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Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA

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Seafood
The Blue Crab Seafood House has earned a reputation for excellence among locals and visitors alike for an elevated West Coast dining experience with fresh local seafood and produce, professional friendly service, and captivating views of Victoria's Inner Harbour. It is a dining experience not to be missed!

Please note, our Lounge and patio are open for food service Sunday-Wednesday from 5pm-9pm, and Thursday-Saturday from 5pm-10pm. Our dining room is open Thursday-Saturday from 5pm-10pm, and is closed from Sunday-Wednesday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1107 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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KarenW
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was very good. Food was perfectly cooked and service great too. Just disappointed with the dessert selection, as there were only 2 and both were chocolate options.

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Keehna
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

65th Wedding Anniversary

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FrequentDiner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience

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AaronR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michelle was very friendly. As well as bar staff.

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JayF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, beautiful view. Lighting could have been a bit better.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Crab was an awesome dining experience. Very attentive and pleasant waitress that made our dining experience very enjoyable. The food was fresh and the steak and lobster cooked to perfection. We will be back. We highly recommend The Blue Crab.

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elissab
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. We’ll spread out for Covid-19 social distancing. Our waiter was excellent. The food was amazing! Best fish and chips!

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captainlaser
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Blue Crab was excellent and the Surf and Turf made the visit really memorable.

The view was good too.

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CdnSailor
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters 24 wedding anniversary

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TomK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We gave Blue Crab 4 stars, reason being, one of our party ordered King Crab at $70 a plate and, although accompanied by appropriate utensils, she could not crack those darned legs nor would scissors cut through. Servers were very gracious in assisting but she’d had king crab before so knew how to do it. Extracting the meat was like treasure hunting. Kitchen eventually cut it up for her!! Three other meals superb ... salmon burger with sashimi and beautiful salad; shellfish pasta; and fish and chips. Did ask for the lighting to be increased so we could see the menus. Would definitely return though and the evening view over the water was divine as usual. We dined comfortably in the Lounge but will also look forward to trying the Dining Room next time.

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KatBotts
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came for our 1st wedding anniversary and got the surf and turf platter for two, and it did not disappoint. Prawns, scallops, 6 oz steak and King Crab! To die for! Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was great! The view of the marina and the city is pretty spectacular too. I'd highly recommend.

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NatW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant with high quality food and phenomenal service. Perfect atmosphere as well.

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MayF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was great. Food was excellent. We felt comfortable with their COVID 19 safety measures.

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TLRF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great mussels! Ate outside. Only ones outside. Got quite dark at the table. Candles may have helped?
Salmon burger good too. Would go back.

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Mixie
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in lovely location on Victoria harbour. All meals we had were good.

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CelyneH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak and King Crab are fab!

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HaroldW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was varied and complete. The Blue Crab is a seafood restaurant, as such you will be very happy with the choices available.

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TerriA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Way over priced. Fish was very salty. So very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, service and food was spectacular. I wanted everything on the menu!!! This is the place to go if you want great seafood!

Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your time.

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DebD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The cocktail table was way to small for our meal, to the point one of our flame warmed melted butter dishes fell off the table. A fire could have started. We shared the crab/ steak meal at $160. Steak was overdone, crab was mediocre. Compared to a previous experience we were very disappointed and will probably not return.

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Faye
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Big serving and good food for sure and awesome ambience.

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SharL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Blue Crab on a number of occasions and it has always been good, but this time was the best!
Service was incredible. Social distancing was observed very well with generous space between the tables. Service staff wore face shields
It was an anniversary/birthday celebration so we started off with a bottle of Thornhill Guerztiminer wine. Perfect!
We shared the local mussels as an appetizer and they we absolutely delicious. The au jus from it was amazing and it came with some garlic bread perfect for dipping.
For a main, we both opted for the Dungeness Crab. It was cooked to perfection and came with drawn butter, roasted fingerling potatoes and great veggies.
For ice cream I had the molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and hubby had the orange creme brulee. Both were superb!
Highly recommend.

Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Responded on September 3, 2020

Dear SharL, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed yourself; we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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LeaS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our favourite restaurant in Victoria! Never disappoints! We have the platter for two every time we visit.

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BarbL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 35th wedding anniversary dinner and it was excellent. We had a voucher for a 3 course dinner for 2. Carly, our waitress, was so kind and friendly. She went over and above to ensure we received the best service with a smile on her face. My crab dinner was marvellous and my husband's beef tenderloin cooked to perfection. My only regret is there were no fresh oysters. Other than that, Blue Crab deserves a 10!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat at table for 2 by the window. We were celebrating our Anniversary. The calamari was delicious as well as the surf and turf for 2. Seafood was cooked to perfection and the steak was amazing. Only thing was it took awhile to get service and after that we felt a bit rushed (main meal came too soon after our appetizer, even after we said we wanted to wait a bit), other than that, the view and food was fantastic.

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EvelynA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Sad to say: it would be better for this usually-excellent restaurant to be closed until they get their act together.

We'd booked via Open Table for 10 am (and I had a separate booking for six the following Sunday at 11:30 am). When I arrived 15 minutes early, I was told we had no reservation -- and when I showed the confirmation on my phone, they told us the kitchen closed at 10am. So, rather than enjoy the ambiance, I was urgently trying to have my guest arrive earlier. I also learned there was NO reservation for Sunday, despite (again) phone confirmation -- and the man was surprisingly NOT interested in this Blue Crab vs Open Table reservation double-screw up.

We did manage to order "something the kitchen could make", albeit reluctantly on their part. Mentioning that we'd each driven from outside of downtown Victoria (my trip was 40 minutes to get there) for a 10 AM reservation fell on uninterested ears. Instead, they very firmly emphasized The Fact that (a) Blue Crab was really NOT open and (b) the ONLY seating was supposed to be in the bar seating (I have no idea why, there's easily 10 feet distance between each table).

Blue Crab is one of my most favorite restaurants in our Greater Victoria area, and I have happily supported them for two decades at least -- always with excellent service in the past.

Whatever is happening within Blue Crab right now, they'd be better to stay closed until they are able to return to Excellence in Customer Service. Negative PR is very hard to rectify.

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LloydM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal and great service! Beautiful view of inner harbour in downtown Victoria.

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vip0112358
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not be any better! Great view. Fresh seafood: halibut, mussels, salads. Spacious dining room. Attentive and friendly staff. Pleasant surprise.

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vipdarren
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat with one of the best views in the city. Food is excellent as is the service.

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ElizabethO
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Server was rude. Paid $400 for our dinners which wasn’t a lot for the $. Crab was terrible and very dried out. Server refused to sit us by the window even though that’s why we originally picked that place, the 2 window tables were empty the whole 2hrs we stayed for dinner. Will not be going back. For $75 for my plate I got one piece of broccoli 2 baby potatoes and a 3ounce cold steak and a few crab legs that were not cooked properly. Not impressed.

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nancyf
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef adapted the squid appie to fit my GF diet and it was spectacular. Sooo delicious!

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PAULF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

we think the whole place should be open and still do the 6 ft between tables

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vipJohn
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Open table menu listed not available. Restaurant closed, dining in the bar - 3 tables. We left and went elsewhere

Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Responded on August 2, 2020

Dear John, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry the experience and menu in our lounge was not what you were expecting. We hope to welcome you back when our dining room reopens and we return to a full menu. After some digging, we discovered a technical issue which is preventing our new menus from displaying to guests, even though they are displaying to us in our Open Table system. I have notified Open Table and they are working to resolve this issue. Sincerely, Blue Crab Management

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Great service! Best calamari in Victoria. Can’t wait to come
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EvanP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service. Excellent COVID-19 protocols, would recommend.

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yoshiko
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

lovely foods and excellent services. We will be back!

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JasonK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'd been waiting some months for this opportunity. Well worth the wait. Excellent service and food and the view was superb.

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TerranceW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, great staff, delicious food!
A must go place!

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TinaV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, sooo delicious! And the view was beautiful. I’m definitely coming back

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BRucieone
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the Bacon/Scallop appy which was delicious and our main the Surf & Turf platter with 6 ounce tenderloin, we enjoyed the Surf and Turf immensely, but in retrospect we could have skipped the appetizer as the S&T came with scallops. The steak was extremely tender and perfectly done, this is a very rich, filling entree.
For dessert I had the Maple Creme Brulee and my partner the Berry Crumble with ice cream, the creme brulee was wonderfully smooth, but the Crumble wasn't strong on flavour and was also light on ice cream.
For us this is definitely a special occasion meal.

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