Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
533 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 533 people are saying
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GaryB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service

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RyanH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Recommend this place highly.

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vipSally
Vancouver
34 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
27 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.

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vipEats
Vancouver
80 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!!

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth was amazing! The food was so fresh and so delicious and the overall experience was great. Highly recommend. I will be coming back for more oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food
And we are foodies!

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vipMichelleW
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were so fresh and delicious! Their smaller plates were so tasty too - we shared the cauliflower and the tuna crudo. We also had the salmon special with crab risotto and it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were wonderful, food was amazing. Oysters were disappointing

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JillH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great service and and exceptionally delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!

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Macnord
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my idea of perfection - low key vibe, great ambience, superb food, outstanding service, and David is wonderfully knowledgeable about wine. A. Interesting wine list, full of treasures!

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Elizabethc
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious bouillabaisse. Wonderful wine. Scrumptious dessert. Charming service.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Sable Fish dinner was great would have it again and again

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FDee
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood (best bouillabaisse I had outside of France), very good service, and good overall ambiance. I highly recommend it! Extra likes for having bilingual waiters in their staff, which is great when you’re a francophone visiting British Columbia.

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LizR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are excellent. Good range of prices from tapas style bites to small plates to main courses. Attentive but not intrusive server. Found the music a bit loud for conversation ease but that seems standard in almost all establishments now.

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Smurph
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Victoria- never disappoints! Champagne and oysters are a must!

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RonJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long awaited few days in Victoria and a return visit to Ferris Upstairs which did not disappoint food and service were exceptional, this is quite a small dining room but seating areas all have screens and lots of fresh air from the open windows which was great, also it was pretty quiet this evening

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vipEats
Vancouver
80 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad you’re back

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Likely the best restaurant in Victoria

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TonyN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to eat at one of our favourite restaurants after the lifting of the Provincial Emergency Health Order. The food, the service, the ambience were all top notch!

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vipMacDonald
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benjamin gave us fantastic service

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TerriW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and the service was great! Definitely will be going back.

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Vertigo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy access, they have an elevator for elderly couple like us, simple fine dining

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KPears
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious...one of my favorite spots in Vic!

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AnitaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived in the city for many years and first time trying Ferris'. Was not disappointed! Food and service were exceptional. We will come back.

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Foodiesonthego
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, the food and service was outstanding. Our wine recommendation from Jasmine was perfect with the fresh oysters and the other dishes we chose.
Ferris upstairs is a favorite place for us to come and be spoiled.

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vipWhitneyG
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Happy hour oysters were amazing! Clam fettuccine was tasty but a bit heavy. Would be better with Best service I've had in a long time.

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Fnsquirrels
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!! Best seafood in town!!!

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Alex
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ferris' is a classic Victoria destination and thankfully hasn't lost a step during the pandemic. Appropriate pandemic precautions in place including distancing, sanitizer, masks, and shields between tables.

We had the happy hour oysters and despite being inexpensive they were very fresh and high-quality. Fish and seafood in the mains was also fresh and top quality.

The menu is small but well executed and this remains a go-to spot for seafood lovers in Victoria. The only criticism is that despite being called an "Oyster Bar" they only have one variety available -- but I think this is a good compromise to keep things fresh if volume has gone down.

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vipEats
Vancouver
80 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - Arancinis on the happy hour menu and the humboldt squid are must haves. Service was excellent as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the ambiance of the place. Coming from Barcelona, the Ferris Upstairs provides me with an outstanding piece of home away from home. The food has been chosen escaping the most famous classics and they nailed it! The cooks: out of this world. The floor staff: a dream ( thank you very much Elisabeth and Benjamin).

This is definitely one of our favourite places.

You guys have developed a beautiful menu that escapes boring. Amazing execution.

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RobK
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for oysters and wine. Was wonderful. Super food. Great service. Highly recommend

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mike
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ferris' has maintained their quality over the 23 years we have been going there.

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ElizabethP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific, and didn't disappoint this time. My brother just moved here from Australia and we shared a dozen oysters. He couldn't believe how fresh they tasted! And we love the "O-Canada Portage" series by artist Timothy Hoey on the walls: What's not to love about paintings framed with hockey sticks? Thanks for another memorable evening!

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vipfoodieatheart
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My son and I enjoyed a lovely dinner out at Ferris’s Upstairs. The service was good, well timed and the food was delicious. We had a fun time out.

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 4.8 stars by 533 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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