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Big Al's Salmon Shack

1 Haines Highway, Located Across From the Post Office, Haines, AK 99827
+1 541-231-0740
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Ranked #7 of 15 restaurants in Haines
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: This is a small trailer across from the post office that serves up the best fish in chips, halibat and salmon, that we had in Haines, hands down!!
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Description: This is a small trailer across from the post office that serves up the best fish in chips, halibat and salmon, that we had in Haines, hands down!!
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Delicious fish & chips for a great price. Don't turn away because it is in a trailer by the road, stop and eat and you will not be disappointed. We paid $50.00 for fish & chips at the Bamboo room and this was half the price and just as good!!!

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Lewisville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just enjoyed the halibut sandwiches and they were great! Will be here a week and will most definitely return.

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Haines, Alaska, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After a craving for shrimp that had been lasting weeks, I finally got some here at the Big Als Salmon Shack. YUM!!!! They were fried just to perfection and the serving amount was plenty. The girls working there were very nice, Good job Jamie! I recommend eating seafood here, it isn't too expensive as far as seafood goes. A good... More

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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We visited Haines for several days and ate at several local restaurants. Big Al's was by far the best but unfortunately it closed for the season on the second day of our visit. Big Al's is a food truck with picnic tables. A college girl was cooking the food and we had fish and chips and it was a perfect... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Perfectly cook crispy battered fish and crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside hand cut chips. I don't usually like fish and chips as they leave my mouth with an oily film. Tasty tartare sauce, chips not too salty, nicely seasoned. Tried the Salmon and the Halibut fish and chips. Both were really good but I preferred the Halibut.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We saw this place in a Haines brochure and went for the salmon. This is service from a trailer with outseide sitting. But we ate in the car because of rain. The food was fresh, but both my halibut and my wife's salmon were overcooked with the breading simply too crusty - and I like crusty. They were not greasy;... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Girl serving really friendly. Sat outside and it didn't rain!! Had salmon at $9 and halibut at $13. Not massive portions but tasty. Chips unfortunately too salty. Tartare sauce was good. Would try again if return to Haines.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Fish and chips from a trailer, outdoor seating. Grab a beer from the market across the street and chow down!

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Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Had the best fish and chips ever here!!! I love seafood and my boyfriend and I decided to grab a bit of a snack before going kayaking. We ordered the Salmon fish and chips and I think it was 9 dollars to feed both of us. It's not a jumbo serving but was perfect for what we needed. The girl... More

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haines, alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Big Al's is located right across the street from the Post Office in downtown Haines......it is not located in Wells which is about 10 miles outside of town........

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