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The Flying Otter Grill

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950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service was excellent. Mussels were good..... but would prefer bread to the mess of stringy fries. Crabcakes were bland. Mint Mojito was poor.

Thank Richard G
Everett, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every now and then you find a place where you can sit by the water and enjoy the view. Every now and then, you can find a place where the food makes you smile and roll you eyes. Seldom to they meet, but they do here. Went with family and everyone had great food. I had the Salmon Wellington. You... More 

Thank MishaD65
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner on an evening in Victoria the service was quick and it wasn't too busy in there. We had a few soft drinks and for food I had an otter burger which it beef burger bacon cheese onions and mushrooms, with fries. My partner had cod and chips the plate was full of chips and the... More 

Thank Tom J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I wanted to try somewhere new in Victoria to eat, and we decided to try the flying otter grill. Although the prices were a little higher for students, it was defiantly worth it as you are in a great atmosphere right by the ocean, and the beers on tap are very delicious. The food was also delicious.... More 

Thank Dave Z
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to supper there 2 nights ago and sat on the covered deck overlooking the inner harbour watching floatplanes come and go as well as an otter swimming by. The seafood paella was very good . My wife had the halibut and fries. The fries were okay but the halibut was very good with a non greasy batter They... More 

Thank Robert C
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wandered in here for lunch on my travel day before hopping onto a flight over to Vancouver Harbor. This is a superb little diner with lovely views of the Victoria Harbor and some luxe yachts staring back at you. Service was friendly and attentive, and as I was dining alone the server was gracious in chatting with me amongst... More 

Thank ntrtaynr
Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy bring indoors but close to the water. A sea otter provided some entertainment while we were waiting for our meal. Service was prompt. Food was tasty and prices were reasonable . Mushy peas would have been a nice addition though. It is a friendly spot and you are made to feel welcome immediately.

Thank RalphandVal
Edmond, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't eat, just stopped in for a beer before our flight. The service was great - fast and everyone was very friendly. Great beer, great selection. The menu looked good and by the time we left the place was really filling up which tells me it must be a pretty good spot. Would definitely eat here in the future... More 

Thank 405Jenny
Williams Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, solid prices, good service just like the last time. Kitchen closes a bit early for a Saturday but we got our order in and there was no hurry from the staff to eat. Calamari is delicious ! Great view on the water and nice being kind of outdoors on the patio in cooler weather because of the tarps... More 

Thank Chad W
Langley City, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Flying Otter grill is located right on the water in the inner Harbour of Victoria. A pub/restaurant type menu and feel with specials each night of the week. I have been here on many different occasions and have never been disappointed.

Thank Vacationista5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 12504144220
Opened in 2009, the Flying Otter Grill brings to Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour a one-of-a-kind dockside dining experience. Located on the Harbour Air Seaplane docks, the Flying Otter offers diners amazing west-coast food, a relaxed atmosphere and incredible views - all with an eye to customer value! We're a great place for lunch or dinner & are open seven days a week from 11am on. Come check out our great food features and incredible daily specials! Visit us today to see why we're a Victoria Favourite!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?