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The Flying Otter Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
+1 250-414-4220
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three of us enjoyed Birthday lunch. Each ordered different plate. Each plate was great! Fish and Chips just as they should be. Gluten free options good. Restaurant offers free & generous Birthday dessert. Parking in large lot by restaurant is easily accessible. Seating at glassed in terrace on water is warm and a nice experience.

Thank 7Sparkie7
Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you feel like a nice casual meal with a good beer on the waterfront this has to be one of the better choices. Watching float planes, whale watching boats, and guided fishing charters leave from the dock are some of the highlights. They will even cook up your catch for a fee.

Thank Corvetter
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the place is amazing , the people so kind , the view excellent and the food the best in town my fry ice cream my reason to get back there

Fairview, Canada
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place totally by accident and thought we'd give it a try. Very glad we did as the food was yum!

Thank danimary
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its difficult to give a review for lunches when you only order salads, which I often find underwhelming. Once again ordered a salad and found it tasty and filing. Service was friendly and loved the harbour view. Parked down at the harbour and found it to be pricey compared to the parking lots located elsewhere downtown.

Thank BonzBC
Alberta, Canada
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169 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here for lunch on a friend's recommendation to try the fish and chips. The location is cool, right down at the water's edge in the bay. You can watch float planes take off and land while having lunch. The fish and chips was good (slightly pricey) as was the local beer on offer. The deck is nicely heated... More 

Thank TreckingLee
Victoria, Canada
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320 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to celebrate our return to this fair city. Always s good stop and was once more. We did not have to wait long for a table and were served promptly. Decent value, nice decor and excellent service. Love this place.

1 Thank Harold W
Edmonton, Canada
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1,145 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. The location was great as was the service. The clam chowder was quite starchy tasting and disappointing for a seafood place. The crab cakes and shrimp wrap were very good.

Thank kpatters
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spotted this small restaurant from above (on the street level) and a person passing by recommended it for the great food so we found a set of stairs down to the lower harbor and headed over there. It was crowded and noisy but we took a seat at the bar and joined the party, chatting with the bartender and... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed sharing an order of the halibut fish and chips while watching the float planes and ferries come into the harbour. Great location! The patio is fantastic and because it's covered it can be enjoyed year round. The service was great as well.

Thank AB004

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?