Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.6
316 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
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.
What 316 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went here for our anniversary! It was wonderful service and delicious food!

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Happy hour - buck a shuck - amazing value. All the food was delicious. I would highly recommend it.

AE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. We had the salmon with risotto and paired it with muscles, it was one of the yummiest meals I've ever had. Would totally recommend.

J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Had the dozen oysters to start which were nice size and reasonable price. Dinner for 2 special is a really good deal with a good selection. All really great. Professional service.

d
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner for six. My husband loved the calamari and I loved the cauliflower starter. The polenta dish was fantastic and our guests loved their salmon, trout, pasta and duck. Super friendly service (Ben?). All of us left happy and full! We recommend and would go back!

DP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, but you shouldn't run out of fresh shucked Oysters by 6:45 pm!!!

H
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place that matches the rave reviews I've heard in the past. Extensive wine list and a menu focused on seafood - obviously not the place to go if you don't want that for your meal! The food was delicious, with reasonable portion sizes and pricing to match the quality.

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

Great food and service. Atmosphere was to our taste.

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

Cauliflower salad not acceptable— had to send it back— got refund— you should revamp it or take it off the menu

E
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Tasty menu and great wine list!

JC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely hit up happy hour from 5-6, it's a buck a Schuck on their oysters. Mmmmmmm oysters.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so delish!!!

PM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very good dining experience in Victoria BC.
Excellent recommendations by server Kate who was gracious and personable. Try the Humboldt Squid if it is still available. Generous portions. Recommending this place to friends visiting Victoria BC

P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Shannon was an excellent server. She was engaging and friendly but not obtrusive. She made our anniversary meal special. We had never had Denman Island oysters and they were outstanding. We look forward to eating here again.

J
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorites in Victoria. Been coming here every work trip. Never disappoints. Good quality ingredients, decent portion size and bold taste! We loved the ricotta dip with toasts, the squid is also a great appetizer. They have a four course meal for two for about $74! One thing I haven’t tried are their baked oysters!

p
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

There are better seafood restaurants in town with views of the water. Food was good, but not exceptional.

l
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had an excellent meal with excellent service.

I had arctic trout and my wife had linguini with clams and both were outstanding.

The waiter did an outstanding job.

Overall it was a very positive dining experience.

MI
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I in Victoria for a vacation and wanted fresh seafood. We found great service and great seafood. Coming back for happy hour oysters!

t
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The cauliflower salad was incredible. I was there for happy hour and took advantage of the $1 oysters. The duck was good, but just a little dry. The service was fantastic!

BS
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is an excellent restaurant with very fresh we’ll prepared dishes. I had the halibut and it was wonderful. Oysters on the half shell were fresh and very good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

CC
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite Victoria restaurant.
Busy Friday night, but they found us a quiet pleasant area.

Loved the whipped ricotta w honey & walnuts.
Then a tasty mushroom w cream raviolis starter.
We always order the warm roasted cauliflower salad--so well flavoured.
The warm 'smooth as silk' brownie w caramel & whipped cream finished off a most enjoyable evening.
Warm & attentive service as usual.

ST
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive service and great meal

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant meal, good service. Salmon was outstanding, oysters notting out of the ordinary

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was very good. We shared a large green salad and had two orders of each kind of cooked oysters.Both were excellent. A very enjoyable evening.
Karl

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal at Ferris, excellent food, served bij Michelle, who knows her business very well!
We had a great evening! Rachel and Willem, Holland.

C
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and great music in a cozy dining room. The food is very well prepared and consistent. Appetizers and share plates are very generous, I don’t need to have a main when I order 2 appies. I always order the fattoush and warm cauliflower salad, they are excellent! I’ve also had the whipped ricotta, deep fried smelts, and the Humbolt squid. My husband had the prosciutto wrapped long cod on lentils and my daughter had the crispy polenta - both garnered high praise. Add the great jazz and the original brick walls and you don’t need to go anywhere else!

CJ
London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely experience at Ferris. Food was great quality and inventive. We opted for the four course set menu and did not regret it. The cauliflower starter was amazing, and we had the duck and cod respectively as mains. Service was friendly but not overbearing! Would definitely recommend.

n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It has become one of my favourite places to go for celebrating personal events. Always good food, service and atmosphere. My only comment for this visit was the food came too fast between courses which is the first time this has happened. We were a later sitting so no need to rush us for dinner, we were there 1hr and had 2 drinks and 3 courses. Other than that, we will always be back.

b
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Raw Oysters were small but outstanding- sone of the seafood had a preservative taste-the lingcod was great but halibut was just okay-

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it! Oysters were delicious, tuna appetizer amazing and different, salmon and risotto wonderful. Spectacular meringue dessert. We could not have asked for better meal.

G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service by Michelle was excellent. We all had a seafood dish and each was outstanding. Great wine list at very good value. So appreciate the choice of international wines that pair with the food and ones tastes.

DK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great fresh seafood and the cauliflower salad is a must have.

GA
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The bouillabaisse was extremely over seasoned with saffron and mayo.

MG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good food, but skip their steak. The seafood was very good and the dessert was delicious. Very nice ambience.

DS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best and most memorable meals we have ever had!

DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good selection of Oysters done in different ways, vegetables were cooked to perfection, only issue was the Strip Loin Steak, is served between 1/2 and 3/4" thick could have been much better. Was like a low priced cut which is really beneath what they advertise this location to be. Would I return.....for oysters yes. For a Steak, definitely, not. Service was great.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Warm greetings, great server, exceptional food.

G
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

RReally, the night was great.! We especially liked our server, Elizabeth, who was informative and humorous! The food was also really good and we went away filled and satisfied!

MB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter, her husband and I ate there during our little Victoria getaway. It was divine! Quiet cozy ambiance, impeccable service, and amazing food. I had the wild salmon (rare) with crab-risotto. Simply divine. It was a large portion—I wish I could have eaten every morsel. I started with their house green salad that was anything but boring. My sweeties live in Vancouver so when I have time during future visits I’ll make it a point to come back!

CM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Busy place, easy to see why. Food was great as was the service in Ferris upstairs.

1
2
3
8

Tweets by Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar