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“The best in fish and chips!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bare Bones Fish and Chips

Bare Bones Fish and Chips
4824 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 80 Restaurants in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Postal code v9y 1m5, phone 250 720-0900
Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“The best in fish and chips!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Bare Bones Fish and Chips does just that, and it's the best! They offer several types of fish, each cooked your choice of several ways, with several sauces. The place is stylish and the service is great. Prices are about the same as other places, but the fish isn't oily. The salmon is particularly good.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitehorse, Yukon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Wasn't really anything special about the fish & chips and not much choice for anyone not wanting fish and chips.

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Grilled salmon, beer on tap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I was wandering around Port Alberni for good local beer on tap. And I finally found it, plus more at Bare Bones.

The beer was cold and tasted great, but the real winner was the grilled salmon. I really liked the way you order - choose your fish, choose how it is cooked, and choose your sides. The grilled salmon was perfect. I found the fries a little flat,but the cole slaw crispy and fresh.

They try to be funny with their t-shirts, and I think they are very funny. It's the one time I was really tempted to buy a t-shirt at a restaurant, b/c I found it quite hilarious.

Visited August 2012
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“When fish&chips becomes 'alta cucina', absolutely to recommend!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It worths a stop whichever is the reason that drives you to Port Alberni. Menu is simple: 3 choices for each item, but what is awesome it is the quality of raw food and the way of cooking it, the result is absolutely wonderful! Its frying is light and tasty. We tried twice, excellent each time. Staff is friendly and it's easy not to feel "just another customer" as you can see from facebook.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Alberni, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“yummy yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The food here is good if your going for fish and chips. don't expect fancy fair, but expect goooood fish and chips in a variety of different batters, and super sauces. I also love the cool spritzer bottles they have for their vinegar. And eventhough the food is obviously all deep fried, it is not super greasy. Also very quick services.

Visited May 2012
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