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Victoria Restaurant Reviews
Gaby's Seaside Restaurant453 Head Street, Victoria
Gaby's menu gets my vote
By Cronin of Victoria BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:03am [Dine in]

Gaby's is tucked away in a marina and RV park called West Bay. Located in Esquimalt. The new owners are doing a very good job of menu items that appeal. Food is prepared from scratch on site. Some items like the homemade pies are a continuation of its previous time as the Princess Mary. Specials surprise you. My favourite so far was the Oyster Pie.

Prices are reasonable. Service friendly. A new area furnished with flat screenTV's with a sports bar atmosphere is separate from the diners who come for the view and the food.

Truly a 'hidden' gem.

Charlotte, Victoria, BC

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Dairy Queen1517 Admirals Rd, #101, Victoria
Moldy buns!!
By bwyoung of Victoria, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:07pm [Dine in]

I stopped on the way to an appointment because I was hungry and needed quick, fast food... What I got was disbelieved when I pointed out that my order (pre-paid) went missing (people coming in after me were getting their burgers).. When they realized I wasn't going away.. gave me a cheeseburger and fries... I'm woofing it down because now I'm going to be late (and I'm starving)... last bite THERE'S GREEN MOLD ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BUN....... DON'T EAT AT THIS DQ!!!

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McDonald's4410 West Saanich Road, Victoria
Missing Lunch!!
By mexifries of Victoria BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:25pm [Take-out]

I visited this location's drive through on my lunch break. The place was lined up and the service took so long I was almost late back to work. When I arrived back at work I went to get my burger and it was NOT in the bag!! (But there was a straw - even though I did not order a drink??) I went all day without food because after waiting in their line up I had no time left to go back and complain. I tried to phone the restaurant twice but the line was busy. I tried to call back 2 more times to explain what had happened and now...no answer. There was no receipt in the bag either - so I cannot even prove that I paid for a burger and did not receive it. Probably for the better anyways - I was at a low point and succumbed to the rare mcdonalds crave. :( NOT a good experience none the less. Jipped!! They STOLE my money!

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Gatsby Mansion Inn & Restaurant309 Belleville St, Victoria
The Gatsby Mansion Restaurant is Back
By Jangamache of Victoria BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 9:45am [Dine in]

Lovely Victorian mansion now has new menu, new management and worth a revisit by locals, and worth a try by visitors. Small menu, good food, and good prices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea for the Inner Harbour area. Service was excellent during 2 visits in May 2014. Menu items were good sized, well presented, tasty and the wine, beer and cocktails were well priced and well paired with the menu items.
The Mansion has small dining rooms and nooks with white tableclothed tables, a veranda for outside dining on warm summer days, views of the inner harbour and the Mansion's rose gardens. The decor has a period look which is quite attractive for history buffs, and folks looking for an afternoon tea or meal in an authentic historical landmark building.
Our out of town visitors loved their dining experience at the Mansion.

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Glo Restaurant & Lounge2940 Jutland Road, #104, Victoria
Glo restaurant/patio on Jutland Rd., Victoria, BC
By sparkybird of Victoria BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:14pm [Dine in]

From the get go the service was poor. When we walked in even though the restaurant was more than half empty we were told that there was nothing available (what???) and were told to go to the bar area - which we did The drinks were WATERED down (unbelievable) and my Sangria didn't even come with any fruit (what's up with that???). After getting our drinks (less than 3 minutes) we were told that our table outside - on the patio was ready (really?). We ordered appetizers - which took over ONE HOUR to arrive. The waitress was not attentive - took away our menus before she even took our order. After ordering our main - then again it took close to one hour to get our meal. My friend found 2 LONG HAIRS in his food - YUCK!!! The service was slow and we felt as if we weren't important. I would not recommend this place to anyone - in fact I will make sure that people know about this uncaring, unattentive staff. This restaurant was truly a disappointment!!!

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Sunnyside Cafe1234 Esquimalt Road, #101, Victoria
Very tasty huevos rancheros!
By LS650 of Victoria (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:49pm [Dine in]

I went here to Sunnyside Cafe for my third visit to this restaurant in the last several months. Once again, it was a great breakfast (huevos rancheros). The young lady behind the counter was very friendly and got my coffee & breakfast ready very quickly. The price was reasonable, and my coffee refill was given without any prompting on my part. I was the first customer in at 8am, but by the time I left at 9am the cafe was mostly full - it is popular!

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Romeo's777 Royal Oak Dr., Victoria
Sad Sunday fare
By The Grey Tiger of Saanich, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:46am [Dine in]

My friend and I went there Sunday following a dog-walk 'meet-up' and were both slightly hungry. The new place just sparkles and the ultra modern washrooms were amazing to behold. I walked past many at tables happily chowing down good looking meals.
We awaited while our overworked waitress finally came to us. I supposed that with the new flashy invirons, they could not afford to hire many people to serve.
Her attitude was one of a rushed person, who'd rather we were not present in her area.(Tho' she did seat us there).
I ordered a 'safe' salad while my friend ordered "potato skins". I asked that my Spinach Salad have purple onions included (as most Romeo's do not, I have learned with dismay). She rather boldly corrected me "red onions", you mean? "They are purple" i replied, then I asked for tea.
She told me she rarely comes when it is full priced and usually comes on half price days ~ economical as she is ~
Her potato skins arrived on a tiny plate 4 or 6 wee wedges of them and my salad came in a rather large bowl in a somewhat timely fashion. My tea came with lukewarm water and bag on the tray instead of in the pot of steaming water. She asked me to check for the onions then said, "Oh, I see them." and left to the table next to us with 6 people.
My friend had her meal gone in minutes so I gave her a third of my salad which was overloaded with purple onions. Almost like the kitchen dudes said, "You want purple onions, we'll fu----- give you purple onions!!" We never gave them the satisfaction of leaving any behind. My friend left to smoke while I awaited our bill. It never came so I went to the area where another chap was paying. She was orientating a new employee behind the bar and looked very harassed and overworked. She finally gave me a folder with an $85.00 tallied bill inside, to which I said, "No thankyou!" as she flounced off. I waited five more minutes to have her return and fumble for the correct bill. I have never not tipped before but this time I just could not. It seems so sad that this manager has moved across the mall to a new place but does not seem to think her should hire staff to accommodate the new environs. I'll never be back. I told my friend, "This just confirms, I cook better then any place in town!!" I proved it three days later when I made her a real spinach salad, that she ate for three different meals and just loved it.

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India Bistro1245 Wharf St, Victoria
Best East Indian in Victoria
By William D. of Victoria, BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:10pm [Dine in]

I was a little skeptical about trying yet another new Indian Restaurant. That with India Curry House closing, and there being so many others popping up or changing hand recently. But I love Curry so decided to try it anyway. For me, I am not normally big on trying new food items, but after a few glasses of wine I decided to get brave. The Papdi Chaat was my starter and it was excellent! Johnny had the Curry Mussels and is still raving over them. For Lunch I had the Chicken Biryani and he had the Chicken Curry. Both outstanding! If you like what is probably the most authentic East Indian Food in Victoria, try this place out!

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India Bistro1245 Wharf St, Victoria
Best Catering EVER!
By Susan Singer of Victoria, BC, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:59am [Take-out]

We ordered from the India Bistro for an office party and oh boy were we happy. We called and spoke with the new manager Kapil and he was very very helpful in allowing us a custom order for our Christmas Office Party. I cannot believe how fast, friendly and cost effective this catering was. All the food was really good and Kapil even followed up with us to make sure everything was as ordered. All 12 of us were so happy with the India Bistro that we will be doing this again for our next staff party!!!!!

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India Bistro1245 Wharf St, Victoria
Outrageously good
By Robert Lynn of victoria b.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 10:30am [Dine in]

I am normal not a fan of spicy food at all. I was convinced by my wife to try this place and I have to say I was very impressed. I had the Mixed Grill - lots of different chicken, lamb and some fish, and my wife had some samosas, pakoras and a salad. Normally I cannot eat as much as I was given, but it was so good I ended up finishing my plate. The service was spot on, the place was very clean and the presentation was perfect. This is a very very good place to eat. I will be back.

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White Spot941 Langford Parkway, Victoria
First time doing an online order . EXCELLENT METHOD
By mcjardine of whiterock (35 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:57pm [Take-out]

Visiting from the mainland and wanted to treat the family to a meal in. Ordered on line the Hamburger Meal for Four. WOW, PU within 15 mins of ordering and home enjoying the food. Four people order all differnt burgers and all were absolutel exact. Staff very friendly at PU door . GREAT DEAL and will do again.

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India Bistro1245 Wharf St, Victoria
best i have had
By Michael Code of Victoria, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:10pm [Dine in]

My brother took me to India Bistro for dinner and drinks and it was great! The Lamb Curry was the best I have ever eaten. They have a nicely done bar with a huge selection of drinks. The service was fast and friendly. The martini's were really good. I will go back for sure and will let all my friends know about it!

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India Bistro1245 Wharf St, Victoria
One of the bet I have eaten at
By Bill Code of victoria b.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 8, 2013 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

Cannot say enough about this place. GREAT food. I am glad I found it!!!! The staff was friendly, it was very clean and well kept, unlike some other East Indian Restaurants in Victoria. I had the Chicken Tikka Masala and the only time I had that dish that was comparable was years ago in Vancouver. Glad they came to Victoria! Two Thumbs Up!!!!

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Millos716 Burdett St, Victoria
Very tasty Greek food
By LS650 of Victoria (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 14, 2013 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

I went with three friends. Two of us had moussaka while the others had roast lamb. All four agreed the meals were delicious, and the presentation of each meal was superb. Service was quick, thorough, and yet not intrusive. Although Millo's has been in business for 35 years, it was a first visit for a couple of us. We were all pleased and plan to return.

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Broughton Street Deli648 Broughton Street, Victoria
Good Breakfast
By jcridge of Victoria BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, September 20, 2013 - 8:34am [Dine in]

Broughton Street Deli is a great place to go for breakfast or an early lunch. Their specialties are the montreal smoked meat sandwhich (although I've never had it), the breakfast sandwhich (amazing) and the Baan Mi sandwhich with either pork or chicken.

I'd highly reccomend it. Definitely the best breakfast sandwhich in Victoria.

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Foo Asian Street Food769 Yates Street, Victoria
The BEST fast food in Victoria
By More_Cowbell of victoria, BC (21 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 13, 2013 - 8:17pm [Dine in]

I must have driven by this place a hundred times before I finally ate there, after a friend suggested it.

Wow, I am the village idiot for waiting this long. This place is the best, super tasty food, laid back vibe. The short rib dishes are insane good. My brain has never been the same since. My wife likes the pad Thai best. Me, the beef broccoli. Lots of beef each serving and not swimming in sauce. They change the specials all the time so there's lots to try.

I just wish there was one or two more noodle dishes, and another type of beer on tap instead of both Driftwood, which I don't mind. Just a less hoppy choice would be good.

Go there, you won't regret it.

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Baan Thai Restaurants1117 Blanshard St, Victoria
Extraordinary
By Ross001 of Victoria British Columbia Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 30, 2013 - 1:31pm [Dine in]

As non residents of Victoria and lovers of Thai food we happily travel the Malahat for your authentic and such delicious food. Having traveled to Thailand several times we appreciate your providing our community such tantalizing Thai tastes! Thank You! Will definitely come back and will definitely recommend it to all our friends!

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Taco Justice1580 Cook St, Victoria
Great food, so-so location
By More_Cowbell of victoria, BC (21 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:59am [Dine in]

This food truck parks in the lot next to Wellburn's during the day. They have a small menu that changes, with a few permanent items. My wife and I ordered the green bastard, which is a veggie taco that has deep fried avocado - different and super tasty. We also had the nacho libre, which consists of waffle fries done up like deluxe mexi-fries - also very tasty. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They food was reasonably priced and very filling. Not the healthiest fare in town, but great if you want a fix.

The only complaints I have here is there's nowhere to sit down to eat, unless you want to sit on the ground. We end up eating off the tailgate of my truck as there's nowhere else to sit. Also, they are closed on Sundays - they are missing out on the hangover crowd big time by not being open that day!

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Smoken Bones Cookshack1701 Douglas Street, #7, Victoria
Inconsistent - sometimes great, sometimes not
By More_Cowbell of victoria, BC (21 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:41am [Dine in]

I've been here three times now - after seeing this place on the show You Gotta Eat Here. I love the big ambience and the wide-open space (check out the massive bathrooms), and the local beer selection. Food-wise, I find it to be sometimes great, but too often mediocre, from a lack of attention by cooking staff. The wait staff are friendly but I've twice had to ask to have my table wiped down due to crumbs and grease.

Pulled pork bun/brisket: both are good, but they don't give you much bbq sauce, nor do they provide it in a bottle on the table like Pig does. They last pork sandwich I got didn't seem to have any sauce on it. They should include a bowl of it at least on the side.

Sausage: the house-made sausage is good and has a distinctive flavour from the caraway and other herbs. I would have a hard time eating a whole portion.

Deep fried pickles: major fail here as they use a fish and chip batter and excessively salty pickle wedges. This dish only works with a breadcrumb breading and smaller pickle pieces. They need to go back to the drawing board with this one.

Pulled pork poutine: not bad, but the Pig poutine has the edge here. Again, needs a side of BBQ sauce.

Sides: Hot and miss. The fries are nice and thick, but sometimes aren't cooked enough or have too much seasoning on them. The cornbread has been good, but sometimes is too dried out. The fried cabbage is bland and misses something. The vegetable side changes daily but is usually good. The slaw was okay but kind of boring.

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Big Wheel Burger341 Cook Street, Victoria
$14 for a burger combo? I don't get it....
By More_Cowbell of victoria, BC (21 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:16am [Dine in]

My wife and I went here for a bite - you have to order at a counter and then wait at a booth for your number to be called. We were charged $28 for two burgers, fries, and drinks. Pretty steep I thought, then I realized we had been overcharged by 2 dollars. They refunded me no prob, but it still came to about $26 - pretty high for a couple fast food combos.

The burger was basic but good, served on a brioche bun, and reminiscent of something you'd get at a food truck or a mom and pop diner. The fries were good as well, so no big complaints on the food, other than that the portions were pretty small.

I don't give this place a high review as their prices are too high for what you get - fast food with a bit of love. There's too many other places in Victoria that serve as good or a better burger for less.

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