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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
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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
Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

A charming restaurant- we ate on the lawn and had it mostly to ourselves except the 2 cute rabbits dining on the lawn just a few feet away:) Food and service were good but the best part was eating outside on a beautiful evening- nice music, etc. We had Halibut fish and chips-large piece of fish, tempura type breading- good... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were very disappointed in the fish and chips. The description said the plate included Coleslaw, but there was only about 2 Tbsp on the plate. The coating on the fish was saturated with grease and we could not eat it. The prices were very high - for what we paid, we expected that it should have been amazing, but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The make-your-own dinner turned out to be more expensive than I expected, which would have been fine if the food was good. Instead, the grilled, or it might have been broiled, halibut was overcooked and the Greek salad had absolutely no taste before the waiter brought some dressing upon request for oil and vinegar. Being open late was a plus,... More

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited Fish Tales for lunch as we had heard lots of great things about it. It was a beautiful sunny day so we elected to sit outside but were disappointed by all the traffic noise (maybe we should have known better...?). We found the service poor as we waited more than 15 minutes to order and then even longer... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We celebrated a friend's birthday with a very nice dinner at Fish Tales. We were a party of 5, and each of us enjoyed a good dinner. The fish and chips were very good, a very large chunk of halibut with nice, crispy batter surrounding it. Two of the ladies at our table had salmon, and they were very happy... More

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alberta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

All you can eat fish and chips! Yum! Gardens were really pleasant to sit in. I wouldn't want to eat inside.. The carpet is circa 1970 and smells that way too..

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canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great. Outdoor dining food service fast. So relaxing sitting outside ocean breeze. Bunnies hopping about no bees awesome oyster burger and cod and chips! Can't wait to return

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Delicious! I highly recommend the fish & chips, I was surprised how good it tasted, it was the best I've ever had!

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calgary,canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely English outdoor garden setting,the food was fabulous,had the one piece halibut dinner that I could hardly finish,my wife had the calamri dinner,nice staff,very beautiful setting with lovely gardens abound,will definitely return one day

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Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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