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619 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130-2372
740-653-9571
Today
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great fish everytime for 50 years

always fresh, clean, friendly. food comes out hot for you. food is prepared when you order. don't be in a hurry. recipes are the same for 50 years

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Sandykc75
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Lancaster, Ohio
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11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lancaster, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

always fresh, clean, friendly. food comes out hot for you. food is prepared when you order. don't be in a hurry. recipes are the same for 50 years

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I've tried eating here a few times, each time thinking that there must be something that I am missing. People talk about this place like it is great, but I don't think the food is anything special at all. I think it is expensive for what you receive, and there isn't anything about it that makes me want to go... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Small very clean - Fresh fish, lots of sides. Stop in for lunch try the Bean soup old family recipe.... do not go in a hurry each order fried as ordered. Very friendly

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Lancaster, Ohio
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We eat often here because it's the best fish in town. Staff is warm and friendly and we always feel welcome

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I read the other reviews and they must not get out much. A seafood place with no hushpuppies isn't a crime but maybe it should be. The breading on the fish, scallops and clams had zero flavor. The cole slaw is a commercially purchased product - it is NOT freshly made and the tarter sauce was also purchased. The place... More 

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Amanda, Ohio
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268 reviews 268 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Just had seafood platter with extra shrimp yesterday. A friend went and picked it up for me since they don't deliver. They will have fried oysters till the end of March. All foods are fried, no healthy options, other than salad. They even have a sign posted that reads...if your in a hurry don't order.

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Lancaster, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Love love love it..been a customer for 46 years ,Love the family and the folks before them~ Immaculate, and you always know its going to be what you expected~

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Lancaster, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The seafood sampler platter is the way to go. You get fish, shrimp, scallops, clams, and oysters in season. With some of their yummy cole slaw it can't be beat at a very reasonable price. My boys and I always get this and have never been disappointed. I personally have been a customer for over 30 years good people who... More 

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Baltimore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Small restaurant but serves the most wonderful fish dinner. Cooked to perfection! Not greasy or overdone. The women server was so kind to my family! They went out of their way to make everything enjoyable!

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Lancaster, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great food, clean facilities, friendly folks. If we want a good fish dinner or even a fish sandwich, this is where we go. It's the best!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 619 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 740-653-9571

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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