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About Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House

An award winning restaurant set in busy downtown overlooking the Inner Harbour. With patio views, steps away from seaplanes and ferries, it’s a great place to dine!

The cozy interior, featuring local artwork, sets the tone for the food and wine. At the centre of this rustic charm is a bountiful oyster bar, Victoria’s only true oyster bar. Nautical Nellies offers a large selection of fresh, local, OceanWise sustainable seafood and well aged, hand cut Certified Angus Beef steaks. The menu is a mix of classic and modern styles with distinct West Coast influences. Start your meal with Jonah Crab Cakes. (Rumoured to be the best in the city!) or the succulent albacore tuna tataki. For lunch choose one of their handcrafted sandwiches featuring Dungeness crab or Atlantic lobster. At dinner, the Hunter Sirloin or a more traditional surf and turf.

The wine list has won several Playhouse International Wine Festival Awards and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2008- 2012

1001 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1T6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm

Cross Street:
Broughton

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 380-2260

Website:
http://www.nauticalnelliesrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Can accommodate groups up to 30 people.

Parking Details:
There are 2 public parking garages, one across the street from and one adjacent to the restaurant. Street parking is also available

Executive Chef:
Adam Hunter

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Romantic (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Waterfront (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Casual (17)
Cozy (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Authentic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Business Meals (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Scenic View (13)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Visited because we had a groupon. The service was great and the food tasty. The portions were substantial. We will return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 5 days ago

Made reservations solely based upon gluten free options. Waitservice was excellent and informed. Cocktails and wine were excellent. Dinner was spot on with my filet being perfectly cooked and wife's salmon equally prepared. The only complaint we could come up with is that the potato to seasonal vegatable ratio was skewed heavily toward potatoes. Otherwise, we had an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 6 days ago

Never been before and was extremely impressed. Food was delicious and service exceptional. Will definitely Mention to friends and have already spoken to my family about having celebratory dinners here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our second time being at this restaurant and the service & food was outstanding. We love the atmosphere and will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrated a birthday and wanted a steak. Well, not only was the steak superb but so was the starter - lobster bisque - and the substantial dessert. The staff, especially our server (I am sorry but I forgot her name), was very good - attentive and observant and above all very friendly, with a smile on her face and always a good suggestion when one was needed. We certainly will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great, especially the seafood, price is decent compared to Vancouver. I am only writing this review, which is my first on OpenTable because of how I loved this place! I would see myself come back whenever I'm in Victoria.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had the seafood platter for 2 and it was delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food. Great service from Terri. Really made it a special birthday.

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love the food and with a Groupon best deal ever
Service fantastic great menu options and large portions great experience

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good food and value. The service had a slow start but recovered nicely.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve disappointment. Server not very personable for such an occasion. Food came with old vegetable and not drained gravy. My steak was way overcooked, and my whole plate was shocking to look at when put down in front of me. Upon complaining to server when she did come back, I was offered a fresh plate. When second plate was put in front of me, it was much better, but shocking they would have served the first plate of food. Of course I had to eat alone because my partner was already done their meal. Have been here a few times before and this was the biggest disappointment on a special night. Too bad.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our Anniversary. Fantastic atmosphere . the BEST STAEK we ever had.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We eat here twice while we were in Victoria. Once we just stopped in and eat at the bar and the other time we had reservations for dinner. We had the scallops and pasta and the seafood pasta. Both were very delicious. For dinner we had the steak and lobster tail. It was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back when we visit Victoria again.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was fabulous as always. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love this restaurant . The service and food are always top notch .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

GREAT food !! Great service, generous portions, great quality, great value !!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing service! Great food, great night!!!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really good. Quick service. Made a reservation while I walked there and had a glass of wine and a dozen oysters within 7 minutes of being there. Some of the best kusshi I’ve had. I would definitely recommend the oysters. That’s all
I had so can’t give an opinion on the rest of the menu.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I'm not a person who takes food pictures, the Christmas Day lamb Wellington- I took a bite and became *that girl* because I knew I'd remember it forever. Service was perfection. Great service- impressive menu...beautiful location. Just go

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were in Victoria for Christmas and were looking for a great option for dinner. Since we are steak and seafood fans, we were thrilled that the restaurant was open. The menu selections and food quality were excellent, as well as the service and location.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our first time here. I had the arctic char, it was quite a generous amount, and the veggies were tasty. My hubby had the filet mignon, which was good, but at only 6 ounces, not enough for a big guy and way too pricey at $37 for such a small amount - they should have larger serving choices. Overall, the food was good, the atmosphere cozy with oil candles on the tables.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The location and staff are great..the food is overly expensive for the portion served. Both myself and family member ordered a seafood combination which was not worth the price. Lobster tail was chewy and difficult to cut, rice under seasoned and very little vegetable (asparagus was woody), plus 4-5 small prawns. I have eaten here several times and this was the most unsatisfactory meal yet. Christmas Eve fare should have been better than it was.
I would recommend this restaurant but not whole heartedly.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were disappointed in the food. The calamari was overcooked, so crispy we couldn't taste the squid at all, just crunchy breading. The lamb was coated with a unsavory looking crust that detracted dismally from the visual presentation, and was unnecessary. The bacon caesar salad was the dullest, most boring salad of this kind I've ever had.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was my second visit to Nautical Nellie's and was a very enjoyable experience. The food was delectable and the atmosphere is the greatest. The location of this restaurant is superb, and the windows allow the diners to have a fantastic view of the harbour and the people walking past. I will continue to return to this fabulous place.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had an amazing evening here. The food was great.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very disappointed in the food. We went for fresh seafood and we got frozen.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I'd go again but probably not with a Groupon and not using the Groupon menu. The choices were very limited and everything I had contained rice - a Lot of rice!! I felt I would have gotten better value for a rice or noodle bowl at another much lesser priced restaurant. My husband's chicken was "just okay" and, as usual lately, he left his vegetables as they were undercooked and very hard. Dessert was good but I was so full of rice I didn't have any of mine. And it took me two days to eat the rice I took home with me. Toooo much rice, not enough choices.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was good, the value was there and the service was great. The vibe in the restaurant was very cozy . Would recommend but don’t expect the food to amaze you. Great value for the price

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best crab cakes I have ever eaten. Very good food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very noisy. We were seated in a terrible spot next to a service area, right were all staff passed and across from a group that were literally screaming at each other. The place was nearly empty and we were reseated Upon request. It was just odd that we were placed in such an terrible spot. Very poor staff training.
The place is decorated with paint by number art and wall mirrors. Very tacky. They need to move out of the Sixties.

Food was hit or miss. Calamari was chewy and not the worst I have eaten but poor at best, crab cakes should be avoided as the are tasteless. Bourbon prawns 🍤 were good. Steaks ok but were rare when we asked for med rare.

The most expensive dinner during our vacation and by far the worst. There are a lot of good places in Victoria this is not one of them.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful attention. Food hot and goodness

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was exceptional. Food was very good and best value for the money. Attendant was respectful and knowledgeable about the menu items.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We just decided to have some drinks, and order off the appy menu. The appetizers were good sized portions and so delicious. The 🍅 based mussel sauce was amazing. The crab cakes are to die for. Amazingly fresh and good. Our Server, was funny and helpful. Highly recommended

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to Nautical Nellies for supper when we came to Victoria at the last minute. It was very good. The steaks were were tender and juicy and the seafood was nicely cooked.
Great supper.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Organic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The seafood chowder was some of the best we've ever had. I'm back in Seattle and remembering it wistfully, wishing I could just have one more bowl....

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The only criticism I have is that the paella had mussels that were not mentioned in the description. I might have ordered something different had I known. Luckily one of our party likes mussels but I could likely have requested extra scallops or prawns instead

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Was in Victoria for spa weekend and wanted to go for a great seafood meal. Used a Groupon which had a great menu to choose from and gave us $10 Off our bottle of wine. Our server was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the vibe of the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This is usually a 'go to' place, but this time the service was really slow, and they ran out of things like mashed potato, which delayed the meal even further. The wrong bill was given to us, and the payer didn't realize this, so we had to sort it out the following day. The food was excellent as usual though. Just a one night glitch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food is great, the service is great. We loved this place!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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