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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #1 of 80 restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is rated as the best restaurant in Astoria. We tried to come on previous trips, but it had been closed. We went on our last day on the most recent visit. I've had WAY better fish and chips at Ecola on Cannon Beach...and there was a hair in mine stuck in the batter. I was done after that.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Adventure is not always perfect, but on a good day, you can experience near fish (albacore tuna) perfection. Not for the faint of heart...it is a small boat kitchen with too little room, and perhaps too much accumulated grease, but like the old iron skillet, the thing works. I was born in Astoria and yes, have had Fish and Chips... More

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Hermiston,Or
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have been going to Astoria for 25 years and decide to eat at Bow picker fish and chips after reading how good it was. Will we had to wait for over 35 minutes which we figurer we would. But as we walker up the onto the deck I about threw up. There was grease every where. The place down... More

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Vancouver, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We came to try the Bowpicker's Fish and Chips with high expectations and were disappointed. Maybe they were having an off day. The fish and chips were unremarkable and not worth waiting in line for.

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

They use albacore tuna, and they cook it to perfection. Totally, completely, absolutely worth the wait. Make sure you have cash in hand as they don't accept cards.

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Pacific Northwest
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Seriously. When visitors ask me where to score the best fish and chips in town and I tell them to look for the Bowpicker boat in the parking lot across from the Maritime museum, I always get the same reaction: raised eyebrows and a "you can't be serious" look on their faces. It's true people. The Bowpicker has the best... More

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Astoria, Oregon
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fresh daily, more fish than breading, and worth the long lines you must tolerate. Generous portions at a reasonable price. Slaw is good too. So are the fries. Its really hard to use the standard evaluation form, its a boat on land, there is nothing else on the menu. Its funky

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Monterey, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Real simple concept here folks: do one thing but do it better than anybody else! You have the simple menu choice of a full order of 5 pieces of fish or a half order with 3 pieces of fish and chips. No frills, no fuss, and no substitutions. They serve great fish and chips here with the fresh fish being... More

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White Salmon, Washington
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161 reviews 161 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Read most of the reviews and I will vouch for them. Seriously the best Fish & Chips served up by a couple of really nice ladies, Mother & Daughter team I think, from an old Steelhead and salmon fishing vessel on a trailer!! You will not regret eating here, but you will regret it if you don't.....

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chocowinity
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Very good fish and chips. Everything is ordered to go. No seating. They serve soft drinks along with the food. Cons: No restroom.

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