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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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Toano, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The fish and chips here were recommended as the best in Oregon. They were correct! The fish is tuna steak, not your typical white meat fish. Be prepared to wait in line for a meal that is worth the wait. This venue is located across the road from the maritime museum. There are several picnic tables where you can join... More

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Goodyear, AZ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Long wait, but once we got the fish and chips was well worth it! Such a grand taste and texture of the fish. Be sure to order the 5-piece as you will wish you had! Cute little place where they serve out of an old boat. We ate in the car as there were only two park benches--but we didn't... More

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Camas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow! They are amazing! The tiny space they work in and the excellent fish and chips! Loved the fries - tasted like homemade even better - so crispy! Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by a coup[le of friends. We were camping at Fort Sevens State Park and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The fish is fresh caught Albacore Tuna off the coast of Oregon and Washington a nice change from Halibut or Cod most places serve. The fish was just lightly battered and it... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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110 reviews 110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must when in Astoria. Best fish & chips ever! Cute little river boat (cleverly) converted into a quick little kitchen. Nothing fancy but really good food. You walk up steps on one side of the deck - get your food - go down the other side. No inside seating, just a couple of picnic tables. Very basic... More

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Bakersfield, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were on a drive around the city, just looking at some of the places we wanted to see on this trip through town when we happened upon this gem. We saw a lengthy line, but that told us something special was on the menu...albacore and chips. We waited, chatted with others in line and moved slowly toward the boat... More

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

very quaint little outside place for the best fish and chips I have ever had, long lines so prepare to wait for a while but the food is amazing and the ladies running this place are great

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Osby, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beer battered tuna, how does that sound? Sometimes you just want some good old fast food, except - and Bowpickers...despite having the hardest/fastest working staff in the SMALLEST possible kitchen I've EVER seen in my life (we're talking a small boat here, on land!)...you'll be waiting in line, possibly for hours. Yes - the place is THAT popular. Its opening... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After passing this place for years, we stood in line for 40 minutes (be warned it is a cash only business and the only thing on the menu is fish n chips). The staff is friendly and move as fast as they can. The Fish n Chips were good; the breading very light and tasty. But the best ever? I'll... More

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Lawrenceville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant not a boat on the side of the road It was awesome Fish was wonderful but fries were out of this world Yes definately go there!!

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