Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar
Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar

Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pescatores.com/
  • Phone: 2503854512
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30 Am - 11:00 Pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 Am - 11:00 Pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Luke Griffin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Government
  • Public Transit: There are many bus stops on Douglas Street which is one block East of us.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a lot of parking on the street in around our block, there are also two public lots on Broughton street just one block north
A word from Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar
Pescatores is an Italian inspired West Coast Seafood Restaurant. As often as we can we serve the freshest seafood coming from our local waters up and down the coast. Our focus is not only on our fresh food but also on friendly and knowledgeable service. The wines that we serve come from the coast as well including Napa, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington to name a few. This longstanding restaurant has become a staple amongst the locals and travelers alike
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)special occasion (25)romantic (17)notable wine list (11)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Tasty, but slow.
    BeardedMan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We decided to have our meal in courses. Oysters, Salad, Pasta, Entree. There was a mistake and the wrong pasta was brought out. The time it took to correct the mistake and put out the next two course must have been an hour and a half. Almost like we were put back at the end of the line. The food was excellent when it did finally come. I'd suggest that you eat here, just have all of the food brought at once or be patient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor dining experience
    Not2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I don't know if was the restaurant or the waiter, but service was very poor and when the food finely came out it was not hot and the fish was over done and dry. I expect it was left under the warming light too long. I noticed people who arrived after us were served before us. We ate there based on the star rating, but it was no star for us.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Foodygoody
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Pedcatores. The food, service and ambience were top notch. Upon finding out that we were celebrating, the server brought over a couple of glasses of champagne. Nice touch! The only complaint I have was the size of the pasta dish that I ordered. Too small for the price. All and all an enjoyable experience and we would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, long wait
    JLOCK
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went with a group of 6 adults and had a great time. The drinks were tasty and the food was better. We had a long wait (around 45min - 1hr) for the main course but the waiter was great & kept us informed. The food was definitely worth the wait; from steak to salmon, we all enjoyed our dishes. Food is spendy but as I mentioned worth the price. I would recommend for special occasions or adults based on the price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Baspen
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We really enjoyed all aspects of this restaurant. We started with heirloom, goat cheese salad which was delicious. Lots of main course options,... The miso glazed sturgeon was fabulous. And we enjoyed the lemongrass brûlée. Out waitress was attentive and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable experience
    vinotinto
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our first time at Pescatores Fish House, we will certainly be back a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pescatores
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The lighting was too dim for what I like. The waitress was very welcoming and accomodating. She was there when we needed so ething and made suggestions that turned out to be fabulous.The seafood was excellent and the orange martinis were so delicious. We had a gift certificate which made it possible to enjoy our stay at Pescatores. I thought prices were high but expectations were met.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely terrific!
    Optimus913
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Lobster was divine and service was incredible! A+++ all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun seafood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Open aired, but dark seafood restaurant with friendly staff, fun mixed drink menu and good seafood preps.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The seafood was amazing! Had I known about the dinner for 2, I would've saved room for that. It was a very popular item and looked really good every time it passed by. All of their seafood dishes and fresh oysters were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome sauce!
    celiacfriendly
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Pescatore's is a friendly, warm, celiac-friendly fine dining experience. I had Atlantic lobster which was cooked perfectly and cut so I could easily get the meat. Our waiter was friendly, informative, attentive but not too much. My mum had the seafood salad, which was perfect (and she is picky). They have a good variety of meal to satisfy every appetite, and their carrot beet cake was exceptionally delicious. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Seafood Delight
    PrairieFoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Pescatores Fish House is a great place for a memorable meal, starting with great service, excellent, well-presented food...and the most delicious Creme Brulee to finish off the meal. So good we can back for a late night dessert with coffee a second night. A great find along the Victoria harbour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Wild Salmon Risotto
    OutOfTowner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The restaurant has a really pleasant atmosphere. It was both quiet and talkative and has beautiful fish tanks. I was too engrossed in the good food to pay much attention to the other diners but i did notice a broad mix in attire, ranging from shorts and a T-shirt to formal with a tie. I had the wild salmon with a rice risotto and my guest had the halibut. Both were delicious. The wild salmon risotto was so good I've been telling my friends to try it. We paired this with a white wine, Gewurztraminer, which added a pleasant sweetness to the dishes. The service was perfect. The waitress introduced herself quickly and politely and seemed to show up at right moment never leaving us wanting or waiting. We're going back to Pescatores.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you happen to be in Victoria...
    gordon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Was in Victoria British Columbia and tried this place. The seafood was outstanding. The fish is limited to what is local and freshly caught. No farm raised salmon here. It's pricey but so is everything in Canada. Get a reservation because it was very busy! That said the service was great, the waitress understood without asking that my father and I were hungry and not cocktailing so things moved quickly but not rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey for what you get
    TomK
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The prices were high for the small portions we received as we ordered the Seafood Exteavaganza. We were then told by server that since they only had 1 1/2 lb lobster left our price would not be $95 but$112 wow?? Server very nice but not very good at his craft as still learning how to wait
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood Beautifully Presented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Three of us dined at Pescatores and enjoyed a lovely dinner. The seafood was extremely fresh, cooked perfectly and well presented. The house-smoked salmon salad and the seafood salad were especially good. We all enjoyed our meal and our delightful server, who was personable and attentive. We would dine there again and recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a wonderful dinner
    Fishinguy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were celebrating a big wedding anniversary and asked for a nice table at the time we made the reservation. We were given a wonderful table and presented with some complimentary bubbly just after we sat down. Our server was superb--very knowledgeable and attentive. Food was delicious. We had an absolutely wonderful dinner and couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. Kudos to Pescatores for helping make our evening truly special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was Perfect
    HappySanJoseMom
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had the green salad with pickled vegetables - one of the best I've ever had, and if ordering full not half portions, is enough for two to split. I had the lobster and crab cannelloni - very good. My dining partner had smoked salmon linguini - we both had half portions and it was enough. Lemon grass Brule. The service was great and the ambiance lovely. We liked it so much we came back for lunch two days later! Lunch time is less crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    2crabcritics
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a wonderful evening, but this wasn't it. Considering the positive reviews I read about this restaurant prior to making my reservation, it was especially disappointing to find that the crab dinner we ordered was not very good. The crab itself was presented well, but the meat of the body of the crab was mushy and flavourless, as if it had been previously frozen then thawed. The leg and claw meat was a little better, but still substandard. To add insult to injury, the crab itself was priced higher than others we have enjoyed in the past at other restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food some very noisy patron
    Hannah
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Shared the seafood platter which is $95 for 2 last time I had the platter it cost $75 and included lobster (guess this means I am getting old). The platter was good - I would not describe it as being excellent - amount of food was good just nothing about the platter stood out for me. We wanted lobster but they had none on Friday night at 6:30 pm. The accompanying vegetables were very good. Bread was suppose to be fresh but tasted and felt stale ( they need to get te bread recipe from paglacci's). The dessert fondu was excellent - excellent quantity of fruit and lovely dipping chocolate. Service was excellent and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef ruined this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This used to be a great restaurant. I've been coming to pescatores for years and they had some items that were staples on the menu like the blacken halibut with Alaskan King crab on top or the crab stuffed spoke trout - but the new head chef removed these items and replaced them with less or items that are no where close to as good.
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  • excellent service and food
    jjjs
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The Sable fish was amazing. We would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    2old2care
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were seated quickly. The table was perfect for two people. The server was outstanding, quick, friendly, knowledgeable, but not stuffy. Wonderful menu, including daily specials. Meal was great. Definitely a repeat experience for us, and we would be happy to bring friends next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    sasquatch
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Prices are at a five star restaurant level, but this restaurant is far from being one. Ambience is poor, with a very noisy kitchen, that you hear all over the restaurant. For $26, my Sooke trout was minimal and with very little veggies. My wife's entree had 3 shrimps am done scallop. Dessert was good but overpriced for a very thin slice of cake. This restaurant is overrated and won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Dinner
    patsyj
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I am often reluctant to dine out on special occasions and selected Pescatores for its menu and reputation. Both met our expectations and left us wondering, why had we not eaten here before? Our server Heather was very attentive, definitely you should order seafood (my husband said his chicken was ok)Being Mother's Day a little something like a flower would have been nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service is great, but food is not.
    JonandKeyce
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went on mothers day and remembered from a previous meal what we liked. Ordering the seafood salad was a definite for us, as was the carbonara. We found they had changed the salad from a decent portion to a tiny little plate. We also ordered a halibut dish, another small portion and plain. We didn't enjoy it. The carbonara was a good as we remembered it, however we were sure we ordered a half order last time we had gone, and it was larger than our full order this time. We left disappointed, overcharged for what we got, and hungry.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    Fisk
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food tasted as if it were stirred with the same spoon as the remaining dishes offered. Bland and tasteless. I had to ask for water at least 3 times before receiving it. The decor extremely outdated. I would NOT recommend this restaurant especially since there are so many other restaurants within walking distance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again.
    HappyTastebuds
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our reservation was for 7:45, booked for 3. We were seated at 8:30 and told that our reservation had been made for 2 guests. Not so...and I had the confirmation to prove it. Our wait was enhanced by numerous updates... first it was five minutes, then ten, the people who were at our table were given their cheque, then they were about to receive their cheque, then the table was being prepared, then the table was only for 2 so then another table being prepared. The reception area was chaotic. Once seated, our waitress took our order immediately. The starters arrived quickly. The main courses took another hour. While the food was excellent, it did not compensate for the restaurant's utter lack of professionalism.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Terrible Service
    trackie
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We waited 20 minutes for our server to greet us, then an hour for a (cold) starter to arrive, then another hour for entrees. Our overloaded waitress was apologetic, but the manager, when confronted, denied anything untowards had occurred. Ruined my mother's 65th birthday party.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    kyew
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I love this restaurant. The service was outstanding.They went out of their way to accommodate any allergies,etc.i had the sablefish and it was awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 256 reviews are from the Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar reviews archive.
  • Pescatores Reservations
    Chunkymonkey
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This restaurant needs some serious help when it comes to reservations. After being sent to the bar to wait for our table, I started talking to other customers who had been waiting for their reserved table for 45 minutes. It reminded me of a Seinfeld episode, they know how to take a reservation, but they don't know how to hold a reservation, and that's the most important part of the reservation, the holding......
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday dinner
    hardtoplease
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed everything about our experience. . Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill slide
    VictoriaLocal
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Overcooked, undersized, over-priced, underwhelmed. Another great Victoria restaurant bites the dust.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent ambiance
    olibew
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent ambiance and the staff were all very nice and friendly! And oh, check out their ceiling fans :)
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely ambience
    Tina
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Super restaurant. Good value food I would go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing service
    Mrtwo87
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Food was excellent, but the service was poor. Got to Pescatores early to have a drink before our friends showed up. Hostess said our table was ready so we didn't need to have the drink at the bar. Never got that drink because the server didn't even acknowledge us until bringing water 15 minutes later. We waited for absolutely everything, one of our drinks came with a huge black hair in it, my main course was missing the vegetables, we were never quality checked although all her other tables around us were all quality checked, cutlery was taken but not replaced after the appys until we asked. Again, the food was excellent, but I don't know if I would go back just based on how poor the service was.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the seafood for 2
    Tatania
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was an excellent representation of the restaurant, but recommend you have 3 people:). Everything was very good. I definitely would recommend this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open table reservation lost
    Suzie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The reservation I made online through Open Table did not make it to the restaurant. They did not have my reservation when I arrived. Fortunately, it was only a short wait to get a table, but the restaurant was very busy. This would have been very disappointing if it had been later in the year during tourist season.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood lovers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food was very good but it was very high priced compared to other places for great seafood in Victoria. Be prepared to pay a lot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went here for my boyfriends birthday, neither of us had been before and we were both looking forward to it as we both love seafood. The service was very slow. We waited at least 10 - 15 minutes before our waitress came by to take our drink order. Once our food finally arrived, it was good, however the portions were very small, especially considering the price and this was for the full order, I'm glad we didn't get the half! And again we had to track down our waitress to get another drink, and have our plates cleared from the table, even though there seemed to be plenty of staff walking by our table all night, getting somene to stop at our seemed next to impossible. Overall, food is decent, but not worth the price, disappointing
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    • Noise LevelModerate