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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Postal code v9y 1m5, phone 250 720-0900

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Amazing fish and chips!

You have to try the fish in Panko! Crunchy, not greasy at all! Won't order it any other way now. Great with Caesar Salad and fries!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Marsha C
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Port Alberni, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You have to try the fish in Panko! Crunchy, not greasy at all! Won't order it any other way now. Great with Caesar Salad and fries!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a great little spot located in an old church with great wait staff. The food was excellent with very generous portions. We lucked out and got the last table and even the kids enjoyed the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a lunch date with my daughter. Quick friendly service. The food was delicious and I can't wait to go back!

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to Bare Bones ever since they opened years ago. It is always constantly delicious food and great service. You have to try the Panko breaded fish. Top notch everything! Tracy and Dave Labrecque

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped in on our way to Tofino. What a great find. The salmon and prawns were terrific as was the coleslaw. The fries were a bit stale tasting but I truly did need them with all the other great fresh food.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Nothing beats fresh fish and chips and this place did not disappoint. Awesome service and even better food! Highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

First of all the fish was battered and fried perfectly. I felt the service was at a minimum and side dishes were a bit mediocre. The slaw was very bland and the fries tasted frozen. If you're looking for a place to just eat fish and get out then this is a place for you. Don't expect anything spectacular. I... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had been told about this fish & chip restaurant in Port Alberni so we decided to try it. Excellent. We haven't had fish & chips this good since we left UK in 1982. The staff are friendly & obviously know what they're doing around fish. We had the English batter which was crisp & light, not at all like... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Their food is excellent; I have never had anything to complain about, But my husband insists they should have Gravy. There is some of the town's history in there to learn about.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were on our way from Nanaimo to Tofino and stopped in Port Alberni for lunch. This place looked like a nice restaurant and had outdoor seating. The menu is short which makes it easy to chose. I had the salmon, fire grilled with cesar salad and enjoyed it so much, we stopped on our way back to Nanaimo again... More 

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

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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Postal code v9y 1m5, phone 250 720-0900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?