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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” (104 reviews)
“salmon wrap” (22 reviews)
“burger” (81 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
950 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 955 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Came for lunch when visiting Victoria. In a great location able to watch seaplanes taking off. Was busy when we arrived at 12pm we all had the cod and chips really enjoyed the food the other meals being served in restaurant also looked good.

Thank C R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were walking the waterfront at the end of a busy day, were tired and hungry. We found outselves next to the seaplane dock and the Flying Otter Grill. We figured it would be an over-priced tourist trap given it's location and almost didn't go...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Flying Otter Grill is right by the water so that adds to the atmosphere. The food was excellent, the service was very good, and there is plenty of parking. We were just in town for the night and very happy with our choice of...More

Thank ChicagoEliz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here at the recommendation of our bike taxi. I ordered Poutine fries and they were great. We came in at almost closing on a Saturday night but they served us and were very nice. Great place.

Thank colinebw
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were waiting to board our Seaplane back to Seattle and decided to get a small bite. I had the fried chicken sandwich and my husband had the artichoke spinach dip with chips. Both were excellent. The chicken was obviously battered and fried on site,...More

Thank angie12345
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a few times, and each time was great. Wonderful staff, great water inner harbor view, good atmosphere.

Thank Anthony Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a crowded, noisy, but fun place to be if you want to be on the water and in the thick of things — literally, since it’s a floatplane terminal. The food’s typical bar food and it’s okay, and the happy hour specials aren’t...More

Thank Jasmine039
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait was about 20 minutes on a busy Saturday evening. We had crab cakes, paella and seafood pasta; everything was absolutely delicious, and well worth the wait before and after getting our table. Our waitress, Victoria, was caring, attentive and very helpful, even helping...More

Thank Pablo_Contreras_R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. We sat outside and had the coming and goings of the harbor to keep us entertained. The service was good, the food great!

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I managed to obtain a table without booking at this very busy restaurant near the harbour. We ordered the grilled wild salmon and the bargain basement spaghetti with meatballs for $12. The portion size was enormous for the latter with 12 large...More

1  Thank M6441YNjohnc
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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$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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