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Canoe Brewpub

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
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450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
+1 250-361-1940
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful sunny day and what a great place to have lunch, outside on the patio overlooking the water! I had the burger and it was so good! Great service and a very relaxing atmosphere. The double Caesars were pretty good too!

Thank NorthernSpirit
Warrenton, Oregon
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with a friend a couple weeks ago after she had read reviews that it was a good spot. We both consider ourselves beer enthusiasts, but weren't really impressed with canoes selections. We had a couple small plates and each tried the red ale. On a sunny warm day I could see myself going back and sitting outside... More 

Thank lovemycockerspaniels
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As big a place as this is, their brews are more limited in number than one might expect. All are quite tasty as indicated by our flight of core four. Decor is upscale. Service is friendly. Location outside of the core tourist area.

1 Thank TravelBuff517
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is okay, not better than other brew pubs in the city. Not worse, but not bette. Service is not great. Be aware when using online booking systems as they will treat you like dirt to the extent of having staff telling you that you need to leave if they have booked the table. Most restaurant staff know how... More 

Thank Rosemary H
Winnipeg MB
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great! Cobb salad was fresh and fabulous. Fish and chips were good. Lots of chips! Tomato dill soup was lovely. The waiter was very attentive .

Thank CharleswoodChick
Vancouver Island, Canada
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the title says, the building is cool and the location is great - you can take a harbour ferry almost very close to the front door. Limited offerings on the menu. In the end I ordered a cobb salary which was very basic and served 'in pieces' vs as a salad. A big wedge of lettuce in the middle... More 

Thank Prairieschooner2
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Two people and we both were very unhappy. We were served iceberg lettuce to be used with chicken in a make your own wraps. We are both foodies and good cooks. We tried and tried to explain to the waitress it was the wrong lettuce... impossible lunch. Ate what we could and left - never to return. Maybe in a... More 

Thank Brenda H
CanoeBrewpub450, Manager at Canoe Brewpub, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is always our intention to provide the best product that we can. We have taken your comments and will use it to improve these dishes moving forward. We are very excited to be releasing our Summer Menu shortly that we think you will love! Thank you again for your review! More 

Alberta, Canada
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154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Nice brew pub, I can believe it really rocks when the weather is good being on the water. Enjoyed the service, beer, and excellent fish and chips!

Thank Murray2805
CanoeBrewpub450, General Manager at Canoe Brewpub, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Our fresh & local summer menu is coming out soon that we think you'll love. Spring and Summer views are also brewing... looking forward to seeing you again! Thank you, Scott Renton, General Manager Canoe Brewpub Victoria, BC More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Really enjoyed our brunch at Canoe! Tourist prices for Victoria but really good quality food. Liked the high ceilings in the main room and comfortable seating. The beer is excellent but on the high IBU end. Serve was ok

Thank blbaj2015
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We bring all our visitors to this pub and have never been disappointed with service or food. Excellent beer, great menu and a fantastic patio! Looking forward to the sunny days and sitting outside!

Thank dannyrowan88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-361-1940
Located at the foot of downtown Victoria's historic Chinatown, CANOE features waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria's Inner Harbour. Come down to CANOE for great handcrafted beer, real food made with care and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking, it's a perfect place to share good times with friends and family of all ages! The timeless waterfront location, soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere for gatherings large or small. Reservations and families are welcome in the restaurant area.

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