Pacific Buffet is on the BC Ferries during the sailings between Vancouver and Victoria. Instead of being bored on the ferry, you can stuff your face for 1.5 hrs and have a great view of the ocean. They have breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet at specified times.
My coworkers and I were getting quite hungry coming back from a work meeting in Victoria, so we all indulged in the dinner buffet for $22. For that price, you get access, to the salad bar, chocolate dessert bar, unlimited drinks, and lots of hot and cold dishes.
There are tons of seats around the restaurant. They are much more comfortable than the usual chairs in the seating area.
You can start off with some bread and move down the line to make a salad.
If you aren’t into the usual lettuce leaves, they have spinach and mixed greens. Theres also tons of items that you can add to your salad.
They usually have 2 types of soups available. They can vary, but when I went here, they had clam chowder and a creamed corn basil soup.
Jasmine Rice, vegetables, spring rolls and garlic mashed potatoes!
They have a good amount of main items. I didn’t capture it all on my camera, but here’s a list of what there was:
- Chicken Parmesan with Tomato Caper Marinara Sauce
- Demi Glaze 5 Spice BBQ Pork Ribs
- Braised Beef Ravioli with Gorgonzola Fig Cream
- Baron of Beef with Gravy
- Prawns with Café de Paris Butter
- Filet of Salmon with Shitake Dijon or Lemon Dill Sauce
Their chocolate dessert bar has lots of cakes. It’s hard to choose from them all, so what we did was ask some of the staff what was the best cake. They usually know whats best.
There’s also fruit and cheese.
I started off with some soup and salad. I used the larger butter prawns for my salad rather than the small salad shrimp. I’m probably using the wrong terminology to explain this, but I’m sure you know what I mean.
For the main, I just grabbed all of the items to try. I later went back to grab more beef!
At this point, I wasn’t so keen on trying a bunch of desserts and wasting them. I grabbed what my coworker suggested, got a few other little things and fruit.
Overall, the buffet was decent like most buffet food. As all the food is made in large batches, you can’t expect it to be amazing. There is a good variety and I wasn’t disappointed.
Words of Wisdom:
- Arrive there at the start of boarding to have optimal eating time
- Good selection of items
- May get a good view of some whales swimming
- Free wifi
We Rate Pacific Buffet:
19-1 Ferry Causeway