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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

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17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 318
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

This was a great experience. It was about a 20 min wait but well worth it. The Food was Very Good. They could use a few more tables to sit at though as there are only 2. Plan on sitting on the ground or standing as thats what we had to do along with many others.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
leeh619
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Freeport, Minnesota, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Freeport, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience. It was about a 20 min wait but well worth it. The Food was Very Good. They could use a few more tables to sit at though as there are only 2. Plan on sitting on the ground or standing as thats what we had to do along with many others.

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Sacramento, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Best fish and chips ever, with tuna. It' a clever and cute food boat on a trailer. Long line and basic menu, fish and chips. Well worth the long line.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to trying this quaint food stand as we had read several positive reviews. Indeed, the line was long and we were fortunate to get there before the line grew even longer - at lunch. There are not many options, so it pays to have a good idea what you want as puzzling over your decision can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We go here every year and wait in line for these amazing fish and chips! These are worth the wait and something we look forward to every year. Going back next month!

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Bakersfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Read the reviews and planned to have lunch there on two occasions but both times the line outside this little place went forever - be prepared for an outside, next to the road, wait - let me know if it is good, I gave up!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The fish and chips are very good, but be prepared to wait in line if you're hungry around the lunch hour. The line moves slowly, so be patient. The fish is as fresh as it gets, and the breading was good. Nice selection of condiments for this simple fare.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I decided to drive to Astoria and when I arrived I noticed this long line of people waiting for food at Bowpicker Fish and Chips. I knew it must be good because the line was very long. I was hungry and really wanted fish and chips so I parked an endured the long wait in line. It was worth it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The long line is there for a reason; the fish is excellent!!! The breading was perfect, the tartar sauce was just right, and it was nice that they also included ketchup for the fries. The fish is the star of the meal (as it should be)... The price was also reasonable for the amount of fish.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Only one item on the menu......nothing more is needed. Perfectly prepared tuna fish and chips. Yes there is a line to wait in, but the small batches of food takes time. Worth the wait, talk to your neighbor. There is clearly a cultural experience to be had from the people who know this place and visit it often. Cheers for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Been told about this place for years, but always too lazy to stand in that long line. Glad we finally decided to try it . Hearty portion of fish for $10, and very tasty. Very friendly staff, plus you get to visit with folks from all over while you wait your turn. We will be back!

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Additional Information about Bowpicker Fish & Chips

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

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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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