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“A must do!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fish on Fifth

Fish on Fifth
9812 5th Street, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 656-4022
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Ranked #25 of 76 Restaurants in Sidney
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Snowflake, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Really good food. Try the deep fried olives, they are something special. Reminds me of the way shops use to be. Fast food without being fabricated.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sidney, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“SLOW, SLOW, SLOW AND MORE SLOW”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Never go there anymore because of slow service. My daughter and her friend went there, waited and waited - and it turned out that the server had forgotten to hand in theiur order to the cook!

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Vancouver Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Ask a local and they will tell you that the place to go for fish is Fish on 5th. We dine there every time we visit Sidney. But the restaurant seems to have gone downhill. Never much of a place for decor or atmosphere, at least you could count on the food. Not this time. We were seated at a table that was pushed up right beside the counter where plates are cleaned off. While waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for our food, we watched leftovers being scraped into the garbage, all within inches of our faces. Also saw a bottle of cleaning product sitting beside food about to be served. And while we waited for 30 minutes to get a glass of water (served room temperature), we watched the staff pouring themselves drinks and helping themselves to food from the back room. The strangest site was watching someone fill a glass full of whipped cream from a can and then proceeding to eat it! When the food finally arrived, it was average at best. We won't be back.

Visited September 2012
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
“Great Place!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great food, prices and very friendly service!! The bathroom was clean and nicely done up too! I would definitely return next time I am in the area

Visited August 2012
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fresh, Fine and Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Best fish and chips you can get at least the best I can get anyway. I love this place and is one of three fish and chip places I am willing to shell out the cash to eat at.

Visited January 2012
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