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Member Reviews (8)
- CanoeJul 22, 2013
Canoe Brewpub - 450 Swift St. 1250.361.1940
Right On the Inlet and walking trail beside the water's edge. Has great food and summer beer is called “summer honey wheat ale” that is amazing.
Seasonal brewing. Great salads and mussels. A must-go in the summer or anytime really.
- CanoeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 18, 2012
Canoe is a place to go for the brews. It is large and very welcoming to both the tourist and to the locals. It has a great open atmosphere and lots of different types of people who can sit and be friendly with. It is a microbrew so that means lots of well crafted beers. There are so many to try.
- CanoeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Gayle and I had a light dinner here just after arriving in Victoria after a nice Thursday Clipper boat ride from Seattle. Canoe is on the water in the Upper Harbour area, just North of the Johnson Street Bridge, and features a nice marina view. Yet, the more impressive sight is the the restored former City Light Company building full of architecturally interesting (and thick) bricks and timber beams.
I really like patio dining, especially in Canada where a propane heater or a blanket can get you far in at windy and cold seat. Unfortunately, I counted only 1 operating heater on the upper patio and the lack of blankets on the lower end. There was also a significant wait not only for our table, but also for a server to even come around to greet us and take our order. The later was doubly odd, as there seemed to be plenty of often detached Canoe employees wandering around. That's certainly a tall order when we were both cold and hungry and wondering who was actually running this place.
Our drinks (which also took awhile to be served) were a mixed bag. Gayle has had better Bombay Sapphire Martinis, while I was very happy with my hoppy IPA.
When the food finally arrived, it was outstanding. I relished my Salmon and Cod Chowder (corn, bacon, potatoes, cream, leeks, sea cider, thyme, brown butter croutons), while Gayle thoroughly enjoyed her spinach and beet salad with tuna. The beets in particular were amazing, although we both stopped short of order the soup of the day - borscht. The only thing missing for our choices was a loaf of fresh bread. And when Canoe mentions their philosophy of showcasing local farmers and featuring a changing menu highlighting seasonal organics and sustainable seafood, the proof was definitely in the chowder and salad.
Here's my 3 Star bottom line. I would love to come back for the food, but probably won't because of the service....