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Ferris' Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
+1 250-360-1824
11:30 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this restaurant featured on the Food Network and decided to stop by for dinner. The building and decor are unique. The staff was friendly and knew the menu very well. The food was DELICIOUS! The full oyster platter with fresh garlic bread and salad was amazing. The only down side was that I couldn't finish it :)

Thank Krista B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to Ferris Oyster bar, and to be honest, it was a really nice surprise. The waitress was really friendly and very helpful and the food was delicious.

Thank Elaine B
Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with a friend for supper, mostly to try the oysters. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the oysters. We tried a variety and although we preferred some over others, they were all extremely fresh and tasty. Our main (pasta)courses were also very good, a fair portion size (but not overly generous) but filling. I would... More 

Thank TreckingLee
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant based on reviews in TripAdvisor. Our waitress was very friendly and our appetizer was delivered promptly. When it came to the main course however, while the food was pretty good, the portions were extremely small. I had the seared tuna and there were about 4 small pieces for the rather large price. There are a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome food, good prices all served with friendliness in one of the many heritage buildings of downtown Victoria. If you love yam fries, amazing veggie burgers, freshly shucked oysters for a buck a shuck etc. etc. you've got to go here!

Thank Susannah G
Summerland, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, reasonable prices, super friendly staff...I would definitely come here again. I had the Pacific Rim seafood bowl...so good.

Thank TAB331
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doing a little research I landed there just in time for $1.00 Oysters and happy hour wine, both were spectacular and then tried the clam linguini, another great choice, and thanks to the staff who let me that they had a full house in an hour decided to let me sit in a great spot and I had an hour... More 

Thank Don S
British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family for a couples night out. We had a coupon which allowed us appetizers, main and dessert. We had oysters and the smoke fish plate. Both were amazing. I HATE sea food but liked the smoked fish and oysters. Very fresh! Everyone loved their main course (two fish free options). If you even somewhat like chocolate you MUST... More 

Thank Learnigntotravel
Campbell River, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit in as many months. The first dinner in October was great so we went back in November. This time the service was terrible and the food even worse. We ordered a dozen fresh oysters to start. They didn't arrive until long after our appetiser had come and gone. Apparently the oyster shucker was slammed so... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed Ferris' Oyster Bar with my husband and friends. The atmosphere was really cozy and the food was amazing. We selected several appetizer items- fresh shucked oysters (amazing!!), the grilled octopus, the smoked meat platter, and the steamed mussels and clams. All were really tasty. We also ordered several different types of cocktails and beers and all were delicious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-360-1824
Three restaurants in one location; the more casual downstairs Grill, serving burgers seafood & pastas, the upstairs Oysterbar serving local seafood & steaks with a Mediterranean flare, and the next door Perro Negro, serving Spanish tapas

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