This is a pier shack restaurant which was close to our hotel. It was fun to sit on the pier, eat, and watch the ships and seagulls! Apparently the locals like it, too.
Favorite Dish: The fish and chips were excellent. So was the Barb's Burger.
OK its obvious at this point if you've read this far that Barbs is all about Fish and Chips....and the popularity of the dish is evident in the constant line up that we saw the day we were on the Wharf.....you'll find Barbs at Fisherman's Wharf...just down the street a short walk from the Inner Harbor...
Today we didn't wait for the line up to thin out...it was busy and we decided that we would do something else for dinner..we were going to meet up with some other friends that are living in Victoria..
United Airlines has featured Barbs Place in they're in-flight magazine Hemisphere's and recommends it as a "MUST DO" thing while in Victoria..as far as Im concerned this place is all about AMBIANCE...sitting at a picnic table in the sunshine so close to the water and having a snack and watching people coming and going....I enjoy this kind of food from time to time but when I'm able to my preference is and always will be fresh crab...served with a little garlic butter and maybe a side of salad..which you can in fact order here.From my only experience actually eating here I did enjoy the meal that I had here..For me this place is all about the location and what that offers!!
This little shack has been around since 1984 and has consistently been voted as Victoria's "Best Fish and Chips"...as well its been used for a film set and has been mentioned in other travel stories including "Lonely PLanet"..
Favorite Dish: Barbs menu has a variety of seafood dinners and snacks...shellfish,fish,burgers,salads,chowders,fries and deserts...
The locals certainly do patronise this place, both the human and flippered variety. Fisherman's Wharf almost merits an "off the beaten track" entry, as it seemed more locals knew about it than visitors. Barb's Place is a recommended fish'n'chip restaurant in this interesting area that is more a marina than a wharf. Harbour seals were doing their best to get patrons to chuck them a bit of fish when I was there and they were very entertaining. See my Fisherman's Wharf entry for more about this.
I had a delicious dinner at Barb's Place, though I didn't consider it cheap. It was probably the most expensive fish'n'chips I've ever had! I think the meal was a bit more than C$14. Patrons dine on the floating marina pontoon. Seats under the marquee are hard to get, but if the sun's shining and it's not too windy, it's very pleasant sitting out on the pontoon.
Eat your fish and chips right on fisherman's wharf! Right close to downtown, you can walk to fishermans wharf from the inner harbour or take the sea taxi. Only open during spring and summer (because it is outdoors so not great on a cold day). The food is excellent and the view is awesome. Also look for the 2 harbour seals that hang around under the pier.
Favorite Dish: All of the food is great because it is fresh out of the ocean! I like the Halibut fish and chips meal.