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James Bay Inn Pub

) #71 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ Fusion, ,
260 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
+1 250-388-9928
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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CUISINES
Fusion, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
260 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a favourite place to go. Used to go weekly when I lived in James Bay and now try to get back once every couple of months. Delicious food and good service.

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Love staying here. Always pleasant. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. Nice restaurant too. Also free parking..

Thank Terry C
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Cheers.

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We really enjoyed our food at the James Bay Pub. My husband loved the Seafood Chowder and my steak Sandwich was yummy. Wait staff was not so great - had to ask for water twice and beer twice.......... didn't clean plates off table. Expected better...More

Thank rctc22
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Pub. We are very pleased to hear that your food was yummy. At the same time we are very sorry that our service didn't meet your expectations. To understand how we could improve, we invite you...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It was Margarita Tuesday so $4 each and they were good. Caesar salad was excellent. Seafood chowder very good.

Thank ivanhoe
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

We are pleased to hear your Margarita was good, Caesar Salad was excellent and your chowder was very good. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 23 May 2017

There is always a variety of interesting and tasty food. The prices are reasonable for both food and beverages. IMHO the pub is much more fun than the restaurant (which looks like it still lives deep in the 1980s). Staff are friendly and helpful. It...More

Thank Jacalope
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

When you are happy, we are happy! Thank you so much for the kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 19 May 2017

The James Bay Inn Pub and restaurant in Victoria is evidently a local favorite. The pub was lively. Mothers and families were coming in for Mothers Day There is a ramp to the ground floor restaurant for the more elderly patrons The decor of the...More

Thank 3DQ
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

We are pleased to hear that your service and food was excellent. Thank you for the kind review. Cheers.

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Nice placd to go if you're in James Bay area. Many tvs playing hockey or baseball. They have a nice pool that takes coins.

Thank Carlos B
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

We take great pride in keeping our prices affordable while meeting customer's expectations and providing a great atmosphere and cold beer. Thank you for your review. Cheers

Reviewed 17 May 2017

There was 7 of us so we ordered nachos and our server suggested the small and she said it would be plenty. It was a huge basket of chips, cheese, peppers, salsa and sour cream. Very good! I got a fajita with salad it too...More

Thank grandmom1
ricallen, Guest Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Amazing! We are so pleased that your visit was up to our standards. Thank you so much for your review. Cheers

Reviewed 16 May 2017

The salmon dinner was surprisingly good. Salmon was flavourful and moist. It came with a nice assortment of cooked veggies.

Thank ancientmoods
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great menu and wonderful atmosphere - lots to choose from and the place was packed with people wanting to come in - also has an attached pub

Thank Barbara Anne G
ricallen, Public Relations Manager at James Bay Inn Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at the JBI. We are glad you had a pleasant experience and look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Cuisine
Fusion, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-9928
  • E-mail
Description
Our goal is to provide you with delicious food in a relaxed, casual and pleasant atmosphere with friendly and cheerful service. We purchase only the freshest ingredients available in. We use zero trans-fat oil in our fryers, which is in turn recycled into fuel. Our soups, salads, gravies, chowders and most of our dressings are all homemade. Our food may take a little longer to prepare but we hope you will enjoy your experience. Bon Appétit Management & Staff
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