinks and casual dining.
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4.6
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4.6
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BT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with good size portions. Very creative menu. Well worth the price.

G
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular view, very friendly and accommodating server!

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice quality ingredients. Service was slow, but the view was gorgeous. Would have liked to have had some bread while we waited. I am not a big seafood eater so was able to order the steak and lobster without the lobster. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the meat was very tender. The veggies were perfect. This was the second time this week we ate at the Blue crab. The first time was in the lounge. The lounge offers a broader menu. My son had a burger and I had crab cakes. We both had wings which were great. I would definitely go again.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious but were disappointed with the portions

PN
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Crab Seafood House is an essential "must" for travelers who enjoy quality seafood, steak and other "down menu" selections. There are no bad choices here, as everything is prepared with local ingredients and in-house care and charm.

DW
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic dinner. The crab cakes, ling cod dinner and paella were all perfectly cooked and the flavors were great. We will be back.

DR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere were awesome! Chauffeur after dinner to take us downtown made my night! Would definitely recommend!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once we asked to move to a different table as the one we were first seated in was terrible the rest of the experience was absolutely amazing. The food was fantastic.

PM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, through Dine Around Victoria program. We were so impressed that we booked another time in a couple of months.

BL
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food.

S
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the $50 Dine Around experience. We had mussels, calamari, seafood paella and prawns & scallops on black forbidden rice. The dishes were beautifully presented, tasted to the point and were in generous proportion. The creme brule and chocolate raspberry tart finished off the meal perfectly. The server made us feel welcome. We left the restaurant thinking that my husband made a good choice.

O
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was very good and the service attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance was very nice, but we thought it was just a bit pricey compared to similar dining spots.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal with excellent and next level custom service.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic dinner. We did the Surf n Turf with the tenderloin, the meal did not disappoint at all. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion the ambiance is perfect and the view was quite beautiful.

WG
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The view is amazing and the service was great, but my ling cod for $40 seemed pricey. It was tasty, but didn't wow me. Apparently the beef ribs were delicious. Drinks are reasonably priced but the food seems high for Victoria.

R
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent set menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

As frequent visitors to Victoria we were excited to try a new restaurant and were hoping Blue Crab could be our new "go to". We enjoy fine dining and good service is important to us. Although we had made reservations well in advance and the restaurant was not crowded, we were seated against a back wall right in the path of server traffic and diners entering and exiting the restaurant. The waiter took our order, but then virtually ignored us in favor of the other tables in front of us. While watching multiple staff pass back and forth in front of us repeatedly attending to other guests (one table had no less than 3 staff attending to them), we had to flag someone down just to bring us more water. Thank goodness for Chris who responded to our plight, not only brought us what we needed (fresh drinks and our food), but offered to reseat us in front of the windows where we could at least enjoy the view and be out of the traffic. Our waiter didn't resurface again until it was time to bring the bill. Needless to say our cash tip went to Chris, along with a thank you for saving the evening (We actually left to get dessert elsewhere). The food was decent, views lovely, but greatly overshadowed by the poor treatment. Think twice before eating here, there are a myriad of choices in the area with excellent food AND tremendous service. Such a disappointment.😪

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our early New Years dinner and we all thought it was fantastic

SP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time here and we’ll be back again. Don’t let that it’s in a hotel dissuade you. This is a wonderful dining experience.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited Victoria for the holidays and of coarse a seafood dinner was at the top of our list. I chose this
restaurant as the ratings were high and I was not disappointed. 6 of us had the most wonderful seafood dinner!! Thank you and happy new year!

SA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

The kitchen decided to close early for brunch in anticipation for their special Christmas dinner... luckily I had booked brunch for my grandson daughter and myself... and the kitchen allowed us to order from their breakfast menu... so they honoured the reservation... it was our Christmas Day brunch... and I booked awhile ahead after reviewing their menu... in order to make sure my family from out of town could enjoy a vegetarian friendly Christmas brunch with me... the meal and service was great... although the server kept saying we were lucky that the kitchen served us... but we did nothing wrong by our reservation... so it felt a bit odd and somehow that it was our fault that they closed the kitchen and did not decide early enough to not accept reservations... so it had an odd overtone...

LZ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We dined at the Blue Crab Seafood House Dec 24th. We found the service outstanding and the food delicious. The view from the dining room is wonderful. The only fault that we found was that it was a little loud and difficult to hold a conversation at our table.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Seafood and Crab Feast for Two was beyond amazing. Totally worth the money.

NK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The steak and lobster was terrible. The lobster had bearnaise sauce yuk and the steak was covered with a wine reduction wanted just steak and lobster

f
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was Craig and he was fantastic. The food was delicious and exquisite (all crab all the time and the halibut). Next time I'm in Nanaimo I will be back.

NE
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I found the food okay but for the prices, I expected afar superior meal to what I received.

BB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious and our server was wonderful. The king crab we were served was amazing and our tenderloin steaks cut like butter. It's pricey, so we only go about once a year for dinner, but man, oh man, do we look forward to it and we've never been disappointed.

M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food was excellent but the atmosphere was not romantic like the web sight said. Too noisy.

JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a bit chilly by the window

E
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was mouthwatering and the services was excellent.

V
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Generally a good place but didn't enjoy the snow crab as it is very difficult to get what little meat there is out of it and it is the most expensive item.

Waiter was great!

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This was a special dinner - anniversary celebration. I chose this restaurant because it has been rated the best for seafood in Victoria. I fully concur! Everything about it was first class. It is expensive, but for special occasions like ours, it fit the bill perfectly. The food was outstanding! The setting, service and ambience were all in keeping.

JT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good Seafood . The Scallops were exceptional & the veggies were perfectly cooked !!
Will go back in a heart beat.
Cheers

AM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great people. I honestly can't think of anything to suggest to enhance the experience. It was just wonderful.

EA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Crab Seafood House is excellent -- Super view oceanside of Victoria's Harbour, very tasty food (large portions), and very good servers. We highly recommend!!

MB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood dishes were delicious. The black rice was new to us and very tasty!! The portion size was just right for both our appetizers and main!
Great service, beautiful view, we’ll be back 😊😊

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The atmosphere was very good, but the food for the price was normal. View is very good.

CC
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Best view in Victoria--overlooking the beautiful harbour on a sunny day.
We ordered the brunch menu-My companion ordered a salmon omelet-delicious.
I had a very good warm &fresh croissant--w bacon, scrambled egg,cheese & tomato w an aoli sauce-& side of delicious freas coleslaw-really tasty.
Will return soon-er..

CiCi

EA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 7th Anniversary Business Celebration, with three very special friends, was absolutely excellent in every way! The service from everyone, esp. a favorite server Crag, was super - intuitive, respectful, and comprehensive. ALL of our meal selections were superb -- including the free hailbut entree that we shared as an appy, fantastic cesar salads and crab cakes, and the lobster & fillet main, and bread putting deserts. And, of course, the stunning window table vista that we enjoyed. A super three hour evening, in every respect. Blue Crab is, indeed, a 5 Star International Quality Restaurant!! We highly recommend!!! Evelyn J Andrews-Greene CPA CA

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view of the harbour while we ate a delicious meal.

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