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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

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

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  • 301
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best fish & chips ever

I can't recommend this cute little place highly enough! Reasonable prices and a staff that seems genuinely pleased that you're there and happy to serve you were just the start. But the fish...perfectly lightly breaded and such moist, delicate tuna that we definitely could have ordered another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Sunnydays4ever82
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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399 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I can't recommend this cute little place highly enough! Reasonable prices and a staff that seems genuinely pleased that you're there and happy to serve you were just the start. But the fish...perfectly lightly breaded and such moist, delicate tuna that we definitely could have ordered another serving! But by then the line had gotten long and we took it... More 

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Salem, OR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We kept hearing about this place so went and got some for lunch. I had read reviews but hadn't picked up on the fact that the fish they use is tuna. I wondered about it since we usually like a cod or halibut, but it was fabulous. They have the best breading - it is not greasy at all! I'm... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Look, it's a long wait. Get over it. Tastes fresh and yummy. Get the half order, you will fill up fast.

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Novi, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were exploring Astoria when our ship docked recently on our cruise...and our tour guide mentioned Bowpicker when we passed by...saying it was the best fish and chips you would ever eat. After visiting the museum, we decided to walk back to our ship, and seeing the line waiting patiently for fish, we decided it had to be good. We... More 

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Astoria, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Bow Picker serves THE BEST tuna fish and chips anywhere! There is no inside area to eat. It is only take out. There are lines waiting for them to open. You will not be disappointed.

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Ogden, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My son works in a fine dining restraint in Portland and his chef sent us here. They we so good!! We wanted to eat them again. One or another of us kept ordering fish and chips at lunch or dinner every meal only to be disappointed. In Astoria and seaside. If you eat here just be happy and order something... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Only two choices, full or half order of fish and chips. Don't miss this cheap lunch $20 for two with drinks

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Oregon Coast
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873 reviews 873 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
2,213 helpful votes 2,213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Bowpicker is open Wed - Sun year round, unless there are high winds or extreme cold. Hours are about 11am-ish to 6pm-ish. It was closed for a few months for refurbishing plus there was a city street project. It's too bad some folks missed it. We love this place! Yes, as everybody says you will have to wait in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The chips are great too! We went about 3 pm on Friday and only 6 people in front of us, we waited about 8 minutes. Totally worth the wait! No grease! Soooooo good!

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Sherwood, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You will have to wait in line. 30 people deep is a typical day. Talk to people and find out they are from all other the country and they all got the word that this is the place. You must want only fish and chips - that's all there is, two sizes, no variety of fish, no sides. Sodas from... More 

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?