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3336 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
(250) 752-6053
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Why not treat treat yourself to a traditional English favorite:Fish...
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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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fish and Chips .......... What more is there to say ?

Everyone loves fish a and chips don't they ? Well our travelling vegetarian doesn't but Fish Tales catered for him without any issue. Great quality fish in wonderful batter and pleasantly served to us. The only negative is that the decor is dated but that does not detract in anyway from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
David-and-Theresa
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County Durham UK
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County Durham UK
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Everyone loves fish a and chips don't they ? Well our travelling vegetarian doesn't but Fish Tales catered for him without any issue. Great quality fish in wonderful batter and pleasantly served to us. The only negative is that the decor is dated but that does not detract in anyway from the wonderful food that was served up for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Sunday lunch of all you can eat fish and chips and coleslaw. Quantity of initial serving quite large so we didn't ask for more. Spinach salad with grilled halibut was perfect.

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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Delicious fish and chips while sitting in the sun on a well maintained lawn. What's not to like? Highly recommended.

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Victoria, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

so I guess this is a little unfair because we didn't stay to eat. We are from Victoria so use to pricey fair but seriously $30 for fish & Chips is crazy expensive, especially on the Island. That wasn't the main reason we didn't stay tho. It smelt really fishy and fresh fish doesn't smell. Maybe we hit at a... More 

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FTmanager, Owner at Fish Tales Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a note. Usually we have our carpets thoroughly steam cleaned twice a year and May is one of those months. Sadly we have lost one of our beloved owners on May 30 and have not had the time to think about our carpets. As for our fish we only use fresh... More 

Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We where welcome without reservations. Service was grumpy and dis-organized. Food was greasy. There was no time for table conversations, because that table had to be cleared for another couple that DID have a reservation.

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FTmanager, Owner at Fish Tales Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize that your experience wasn't up to our usual high standards. Our ownership and team have been working in the past month knowing each day that we could lose our beloved owner Rachel. Sadly she passed away in the early morning hours of May 30. Our staff have stepped up to the plate to... More 

British Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

we found this Restaurant by accident and found it charming. The food and service was excellent. You can sit outside under the trees or inside. Owners were lovely to us...

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been regulars at lunch. The all you can eat fish and chips is very good. Rarely do we have more than the first serving or maybe split one fish. I don't care for fries, so I have no comment about that and I am happy that now they offer salad instead. Nice to sit outside in summer as... More 

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parksvillle b.c canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

a friend booked on a monday for a table for Friday 24th april[been on holiday hence the delay] the table was ready for us and the service was good.the three of us ordered fish & chips 1cod/2halibut. the sign on the road reads fresh halibut,but ours was old FROZEN halibut. our server excuse was the supplier must have sent it... More 

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FTmanager, Owner at Fish Tales Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. This past May we have had to step back as the ownership team and allow our amazing staff to do everything we could not. If the halibut was frozen in your opinion we apologize. We are in fresh halibut season here and that is what we are serving. The reason our team stepped back... More 

Cloverdale, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Sitting outside in the garden eating Fresh Halibut and chips. Service was fast and friendly, the sticky toffee pudding is also recommended

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I ordered one of the specials for diner, Link Cod and prawns with a light rosé sauce. Well prepared for both, though slightly overcooked, and boiled vegetable. I'm unfortunately not in boiled brocoli, cauliflower or carrots. Some are. Their fish and chips seem more in tune with their specialty. I unfortunately did not try them. Maybe another time.

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Additional Information about Fish Tales Cafe

Address: 3336 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 752-6053
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3336 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: (250) 752-6053

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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