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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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British, Canadian, Seafood
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4824 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
12507200900
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11:30 am - 7:30 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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Port Alberni, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food here, and lots of it. Go for the half ceasar/fries - you'll still get plenty. It is a lovely little restaurant and one we visit often.

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Thank Glenn M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The two top rated restaurants in Port Alberni, bare-bones fish and chips and boomerangs are across the street from each other so it's easy to check them both out. Boomerangs had a very extensive menu. Bare Bones offers a choice of three kinds of fish prepared three different ways with a choice of side salads and chips. I thought with... More 

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Thank amyarizona
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The simplicity of the menu is wonderful. Pick your fish, how you want it cooked, pick your sides, pick your sauce. Reasonably priced and freshly made. Conveniently located on main strip in Port Alberni so a good stop if passing through during meal time. a few small disappointments: The coleslaw lacks flavour, the fries are underwhelming and somewhat dry. That... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good fish and chips, but coleslaw on the bland side. Friendly and quick staff working in a small kitchen and a med sized dining room, very good to go fish does not get soggy right away.

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Jhumhc
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food & the service were excellent even with so many people! The place was welcoming & open with plenty of room! The Cod and samplers were favorites of our group!

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Thank Jhumhc
Lund, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I visit Port Alberni , this place is a mandatory stop for me and my family !!! They Always have great service and great food!! Service with a smile is an Understatement.

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Thank AlanPedey
Trail, Canada
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a platter for two and 3 of us couldn't finish it. The grilled sockeye still makes my mouth water! The rest was still really good like panco shrimp and english style battered halibut! I just looked at the menu and realized we missed trying the key lime pie. Noooooo! Guess I am going back the next time I'm... More 

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Thank William F
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove over to Port Alberni today and had a late lunch at BARE BONES. Simple menu. COD, Halibut, Salmon. You can get the fished cooked 3 ways. We chose traditional batter deep fried with fries and salads. The Halibut was perfect and the batter was outstanding. Almost like tempura batter. Excellent food, good service and very friendly staff. We... More 

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Thank Skippermurph
Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place if you like fish an chips. Lots of options, always fresh and clean..., good price and it's an old church so ya, try it.

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Thank Leadingnorth
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Tofino to Nanaimo. It was rated #1 restaurant for Port Alberni but we were disappointed. The salmon was fresh but the cod fish and chips was more batter than fish. Probably should have gone for the halibut!

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Thank Jill S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
British, Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4824 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: 12507200900
Description
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?