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1199 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3M9, Canada
+1 250-381-1866
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (23 reviews)
“spinach dip” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1199 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3M9, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

Earls is like somewhat like Milestones or Cactus Club if you have ever been to either. It is a high-end/upscale chain restaurant with amazing food and a great atmosphere. You get the experience of a really fancy restaurant without the outrageous prices. The burgers are...More

Thank VRdowntown
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal here, great food, excellent service and nice decor. Waitress was very friendly and chatty

Thank Trudydudy22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice food and good cocktails. Could be dressed up or dressed down so no need to worry if you stumble across it.

Thank AlyG280
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three staff members were told about a mouse running about the restaurant and they replied, Oh thanks goodness you are not the screaming kind of customer, we have a few of those, one waiter even joked Oh you've met Stuart! Wow! Thought this was a...More

Thank Pamlaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our last night in town. I was pleasantly surprised to have the waiter actually ask if there were any allergies to be concerned with. I have never had a waiter aks that. I am allergic to garlic, which makes ordering...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

When in a hurry to grab a quick lunch I usaly go to Earls for a Warm Kale salad. Had it in many other Earls restaurants. Without a doubt Chef Ryan will be appaled by what I was served at this particular Earls! The brussel...More

Thank angie l
chawkshaw, General Manager at Earls, responded to this review

Hi Angie. I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience with us, and your kale salad! I have passed along all of your feedback along to our head chef , and I will personally be following up to make sure the salad is...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Loud chain restaurant with over priced small portions. The food is very disappointing in comparison to the great restaurants around here. Their chicken strips are small, rubbery and unapetizing. The sandwiches and burgers are okay, but nothing amazing. The one thing we were all really...More

Thank ncscotty
chawkshaw, General Manager at Earls, responded to this review

Hi there ! I am very glad to hear that you enjoy our spinach dip so much! However, I'm so sorry to hear about your negative experiences with our food, in particular the chicken strips, as well as your lack of excitement about our burgers...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Un-rushed service. Very good house wine. Good to very good food. All 5 of us were pleased and had a great time. I found that the value was pretty good considering the downtown location. The service was excellent. This is the first restaurant in a...More

Thank TucsonGrant
chawkshaw, General Manager at Earls, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Grant ! I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed our wine and food so much ! I will pass along your feedback regarding the renovation to our design team !

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We have not been to Earls for a long time. They closed our Earls a number of years back.. My wife's Aunt gave us a gift certificate at christmas not knowing that the closest Earls was either a Ferry ride, or a 2 hr drive...More

Thank gregorioheidi
chawkshaw, General Manager at Earls, responded to this review

Thanks, Gregorio, so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us ! Our caesers and chowder just happen to be two of my favorites as well ! Next time you're in town you'll have to stop by and check out our happy hour !...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Food was good... until we all witnessed a mouse run by are table underneath the booth, Couldn't eat after that... you know theres never just one mouse. Told a server what we saw and he didn't seem very surprised or concerned.

1  Thank dantimp
chawkshaw, General Manager at Earls, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry to hear about your visit to my restaurant. I would love to connect with you personally about your expereince, and win you back as a guest once again. Please feel free to email me at your convenience at chawkshaw@earls.ca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1199 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-1866
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