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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
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 352
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to stop and eat

Great Fish and Chips, just keep in mind it is AlbacoreTuna and not Halibut or Cod. The fries are great as well. You can find this little bowpicker boat along the main highway near the Columbia River across from the Maritime Museum. Get there early as there is always a long line but worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to the Pacific- Northwest; .I heard about this place and thought I would give it a try. The fish and chips were good, but the line moved much too slowly. The cooks really need to find a more expedient process to keep the line moving; 40 minutes to order is entirely too long to wait... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We waited in a really long, slow line. The fish was okay, the chips were not good. The boat was fun and there was a lot of parking. I'm glad we went because it's iconic to do that in Astoria but we would never go back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fortunately we arrived early so we didn't have to wait in the long lines they are famous for. The service here is friendly and you feel like your business is truly appreciated. I had higher hopes for the fis itself. It was the first time I've had tuna fish and chips. It wasn't bad, but it was just strange. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great Fish and Chips, just keep in mind it is AlbacoreTuna and not Halibut or Cod. The fries are great as well. You can find this little bowpicker boat along the main highway near the Columbia River across from the Maritime Museum. Get there early as there is always a long line but worth the wait. Reasonable prices and a... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

if you are visiting beautiful Astoria this is a must do! Unique real old fishing vessel converted into a "food truck" serves nothing but THE BEST fish and chips made with fresh TUNA! I know, I thought, "tuna? Yuck" but is doesn't taste fishy, just moist firm and delicious! The wait can be an hour or more in peak season... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had heard that this was the best eats in Astoria. Well it was decent, but not worth a 1 1/2 hr wait. I suspect there were better options. Perhaps, it is because our seafood in the gulf coast just overwhelms that in the NW.

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Wenatchee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I just love supporting local people like this, plus their fish and chips are the best I have ever tasted, and I'm a fisherman's granddaughter. Yes, a long line, so plan ahead.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the only place I've been to that uses tuna for their fish and chips, but I don't know why because it's delicious.

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Wonderful fish and chips well worth the wait in line. Loved the tuna and the fries were good. Prices are excellent. These three ladies really give their all to give you a great lunch. The only seating is a few picnic tables under a nice shady tree. If the day is rainy it's best get your order to go. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Extremely friendly staff and good food. There cuisine is unusual in that the fish is tuna rather than the traditional code or haddock.

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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