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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
Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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733 reviews 733 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Get there early as there can be a 1hour waiting line to eat. We were there for early lunch at 11am and first in line. I am not a big fish and chips fan, but these were good, tuna tends to be dry if cooked too much, prefer it in sushi. But this was very decent, not great.

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alta loma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been going back every year since we were told about three years. It has the best fish & chips I have ever had. That is the only thing on the menu.

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The wait is line is worth it -- best fish and chips on the entire coast. Great family too! The food is served from a retired "bowpicker" fishing boat. After indulging in the fish and chips, visit the Maritime Museum right across the street.

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Erie, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a boat parked across from the Maritime Museum. They only serve fish and chips and the fish changes based upon the catch. You sit outside at picnic tables. We sat with a great couple riding through the area. Very casual but great for a quick meal. Go early because they do run out.

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