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Finn's Seafood, Chops and Cocktails, Victoria, BC

Finn's Seafood, Chops and Cocktails

4.6
4.6
2432 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Set in a beautiful 1882 heritage building overlooking the inner harbour and parliament buildings in the heart of downtown Victoria, Finn's offers award winning food and service, a locally sourced menu, and strong classic cocktails. With a varied menu offering something to suit all tastes Finns is a great choice for unmatched atmosphere, friendly service, great food and beautiful harbour views.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 360-1808
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Luttman
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of parking near the restaurant:In addition to on street parking, there is a large pay car park right next door (to the left of the restaurant as you are looking towards the harbour). There is also a large city parkade located on lower Yates St, just a short stroll (one minute) throuugh Bastion Square to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,432 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Victoria

    Best Overall

  • Victoria

    Best Food

  • Victoria

    Best Service

  • Victoria

    Most Booked

2,432 Reviews
  1. Dinerone

    Naples

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The chief and I made a reservation here despite it looking like a tourist trap. It overlooks the harbor and had nice views from part of the place. Upon arrival we were greeted enthusiastically by the folks out front. They were lovely. They took us to a table that had partial views of the bay but our server Laura was so nice and attentive that we were just happy to be there. The menu was diverse but could have used more seafood as mussels were not being served due to spawning season. Nevertheless I had the 2 lb Dungeness crab that I loved and the chief had the chicken and gnocchi which she liked but thought the gnocchi were a little too dense. Drinks were good and Laura always kept and eye to see we weren’t thirsty. Definitely try!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently celebrated a birthday at Finn’s & It was wonderful. The waiter that we had was very attentive and gave amazing service. I splurged and had the Dungeness crab, so good! Thank you for the wonderful night.

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  3. DaleV

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was delicious. It was served well. Enjoyed the meal.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Finns food and location were great. First time visit and will definitely return

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice dinner downstairs, which was quieter than upstairs. The farmhouse salad, steelhead and ahi were outstanding. Also loved the barely legal martini but the mojito was average.

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  6. Golferjack

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wine list is poor. Entrees came out immediately after the appetizers. Very good bread but our request for more butter came about the same time as the check.

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  7. ChrisN

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were told Finn's was the #1 restaurant in Victoria, and we believe it. My husband and I both had fish and both meals were outstanding. Our server was wonderful; attentive without being overbearing. We'll be back on our next trip to Victoria

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  8. KATT

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service from every member of the friendly staff. Fantastic food, great drinks list and perfect waterside location.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Finn’s for a yummy dinner and great atmosphere! The staff are lovely and food is always delicious!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good except for the steak which was overdone. I tried to get my son to send it back but he wouldn’t so that was his fault

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food. My almost 7yo said the steak was some of the best she’s ever had. We sat on the upper level and wished we had requested a patio table as it was a beautiful evening.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. They took a same day reservation on a super busy holiday weekend. We were seated with a gorgeous waterview. The food was delicious. All of the staff said hello. The service was fantastic.

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  13. KevinC

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly services, we got a nice table with excellent view. The food was just superb … The manager who took care of us was amazing. We had a beautiful time, and do recommend anyone to give this restaurant a try.

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  14. brep

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place for a birthday dinner! My husband said it was one of the best meals he has ever had.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and our server was excellent. One item to note my old fashion drink was missing a cherry and had lots of little ice cubes verses one large ice cube. Overall I would definitely come back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The $85 lobster my wife had was rubbery. Staters and mains showed up at the same time with no apology… Very disappointing! Manager said they would get back to me three days ago to discuss my poor dining experience. I have heard nothing as of yet. The manger contacted me yesterday and was very apologetic and professional. He heard my concerns and was very committed to making things right. As a result of our conversation I will returning to Finn’s with an open mind. The owner did comp me a generous gift card for my past experience with the hopes I would return which I will. Thank you

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  17. Burnaby1

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service and ambiance. A beautiful harbour view.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was exceptionally slow. Waited over 30 minutes to be greeted and asked for drinks.

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  19. JohnK

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Finn's for lunch on a Thursday May 9th and sat on the patio. The weather was warm and the sun was out. Great views of the inner Harbour, the BC Legislature and other scenery. We ordered the seafood chowder and fish and chips. The food and the service was excellent. Finn's was not very busy on Thursday at noon. The wine and the food came quickly, and with fewer people on the patio it was quiet and there was no rush to leave. Overall, this was an excellent experience. We will return again.

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  20. Janey

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive server. Clams were a great substitute for the mussels. Sablefish and Steelhead entrees were excellent. We ate outside and that was very nice...to be able to enjoy the views Would definitely eat here again if in the area. While the prices were a little high the quality of the food and service offset that factor.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service,very attentive and engaged in social chit chat. Food portions good size and very tasty. Unfortunately not warm enough to sit outside

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  22. SoniaK

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cold , we asked more thanks 3 times to turn on heater. Really not pleasant

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience, everything was amazing, the food, the environment.

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  24. RichardL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sablefish was excellent. My wife had the mixed seafood linguine and loved it. Ganache cake was awesome. Wonderful dinner.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was average in so many ways. Nothing really stood out or came off as special. Particularly for this It was the most touristy spot we went too and generally the food scene in Victoria is great. The presentation, ingenuity and flavors were all mediocre.

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  26. Food4Us

    Houston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening celebrating birthday and anniversary. Service was very good and the food was excellent. Would certainly dine there again next time we’re in Victoria.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and good service but we felt rushed through the experience- no sooner had we finished our entrees than the mains were on the table. We noticed that the restaurant claimed on its website that it had been nominated for a Michelin star. In our experience this would be unlikely given the feeling that you’re being rushed out. In addition, our table was in a poorly lit area, which made it difficult to read the menu. We wish them luck in their bid for a Michelin star but think that it is a while away yet.

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  28. JAM1

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in patio area which was nice but they left windows open so we were quite chilly (May 3). Food was very good and well prepared but we waited almost 45 minutes for our food to be served after finishing an appetizer. We came in at 7:30 and didn’t eat dinner until 9:00 just near closing time. The appetizer came out in reasonable time.

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  29. DustyDW

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fresh seafood and prompt friendly service. Nice place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was courteous and attentive Food good. We will come back.

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  31. joans

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant close to our hotel, seating very comfortable in the basement of the restaurant so quiet . Food delicious, no long waaits.

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  32. SusanP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fresh seafood in a beautiful setting. Servers seemed overwhelmed.

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  33. Volleyballparent

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hunter was a great server and the food was excellent. Thank you

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  34. CynthiaM

    Calgary

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous! We were in town for a girls weekend, and we loved everything… the food, the service and the views were wonderful!

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  35. deckman

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Martini ever!! Food great, view great, service great

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  36. Sweptpastfullofrun

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thought Finn's was the best seafood and overall meal we had on our recent trip to PNW/Victoria. We always try to eat in restaurants that serve sustainable and local seafood and Finn's ✅ The menu was just right imo - not the all too often mind-numbing number of selections, but rather a nice variety that you could have confidence was prepared fresh in- house, from sauce to sides to dessert, first course to last. Our meals were delicious. Nice wine list, cocktails and beer offerings. Great location on the harbor, would love to return to dine outside in warmer weather. Energetic atmosphere but not excessively noisy, clientele of all ages, service attentive and friendly.

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  37. tinar

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for my last meal after a week's vacation on Vancouver Island. Was not disappointed. Happy with my farm salad and prawns; both tasty and the latter were cooked to perfection. the steelhead rillette was absolutely yummy but the accompanying toasted bread was a touch soggy. the octopus was quite tasty at first but the more I dug into the plate the mushier the consistency of the octopus, which was a bummer. service was outstanding. view was lovely. music was at a good decibel. great date spot. take the children elsewhere.

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  38. KenS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shana the server was very friendly and food was good.

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  39. Victoria

    Manitoba

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for fried oysters, they were no longer on menu and the croquettes were not available. Hostess was very accommodating but server was not, until there was a change and new one was very good. It seemed they were more pleasant when we left then when we came. Everyone thanked us for coming and invited us to come again.

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  40. Leverette515

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! We stopped in for lunch and liked it so much that we came back for dinner. The sablefish was to die for. I also had the oysters which were very fresh. Steelhead pate was amazing and great seafood chowder. Awesome service. Will be back.

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Finn's Seafood, Chops and Cocktails is rated 4.6 stars by 2432 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Finn's Seafood, Chops and Cocktails

1208 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 3B9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of parking near the restaurant:In addition to on street parking, there is a large pay car park right next door (to the left of the restaurant as you are looking towards the harbour). There is also a large city parkade located on lower Yates St, just a short stroll (one minute) throuugh Bastion Square to the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Luttman
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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