Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Victoria
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Victoria is famed for its glittering coastline - and alongside it, a fantastic selection of freshly caught seafood.
With all those amazing ingredients at their doorstep, it’s no wonder many of Victoria’s best chefs and restaurants choose to spotlight seafood, and we don’t think it’s possible for anyone to visit us at Salish and not be lured in by that siren temptation! The only question remains, which seafood restaurant to choose? Here are our top seafood restaurants in Victoria, from fine dining to gourmet casual.
Billed as a restaurant with a view, Finn’s Seafood Restaraunt does not disappoint, making the most of the Harbour views to produce a lively and inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy a menu that offers a plethora of options with something for everyone.
Finn’s house specialities are their chops and cocktails and they certainly live up to the star billing. Thick, pristinely cooked pork chops and steaks make this a great spot for surf and turf cooking at its finest.
The rest of the menu is equally appetizing, with highlights including prawn tacos, Dungeness crab served with charred lemon and drawn butter, and an Ahi Tuna poke starter. To finish things off, tuck into their showcase desert, a key lime ‘pie’ served in a mason jar for an artistic flourish!
As for the cocktails, happy hour at Finn’s is an evening out not to be missed! With a fantastically creative selection of cocktails and the very best in locally sourced craft beers, all to be enjoyed in the cool evening lights of Victoria’s inner harbour.
Finn’s Seafood Restaraunt can be found on Wharf Street, a 10-minute drive from the Salish RV park, and can be reached by taking Esquimalt Road.
One of two Fish Hook Restaurants in the area (the other located at Mermaid Wharf) they showcase a winning combination of the best in locally sourced seafood alongside mouth-watering Indo-French influenced cuisine.
With a rotating menu best served to showcase seasonal produce, you’re guaranteed to get the finest quality of ingredients at Fish Hook. This commitment sees the restaurant maintain Ocean Wise local and organic standards of quality with all the produce they use.
The dishes themselves all seek to highlight the unique and refreshing flavours of Indonesian cuisine, with its myriad influences and spice combinations side by side with classic French techniques. This means customers are likely to find an exciting and eclectic menu, with options ranging from a tartine of salmon belly, smoked salmon bacon, and a chive mustard to a biryani with squid, arugula, and topped with flash-fried salmon.
Finn’s Seafood Restaraunt can be found on Fort Street, a 15-minute drive from the Salish RV park, and can be reached by taking Esquimalt Road onto Wharf Street.
The famous Nautical Nellies is a family-owned Victoria institution that has been serving customers from near and far since 1997 with seemingly endless plates of high-quality fine dining with inventive flourishes, helping to establish themselves as the kings of Surf And Turf in Victoria.
With both their meat and fish dishes, you can count on Nautical Nellies to serve up only the finest ingredients, such as Wagyu Beef, and Atlantic Lobster. The latter plated alongside Jumbo Prawns and oyster mushrooms in a unique seafood take on a Chow Mein dish. To round things off, you can select from one of the best dessert menus in Victoria featuring delights like a flourless chocolate espresso torte with a delightful mocha glaze.
Nautical Nellies can be found on Wharf Street, a 10-minute drive from the Salish RV park, and can be reached by taking Esquimalt Road.
Once a hidden gem in Victoria, this modern take on the traditional seafood formula has become one of the city’s most acclaimed and popular food joints, with media praise and features from the Lonely Planet Guide, the Today Show, and Food Network Canada’s Eat Street.
As an Ocean Wise partner, their menu showcases sustainably sourced seafood with recipes that take quintessential seafood recipes and give them an edge of modernity and skill, creating something that is both fresh and familiar.
Their menu ranges from seafood tacos with pea shoots and lemon-pickled onions, to a Jerk Fish Poutine that puts a maritime Caribbean spin on the Canadian classic. All of which can be enjoyed from a stylishly outfitted setting with waterside views of Victoria’s inner harbour.
Red Fish Blue Fish can be found on Wharf Street, a 10-minute drive from the Salish RV park, and can be reached by taking Esquimalt Road.
really shines through. As one of the best places in Victoria to buy freshly caught seasonal seafood, the chefs always have the very best and freshest ingredients at hand.
When it comes to seafood, it’s the quality of ingredients that really matter, and at the restaurant arm of acclaimed seafood purveyors Oak Bay Seafood, that
With such quality, it’s easy to see why they’re able to make the best fish and chips in town, with a light crispy batter and perfectly flaky fish beneath. Don’t forget to add some of their crunchy popcorn shrimp on the side, a bitesize treat for everyone!
Oak Bay Seafood can be found on Oak Bay Avenue, a 15-minute drive from the Salish RV park, and can be reached by taking Esquimalt Road onto either Bay Street or Johnson Street.
A bonus food on the move entry - enjoy seafood and the city by stopping by at one of Finest At Sea’s fantastic food trucks. Using the freshest quality ingredients sourced directly from their prestigious fishing operation, their trucks showcase restaurant-quality food. With delicious recipes such as their house chowder and fish burgers on a golden kaiser bun, it's an excellent casual food option.
Here at Salish, we want to make sure you make the most of your stay in Victoria, and the city's seafood is one way to do just that. To find out more about our RV facilities get in touch today and don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for more top tips and places to see!