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About Marina Restaurant

Enjoy the fresh tastes of the West Coast in a spectacular waterfront setting at the Marina Restaurant. The award-winning Marina Restaurant is a local favourite for delicious seafood, regional cuisine and Sunday Brunch. If you’re in the mood for sushi, our sushi bar can’t be beat. All of our seafood is certified 100% Ocean Wise for sustainability.

With sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers a feast for all your senses.

1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, BC V8S 2N4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest, Sushi

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 1:30pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 1:30pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

Cross Street:
at The Oak Bay Marina

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 598-8555

Website:
http://www.marinarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking in the Oak Bay Marina parking lot.

Public Transit:
Route #8 stops in our parking lot. Route #2 stops two blocks away.

Executive Chef:
John Waller

Private Party Facilities:
The Marina Restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 40 people in the dining room. The Marina Dockside Eatery is available for private event and parties in the evenings, fully serviced and catered by the Marina Restaurant. Booking of the Dockside Eatery also provides access to the expansive deck overlooking the marina. For all groups of 18 or more please email us.

Private Party Contact:
Guest Services: (250) 598-8555

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Marina Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (65)
Waterfront (62)
Special Occasion (49)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Local Ingredients (35)
Romantic (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Business Meals (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Healthy (15)
Fun (10)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Took out of town friends for sushi and it was fabulous!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

A family get together brought us together at the Marina Restaurant. 4 of us enjoyed lunch mid week. It was was reasonably priced tasty and generous. We had burgers and fish and chips and shared a dessert. The weather was beautiful, scenery magnificent as the restaurant sits on the beach at the Oak Bay Marina. Service was good. Hostess acknowledged my notes in the open table reservation that said, we had never been before and that we would like a table with a view. Most tables here have a view because of the large windows. We were seated next to the window. We felt that the value was great. Beautiful setting reasonably priced.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great menu selection especially with seafood, service was outstanding. The view is spectacular

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great location, scenic view. Staff missed the three details in my online requests. Pork was a bit dry but otherwise very excellent accompaniment with all the layers of flavors of our dinner. With so many restaurants to choose from in Victoria I'm not sure I'll be back again. Kind of disappointed in the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service, excellent food and awesome view. Would definetly return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have not gone here in years ~ it had it's ups and downs. I was pleasantly surprised with the food and portions. I would give this restaurant a higher rating; however there were two screaming kids in the restaurant; due to the open concept we thought we were in the middle of a kids birthday party. Unfortunately these days, you can't tell people how to raise their kids. My husband wanted the soup option on the special menu but was told that he could not be accommodated...it's just soup ...!!! I have NEVER been to a restaurant where you can't be given a bowl of soup.

Overall, I would come back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fantastic service. Beautiful setting.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

4 of us enjoyed brunch - especially “eggs Benedict “

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food. One of the best dates we have ever had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

They got everything right. Excellent food, excellent services. For the Oak Bay Marina restaurant, I'd even break my rule of never recommending anywhere to anyone.

Thank you everyone, and keep up the good work!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was exceptional, attentive but not too much, along with friendly. Much to my surprise, when it was time for dessert, Sydney, our waiter, presented a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate plus 3 delicious truffles and a solid piece of chocolate. Classy and thoughtful and a sweet surprise.

I've eaten often at your restaurant but this particular evening had just the right ambiance...... because we went early it was quiet which was enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a special treat to eat out at the Marina. Don't go often enough but truly enjoyed this memorable brunch. Second time going for the Sunday brunch and was even better than the remembrance. Great selection of food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was good. I would suggest you try it for yourself.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A very successful family get-together and a memorable meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food and service. Truffle plate offered to the person whose birthday was being celebrated was a nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, great views, great service. And thanks for calling us when my wife lost her ID. We'll be back .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

It was an excellent food and service, speciffecaly the waiter

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was great. A nice quiet evening.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great view and delicious food, both for seafood-lovers and those who prefer a good steak or salad. Request a table by the windows to avoid some of the noise from other diners, and to fully take in the great view of the harbour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I have been dining here for 32 years. I must like it.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Potential beautiful location overlooking the marina. However, despite being a relatively quiet Sunday evening with a number of ‘view’ tables available, we were seated at a table with partial view looking out over stairwell.
Good varied menu with local ingredients. Server was very pleasant and knowledgeable about menu. Price on high end but appropriate.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service. We come here every year for our friends birthday brunch and it impresses each time.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our third time there this year and always measures up. Our favourite restaurant for fine dining in Victoria. The menu changes seasonally, which keeps it interesting. Seared tuna with a pumpkin sauce was amazing. So was the grilled squid appetizer.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

very disappointing experience. We had chosen this restaurant for a special celebration, special it was but in a rather disappointing way.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been to the Marina Restaurant dozens of times, and usually everything is at least good if not great. This recent time, however, was a serious exception. The service was very slow, starting with the cocktails, followed by items from our order either not arriving at all (wine pairing, forgotten) or arriving incorrectly (ling cod, instead of ribeye), or lukewarm upon delivery. Appropriate cutlery was not provided (soup served, no spoons, had to be requested, and other). The flavour spectrum of the food was excellent, however. We did mention all of this to the manager when we were asked at the end of our dinner how things were going, as I believe it is far more helpful to be honest with management about shortcomings than to just smile and pretend everything is okay. After all, we have been going to the Marina for years as a favourite neighbourhood spot, and we want to ensure that things will get back up to the fine standards we are used to. I wouldn't even bother reviewing this experience, except that sometimes it can be useful to help escalate change. The manager did provide two complimentary desserts and a round of drinks as compensation, which was appreciated, and we will go back again, hoping things will have improved. This specific experience is what quantified my somewhat low rating, and I hope that next time I will have reason to give it a full five stars on all accounts!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great, service was great, service fantastic, atmosphere and scenic views are great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Hard to express how great Marina Restaurant is. For some, on the pricey side, but for a special person's birthday, when you want to be assured of a great experience, I can't imagine a better place. We're still talking about it, both local people and family from San Diego. Service attentive and friendly, knowledgeable, discreet. Lots of local fare, esp delicious veg from Saanich Organics; ocean-wise fish and seafood. Delicious and unique desserts. Lovely ambiance; comfortable and serene. Just go.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful experience! Staff went above and beyond! Food was sensational!! Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Marina has been on our “favourites” list for years. This visit did not disappoint. Guests visiting from Alberta loved the water views from the window seat (which had been requested at the time of reservation). The service was efficient and the food delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Not what it used to be and certainly not what it was even a year ago.
Service needs work - slow. We were completely ignored upon arrival.

The menu was new but the food lacked flavour.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Fantastic all around experience! Food was amazing and appropriate sized plates. Seated by the window with an amazing view of the marina. Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

A very tasty Thanksgiving dinner with wonderful service and a quiet atmosphere-good for visiting and great for feeling special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Reserved for Thanksgiving meal, we were all very happy with the three course offering. The service was excellent, enjoyed the cocktails. We all finished our meals. Would definitely return again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Elegant restaurant with beautiful scenery. Good food and friendly helpful servers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

You need an automatic door opening for people with disabilities. The ramp is too steep to push a wheel chair or for someone using a walker. Everything else was very nice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Enjoyed a special lunch for visitor from Europe - west coast ambiance and good lunch menu that goes beyond sandwichs

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

we went first time to celebrate my Mom birthday /70. they came from Colombia, so it was a very special occasion, but unfortunately my husband asked for a beef 8 oz. well done but still red meat, and the flavour it was not that great, too much cumin and peppers that overpowered the dish, as me i asked for the chicken with peach sauce and literally the chicken was cold, the leg, the other piece it was not too bad but with skin, which i found kind of disgusting, i did not want to ruin my moms celebration we loved the view but the food it was not so great as the price and the space would deserve. my father kind of enjoyed as far as i know the fish the kids pasta was nice. and i think the dishes lack on fresh vegetables, or for me i could not find a decent salad offered on the menu. thanks for listening, but it was not a great first time. not going back for a while. :(

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent lunch for 4. Food as usual was excellent.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice great location and beautiful calm place. Very nice selection of brunch items, and they were cooked great too! Although expensive but worth the $$.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is our favorite family spot for special occasions! Always enjoyable! Perfect for out of town quests as well!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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