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Thimmes Fish Shack

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619 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130-2372
740-653-9571
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Today
10:30 am - 8:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 1
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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
BEST FISH SANDWICH !!

I have been eating at Thimmes Fish Shack since I was a young kid and they were located on Broad/Allen The fish sandwiches are always cooked to perfection and they are loaded with two nice filets, I like mine with cheese & tarter sauce. Also try their bean soup which is really delicious and made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
TD40
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Lancaster, Ohio
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Lancaster, Ohio
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I have been eating at Thimmes Fish Shack since I was a young kid and they were located on Broad/Allen The fish sandwiches are always cooked to perfection and they are loaded with two nice filets, I like mine with cheese & tarter sauce. Also try their bean soup which is really delicious and made with smoked sausage .. Very... More 

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Thank TD40
Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Very good meal. Very small portions and expected fountain drink but got canned. But fish was very good and bean soup was as well just needed some salt and pepper for taste preference. Service was good the only downfall was having to go out into the rain for the restroom when there is the ability to get there from inside... More 

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Thank kh32203
Lancaster, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place is great! We eat here at least once a week. Fried Oysters are excellent. The price is very affordable. The restaurant is small and quiet and the menu is simple.

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Thank sb462098
Lancaster, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Thimmes' Fish Shack has been a local favorite since my childhood. The fish is white and flaky, never any brown, never greasy. The seafood platter is delicious too. The restaurant is very clean and the staff friendly. This is not fast food - your order is cooked when your waitress turns it in to the kitchen staff - so expect... More 

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Thank OhioLisa66
Lancaster, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Sandykc75
Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Rebecca S
Lancaster, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Sandykc75
Lancaster, Ohio
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank lking43
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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Thank Michael G
Amanda, Ohio
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289 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 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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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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