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Big Daddy's Fish Fry

Lwr 411 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-725-4415
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (86 reviews)
“chowder” (34 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast Food, Canadian
Lwr 411 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Pretty dam good food on the fly. The dude was alone runnin the till and the grill. Somehow still cranked out enough burgers to keep a line up happy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wanterer44
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Most fried fish & chips is overpriced and greasy... not so much with Big Daddys. $60 all in for family of 4 with large portions fresh Halibut and Salmon. Good value for the $ in a town seemingly bent on ripping off tourists.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emeraldhouse
Reviewed September 26, 2018

It is a simple place but it is still a great place, a terrace to share with family and friends. Good food, and I recommend fish and chips.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IvonneH28
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The cod was incredibly greasy, dripping with oil. My liver was screaming for mercy. The chowder though was surprisingly good, therefore the average rating. For the cod I would not go back unless I need some nails to my early grave.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank isabella_deruiter
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

As expected they have good fish and chips. Great location right off the Main Street. Lots to see and do so was nice to sit down and enjoy some good food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jason F
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Looks good at first, but the food here was absolutely average at best. All produce is heavily battered and thrown in the French fries oil. My food dripped of oil and only tested of cooking oil. I will never come back. Tried Schooner the next...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Henrik M
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

One of the best fish n chips I have ever tasted, the halibut is so tasty and fresh. Perfect location, right in the middle of town center. Must bring cash as debit and credit cards are not accepted.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carlo V
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

You get what you pay for and more at this small and very busy eatery. The seating is all outside on bench picnic tables. The menu is quite large making this really a ‘chippy’ offering burgers and fish dinners. The food looked good and tasted...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BT3rd
Reviewed August 18, 2018

A must-visit in Tofino if you're hungry for fish or yummy chowder and looking for an outdoor lunch in good weather. It's popular and outdoor seating limits wet-weather visits but otherwise it's a great place for casual, fast fare and for meeting interesting folk from...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank bummedvandal
Reviewed August 16, 2018

casual fish fry.. very pricey for the type of fish and chips cash only stand.. but worth every penny of expensiveness

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank labellegoulue
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Tonny M
March 1, 2018|
Response from Violet M | Reviewed this property |
Hello from the "wet" coast....(I usually don't say, "west" coast") ....and yes, they are closed yet....its all outdoors dining, hence closed in the winter months. Wet snow here today, March 1st....
January 12, 2017|
Response from CindySaturday17 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Hey sorry it was closed. I was there last summer and I don't know when it closes. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast Food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lwr 411 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-4415
If you like fish and burgers this is the place to go! We serve fresh cut fries, halibut, ling cod, salmon, prawns, tempura batter, homemade tartar sauce, popcorn shrimp, scallops, coconut prawns, fish & beef burgers, chicken, chowders, appys, ceasar salad, oysters, beef and polish dogs, deep fried pickles, and we have 7 meals for kids!
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