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The Oban Bay Fish Bar & Restaurant

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Seafood, British, Scottish
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34 George Street, Oban PA34 5NL, Scotland
441631565855
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: The DiCiacca family have been running successful restaurants in Oban for 3...
The DiCiacca family have been running successful restaurants in Oban for 3 generations. Onorio and Elvira first came to Oban from Picinisco, Italy in 1959 to open their first chip shop. The Family's dedication to their customers and delicious recipes with big Italian flavours, have kept the Locals and the Visitors to Oban full and happy for generations. Renato and son Antonio, continue this long line of culinary tradition with the Oban Fish Bar & Restaurant and Nories Fish & Chip shop, which is just a little further along on George Street in Oban. Being in The Seafood Capital of Scotland, The Oban Fish Bar & Restaurant offers a wide choice of Fish and Seafood to tantalise your taste buds, but for the non fish eaters amongst you, enjoy the hand cut chips, try the delicious homemade Italian dishes or give the Gourmet Burgers from the local butcher a go. Maybe you're looking for authentic handmade Stone Baked Italian Pizza's? We've got that covered as well. Renato also likes to keep up with the latest developments which means we now also offer Gluten Free batter so everyone can enjoy the DiCiacca Family's delicious dishes.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not just a chippie!

We popped into this restaurant thinking it was just a fish and chip shop with tables and chairs, but we couldn't be more wrong. It was a lovely restaurant with an extensive menu, and not predominantly fried food. They are very family-friendly; all the menus have a colouring-in section on the back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mizliz_uk
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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highlands
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely fish, good chips but severely let down by the warm drinks, milk and coke on offer, the food is good but please get a fridge to cool your drinks

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Thank shooiebhoy
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We popped into this restaurant thinking it was just a fish and chip shop with tables and chairs, but we couldn't be more wrong. It was a lovely restaurant with an extensive menu, and not predominantly fried food. They are very family-friendly; all the menus have a colouring-in section on the back for keeping kids amused, and the staff are... More 

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Thank mizliz_uk
Oban, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in again after visit to cinema in a party of four, always is the best place on earth for a quick fish n chips meal, but it just seems to get better !! Consistently at a standard which I doubt many could come close to. Should go in for the best chippie in the UK, would walk it!!

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Thank Highlander947
east lothian, scotland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times now. Their fish tea is to die for. Really tasty......We will be back without a doubt

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Thank pigsmightfly_9
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really glad to find this delightful fish restaurant overlooking the sea in Oban. Good food, reasonably priced and the staff were delightful. Would certainly visit again

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Thank Las123singing
south england
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous view, fast service. Options on menu for smaller portions so fantastic if you just want a taste of a treat. Staff helpful and friendly. Prices very reasonable. I had traditional fish and chips. The chips were crispy but not heavy with fat and the batter on the fish light. Perfect. The only down side was that the waitress did... More 

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Thank lem0ncell0
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten a lot of Fish & Chips in my time but these easily became No.1. The great service only added to the most delicious Haddock I think I’ve ever had. The batter was perfect, not too heavy, not too greasy and the chips were crunchy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. This is the... More 

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Thank GRWhiteDavison
Malvern, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Whilst in on holiday I went in to Oban Fish Bar & Restaurant. What a surprise I had the most fabulous chips I have had in a long time, crunchy on the outside and soft an fluffy inside with a really nice taste. The people at the next table had fish and chips and they said the fish was perfect,... More 

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Thank Jayne D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We found this little gem many years ago and will visit many years to come. The main attraction the first time we noticed was when walking by the windows and threshold were spotlessly clean. The service is quick and friendly and I wish I could compare the prices with other places but this place is the only place we will... More 

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Thank STEVEN LOW L
Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Oban must have the highest rate of fish bars per population, in Scotland. This one has the advantage of a great setting - right on the bay (obviously!) Great for families. Unpretentious but sound food. Scampi was fab. Kids loved it. Good menu. Would definitely go back.

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Thank WinnaDing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 George Street, Oban PA34 5NL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: 441631565855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

The DiCiacca family have been running successful restaurants in Oban for 3 generations. Onorio and Elvira first came to Oban from Picinisco, Italy in 1959 to open their first chip shop. The Family's dedication to their customers and delicious recipes with big Italian flavours, have kept the Locals and the Visitors to Oban full and happy for generations. Renato and son Antonio, continue this long line of culinary tradition with the Oban Fish Bar & Restaurant and Nories Fish & Chip shop, which is just a little further along on George Street in Oban. Being in The Seafood Capital of Scotland, The Oban Fish Bar & Restaurant offers a wide choice of Fish and Seafood to tantalise your taste buds, but for the non fish eaters amongst you, enjoy the hand cut chips, try the delicious homemade Italian dishes or give the Gourmet Burgers from the local butcher a go. Maybe you're looking for authentic handmade Stone Baked Italian Pizza's? We've got that covered as well. Renato also likes to keep up with the latest developments which means we now also offer Gluten Free batter so everyone can enjoy the DiCiacca Family's delicious dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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