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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 385
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 8
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Did not disappoint!

I hate crowds, so I visited Astoria in January. I prefer the rain to people! That being said, there was only a couple of people in line and there was hardly any wait. The only real complaint I have was the lack of indoor seating (Oregon coast in January, remember), but we expected it and somehow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate crowds, so I visited Astoria in January. I prefer the rain to people! That being said, there was only a couple of people in line and there was hardly any wait. The only real complaint I have was the lack of indoor seating (Oregon coast in January, remember), but we expected it and somehow persevered (by eating in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here last week and had the freshest and most delicate fish and chips I've ever tasted. It was cold and stormy so we just ate in our vehicle as seating is only outside at a picnic table. Simply excellent.

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Thank Artist26
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about the Bowpicker and decided to try it today when I was in Astoria. I had heard that there are usually lines around the block waiting for food. I was happy that the line was not too long today. NOTE: CASH ONLY I had to make an ATM run. There were about 9 people in line in... More 

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Thank Beenthere1950
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being English, I miss a decent chippy here in the US, so when I saw how highly Bowpicker was rated on Tripadvisor, I was mildly excited. I went for a half order of Fish & Chips. 3 pieces of fish (halibut I presume) and a small portion of chips. I found the fish to be somewhat dry unfortunately. Maybe it's... More 

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Thank Hugh B
Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a cold January day for lunch. The line wasn't too long. The hot menu is limited to fish and chips (or just one or the other), so you don't have to think too hard. But what they do, they do well. The fish is light and fresh and served piping hot.

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Thank 653Gretchen_S
Astoria oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very innovative idea for the repurposing of the old gillnetter boat, originally named the "Bobby" after the fishermans son, who built this boat in the late 1960's they fished this boat from Clifton to the bar and even Youngs Bay. Today it stands up the hill across from the riverside walk and over from the Pacific Maritime Museum on the... More 

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Kelso, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish and Chips only. Cooked in the cabin of an old fishing boat. No dining room,and only a few outdoor picnic tables. In rainy weather you eat in your car. When they run out of fresh fish, they close. They use albacore tuna for their fish. Almost always a line.But its worth it! Great fish directly from the docks cooked... More 

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Thank Michael D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small boat shaped fish and chips eatery. Only a couple picnic tables waited close to an hour but holy cow. So fresh it was almost swimming. Thick cubes of catch of the day. I'm typically not a fish person but the hunk o tuna was amazing

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Thank Pegasus44
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

You know the food is ridiculously yummy when people (myself included) are willing to stand for over an hour in freezing cold temperatures just to order fish and chips. They were delicious and I would do it again.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

So excited that the bow picker is open today . They serve the freshest albacore tuna fish and chips with a friendly thanks.

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?