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: (250) 385-4512
  • 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (29)fit for foodies (26)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (12)good for groups (9)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service was fabulous. She was friendly and very accomadating... had a great sense of humor and was there to make our night special. It was my husband's 60th birhtday(whcih was indicated on the email booking) and it would perhaps have been nice to have a special desert or drink /coffee drink for the him. but not a criticisim just a suggestion. Overall we had a fabulous evening and would go back again for a special event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice seafood restaurant.
    Terri
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Good food, lovely atmosphere with friendly,knowledgeable service and reasonably priced. In short, everything I want when dining out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Chris
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Very romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pescatores
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife and I just had our anniversary dinner at Pescatores and we really enjoyed our experience. The atmosphere was perfect, service was excellent and the food was very good (although the portions were just a little small), I highly recommend Pescatores and we will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long awaited and did not dissapoint
    mustbegood
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My wife and I have been talking about dining here for some time and finally for her birthday this year I decided that it was time. We were not dissapointed. It was a quiet and slow evening in the dining room, but that suited us just fine, particularly for the occasion. The food and service were great, quick, and better than expected. We will visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Domokun
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    excellent staff. Colleen was amazing. attentive. great food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable,high quality
    BCJofBC
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    4 in our party chose 2 appetizers to share, totally different entrees from steak to cioppino, and desserts and all left satisfied with their experience. Our table was directly in line with the open door which made it a bit drafty and chilly at times. Service was attentive and professional. Food was consistent and of high quality but lacked a "wow" factor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as I remember
    Katy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It has been a while since I have eaten at Pescatore's, but the food was as good as ever. I would definitely go back, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing seafood
    MattyEatsVic
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Thanks to our great server and a full evening to spend at Pescatores, me and my partner had a full fantastic and romantic experience. Local fresh oyster selection was great. Beef carpaccio was perfect. The seasonal fish dishes melted in the mouth with rich local root vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening Out
    livetodine
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our friends told us about Pescatore's and said it was a favorite of theirs. When we arrived realized we had been there but many years ago. The food was great, we had trouble deciding on an appy but ended up both getting the tomato salad. It was the hit of the evening. We both had pasta dishes for mains and they were both very good and very filling. Thank you for listing smaller portions, more restaurants should adopt this! I found the noise level to be a bit too high for my liking and as it was a special occasion, hard to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Central Gem
    saige
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Cioppino and Dungeness Crab were amazing. Service was attentive and efficient. Never had to ask for anything as the staff was on the ball. Centrally located and easy to find. Will definitely return each time I visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so hot
    DSAPointed
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    the food was not hot, not very tasty and they were stingy with the portions of seafood
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flippant service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our waiter was very short with us once he realized we were only having one course and no alcohol Bread that was delayed supposedly waiting to come out of the oven was stale and cold He was obviously very put out by having to provide two separate bills The Cioppino was low on content fish portion being one small piece of salmon
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs an upgrade
    Denoden
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Oysters were very good but, otherwise the food and service is mediocre, at best. There are many other, more upscale restaurants, which are less pricey than this. If you want oysters, just go next door to their Oyster bar and avoid this part of the establishment altogether.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    GoodFood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a great place for seafood. High-end but worth the price. We got the seafood for 2 which is a lot of tasty seafood and variety. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    foodamust
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our 2nd time at Pescatores and once again we loved our meal! the food is very flavorful and the presentations are gorgeous. This time we were very disappointed in the service. Waited very long for our meals and after giving our server the credit card we still had to 'hunt her' down to get the check. Hopefully she was just having a bad night. We would still recommend Pescatores as the food is excellent!!and we will go back again next time we are in Victoria
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luved the food
    SandrafromVic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    got there on time for our reservation..had to wait for our table..not really a big deal..Jennifer was our server..she's great but had too many tables to serve..brought our drinks right away..had to wait for refills..took ONE HOUR after we ordered for our food to arrive..the food was good when we finally got it..had to wave to get after dinner liquors ..I'd go back but maybe not on a Sat night..we were 3 ladies that felt we were an after thought, a wee bit neglected …Sandra from Victoria
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lobster to die for
    JayO
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    If this is all you order, you will not be disappointed - the 1lb lobster was a meal in itself and the wine pairing was awesome. We sat right beside the aquarium which added just the right ambience to our evening. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our new favourite in Victoria.
    funfood4ptg
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We have walked past Pescatores many times, while staying in Victoria, always going to another spot. A friend recommended it, and we are grateful. We had a very nice server, great oysters, the Sablefish, and Scallop Carbonara. All wonderful. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 278 reviews are from the Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar reviews archive.
  • 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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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
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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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  • 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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    • 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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