The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kegsteakhouse.com/en/
  • Phone: 2503867789
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm.
    Bar: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm.
    Bar: Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wharf Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar serves the finest cuts of succulent steak, aged for tenderness and grilled to perfection. Prime rib is a Keg specialty, slow roasted, hand carved and perfectly seasoned with special Keg spices. The restaurant also serves delicious seafood, memorable appetizers, crisp salads… and decadent desserts. A casual ambiance and friendly, very knowledgeable staff are proud and reliable trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. You'll find a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere accompanied by a fun and up-scale bar setting where guests can enjoy an excellent wine list, signature Keg martinis, and fresh squeezed juice cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)scenic view (33)good for groups (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (15)fit for foodies (14)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)neighborhood gem (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • One of Victorias Better Restaurants
    DemandingDiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Made our reservation through Open Table and received the table requested. The waiter introduced himself and reviewed the Specials Menu. We ordered drinks and waited more time than expected just to get drinks. It took some time again before he returned to take our food order. Our appetizers came and before I was half way through, our salads arrived making a table for four much overloaded. We then rushed to finish our appetizers to make room for the salad plates. Upon finishing our salads, we waited another ten minutes for our main course. Finally, the bread arrived which I would have expected to see with the appetizers. The food was very good but service was somewhat sporadic and lacking. Good table service seems hard to find at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Canadiandiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Waited 20min for the server to realize we were there! He apologized later, but this placed a poor impression on us already. Food was good as always for this chain. If it wasn't late & I knew where to go....we would've left at the beginning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Group dinner success
    Csidegirl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Met our Uvic kids here with friends for dinner. Great little neighborhood walk before dinner. Nice view from upstairs. Service was great, steaks excellent. Appetizers were cold (calamari and crabcakes) and uninspired but we enjoyed our dinner and the visit together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks and great view
    MarathonRunner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great view of inner harbour. Food was great. I would recommend the king crab over the lobster tail if you order the combination.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • docwatt
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Busy night at the Keg, but they had us seated only five minutes after our reservation time. Attentive service from server Gill: there when needed, without hovering. Food was as usual delicious , and we received a bonus birthday cake without even asking. An exquisite two-hour experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salty
    foody
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Escargot and tuna tartar was over salted, crab cake ok, steak, backed potato, and lobster was average, but little bellow average for the price level. Here is a hint, my guest and I order things because we like the taste, over spicing it (salt, sesame sauce), takes away from the taste of the main ingredient. Why bothering having salt and pepper on the table when the kitchen is overdoing it already.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Family dinner
    dancingnanna
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had an amazing dinner with our children. Now that they are all on their 20's we don't get together that often. this was the perfect place and had wonderful service. :Love the reno!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • recommend 8oz classic/ RMred.
    luvakegclassic
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Classic Meal delicious. A half meal enough probably for 2 over 60 crowd - if you share bread too. Yummy with Robert Mondave RED!!! Great friendly service😊
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highlite to our trip
    fabulous
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Thank you to all the staff for making our meal so wonderful. Due to cancer treatments, this was the first opportunity for my husband and i to celebrate our 20th anniversary. So we and our good friends came to victoria for a mini vacation and had what my husband referred to as a fabulous meal. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Service not some much
    Bella
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    3 people ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection. Grilled chicken ordered as a add on was a bit dry. On the other hand, service was not up to par. 4 hungry people had to wait for at lease 20 minutes after being seated to get any service ... no even a glass of water ... we were not impressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great server!!
    Vince2826
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service is outstanding with Scott Barber!! Recommend him as always!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was OK...
    TwinPeaks
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The prime rib had great flavor but it was tough. The twice baked potato was dry and the vegetables were lackluster. The ambiance was nice and the service people were very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great except for a couple things
    altatraveller
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a corner booth with an amazing harbour view. the meals were great except 1 person ordered crab but they forgot the cracker and fork. by the time they found them, the crab was cold and had to be replaced. The service was on the slow side but guess that is to be expected on a long weekend Sunday.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was ok
    hassel
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good, my wife had recently broken her ankle, she could not do stairs, and it was seemed to have been a bit of a deal, made us feel uncomfortable, i get that it is a busy place, but to be able to make a switch for a 4 seating table up to down (which was done) without a hassle and making customer feeling like they created a problem, garlic toast was best i have ever eaten !
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great for steaks. Special of the month was cold water lobster, perfect pairing with a good steak. Service was very good and our table overlooked the harbor. Definitely would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two Floors
    Studio2050
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I wasn't aware the Fort Street location had a second floor with a darkly lit staircase. Can be a challenge for some folks. I would make note when making a reservation next time to request a table on the first floor. But the view from the second floor was lovely...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service substandard food
    love2dineout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went for our wedding anniversary (33rd) with our family. We had a really nice waitress who looked after us very well. Considering this is the Keg, we were disappointed with the food. Cold chicken, over cooked asparagus, rubbery lobster (during Lobster Summer!) you would think by this far into summer they would have figured out how NOT to make overcooked lobster...just sayin'. This is our third underwhelming trip to the Keg. We actually went because we had gift cards......probably won't bother again unless we have gift cards. Dining out dollars are a precious commodity in our world and can't afford to spend them on food that is not so great.Yes, the service and the setting was great, but at the end of the day its the food that we go for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring Cash
    terriok
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great service and food was good, but very expensive. I spent $260 for 4 people which included 2 appies which we shared, 2 drinks each, 4 entrees, no desserts + tip. Not a great selection of wine if you're buying by-the-glass.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was nice to get great service along with great food. Rare combination. Only suggestion.....would have been nice to see our server with a little more support. I.e. Someone to bring bread, refill water etc.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster was amazing, great dinner!
    Paris49
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to The Keg for our Anniversary. We chose it because of the lobster specials for August. As usual, the food was delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection and we both enjoyed the lobster. Had a great red wine, escargot apply was delicious-as usual. We were too full for dessert! We requested a nice, quiet spot by the window-which had an amazing view of the harbour. Service was excellent. We had a wonderful time and will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    PixieStyx
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Someone gave my partner a gift certificate to this restaurant, so we decided to try it out for his birthday. It was amazing! Our waiter was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, the food was beyond delicious (so tender! So flavourful!) and the opportunity to people-watch along the harbour is second to none. Will definitely be returning for other special occasions in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meh
    hummingbird
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tables too close together, too many staff standing around in the way doing nothing, our waitress was wonderful though. The beef was excellent - but for the price is it too much to ask for a potato AND a vegetable, a garnish doesn't count. Generous and delicious calamari appy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sets the standard for great value
    Aalia
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have been going to the Keg since I was a child and went again the other night with old friends. The food and service is always so fantastic. I had Prime Rib, and, as always, no matter what I order, it was fantastic, succulent, and perfectly cooked. When I got the bill, and I was there for 6 hours with my friends, I couldn't believe how low it was for all that I had experienced. Great work guys. I'm so glad you are there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great steak. Undercooked veg. Friendly server but very pushy with the up-sell.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Dine!
    YoshKo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful service beginning with the Hostess to the waitress. Everyone was very friendly and service was 100%. Highly recommend any meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere!
    Lovethekeg
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I love dining at the Keg. Staff are always friendly and the food never disappoints. Also have a great dessert menu. Love the dark, romantic setting. Perfect for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Julian was excellent. He looked after our every need The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It a good choose celebrate date:)
    SunGirl
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at KEG , even if yesterday was Canada day very busy, but we could enjoy our food, although price not friendly, but I'm willing to go again:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinning
    EB54
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Victoria BC Keg provided us with the best prime rib dinner we have had in a very long time. We rate staff there the best out of all the dinning facilities we have eaten in. Thanks Keg for the wonderful dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 205 reviews are from the The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street reviews archive.
  • Father's Day Special
    HeartsContent
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were seated immediately after arriving for an early reservation - 5:00 pm. The table was for two at window viewing to the southeast. We ordered from two specialty menu items - Father's Day Top Sirloin with Caesar Salad and Billy Miner Pie (dessert) at $47 and a Dungeness Crab and Steak dinner at $32. Both were done to perfection. We had a bottle of Rosemount Estate Shiraz with dinner at $36. The waitress was attentive but not hovering and very sociable. She earned an $18 tip for the hour we were there. As we left we noticed there were many people waiting to enter - make your reservation early. The restaurant is on the second floor of the old corner brick building which probably added to the sense of being removed from the busy downtown.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Delicious food! My husband had the prime rib and I had the steak with the seafood topping. Both were delicious. Great service.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expectations met
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I was really happy to have the seat I requested, a special thanks to Ian for that. Drinks were fantastic and food was out in a reasonable time. Great steak as usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun and fabulous food
    VictoriaGirlie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We visit the Keg as much as we can. Their steaks are delicious and cooked amazing. Don't eat before you go, you'll be stuffed! Try their sweet mini desserts - mango brulee and chocolate brownie so goood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ocean view
    Albert
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Wonderful ! Great views and great service. Nice to be able to see the inner harbour while dinning. The waitress was quite attentive and made sure we had all we needed
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Serviceatthekeg
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Service was exceptional. Wish I remembered her name so she could benefit from this. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service, great view
    RobertUK
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The oldest surviving Keg in Canada. The usual good quality food, supplemented by friendly and attentive service. I decided against the crab special when I heard that it included legs to be broken open ( probably a highlight for some but not for me), our server agreed that it was better to eat your food rather than fight it! The steak I had was first class .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    JennSimon
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My girlfriend and I have been here couple times for our date nights. Both times, the service and the food were excellent. At our last visit, we had a new server named Stew? (I believe). He was very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vic keg
    luvinVic
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    service was excellent, food was delicious, drinks are a little pricey. We had a lovely window seat that overlooked the harbour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time there
    Aardvark7
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We heard a lot about the Keg and were eager to try it. My wife is allergic to peppers and was very sad to find out they season all of their steaks with pepper. They said they could cook her one on an area they had not been using, but you can't get around the pepper. So she had crab legs. I had a filet, it was good, but you could taste the pepper. We have been to a number of steakhouses where no seasoning was needed to bring out a great steak taste. The sides were fine. Can't really hurt a baked potato. We did not have desert or drinks.
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  • I expect more for the price
    Ontheroadagain
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The ceasar salid was dead no taste. The steak was okay. The best part was billy miner pie. The service was below par. I expect more from the keg. Overall disappointed
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic