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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #1 of 83 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

As some know I am in Astoria most weekends and I noticed the Bowpicker was gone last time I went down Marine Dr it was gone. It looks like they are doing repairs to the lot the Bowpicker sits on the edge of. lets hope its all in the name of site improvement because the Bowpicker is a Landmark and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Bowpicker sits on a hill next above the main road. The fish and chips were the best. We sat at table under the trees and enjoyed a nice lunch. Really good and very quick We'll stop back next time we're in Astoria!

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Oldtown, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were traveling through Astoria to visit the Oregon Coast. Had did some research prior to arriving there & read about this place. Gave it a try. We waited around 45 minutes, but it was well worth it. The fish was the best ever!. Will stop in again, when we make another trip through Astoria.

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Washington state
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We could see why it is one of the top rated "restaurants", the fish was so good! The menu is very limited, but the serve excellent food. This is not a sit down place to eat, there are a few picnic tables. We happened to go on a sunny day, waited in line for about 30 minutes and sat on... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Would be nice to know it's nowhere to be found! Just an empty parking lot.....closed for winter?!? We drove around in circles looking for it with GoogleMaps, nothing! Very disappointed!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wasn't sure the wait was going to be worth it until we met a local that drives there 45min to eat at once a week. Usually a bit of a wait because they don't cook your fish till you order it at the window. Nothing precooked here. Bring cash and make sure you allow enough time. Fun local experience.

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Shanghai, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I feel weird giving a fish and chips joint with a small menu an excellent rating, but you really can't beat the value, and the ladies running the place are so friendly and sweet. I have had fish and chips literally all over the world, and this is genuinely amongst the best with crispy, golden batter, moist and tender fish,... More 

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Wisconsin
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348 reviews 348 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a converted boat with picnic tables to sit around. Very basic menu; fish and chips and soda pop and water from a cooler outside. Staff was nice. Very unique place to order from. No place to sit inside. It's all take out. Cooked to perfection, and very good fish. Check hours. Very busy around lunch time. Watch out... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The menu: Full or half portion of fish and chips, and drink choices. Served from a take-out window of an old, real boat. Would have never considered stopping here, but the reviews were so astounding - and so was the fish. Really good! Worth freezing for in the recent cold-spell.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Rolled into town for a weekend away with the wife. Discovered the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup Festival was happening. Bonus! On the way saw Bowpickers. Double bonus! Just the right amount of potato in the fries and fresh tuna in a melt in your mouth batter. Ate in the car while rain poured and loved every minute.

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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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