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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

4824 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Postal code v9y 1m5, phone 250 720-0900
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located inside a previously small church, with is cathedral windows. The place is bright, very clean, and the services is great. On the menu, one has 3 choices of fish: cod, halibut, or salmon. Then one can select among 3 styles of cooking: English, breaded, or fire grill. In addition to the regular tartar sauce, one has... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I had the opportunity to stop here this past summer. We had shrimp skewers, halibut and salmon. The fish was tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed the choice of sauces. It was a pleasant change to be able to order healthy food in a fish and chip restaurant. The portions were generous, the staff friendly and decor fun.... More 

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pandem
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best fish and chips anywhere! Where else do you get multiple choices of type of fish, coating, method of cooking and sauces. Just fantastic.

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Tofino
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We Shared a two piece panko grilled Halibut, with a salad. More than enough for us to share and fill up. Great tasting fish, the coleslaw was really homemade and yummy. Will definitely be back when we go through Port Alberni again!

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There are lots of "fish'n chip" restaurants on southern Vancouver Island and this probably the best I have come across in many years. They stick to the script: fish and chips, well made. But they offer a choice of three types of fish (cod, salmon and halibut) with a choice of three types of cooking: traditional English, crunchy breaded and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were 4 people who ordered a large platter with different seafood tapas. The dish that came in was well served, the various seafoods were good. The place was well attended, we were easily accommodated and there was soon a friendly staff who had explained the menu, which came shortly after.

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Edmonton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We loved the food. We had salmon, cod and halibut. One more delicious than other. And to complete we had a velvety chocolate cake, yum. The staff were very nice. 😊😊😊

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Kamloops, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stopped into Bare Bones Fish and Chips on the way to Ucluelet. The service here is fast and friendly! My husband and I both ordered the cod fish and chips with a side of fries and coleslaw. Everything was delicious! Keep in mind that the portions are huge! Most people would be satisfied with one piece of fish. The two... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

first of all it is in an old historic church which makes me happy that it was saved, and not torn down. It is not too big so it has lots of character and really cool décor. Server was lovely and could tell us where the product came from[Victoria actually] and caught fresh, well you can tell that when you... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My father eats here regularly and took my brother and I there last evening at the end of a short but intense fishing trip of our own. The restaurant was very nicely decorated by someone with an eye for thematically matched art, and the nice little touches like their own bottles for ketchup and 2 kinds of vinegar were quickly... More 

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Address: 4824 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
Cuisine: Seafood

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