Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.7
565 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Located in one of Victoria's oldest buildings, Ferris' Upstairs Seafood And Oyster Bar presents deeply coloured wooden floors and rich brick walls accented by candlelight Featuring the best in fresh seafood from our local waters, and premium steaks from Alberta. It's a great place to lounge and enjoy what Vancouver Island has to offer.
POST COVID OPERATIONS: We provide a safe and comfortable dining environment with enhanced cleaning protocols, sanitizer stations and elegant customer partitions. Our aim is to provide an environment that is enjoyable to dine in while keeping both our staff and guests safe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 565 people are saying
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PeterK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Baked oysters were superb. Seared tuna was a salad nicoise which was a cold dish-my error as I thought it was a warm dish.
Crime brûlée excellent. My wife had the Melissa rice with squid ink and octopus which she enjoyed

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TrishL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun and friendly atmosphere and great service. Prices are reasonable and portions are large. A must to visit in Victoria

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vipYVRV6B
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is freshly prepared and is tasty, nicely presented. We had local oysters (yum), grilled calamari and a couple of appies. A great and affordable dinner. The wine list is extensive and they have some otherwise hrs to find Spanish wines. Cocktails great, too. Planning our next visit already.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All the dishes were amazing!

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Sevvy
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. It's a small space, intimate vs lively. The salmon special on shrimp risotto was quite excellent. No choice in oysters today, unfortunately.

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vipEats
Vancouver
82 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! The sablefish is my new favourite dish.

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SherryZ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, tried the clam linguine which was delicious. Would definitely come again on our next trip to Victoria

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Janice
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 and everyone was very pleased with their meals. The trio baked oysters were delicious. The scallop appetizer and cauliflower appetizer were both excellent. Best cappuccino I’ve had in a while too and it was decaf!!

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Eibeecee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The oysters were delicious but the main dishes were good. The sides of the mains were a bit on the salty side.

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staceyh
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

this was a treat. Fantastic creative food.
Oysters- always good.
the Watermelon salad with Feta, sumac, pickled watermelon rind, was senstioal- what a surprising dish.
Boulabaisse was wonderful the aoili on top misses beautifully with the pernot tomato broth. yum Everything was brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to get a very last minute reservation and I’m so glad we did! Everything we ordered, from fresh oysters to start, the delicious scallops and then mixed seafood ceviche small plates, to the paella main. And chocolate and churro dessert. And the perfect cocktails and wine pairings. Everything was spot on! So glad we chose this place as our final Victoria dining experience. We ate at some great places during our five day excursion and this was hands down our best experience. Wonderful service and delectable food. Thank you, Ferris’!

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StephenieF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this was superb. Service was great… food was really great!

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DianeB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! The waiter chose the perfect beer pairing for the oysters, andhelped me to choose a meal that would accommodate my dairy allergy. The food was exceptional! One of the best meals I've ever had. Super friendly staff too.

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ThomasC
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would definitely come back: food was fresh, oysters tasty and service was very friendly.

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mikeG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have never tried Bouillabaisse, Ferris' is the place to go and you won't bother going anywhere else for it1 The halibut and black cod dishes the others tried were also enjoyed. Great night. Thanks.L.G

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WhitneyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The server was super friendly and able to make great recommendations. Would definitely recommend

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vipTourist
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific food esp the fresh oysters, humboldt squid, cauliflower, the “paella”, and sablefish. Service was very efficient, professional and friendly. The kitchen and servers are a well honed team. Best combo of food and service we encountered over four higher end restaurants in Victoria

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Holly
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Throughly enjoyable. Delicious and well conceived flavour combinations. The crispy cauliflower, watermelon salad and scallops with polenta were the highlights of our dinner. Cocktails were creative new twists on classics and dangerously easy to drink. I look forward to a repeat visit next time I’m in town.

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ShelbyH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! I had a variety of oysters that were to die for and my husband enjoyed the clam Pasta. Both were amazing and left us wanting more!

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vipCynthiaG
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere nice but was surprised at very limited choice of oysters - only one type. For an “Oyster Bar” this was unexpected.

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erikat
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing happy hour specials on drinks and appies. Appies we’re so good! Would be back in a second if we lived here!

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Tianna
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters were incredible, extremely fresh and very worth the money

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GordonM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place, but lighting too dim for my liking could not read the menus, The bread unwarrantedly hard and overtoasted, but othereise a great restaurant

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HeidiL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Incredible food. The oysters are fabulous.

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RebeccaW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Victoria! Such a great room, with delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both phenomenal! The oysters were amazing. Highly recommended!

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

IT was not what I expected The Oysters were good but there was nothing on the menu that my wife would eat So he has a glass of wine and some olives.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, oysters were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!

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smokeygirl
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice dishes - grilled squid, watermelon salad, halibut and bouillabaisse.

Always packed, make a reservation! Our server was excellent.

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SusanT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful venue, brick and wood, well spaced tables, extraordinary menu - not your usual fare! All that with quiet attentive service, good (not too loud) music, fresh air from open windows. A perfect summer dine out experience! Loved it all!

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GordonL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a gem! outstanding seafood, lovely service made for a memorable evening. Can't wait to return!

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GaryB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seafood Risotto was excellent with a nice variety of seafood.
of seafood. The oysters were also really good and fresh. Linguine with mussels was sooo good. The restaurant was recommend to us as the best seafood restaurant in Victoria. The staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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vipGailM
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service

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RyanH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a nice spot near the back, great ambiance and music playing in the background while not overpowering. Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the oysters to no fault of the restaurant, Ferris’s made for a great date night and a very attentive server!

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cHRISTINAO
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Recommend this place highly.

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vipSally
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Ferris Upstairs. The menu is varied and excellent. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed arancini, and mains of halibut and salmon. Everything was perfectly seasoned and the side vegetables were al dente and delicious. Our shared dessert of chocolate pot de creme with churros was very tasty. Ferris Upstairs is special! We loved the old town architecture, wooden floors, and local art. It is so authentic in all the right ways! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food even better!! Oysters were fresh, everyone at our table enjoyed their meal.

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with the service and food. I would highly recommend going to this place

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vipchristy2014
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner and I would go back without hesitation. The chicken liver pate was soooo good! I’d maybe pass on the chorizo pastry snacks. Excellent service and the ambience was spot on. Busy but not too busy.

FAQs

Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 360-1824 ext. 1.

Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 565 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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