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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (68)
Waterfront (67)
Special Occasion (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (43)
Romantic (34)
Local Ingredients (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for a Date (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Great for Brunch (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Healthy (14)
Cozy (12)
Seasonal (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (6)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

The desserts are very heavy.
Portions are too big and half of size not available.
Drinking water not filtered and smell of chlorine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food. Attentive service. Beautiful location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the lamb shank which was very good. Portion size was perfect. Service was a bit slow but our server was friendly and attentive

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·Dined 4 days ago

I had the 3 course with Beef Bourgeon, it was too salty. Perhaps less salt and we can salt to taste.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I love the Marina Restaurant. It is my go to place when I have guests in town for work or for family occasions. The food is always good. The service is outstanding. And, there is a great view too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Good ambiance m very good service, food pricy, two fish cakes, $17,00 , too much!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

I have always loved dining at the marina so brought my sister there for her birthday lunch. The food was fantastic but not sure what happened with the service. Our meal was delivered to our table by the manager before our bread basket could be brought out by our waiter and I had to get the water jug from the waiters station to refill our water myself.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful location, delicious food and exceptional service :) Loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I hadn't been to the marina for awhile. I thought the food was much better than on my last visit. We both had the falafel salad and it was completely delicious. The ambience and view are always pleasant. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The Marina Restaurant has been, still is and always will be our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions, family get-togethers, or just a cozy meal out. The ambience is cozy and conducive to great conversation. The service is always impeccable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

A New Year’s Eve dinner lived up to expectations with the exception of the main course. We enjoyed the courses leading to the main course but we decided that we had both selected the wrong main course . The shoulder of lamb which required a long braising without which the meat was tough, the gnocchi was too far removed from the Italian recipes and did not live up to expectations. Perhaps a better choice would have been the fish or beef . The crab prawn and scallop bake suffered with the large flakes of salt. We left gratified and satisfied even though we did not enjoy the main course. Our waitress Mara was ecellent and handled our critique with understanding and good grace. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was 20 minutes before we were acknowledged and offered a drink from our server. After that the service really improved. A few of the dishes we ordered sounded amazing on the menu but lacked the refinement of a well built dish. The tempura was soggy and it was obvious that the soda water they were using was not cold enough in the mix. Also the clam dish was a true disappointment. The broth was tasty enough and the clams were fresh enough but they used this cheap smoky hot dog like chorizo that was sliced in these massive brutish chunks that really over powered the dish. Our sushi roll was really fabulous. Our wine and saki selections were perfect. The steak was thin and chewy. The lamb dish was very flavorful and well presented. We have eaten here several times over the last couple years and this was the low point. We generally have more sushi. They are one of the best at it. Its hard to beat the atmosphere and view and I hope that next time and there will be a next time that things are a little more on point.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there right at 5:00 pm and there were just a few people in the restaurant ahead of us. We waited at least ten minutes before being brought water and asked what we would like to drink. It was at least another 20 minute before the bread basket was brought to our table and our server finally asked if we were ready to order.
I did not feel our server was friendly and or helpful. We spent over $100 and I do not feel like it was worth it.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went to the Marina for an anniversary lunch. The service was very good in that the servers were prompt and attentive. We shared a large baby beet & stilton salad which was very well presented and more than enough to share, followed by a prawn and mushroom pasta dish and the two rivers sausage with red cabbage. Ended the meal with a shared chocolate orange tart dessert. All was very good and to our liking - would recommend any and all of it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service. Outstanding location/ setting/ room

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was mostly good. But the “farm table” special of saddle of lamb, stuffed with merguez sausage. It was served on a cous cous salad type of thing. It was ridiculously overpriced. There was minuscule portion of lamb piled on a large heap of cous cous salad. And that was it. For $44 ?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service has been consistently great. It is great they are incorporating more gluten free options.
It’s a go to location for bringing out of town guests to for a special dinner!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great restaurant with view, excellent service and good food created from the best local ingredients.
It was our fifth time and many more to come.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful waterfront location. We went for Sunday brunch and the choice and selection of the food was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A wonderful brunch on December 24th and a lovely way to start the holidays!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a lovely dinner there the other night. Food from start to finish was presented beautifully and was delicious. Our waitress was just a sweetheart and although we were literally the last diners to leave pre- Christmas she never acted as though we should rush and finish our dinner. A great night! Thank you, Marina Restaurant!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Server , gave us a lot of time to catch up without being intrusive to our conversation. Had a nice dinner with friends .

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our second visit. Service, view, ambience good....food is maybe a little pedestrian for our taste. On balance I would say improve the food slightly and overall result would be outstanding.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Every time we go to this restaurant we are not disappointed! The food and service were fantastic and just a really nice place to go for dinner in Victoria.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Busy place but able to get to our reserved table within 5-10 minutes of our reservation time. Sunday brunch was always good and have a lot of choices. The waitress is very friendly and efficient. It was way better than the waiter we had the last time there in October.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The bill for 4 people was $ 242 not including tip, no alcohol was ordered and two people drank just water. My appetizer oysters wrapped in smoke salmon $14 came as two oysters wrapped in salmon , two little bites . My main dish was salmon $ $35 was so small it was enough for a pre adolescent to eat not an adult .
The dessert of truffles $ 10 came as 3 tiny chocolate truffles .
This was just my dinner the others in the party were dissapointed to.
The place and service is ok but the portions and prices were very dissapointing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a lovely birthday luncheon. The waiter was so great.. unfortunately I forget his name.. and the food was very good. Of course the view is beautiful. We really enjoyed the afternoon. Low key and not rushed at all!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was VERY expensive for what we got; I would get the same quality of food, for less money at another restaurant. I will really think about it before I return!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The music is TOO LAUD. service is mediocre. food is good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We prefer dining here during the lunch hour simply because the scenery is so exceptional. As locals, we find we have many good restaurants in the area from which to choose. The Marina, however, with its gorgeous location and consistently good food, is our go-to.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Overall, a very nice evening. My only negative comment would be that the Beef Bourguignon on the Festivus fixed price menu was disappointing. There were only two small squares of beef and they were tough. Otherwise, the sauce and vegetables were tasty. The rest of the food was delicious, especially the squash and apple soup, and our group enjoyed their meals. The service was very good and we didn't feel rushed at any point. We had a lovely window table with a view of the marina. It would be nice to have a ramp inside the restaurant for disabled customers to get to the lower level more easily. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great for a special occasion. Fabulous view, ask for a window table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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