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The Flying Otter Grill

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
+1 250-414-4220
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (95 reviews)
“salmon wrap” (20 reviews)
“salad” (73 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 895 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the location for the views but because it was cool and windy we sat inside. We chose to have the special of the day ... cod with fries which we changed up to sweet potato fries. Service was great, ambiance very nice but we...More

Thank Plenderleiths
Reviewed 1 week ago

Halibut is a rare find these days and usually very pricey. But the Otter had it and it was outstanding and not overly priced. A very nice casual place.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated right on the harbour, overlooking the seaplane port. We arrived on a rainy afternoon so said we’d prefer to sit inside. We actually wish we were told ‘outside’ is undercover with patio heaters, would have had a much nicer view! We...More

Thank DandelionMind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This appears to be a very popular place, probably because of its location at the seaplane launch site. Good food and ambience.

Thank ronapark44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try this restaurant based on the reviews. I was disappointed to say the least. The food was not good. I had the crab cakes - they were dry and the salsa that came with it seemed as though it had been sitting and...More

Thank bgaspini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant evening setting in the harbour. Good entrees and apps. The Salmon Wellington was a bit heavy on the pastery and short on the Salmon. Service started well but diminished as the evening progressed...no attention 2 the wine service.

Thank footdoctor7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week in Victoria and this was the first place we visited. It was very busy but the bartender was great, food was good and patrons were welcoming . Seeing the sea planes was a bonus :)

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location on the harbour facing west so that you can enjoy the stunning sunsets. Wide selection of meals available. Good value. Clear panels in the outside dining area protect you from cool wind and the heaters make the autumn evening cozy.

Thank MandMUrban
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here during the busker festival week. We enjoyed our meal, can't really remember what I had (hmmm..is that a good thing?) I know I would go back....nothing spectacular...but good. Local microbrews!!! That's a plus! (I don't eat at places that don't serve...More

Thank RainEsplen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us stopped in after a whale watching tour. We liked the location, the view, we were seated promptly and had a friendly server . Two ordered the halibut burger & said it had good flavor. However, both sandwiches had a very small piece...More

Thank MKDK05
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11 September 2016|
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Response from Marie-Claire B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. But, it looks like you could have your dog out on the patio with you, as there is seating out there. Worth an inquiry for sure. Good luck!
30 March 2015|
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Response from ProfAragon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a gluten free bun with the your burger/sandwich it is 1.50 or 2 dollars more. I had my burger without a bun and it was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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: +1 250-414-4220
  • E-mail
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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