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Fish Tales Cafe

3336 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
(250) 752-6053
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Why not treat treat yourself to a traditional English favorite:Fish & Chips, we pride ourselves on offering the best Fish'n chips on the Island as well as an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, salads, homemade soups & daily specials. Enjoy the ambience of an old English country garden setting, just steps away from the beach.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Why not treat treat yourself to a traditional English favorite:Fish & Chips, we pride ourselves on offering the best Fish'n chips on the Island as well as an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, salads, homemade soups & daily specials. Enjoy the ambience of an old English country garden setting, just steps away from the beach.
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  • English first
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As a family 10 years ago we loved this special seafood restaurant...have been back last year and again this year and I was very disappointed. The gardens are unkept, the wooden garden furniture is peeling and I noticed that last year...nothing has changed ...the garden trellis is in need of paint as is the fence...in other words, time is standing... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband & I have eaten at Fish Tales twice now and weren't disappointed either time. We always have fish and chips, wine for me and coolers for my date. This time we finished with a traditional cheesecake topped with berries - given top marks by my cheesecake loving, very particular mate. The food was fresh, the service polite but... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I experienced a very fine dinner a few years ago but sad to say that last week this was not the case . The service was poor, having had to wait over 1/2 hr. for our wine to arrive which came after the food. The food was not warm..... after an additional wait for another item requested to enhance the... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very, very disappointed. First we tried the crab cakes, which were not even cooked, still doughy in the centre. The Calamari was OK but nothing special (no lemon). Finally the biggest disappointment was the fish and chips (supposed to be their specialty). The fish was not properly cooked (still soggy on the bottom and very oily), the chips were also... More

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Vancouver
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was a little disappointed with our dinner at Fish Tales. Do get me wrong, it was definitely edible however the salmon I was deep fried but ultra greasy and the fries, well not crispy. We ordered fish and chips but could sub. coleslaw and overall I felt it was little expensive for dinner for two. I had eaten here... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Service was good and pleasant, but certain menu items not available. Food was average and we found better options. Offensive poem on display on wall making light of alcohol abuse. Bad taste.

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very attractive little cafe with tables outside in the yard. There are bunnies in the garden too! Food was good and the chef even accommodated our vegan by whipping up a curry for her. Staff is friendly and we paid $45 for 1 piece of halibut and fries, the curry and one beer. Not unreasonable as halibut is very expensive.

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Whistler
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I was recently at qualicum beach with friends and although being a little disappointed with the resort, We decided to go and perk ourselves up by heading to the beautiful gardens at fish tales for a cold beer and fish and chips. Our day completely picked up when the super friendly owners came out and spoke to us for a... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The food was just o.k. Not worth the price we paid. And the bill was incorrect when we received it they had added extra drinks.

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St George
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Qualicum Beach one night and Fish Tales was recommended for our evening meal. Firstly, the fish we had was very good but was very pricey - 73$CA for two main courses, a small glass of wine and a beer. The main comment we have on this restaurant is the really awful decor and music. If you are... More

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