Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.6
627 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Located in one of Victoria's oldest buildings, Ferris' Upstairs Seafood And Oyster Bar presents deeply coloured wooden floors and rich brick walls accented by candlelight Featuring the best in fresh seafood from our local waters, and premium steaks from Alberta. It's a great place to lounge and enjoy what Vancouver Island has to offer.
POST COVID OPERATIONS: We provide a safe and comfortable dining environment with enhanced cleaning protocols, sanitizer stations and daily employee health checks. Our aim is to provide an environment that is enjoyable to dine in while keeping both our staff and guests safe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 627 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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AllisonJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything about Ferris' Upstairs was great. From the journey up the charming staircase to the outstanding food, it hit all the right notes. I look forward to being able to dine there again.

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Isabellac
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service - hosts and server were extremely friendly and welcoming, and the food was delicious as per usual!

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal, definitely would go back and recommend to others

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous flavours and ambiance!!

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ShannonR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious fresh shucked oyesters. The mushroom pate was to die for. We only did happy hour so cannot comment on the main menu but it looked pricey & not kid friendly. But that's ok - we were in it for the oysters and our table had 83 :)

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AmandaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!! Scallops are a MUST!

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LawrenceG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was attentive . Had beet carpaccio for appetizer very good. Could have used some bread. Mains were bouillabaisse described as containing fish and shell fish . It contained no fish and 2 shrimp the rest was mussels The broth was very tasty more like cioppino then bouillabaisse but very good. Bread did not arrive until meal almost finished. Excellent dessert. Felt a bit cheated on the main.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We love the service and the oysters. Our main dish was over cooked and one of the caesars was horrible. We have it a 3/5 stars for that reason. We will go back but won’t order anything except wine and oysters because we love the ambiance and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. The waitress advised us we had 2 minutes to get happy hour prices so we saved a lot from her tip. The food and service was excellent !

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IrenaJ
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service ,the server answered all our questions.
The food was a bit small for the price 3 scallops for $16.00
but very tasty.I would definitely recommend Ferris’s!

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LilliC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Mediocre at best, the oysters were definitely not fresh shucked, maybe shucked in the last 24 hours, but definitely not fresh. Definitely just a tourist place or for locals who haven’t learned better.

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CarlaJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We ordered 4 starters which were very tasty but not very much food.

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time here! We had raw oysters, the clam linguine, and the arroz meloso. Everything was fantastic and our server was extremely proactive and delightful. We had a great time and plan on coming back.

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service enjoyed in a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The arancini, Pecan and mushroom pate, and striploin meal was delicious. However i ordered the seafood risotto ( i cant remember the name) and it was disgusting. I coudnt even eat it. My sangria was very watered down. I was dissapointed. We went for the first time for our anniversary and we wont go back again. It was also very loud. Our waitress was awesome though.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The items we ordered were all really good and different in a good way. We particularly enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates. Superb! The service was excellent.

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MicheleP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always excellent. Very current menu with delicious fish and seafood options.

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RailiM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Charming room, great ambience and terrific food. Alwats a must when I come to Victoria.

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Maeve
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! The chefs made us a vegan pasta even though there is none on the menu, which was absolutely delicious and we greatly appreciated. Would be awesome to have a vegan appy and pasta on the menu, we love the ambiance and cocktails at Ferris’s Upstairs. Thanks again for the accommodation!

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DrWrangler
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a great atmosphere with staff who are happy to serve your needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Am overall great experience

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Yasmine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere; creative menu; friendly server. Bit pricey, but worth it!

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vipGidget
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic dinner at Ferris' Upstairs. Love, love the scallop starter and the tuna crudo, which we shared. And the steak main was outstanding. Delicious comfort food with great service from Chelsea.

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DW12
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was great and we will go again. Unobtrusive but prompt service. The value part...everything is so expensive these days....the pricing was certainly not out of line or anything....hard times everywhere I guess

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent friendly service. Food was okay. Did not get dinner I order despite my order being repeated several times when taken.

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent selection of creative seafood dishes, severed in a relaxed atmosphere.

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PierreL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Soup will be good specially when it’s cold outside thanks

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JohnM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one of our favourites in Victoria!

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4Wards
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great, one of our favourite places to eat.

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PhilD
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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Stonepile
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the variety of the menu. Excellent oysters. Will be back each time we visit the area.

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SusanT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time at Ferris Upstairs. The food was absolutely delicious with different twists to knock your tastebuds off! Service exceptional. Ambiance delightful. A wonderful little Victoria hideout! Loved it all.

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AnnaA
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Service was great and this place should be commended for the quality of the food that’s brought to the table! We will be back for sure!

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NelsonD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was fantastic! We had oysters and appetizers and the main courses were great. Spanish / Mediterranean influence with west costs ingredients. IT was all very good!

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JulianP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. One star off for a drink that took ages to arrive but that's a minor quibble - a lovely place to eat.

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AngelaH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible as always! Unique dishes, combining the most interesting flavours and textures. You can't find this type of dining anywhere else. Always excellent service to boot. Our absolute favourite restaurant and we'll always be back!

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StefanieD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was amazing- we usually frequent Ferris’ downstairs, but thought it would be a fun night out to try upstairs. It did not disappoint- really, really lovely!

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KFletch
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love going to Ferris for dinner -- it's one of our favourite restaurants in Victoria. Delicious food, great ambiance, amazing oysters. Tonight we ordered several of their sharing plates and they were all delicious, and the roasted cauliflower was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Visit to Victoria

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I visited Ferris upstairs for the first time. Our experience was nothing short of amazing. The space has a very comforting atmosphere and the staff are top notch. But the star of the show was the food, both IOC us were thrilled with our meals and the Lamb Ragu is the best pasta I have ever eaten. We highly recommend visiting Ferris Upstairs. Enjoy

FAQs

Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 360-1824 ext. 1.

Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 627 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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