Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Our lounge offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy drinks and casual dining.
Dinner: Every day from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lounge & Bar open Every day from 11am-11pm
We are also happy to cater small offsite events, provide BBQ’s “to go”, or to prepare picnic lunches for your special outings.
Please call 250-940-1101 for further information, or e-mail email@example.com .
Having made a reservation 3 days in advance - for the two seater by the window in the bar - for 1:00 I was extremely disappointed that the reservation was not honoured. Then - going into the lower area - seeing a 'reserved' sign on a table - was told that we couldn't sit there either ! - then we were told we could sit there - not a good communication going on in that area. The Blue Crab is one of the places that we always go to when we visit Victoria - and this was the first time we experienced difficulties. I had made two (2) reservations - one for the Monday - and then one for the Tuesday - just to let you know that your place is important to our Victoria visit.
Seafood was fresh and excellent. Ambiance and view great as well. Service was acceptable but not extraordinary.
I always head over to the Blue Crab when I’m in town for the crab cakes, they are the best! If I have someone to join me, I got into the dining room and have never had a bad meal - and I have been going for at least 6 years about twice a year.
Good food but not exceptional, excellent service and a nicely set out restaurant.
However, the interior incorporates nothing but hard surfaces and is open to the bar. Consequently the noise levels were so high that we couldn’t hear each other speak at our table.
Probably a better restaurant for groups and folks that don’t mind shouting to be heard, than it is for a couple that want a quiet meal and a chat.
We visited this restaurant for our anniversary and the food was great. We also had a lovely window table that had a great view and was private Our food was exceptional and our waiter was very attentive but not nosy
Excellent cuisine and service. We had a later reservation and the hotel shuttle driver even gave us a ride back to our B&B.
Beautiful view of the harbor. My wife loved her food. Mine was very good as well. If we're ever in the neighborhood again, we'll drop by.
Blue Crab is my favourite restaurant in Victoria. The food, the view, the service, all are spectacular. We always know the visit will be all we had hoped, and most enjoyable.
Food and service was excellent! It is more on the pricey side so they could have some table cloths and make the ambiance more “fine dining”. Was more of a quiet pub feel.
The food was a little disappointing; not as good as when we went there in 2016. I would recommend to a friend with the caveat that ur going 4 the view, not the food. Our server was attentive & helpful
Ate here twice whilst in Victoria, had booked for first night and enjoyed it so much we came back the following night. Steelhead Salmon, Halibut and of course their Crab is highly recommended for those with patience to crack them open. King, Alaskan and Dungeoness along with a 1.5lb medley for those hungry enough. Friendly and helpful staff added to over experience with good views across the harbour inlet.
Great food and fast friendly service.
After many, many wonderful experiences dining at the Blue Crab (mostly for dinner) I took my out of town visitors there for lunch. It started to get embarrassing when we were ignored for a good 30 minutes after being seated. I will say the server, when she came, was terrific. Orders taken and then again we wait...and wait...and wait. No one comes to check on us at all. Food finally arrives. To my embarrassment the clam chowder I ordered was nothing like previous visits there. Completely tasteless. After we finished our meal I did talk to the server privately who said she would remove the cost of the chowder from the bill. Since I was a guest not the host, it was doubly embarrassing to hear my cousin when asked how the salmon lunch was said....well, the salmon was a rather dry & overcooked and the rice also quite dry. So no one really happy and I do hope my host wasn't charged for the chowder but he didn't know so we left it at that. I would not be confident to take any more guests there. Was it because the end of the tourism season resulted in all regular staff sent on a vacation and so fill-in help was employed? Just very strange after such happy memories of dining there.
Outstanding food and service , our waitress was a gem of the highest order
The restaurant staff is always spectacular. I would reccomend this as a not to miss stop.
Great crab, service, and view!
Food was good, but fight for window table ruined our dinner experience
Fabulous food and wonderful service in an idyllic setting
The view is fabulous, no question, and it's worth it to go there at least once, just for that.
The ambiance in the upper level of the restaurant is hotel-dining-room. The lower level looked to be more interesting, but that's only a perception, and we did get a window table on the upper level.
The food is good enough, but not spectacular, and for the price of the entrees, I expected spectacular. It's also quite limited - nearly all seafood (surprise, surprise), which can be difficult if you have a beef-lover in the family. The server did suggest that we could order the surf-and-turf without the surf which met that need somewhat. Two of our party were seniors who would have preferred smaller portions.
Cost for 4, incl 4 cocktails, 1 bottle of wine, 1 basket of bread (there's a charge for that) 4 entrees, 3 desserts, and 2 after-dinner liqueurs, plus tip, was a little over $400.
Went to celebrate my fiance's birthday and our engagement. The service was outstanding very knowledgeable of the wines meal was excellent well presented. We sat by the window overlooking the harbor and watch The Coho depart couldn't have asked for a better evening highly recommended
We had a light lunch, crab cakes and clam chowder. Both were very nicely done and very tasty. We had a nice window seat so could view the harbour activity and people walking by. I would definitely return to this restaurant!
We have gone here for several special occasions. Great location on the waterfront at any time of year.
Una location molto carina, con vista sulla baia. Cibo eccellente e buon servizio
The Blue Crab didn’t disappoint! The food was very good, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The only slight negative of the experience was a table directly behind us with a very young child who clearly was unhappy with his experience. Yes, I know that happens but unfortunately Mom and Dad didn’t seem interested in taking the youngster for a walk — perhaps they felt it would interrupt the time they were spending on their smartphones☹️
Recommended highly and did not disappoint. Delicious food.
Great service, excellent fresh seafood. We loved it!
Overall a very good experience. Food was exceptional. Two things of note. Drinks: requested a cocktail on the menu but not available. Menu: The online menu isn't kept up to date as the item wasn't available on the restaurant menu. Just two negatives which didn't spoil our evening. Waiter was especially helpful when we needed him.
The 3 of us had a good experience.
We all had a different meal and were please . Great presentation. god taste
We were seated against the windows with a great view overlooking the harbor. We ordered the cod, salmon and risotto, and snow crab legs and we were not disappointed! Fantastic meal. Great value too.
My husband and I both started our dinners with soup. He had the Manhattan Fish Chowder and it was awful! It completely lacked any flavor. I had the Clam Chowder and it wasn’t any better. It was a cream soup with a few leeks and exactly 3 clams! It didn’t taste like any clam chowder I have ever had. We both felt that the 2 soups were cheaply done and tasted like it. We both had the salmon and it was good, nicely prepared and attractively presented on the plate. Dessert was the best course. We shared a croissant bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean gelato. It was delicious. The service was very good and the views are wonderful, it’s too bad they cut corners on the soup.
Very good food but a little to pricey for what you get
Poor hostess, waitress was ok, but failed to check in with us until well into our meal.
Not as accommodating for seating with a reservation in the late evening.
Overpriced, and had to pay extra ($4) for a substitute for an item that they ran out of as part of the platter.
Overdone steak, our wine was taken to the wrong table when it finally showed, after having to ask again for it.
The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, the ambiance was delightful and the scenery was spectacular. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that they charged for the bread. Our bill was significant and to add $2 on for the small bread basket seemed to a be nickel and diming us. Other than that we will go back again.
Staff very professional , service great ,food above excellent , great evening in all .we will come again.
My steak looked awesome when presented but fell short in taste. Unfortunate considering the price. Would not return.
Waiter was fair. Not overly friendly. Seemed rushed. No bread served, felt prices warranted bread.
I ordered the halibut and it was very dry and overcooked. Husband ordered the snow crab and waiter kept saying you should have ordered the king crab legs. Waiter did give us a 25% discount on mine since I only ate half of it.
It’s my wife birthday and we ordered steaks, and it takes 45 minutes for our food to arrive, i asked mine medium rare and to my disappointment it’s medium well, my wife asked for medium and it’s almost well done, we have no choice but to eat our steak because i dont want to wait for another 45 minutes, so disappointed by this restaurant will not coming back.
We had a great dinner and dining experience. Our server was friendly and efficient. There were two tables nearby that were extremely rude, demanding, and obnoxious but he took it in stride and continued to provide excellent service! Wish that diners were as great as those working.
Very good place for Birthday
I went to this place with my husband for a special occasion and we were not disappointed.
The view of the marina was beautiful. The food was delicious! Service was very good!
Just an excellent dining experience!