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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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Seafood, British, Canadian
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4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there seeking good halibut we got it. The fries were delicious good service, but the atmosphere was dark but I still eat there again.

Thank Rowan A
Vancouver Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place for fish and chips. In an order of two pieces you can mix up the breading/batter and or have your fish baked not fried! Don't forget to try the many dipping sauces. Wasabi is my favourite!

Thank mema98
Nanaimo, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restraunt only serves seafood. They have a very minimal menu, but they do it well. It's very busy, always full whenever I go.

Thank Kieko55
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely late lunch at this unique historical spot. Our server was friendly and had great recommendations. My Ceasar cocktail had a delicious surprise of a panko crusted prawn on the rim and for only $6! The fresh salmon was wonderfully seasoned, perfectly grilled and very reasonably priced. We'll be back very soon!

Thank Amanda K
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved finding this place, wanted some good fish and chips and was directed here by a local. We opted for 2 piece cod, and we got 1 traditional and one panko. Although I usually don't like my battered fish messed with I really loved the panko crust. Portions were great, fish was great, chips were super. Coleslaw could use a... More 

Thank Jamison1234
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy moly! I will never forget how delicious the food is at that place!!! Salmon fish and chips is just outstanding! I used to work as a tour guide in western Canada, a local told me to come here (that was in 2011). Since that day I had stopped here every time when I was on the way to Tofino... More 

Thank Tomi B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ordered 2 fish and chip 1 w Cesar 1 w coleslaw (coleslaw no flavor no dressing..Fish was dry and plain.The young lady came twice to get my wife's plate when she was not finished sorry if you have a small place but do not rush customers to get more in ..not happy with food or service

1 Thank pajim20
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing grilled salmon. Reasonable prices. Great atmosphere as converted old church. Quick service..

Thank katemelchiorre
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fish and chips. On holiday from England and have to say their grilled halibut was the best I've ever tasted and chips were great too. Thoroughly recommend this place...

Thank George S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By its name, you can guess that the menu will be minimalist. They serve fresh fish (daily catch) one of three ways at your request - broiled, baked or deep fried. Staff are friendly and will make suggestions, if you like. There is usually a daily special. The restaurant is popular with locals so a reservation is suggested. It closes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Seafood, British, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: 12507200900
Bare Bones: an upscale fish and chip restaurant featuring west coast halibut, salmon, cod and prawns. Sides include hand-cut fries, caesar salad and coleslaw. Try your fish grilled or choose our famous beer batter or panco bread crumb coating. Always fresh and delicious! Look for our patio on Johnston.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?