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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

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17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 289
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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OK so another review for the Bowpicker ??? That's right and well deserved. The news travels fast. The Bowpicker is BACK ! That's right the best place to stand outside and wait for the best fish & chips is back in their usual spot and open for business. Dont Miss this spot when in Astoria !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Tom H
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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382 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

OK so another review for the Bowpicker ??? That's right and well deserved. The news travels fast. The Bowpicker is BACK ! That's right the best place to stand outside and wait for the best fish & chips is back in their usual spot and open for business. Dont Miss this spot when in Astoria !

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Only open in summer months. It is an old boat, on land that is across from the Columbia River Maritime Museum. It is all outside. You stand in line to place and get your order. Two things on the menu. Three or Five pieces of Fresh Tuna Fish, deep fried. Large portions. Ten bucks or 8 bucks. Can of soda... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delicious fish and chips!! Neither the fish or fries are greasy or dry. Was cooked perfect. Served with tarter sauce (homemade?) and ketchup with other condiments on the counter available for use. After I convinced my husband that tonight was the night I wanted to try these famous fish and chips, we waited in line for over an hour for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to arrive at about 11:20. Waited in line about 10 minutes and had a amazing experience. Gorgeous day, great food. So glad they oped back up yesterday! Yum!!

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-an American living in England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a stand...not a sit down restaurant. And today, Mar 25, 2015 was the first day they've been operational in quite some time. So glad we found it open. Enjoyed every bite. So tasty and fresh. Not to be missed!

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were searching for this place as we read a lot about it. We met another couple who was searching too. They didn't find it either. We asked at a couple different places about it where it was located and they said it wasn't in business.

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Astoria, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Best fish and chips in Astoria! Hands down! It's a weird little place on the side of the road. Don't over look it. I've never had such much battered tuna in my life. Come back!!!!!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm a local that grew up in the Astoria area and I love this place. When I moved to Portland and became a food cart wh*re, I grew even more appreciative of this goldmine. I've had fish and chips all over the Northwest and I crave the albacore tuna fish and chips from the Bowpicker. Last I was there you... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best fish and chips served in the area and the only fish made with Tuna. Come early because there usually is a long line. Close to the best maritime museums on the West Coast. Great Columbia River views.

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Astoria, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I can't eat a lot of seafood but the Fish & chips you get from the Bowpicker will be the best you will ever eat. I Never thought Tuna could taste soooooo gooood. They have a real winner here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?