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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent view of the harbor while having lunch. Crab cakes and yam fries are excellent as was the blackened salmon wrap. Service was fast and friendly

Thank GrandMango
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Fantastic food and friendly service. We will definitely be back. Good for families or a group of friends. You won't be disappointed!

Thank dsbmhcampbell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great small restaurant right down on harbour. Very good food and staff. Can be very busy at lunch. Ample parking but pricey. This is a must on your eats list.

Thank Ken M
Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a great atmosphere - a good place for a meal and a drink (or three). Highly recommended for a quick meal or drink.

Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a city not known for its restaurants this place is the exception. Off the beaten path and a bit difficult to get too, it is well worth the effort. From the cozy atmosphere and great view of the inner harbour to generous and delicious meals, this place is a winner. Recommended is the fried cheese cake.

Thank Robert C
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Flying Otter is the most oceanside restaurant in Victoria. While sitting in the heated and covered patio, I watched a seal swim up to the wharf. It was no more than ten feet away. It popped its head out of the water and looked right at me, begging for a bit of fish, I presume. The view from the... More 

Thank AllanRNorth Las Vegas
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently discovered the Flying Otter when our grandson was visiting from San Jose and wanted to try poutine for the first time. My daughter searched for restaurants in the area that serve thus and that us how we discovered our new favourite restaurant in town! We have been back once or twice every week since. We are tasting our... More 

Thank Heather B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Is a nice location on the harbor. Food was really good and very hot! Had the spinach artichoke dip was very good, we also had the seafood paella which my husband thought was awesome, lots of different fish and great flavor, I had the salmon which was really good. Would recommend!

Thank BMruth
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 12504144220
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?