After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of casual seafood, drinks, and more at Joe's Seafood Bar.
Nestled along Victoria's inner harbour, Joe's Seafood Bar indulges land dwellers with snorkel-tube cocktail straws and myriad aquatic delicacies. A helping of fresh lime-and-mango salsa anchors Pacific-coast shrimp and Dungeness crab cakes ($9.50), and a half-dozen freshly shucked local island oysters ($11) greet tongues with the zeal of a caffeinated tour-bus driver. Admire the ingenuity of a fish taco smorgasbord or the meaty texture of bacon-crowned bay scallops ($18 for a dinner platter) as thirsty eyes imbibe the delicious views of the eatery's oceanside patio. Joe's also administers edibles from its casual counter post alongside pints of boutique draft beer ($3.95) and bejewelled servings of sangria ($5.50). The sand bar pays homage to its daily catch with an ocean-friendly certification, outfitting diners with biodegradable napkins, flatware, and squid-ink tattoos.
Joe's FoodBar pays homage to the traditional wharfside crab shack by fusing stunning oceanfront vistas with fresh seafood feasts and a licensed bar equipped with restrooms. Guests dine on Pacific fish and chips, chowders, specialty hot dogs and sandwiches in the brisk, salty air of a 140-seat patio, drinking in the sights of Inner Harbour as sailboats drift past and seagulls vainly attempt to pick fights with the sunset. This natural beauty inspires Joe's FoodBar to act as a steward for the environment, pledging to use compostable or recycled flatware and cups and to source all food from local fisheries and farms whenever possible.
1208 Wharf St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9Get Directions