Canoe Restaurant
Canoe Restaurant

Canoe Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://canoebrewpub.com/
  • Phone: 2503611940x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Daily:

    Sun - Wed 11:30am to 11pm,

    Thu 11:30am to 1am,

    Fri & Sat 11:30am to 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Milne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Store St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Canoe has a limited amount of parking in its lot. There is plenty of street parking on Store St. There is a pay parking lot across Store St as well.
A word from Canoe Restaurant
Welcome to CANOE BREWPUB, Restaurant and Marina. Located at the foot of downtown Victoria's historic Chinatown, CANOE features waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria's Inner Harbour.
Come down to CANOE for great handcrafted beer, real food made with care and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking, it’s a perfect place to share good times with friends and family of all ages!

The timeless waterfront location, soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere for gatherings large or small.
Reservations and families are welcome in the restaurant area.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
Canoe Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)scenic view (20)good for groups (16)hot spot (12)great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Disapointing
    Batto
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service from when we first walked in until we left hours later was very poor. The food was of a low standard and over cooked. As a craft beer lover I was extremely disappointed with the limited range and low quality of the beer. If it wasn't for the premises and location Canoe would not have anything to offer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first night in victoria
    nigel54
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Recommended this place for microbrew beer and food. Large open plan building by the river, nicely done up. Is quite noisy. Burgers and fish and chips great. Not fine dining
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun night
    bigred52
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    w had a great time, really fun atmosphere, great food. pretty good with the gluten free. would have liked the option of gluten free fries but they did bake chicken wings so our celiacs could have them which was really nice and greatly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio!
    thegroup
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Canoe is a great restaurant with an awesome patio. Food and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic setting
    Justus
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very good food with daily drink specials which were attractive. But the setting is wonderful. The patio is extensive with both a deck and ground level seating right on the waters edge. Inside it is very interesting with a restaurant and bar area within a renovated old building. Great ambience both inside and out. We also experienced very good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Quintessential Victoria. Historic, modern, delicious, vibrant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pickle boat pub crawl
    PickleBoatStag
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great sangria, service was quick as requested as we were on a time schedule for hitting as many pubs as possible. Wish we had not options for the appys available through the pub crawl but it was still enjoyable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    debbie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Farther than the cruise port than we thought, but worth the taxi ride! Food was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait list for the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I made reservations for 8 people with the head hostess but was told we would be put on the wait list for the patio. When I showed up I spoke with the girl, she said to sit inside and she would text or call me within 30-45 mins. We sat inside and it had been about an hour, I went outside and she was asking me why I hadn't come out earlier because our table was ready. This didn't make sense to me because she told me she would contact me. We got sat in the shade, which we were freezing and decided to move over a few tables to a sunny table. She came over and told us we had to move as it was the staff table. The server was friendly but looked completely overwhelmed. It took forever to get our drinks. Ultimately we decided to move back inside.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best outdoor dining in Victoria
    LauraFVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We were given a table right next to the path on the water. The plantings and water views and weather made for a great experience. Food and service really good as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overcooked and undercooked
    happy2dine
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have been to the Canoe club a few times in the past and have had the burger every time. The burger is great but this time I wanted to try something a little different. I had the fritata with corn bread. The corn bread was not fully cooked and though I am not picky I just couldn't choke it down. It was not traditional corn bread but had tomatoes and other veggies baked into it and something about the flavor just tasted really wrong. I requested no cheese on the fritata and it came with cheese on top. The fritata was also quite blackened (in other words the top and all the sides and bottom were burned. If I return I will get the burger.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere!
    JnLfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Good food and beer set in a charming building overlooking the harbor. We sat upstairs, but the Deck area looked lively. Overall an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Canoe Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Fun night
    GirlsNightOutVictoria
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We ate in the restaurant and then when down to the pub. The band was The Lost Boys, they were awesome.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner for 16
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Derek was our server and he was excellent! Derek provided great, timely service, was friendly and managed the separate bills with ease. The food was very good (although I must say the breaded cod and chips wasn't my favorite version of the classic nor was the 'tomato jam'), but otherwise the meals and appetizers were delicious! I will definitely dine again at the Canoe Club and wouldn't hesitate recommending it to friends.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing dining experience
    desert2foodie
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Second time in this restaurant, first time was for lunch it was excellent so I decided to book the restaurant for a special birthday surprise for a friend. Service was excellent , we shared appetizers - the calamari was over salted, overcooked, the wings terrible, flat iron arugula pizza tasteless. Menu rather limited, so don't think I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu got smaller
    GftjVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The quality of the food is good, the view is terrific and the service was great, but there seem to be a lot fewer items on the menu than when I was last here a few years ago.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant night out
    sunshinecoaster
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Staff were very welcoming. It was a Monday night so the place was pretty quiet. The food here is always dependable and the veggie chips with the white bean dip are a guilty pleasure.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date
    BarrP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I took out my friend for a first date - we had a very fine time and the food was delicious. Always open for a return visit. One note - I had indicated when I booked online that I was a Celiac (gluten allergy) and that fact was not noted by the front end staff to pass to the server. Just a minor issue - one that I am used to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Canoe Club
    Victoriadiner
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We came here for a Birthday dinner. Last time we sat in the pub side and it was cold and drafty at the table we sat at and the service was terrible. The birthday person wanted to try again, so this time I booked a table in the restaurant side upstairs. The service was great, the food was good and the room temperature was comfortable. There was only one mistake with one of the meals and they corrected it right away.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Atmosphere
    SEGK
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Always consistent. Great food great service and good ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & food
    Fortwo
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A recommendation from my daughter was confirmed by our dining experience. The food was well prepared and the service was super friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.