Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria

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157 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Earls Kitchen + Bar is a globally inspired restaurant focused on using the freshest ingredients and making our food and drinks from scratch. We believe in using the best proteins and produce that is locally sourced and thinking consciously about how the product is produced, raised and grown.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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JasonG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Drinks were great and the only meal out of four wasn’t very good. The steak was tough and chewy. It was the sushi and steak combo. Everyone else had a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We came across a mouse today at the restaurant. Our server acted very professional about the situation. However, it was disappointing that the restaurant didn’t offer anything to make up for the situation other than a report. We went there for a birthday and our experience at the restaurant was very poor.

It is upsetting to experience such an incident like this in a restaurant we usually go to. We are overall very disappointed with the experience. I wouldn’t book from earls from now on.

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BarbaraF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

The steak was cooked to perfection and the buttery mashed potatoes were very good but the asparagus were woody and not nice at all.
The lobster and shrimp ravioli was delicious but for the price the portion was small and not filling. It should be served with a small salad and/or garlic bread.
Our ceasars had a nice blend of flavours and the non-alcoholic lemonade was quite tasty.
I dont know if I would return to Earl's.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Highly recommend this Earl's location. We've been there 4 or 5 times and can say that we've always enjoyed the service and the food. Our experience has been consistently good and we'll go back again.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on July 2, 2020

Hi David, Thank you for the great review, we appreciate you taking the time and can't wait to host you in the future!

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MarianneS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I appreciated the waiter we had as it's not easy working under the Covid rules. Food was good and he has the most positive atttitude.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you so much! We love to hear from our guests and I cannot wait to share your comments with your waiter! Christina Hawkshaw Regional Director

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Soozen
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside which was a fun experience so noise was inevitable. The food was delicious and great, friendly servers. I'm definitely going back.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you taking the time to review us, we look forward to hosting you in the future!

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Earls location in Victoria BC has amazing staff. Our dinner was excellent and our table server was friendly and constantly checking on our satisfaction. Celebrated our Anniversary in style.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you Rita for your amazing review, we are happy to hear you had an awesome time at Earls Victoria! Hope to see you again soon!

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Raph
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Earls Victoria. It's my most frequented spot. My only complaint is that $9.00 for a pint is pretty steep, especially from a local brewery (Phillips). Otherwise, fantastic experience!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on June 27, 2020

Hi Raph, we are excited to hear Earls Victoria is your favourite spot to visit! We love it here too! Can't wait to host you again soon.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic meal and outstanding service! I will definitely be back :)

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on June 27, 2020

Hi Jennifer, thank you for your kind words! We are excited to see you again at Earls Victoria!

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lundgren
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great happy hour options and a good variety of foods and drink options to choose from overall.

Really great service.

Only food complaint would be weak fries, and upgrading to the garlic option isn't worth it here.

A nice atmosphere except the music gets noticeably a lot louder at 5pm, which feels a bit awkward at that early hour especially since the restaurant can only fill itself maybe 50% per current covid-19 restrictions, so there aren't many voices to be heard around the room.

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so appreciative that you were open. Such a great experience! Thank you for making my birthday!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on May 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, we really appreciate it!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Wait staff were lovely despite the use of surgical masks. Non surgical masks would look and feel much better for your staff.
There was a shard of metal sticking out on the knife and this left a small scratch on the inside of my daughters left hand. Quite by chance the manager stopped by the table so he was able to take it away and he asked if she needed a bandaid which was nice.
The food was really where o gave the least marks. No waitress or manager can be responsible for the food so we didn’t complain. Everything was pretty much overcooked....toast was rock hard and the avocado Benny was missing avocado on 2 orders! It was nice of the manager to bring us 2 orders of avocado.
This was a special birthday event and the first restaurant meal we have had since the middle of March. Pretty disappointing and dismal as far as the food experience. Quite frankly parts of the meal were inedible and left on the plates.
Sorry Earls, expected better!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on May 28, 2020

Hi Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear of your experience. I would love the opportunity to connect with you about your overall experience and invite you back in for a better one. At your convenience could you please email me your phone number and a convenient time to connect. Thank you for you time, Christina Hawkshaw chawkshaw@earls.ca Regional Director

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

love this place! great food and enjoyable atmosphere

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on May 28, 2020

Thank you for the great review, we look forward to seeing you again!

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TakashiI
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We visited a pandemic reopening day.
Well organized and was following all the guidelines of what to do and not to do.
We enjoyed our time and food was good.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on May 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the shout out on our safety procedures! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Anw1
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always. The street chicken tacos are my favourite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a lovely breakfast , wonderful service.
Will come back.

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DeeK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to Earls for the great atmosphere, central location, great service, and delicious plant-based menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went out for a birthday. Loved the vibe and the service was amazing!

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vipLindaleapyr
Edmonton
98 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Waiters great . Very loud. Young crowd . Food is always consistent. Love the salads . Liked the Friday drink specials but should include wines

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vipVegasvisitor
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great date night with ourselves and another couple. Good food, came in good time. Drink menu isn’t as good as it used to be would be my only criticism.

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Maggiemauss
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent rice bowls and steak. Server was attentive and not intrusive.

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vipRitaF
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was fine as always. The server appeared uninterested which makes the overall experience not very good. Refills on drinks were very delayed. We were trying to get our bill and couldn’t find our server. I had some leftover lunch and asked for it to be packed and she plopped the box on the table and walked away. It was unlike Earls at all. Maybe she was having a bad day?

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KushD
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was a great expereance. service and food was good

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RandyL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It was busy so the noise level was such that we couldn’t carry a conversation without raising our voices which with a 94 year old at the table was difficult. Our pitcher of water arrived with either Kleenex or paper towel (and quite a bit of it) floating in the container. It wasn’t noticed by the server and we had to request fresh glasses and pitcher. The response was oh dear that’s not good. I would have thought a manager would have stopped by the table to apologize for a blatant oversight but that didn’t happen.

Yes it was Saturday so one could expect noise but it was something that detracted from our evening. I do appreciate the fact that I can make reservations though.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and service were excellent!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us!

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vipEats
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the buffalo cauliflower and Tuesday wine night! Always great service!

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vipEats
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and no Sunday brunch line up! Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came to Victoria for an overnight trip. We took advantage of happy hour which had really good choices for drinks and meals. The ahi tuna bowl was really good. Since it was Saturday around 6 there was a lot of college age kids and tourist so it was good to get a reservation earlier in the day. Noise level as expected with that type of crowd which we wanted to be part of. We would recommend this location for anybody out of the area looking for something new like we did.

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BrendyceS
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was great but very noisy table right next to us.
We did not complain but our server was very aware of it & apologized for it.
Pleasant surprise when we weren’t charged for our beverages . Kudos Earls for being aware of customers comfort!

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Kristine
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day and Happy Hour and we weren't sure what to expect but we were so pleasantly surprised! My boyfriend had the burger and it was delicious! I tried a couple of things on the Happy Hour Menu and really enjoyed it. Service was fast and ambiance was perfect! We'll definitely be back! I want to try more things on the Happy Hour Menu!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We really appreciate you taking the time, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Christina Hawkshaw General Manager

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vipEats
Vancouver
58 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service tonight. Steak great experience.

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AileenL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Booth was too small for 5 adults and the noise level was way too loud.

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Abby
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Really young vibe.. wouldn't recommend on a weekend for those over 30

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NEILC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

This restaurant was better before, has gone down hill recently.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi Neil, Sorry to hear about your 2-star experience. I would love to connect with you to hear your feedback and win you back as a loyal guest once again. Please email zachary.barwin@earls.ca at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Zachary Barwin Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

friendly stafff... a little pricier than i think it should be.

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vipGlobetrottingteacher
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Happy Hour food menu! The Happy Hour wines are also a good quality.

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vipLeylaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Last time we visit Earl's in Victoria -- felt like a rock bar. Providing ear plugs should be mandatory on arrival as noise level was extreme. Tables too close together. Floor under our table filthy. Serving staff lacklustre. Very poor experience. Not at all of the standard of the chain's locations in Vancouver, Prince George or Calgary.

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SteveP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food were incredible. LOL, I really felt old as at least on this day it was a very young and, enthusiastic crowd. That said, the patrons were amazing and fun just like Earls is. That's probably why they all hang out there. It was fun being in a college environment again even if just for an hour. I highly recommend the Happy Hour menu with great food offerings as well as drinks. We'll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch experience. Excellent food and service! Can't wait to come back.

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ValL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service was great. Good options for kids. Biggest challenge was the noise level—very difficult for conversation and overall too distracting. Wooden bench table was uncomfortable. Requested a booth for elderly parent. Most large booths had only two people seated at them. Would have preferred a comfortable table in a quieter spot of the restaurant.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi Vail, Thank you for the review. I will personally look at our noise levels to ensure the music is not set too loud. I will also provide feedback to our head office team regarding the uncomfortable wooden bench seats. Thank you, Christina Hawkshaw General Manager

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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 381-1866.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria is rated 4.4 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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