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“About as good as fish and chips can be” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fish Store at Fisherman's Wharf

The Fish Store at Fisherman's Wharf
12 Erie Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Y4, Canada
+1 250-383-6462
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Ranked #23 of 966 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Winnipeg, Canada
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“About as good as fish and chips can be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My son and partner took me here for lunch shortly after I arrived at my harbour hotel. We were walking to Ogden Point along the waterside walkway. It's a fresh fish store, with an enormous variety of seafood for sale, some still in tanks. You order at a little stand, then take your food to a picnic table to gaze out at the harbour. We had halibut and chips, one piece for $14, two for $20, which you might feel is a tad high for a place without a lot of restaurant amenities, but worth every penny. Fresh fish, light batter, terrific fries, and who wouldn't prefer looking at the ocean and breathing salt air to sitting inside at a generic formica table?

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely simple seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We went there on a weekend afternoon. The wharf was full of people but no line for 'The fish store'. The place next door, which serves fish and chips had a long line of people waiting.
The food was delicious and we went three times to buy some more portions.
The whole Fisherman's Wharf has a great atmosphere and lovely boat houses one can view.
Highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Agonizingly slow”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A local tour guide operator recommended this restaurant because they have the freshest local seafood around. The fish was on par with Barb's next door, but their coleslaw was better. They also do not serve "chips" - it's just regular fries. Maybe they were having an off night, but it took forever to get our order. I would swear it was close to 30 minutes. I'm not patient enough to go through that line again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“So fresh and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Had the halibut fish and chips...so fresh. Not greasy at all. Salmon chowder was equally delicious with three kinds of salmon...fresh, smoked and candied. Skip th line at Barb's next door and enjoy this fresh and responsible food.

Visited August 2014
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“It was nice...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The staff were very helpful and kind. We ate fish and chips, it was good but not like in England :))

Visited July 2014
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