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Interior - Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar, Victoria, BC

Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.6
4.6
687 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.

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 360-1824 ext. 1

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    dave@ferrisoysterbar.com: (250) 360-1824 ext. 1

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Cross Street

    Government

  • Parking Details

    Street parking, parking lot directly opposite

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 687 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Victoria

    Best Overall

  • Victoria

    Best Food

  • Victoria

    Best Value

  • Victoria

    Fit for Foodies

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Romance

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  1. a

    alchemisty

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a birthday celebration at Ferris Upstairs and everything was perfect. The service, the delicious food, menu adjustments for food sensitivities, everything. Love this place.

  2. DM

    DanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu. Appetizers and entrees were delicious. Service was excellent.

  3. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, lovely service, and a soft warm ambience in an old heritage brick building. I often eat here for special occasions. Oh and 100% try the brownie - it is magic

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night, great food

  5. C

    Cat83

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Places that serve good food seem to be dwindling, but Ferris Upstairs is definitely not one of them. We started with Happy Hour drinks and appies which are excellent value, and the food is really good. The main dishes are priced fairly for the standard, which is very high - I had the sablefish, which is one of the best dishes I've had anywhere, and my spouse had a tasty bouillabaisse. So many restaurants in this city serve mediocre food because people still come, so Ferris Upstairs is a very welcome departure. Please keep doing what you're doing!

  6. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great menu for seafood lovers. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

  7. ME

    MEAC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Consistent, convenient, congenial. Seafood presented with flair.

  8. DL

    DerekL

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab local oysters to start - innovative great tasting food for entrées and main. Roasted cauliflower and Tuna crudo was fantastic. Special was scallops with sunflower risotto and my main, a succulent Sable fish. Service was also excellent. Highly recommended

  9. MA

    MartinA

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and service but menu too limited and noise is too loud

  10. s

    staceyh

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I find the flavours Of the food amazing. Each dish is a new experience. Something surprising that wows the taste buds. Service is always friendly and efficient.

  11. k

    kimmy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    My first time at ferris and unfortunately it was a disappointment. I booked reservations in advance however, we waited 45 mins till we were seated.. on top of that we did not get our food until 1 hour after that.. Yikes! I understand restaurants get busy especially over long weekends but this is the reason for booking a reservation right? The food overall wasn't bad, I enjoyed the duck. My Friend ordered the sable fish which sounded delicious as well, until the sable fish arrived at our table....It was the most horrifying dish we've ever seen and tasted. Please take this dry fish off the menu and never serve this again.

  12. L

    Lillian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The best food I've had in Victoria thus far. Every dish was amazing and food came in a timely manner. I would love for it to be a little more intimate though, the tables are slightly close together, but for amazing food this is a very small detail. This would be a great restaurant to go for a date or to have an intimate business dinner. Wouldn't be as suitable for a family with young kids.

  13. EG

    ElisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing, our server made excellent recommendations and the oysters were extremely fresh and some of the best I’ve had.

  14. DG

    DavidG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We ate here 4 years ago and we wanted to try it again. Not the same meal / specials on the menu. Unfortunately, the clam fettuccine lacked flavour. My duck leg was very good. The oysters were also very good. Upper dining room is quaint and nicely decorated. Loved the music. Will come again!!

  15. TE

    Tokyo4Ever

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic oysters and an outstanding service.

  16. EO

    ElaineO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great space for great west coast seafood. Excellent service by Morgana and the food was delicious. Great Victoria foodie stop❤️

  17. HC

    H2Cvic

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed our visit. Service was attentive without being intrusive and we really enjoyed the food. Will definitely return.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sehr nett leckeres Sea Food

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Very nice staff.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Room was too loud for a comfortable dining experience

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Naw-go somewhere else

  22. CO

    ColleenO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend Ferris' - they never disappoint! The food is excellent and the portions are generous.

  23. D

    Daunag

    Calgary

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and great service!

  24. G

    Gerritos

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Would have liked to see the pan fried oysters on the menu

  25. SD

    SandyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great overall dinner with fantastic service and reasonable prices. The clam and bacon linguine was outstanding.

  26. L

    Localgal

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The restaurant was very pleasant, the service was great and the food was outstanding!

  27. KB

    KarB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and memorable, as always. I recommend Ferris’ Upstairs to all my friends and family as a must try restaurant in Victoria!

  28. CT

    CatherineT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner. Thank you for the lovely table by the window.

  29. MR

    MelanieR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Excellent food and our server was great! Some confusion in the kitchen lead to a long delay in receiving our main courses. Hopefully this was a one-off event. We would definitely eat here again.

  30. DF

    DaleF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My first time there and Im looking forward to a return visit. Great food and our server was excellent (sorry, I didn’t get her name) The main dish (halibut) was excellent and the fresh oysters were yummy.

  31. J

    Jimmy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. We keep coming back. Make sure you order the cauliflower.

  32. JG

    JudyG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience. Great food and staff! Would definitely go back!

  33. DD

    DustinD

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great happy hour options!

  34. TC

    TerieC

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious and the service was perfect. Wonderful purple-haired funky senior served us.

  35. BS

    BarbaraS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ferris is a great place! We have visited each time we come to Victoria. Great innovative food (squid chips!) Lovely service.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING food and staff! But would argument the booking app, so last seating is 8, not 830. Felt terrible about putting out the staff, we didn’t know you closed at 9. Thanks

  37. AB

    ArtB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant good food good service👍👍👍 thanks

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Very small restaurant, food was pretty good, service was not so good. We had a few appies a a couple drinks, no one came by our table for a good 15 min. We were left with empty glasses and weren’t able to order a main course. Waitress finally came back and we just ended up paying for what we had and left.

  39. RG

    RayG

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Oysters are amazing and the Hokkaido squid is to die for!

  40. RB

    RicciB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was very good as was the service The restaurant was a little cold and I did not like sitting by the staircase

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 687 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

536 Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Government

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking, parking lot directly opposite

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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