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About The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar serves the finest cuts of succulent steak, aged for tenderness and grilled to perfection. Prime rib is a Keg specialty, slow roasted, hand carved and perfectly seasoned with special Keg spices. The restaurant also serves delicious seafood, memorable appetizers, crisp salads… and decadent desserts. A casual ambiance and friendly, very knowledgeable staff are proud and reliable trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. You'll find a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere accompanied by a fun and up-scale bar setting where guests can enjoy an excellent wine list, signature Keg martinis, and fresh squeezed juice cocktails.

500 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Wharf Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 386-7789

Website:
http://kegsteakhouse.com/en/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 9:30PM - 11:00PM

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Fort Street Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for a Date (39)
Waterfront (37)
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Scenic View (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Romantic (29)
Casual (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (20)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great Beer (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was great. We chose the special and it was delicious

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

We love the Keg and have gone there often. This time, we were disappointed in the food. Our food came out lukewarm. They tried to fix it, but again, food came out lukewarm. Our server was amazing through it all and did her best to make up for the kitchen's mistake. She got the manager Ian to come over and he was very kind and generous. He made everything right and made sure that we were happy before we left. I would highly recommend meeting Ian as he really cares about his customers. We will give them another try soon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The only trouble was it was quite cold in the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We are in Victoria to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The Keg is always one of our favourite reataurants....everything was good but we just felt rushed. We even mentioned to our server when we sat down we were in no rush, we wanted a leisurely dinner.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I came here for my birthday. Because it was my birthday, I received a dessert, on the house! I chose the cheesecake with a chocolate drizzle on top.

Best. Cheesecake. Ever.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent...thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We were coming from out of town and made our reservation for two on line about a week before. It all went smoothly, had requested a window seat and we were seated in a nice comfortable booth by the window. Great harbour view. Food and service were amazing! Can't wait to go back...

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Keg is always a great place to go! We enjoy the food, atmosphere and customer service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I made the reservation for guests coming from outside Victoria. One of the guests had a meal that was bloody rare and he had ordered medium rare. He sent it back. It was still overly rare when it was brought back to him, and the vegetables and potatoes were cold. My mother's steak was not as tender as she would have liked. The waiter asked the manager to stop by the table but he never came. A disappointing meal but a rare occurrence, so we will go again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The meal was excellent but pricey.
This would not be the place to go if you're looking for good value.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time. We would defiantly go here again. The service was great, and the food was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great place in Victoria. Love the food,view from our table looking onto water, great service,food,and drinks.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Best prime rib yet and I don't think I've had a better cheese cake! Only downside was it is noisy.
The service was good and the food fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The view was nice. Table was cluttered, should have taken wine glasses off the table. One plate was cold and steak was too rare. Good night with friends though.

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

Everything was great especially the mushroom Neptune steak was prospered just the way I ordered it

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overpriced for what you get. Steak wasn’t even warm!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Keg is always solid, but on this occasion it took 30 minutes to have our drink order taken. There was no attempt to try to make it right(an acknowledgement would have been enough). After the initial wait, the food was great and server was a nice enough guy.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our experience was acceptable. We have been to the Keg in other cities and had a better experience. I ordered a glass of wine to enjoy with my meal and because of confusion between servers did not receive it until my meal was nearly over. I did not feel the restaurant was safe as stairs were not visible/poorly lit. Probably would not return or recommend.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful food, terrific staff, excellent atmosphere! A+++

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Keg is one of those chains that you either really like... or you don't. I am not a fan of their steaks, which is their main offering and something (tastewise) was particularly off that night. Service is consistently good, and the atmosphere was fine - but the Keg is the place I tend to go to... if everything else is closed...

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We are no strangers to The Keg, so we are used to feeling very comfortable at any of their locations. The first thing I noticed on this occasion was that the music, while you didn't have to strain to listen, still allowed easy conversation. The musical selections were current and enjoyable, but never rowdy. Our server (I believe his name is Chris) was outstanding in his attendance to our needs. We had over 2 hours to spend waiting for a Gordon Lightfoot concert (speaking of outstanding!) and Chris happily helped us to spread our enjoyment over that time with lovely cocktails and appetizers. I had the lobster entree, which was generous and succulent, and my husband ordered prime rib, which was also superbly prepared. I ordered coffee with Bailey's as my liquid dessert, so Chris brought a lovely handcrafted double shot espresso that held its own with that double Bailey's (I always love surprises!). We commented for several days that it was the loveliest dinner out that we had enjoyed in a long time. It won't be long before I feel another lobster craving coming on. :-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The greeter was friendly. David was an excellent server. The strip loin and prime rib were cooked as requested - medium well. The Cote du Rhones was fine. The darkness added to the privacy, but the room was a bit too dark. This was a first-time visit, but not the last.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great steak lukewarm potato never came back with new one French onion soup was ok overpriced they really need to get it together twice now sub par food never again !

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We started in the bar area and met some friends before our reservation. We told the front desk staff of our time and that we would be at the bar. They came and got us a few minutes after our reservation time, so that we wouldn't miss it. Even though it was quite crowded - being a Saturday night and all - it never got really noisy. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had the steak special and also the Keg burger - both were cooked to perfection. Once we let dinner settle, there was even room for dessert, which was the super tasty creme brulee. We had a reservation for 2 and then had a third person join us for dessert after. We stayed over 3 hours there and not once did we feel rushed or pushed out of the door. In fact, after we had settled the bill, the server was leaving as her shift was over, but she made sure that someone else there would be happy to get us anything else should we require it. Overall, it was a great experience. I would recommend reservations though, especially on a weekend as you may have to wait awhile without one.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our waiter was top notch to start, really enjoyable guy! We came for a friendly couples date. We have been to the Keg many times and 95% of the time we know and crave the meal we know is coming!
Unfortunately this visit was a little bit dissapointing.
Our caesar salad appetizers arrived 7 minutes before our companions baked brie and calamari (which was laden with way too many jalapenos!)
Sirloin Oscar...mmm! My favorite!
Steak cooked perfectly, but asparagus were just 4 two inch tips and hollandaise was only about 2 tablespoons, shrimp seemed smaller than usual and scallops were limited to two! Over all, the dish was dry and dissapointing. My husband as usual had 14oz. Prime Rib! He got an unusally fatty slice which was opposite what our companion recieved...consistency at the table is mandatory!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

My filet was thin and overdone, with a significant amount of gristle around the edges. We were unable to order a half-litre of wine so had to opt for a whole bottle and take the remainder home. The bread served before the meal was excellent. Our server (female) seemed pre-occupied with something else. On previous occasions we had a different experience and were more than satisfied. Perhaps it was simply an "off" night, being a Monday in October. We will try again.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:45. We didn’t get seated until 8:30. There was no communication to let us know that it was going to be a late seating. We had to go up and ask when we were going to be seated. We asked at 8:00 and was told the current table was just finishing up and and we were going to be seating very shortly. It took another 1/2 hour from that conversation. Once we had been seated our server came up immediately to take our drink orders, but did not apologize for the late seating. I’m sure he wasn’t aware of our original reservation time, but somebody should have communicated that to him, in my opinion. It took about 15 mins to get out drinks which seems extremely slow. It was now one full hour since our original reservation time and we had just received our first drinks. We ordered our food and then the food took another 30 mins minimally to come. It is now 9:15 when we got our food. Our second drink order took another 15 mins to come and once it had come, it was incomplete, missing two beers that were apparently out of stock plus three shots that came later. The server had one of three beers and tried to pour that one beer into three glasses to serve us which seemed unprofessional. When he poured the beer he carelessly missed the glass and poured it on the table. Once we had finished our food and our two drink orders we had been in the restaurant for three hours. It seemed like every single employee was scrambling around and it wasn’t a smooth operating system that I have come to expect from The Keg. This was without a doubt the worst experience I’ve had at The Keg. I was extremely dissapointed with the service and was going to call to speak to the manager the next day, but I got this email to send my feedback instead. I hope this was a “one off” as The Keg is better than the service we experienced.

Regards,

Rich Elliott (250-589-7420)

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great location, plenty of parking nearby, around the corner or across the street. The steaks are excellent, the service is quick and outstanding but whatever you do: don't order fries with any of your dishes.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Liam did a great job as our waiter!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our server James seemed to be having a bit of an off day, he did get my choice of sides wrong but we chose not to make an issue of it and did not bring it to his attention. He did, however, make an excellent suggestion regarding wine. It was delicious and paired well with my meal. James is very friendly and helpful. I would visit the Fort Street location again. The Quadra street location is our usual place to go.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

If the Keg is going to ask users on Open Table if the visit is a birthday celebration, then they need to make a point of acknowledging those responses.
Because I was prompted on Open Table to state if it was a birthday, I indicated 'yes', yet not until we had finished our meal and dessert and had received our bill did the server then ask if this was a special occasion. Once we had told her that it was indeed a birthday celebration did she let us know that my husband's dessert was on the house. She then had to change our bill. She felt bad and it was a wasted opportunity for the Keg to have shown us special appreciation for having shared the information on the app for which they had originally requested.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were very impressed with our service and meals as always. This was our 3rd time dining with The Keg and we will return again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great location to have a sunset dinner overlooking Victoria Harbour

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

While the steaks are always tender this time (Friday eve) we were surprised that both of our meals came luke warm vegetables and meat.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Kids burgers were raw, my steak was over done and my potato was raw. The service was very slow. Drinks took almost 15 min. Even trying to get my water glass refilled proved difficult. Really disappointing as we were celebrating a special birthday.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Table was small for 5 people. My brother is 6'6 and sat at a chair at the end of the table, but his legs were too long to be able to pull the chair in far enough. View totally obscured initially as light was blinding even when shade was down. Had to stack menues vertically to be able to see each other. The positive was that it was somewhat secluded which helped with our member of the party who is hard of hearing. Server, Chris, was great, but service was slow. Prefer the keg on Quadre at the old winery.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The overall experience was fabulous. We are from Lake Cowichan and when visitors are in Victoria we bring them to the Keg for dinner. We also like to go for special occasions. You really know how to take care of your customers and make them feel special. Thank you so much for the marvellous evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent as always! Food and service were perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My daughter and husband really enjoyed their steaks.
I found the rest of the menu (I don't eat red meat) uninspiring - but then it is a steakhouse, so there you go.
Desserts are huge!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing service from the staff. Food was delicious and beverages too! Just The carpet floors were a little messy, and that affects the overall image of the restaurant. That was the only detail, everything else, starting with the service was more than expected.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Been several times. Consistently good service and food. One of my fav's!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy
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