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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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4824 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Postal code v9y 1m5, phone 250 720-0900
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
awesome fish and chips

love the fish and chips!!! nice dips to choose from. The cole slaw is not very tasty so I always order half caesar/ half fries. Nice that they have this option on their menu!! good service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Sherry C
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Port Alberni, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Port Alberni, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

love the fish and chips!!! nice dips to choose from. The cole slaw is not very tasty so I always order half caesar/ half fries. Nice that they have this option on their menu!! good service.

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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Tofino and we liked it so much we stopped on the way back also. The fish was moist and big, with not too much breading. I had Halibut both Panko and Traditional English style, and both were delicious. Other people in my party also had the fries, Caesar salad and coleslaw,... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow Finally a place that gives you a nice big piece of fish. Everything was fresh and tasted awesome. Staff was very friendly and made you feel like home and not a number. We drove from Parkville just to goto the Bare Bones and will be returning very soon. All my neighbour's will be hearing about the Bare Bones.

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Cawston, B.C. Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Can be very busy so suggest reservations or take out. Restaurant used to be an old church so atmosphere rather unique.

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Courtenay, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You won't be disappointed The My wife and I loved it so much, we ate there twice in two days. The building it is in, is a old retired church. It has character. My wife loved the salmon and I had the Halibut. They offer different ways of preparing the fish. I had it in traditional batter and next time... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places to get fish and chips in town! I highly recommend the grilled halibut... To die for! Locates in an old renovated church... Excellent service,food and prices! A must go if you've never been!

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Port Alberni, British Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Driving by, you might almost miss Bare Bones, which is set inside an old church. They don't have a lot of seats, but the food is incredible. Healthy options, great beer, and the best fish and chips I've ever had.

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Vancouver Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Bare Bones Fish & Chips restaurant is in Port Alberni B.C. A happen-chance find while on a day trip on Valentines Day. This restaurant is unique; situated in an old church sanctuary. Although reservations are not normally required; today being Valentines Day; they were using a reservation system - complete with the decor - nonetheless, the ladies made every effort... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I eat at Bare Bones as often as possible. The food is always fresh. I have never had a bad meal. Being a Celiac, it's hard to find a restaurant that has tasty gluten-free food. Their grilled salmon is gluten free and delicious!. They also use a different oil for cooking their battered fish and cooking their fries making it... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Friendly fast service in this renovated church setting with several choices for fish and chips was a pleasant surprise for our party. The coleslaw was great- a 'small' portion turned out to be enormous. Even the one piecers were unable to finish these ample meals. I would like to replicate the spray vinegar containers at home. To be sure, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Postal code v9y 1m5, phone 250 720-0900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?