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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #1 of 82 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
portland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Delicious fish and chips. SImple menu, you can get a full order ($10) or a half order($8), side of fries , can of pop. That's it, cash only. The fish and chips are guaranteed to be hot as it is dished up directly from the fryer as you wait in line. We had a 40 minute wait in the middle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Was this the best fish and and chips I`ve ever had? No, but I guarantee you that it was close! On a bicycle trip, I had stopped in Astoria for the night. I was walking to the laundry when I saw a long line by a funny looking little boat. It said "Fish and Chips" and I hadn`t had any... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Next time we're back in Astoria, we'll do AGAIN! Read about it on here, and we were impressed. CASH ONLY, STAND IN LINE (it's popular with the locals) and they are made to order :-)

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Skaneateles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stood in line for 1/2 an hour based on Trip Advisor reviews. After conversations with locals and tourists we got to the ordering window. The fish and chips were tasty, but I can't say they were the best I've ever had. Go for the experience and the food and it merits 4 stars.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Albacore tuna for fish and chips is awesome! Very fulfilling fish! Prices are very reasonable, but don't expect frills. Plan to wait because it is so popular! Staff was friendly.

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As mentioned before this is NOT a sit down & eat restaurant. Walk up to the old boat turned kitchen, order small or large, wait for it to cook, handed to you and then you can eat at one of the couple picnic tables or in car, or across street at marina....but it is so darned good you won't care... More

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Louisiana
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192 reviews 192 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Perfect fish and fries, not greasy at all. I have had better fish and chips, but right now, I can't remember where that was. The line was not as backed up as I expected; but it was market Sunday.

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Astoria oregon
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754 reviews 754 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is loved only by those who like no love tuna fried. Not our favorite fish and chips. Cannot compare to the Ship Inn which is the absolute best fish in Astoria. Return? No Recommend? See above.

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We waited an hour or so, but since the other folks in line were friendly and the day was sunny, my husband and I didn't mind the wait. Great fish (tuna!) fried to perfection in a light crisp batter with no greasiness whatsoever. The fries were good too.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Everyone in Portland said to check this place out. Dutifully waited in line in the wind outdoors for 30 minutes for the experience. The fish was hard and grainy, no taste, frozen?. Nowhere to sit if it is busy. The Bell Buoy in Seaside was the best on the coast...

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