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Big Al's Salmon Shack

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1 Haines Highway, Located Across From the Post Office, Haines, AK 99827
+1 541-231-0740
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a food truck but the freshest and best fish in town don't pass it up the fish and chips are so good a must try like most of the shops it's seasonal so some stores close in September after the Cruise Ships stope for the season . So come early

Thank Mike_PeggyThompson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

After golfing at Valley of the Eagles, the fish & chips at Big Al's were second to none. Would recommend to everybody visiting the Haines area. Rob Ireland

Thank navansea
Los Angeles
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221 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The cook in this small trailer turns out excellent fish and chips. I had the salmon/halibut combo and highly recommend this dish.

Thank HikerDave2
Wainfleet, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Searched to find this place. Look for the post office and it is right across the street. Well worth worth the search! The nice young lady recommended the fried salmon. We ordered the deep fried salmon and the rockfish combo-yum! My kids ordered a basket teaming with shrimp. The sides were the real star...dill flavored tartar sauce..yummy cocktail sauce and... More 

Thank yeahmon510
Seattle, WA
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

No frills here. Fried fish, condiments, napkins, and a picnic bench. We had halibut, salmon, and rock fish. I actually preferred the rock fish because of it's meaty texture. It was all so fresh I had to slap it. Condiments weren't fancy but they were plentiful.

Thank austineats
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Best halibut, shrimp, salmon & rockfish in Haines! All fresh caught right here & fresh! Fast friendly service! Awesome view of the Lynn Canal where the fish is caught! Delicious local seafood ~ cooked while you wait!

Thank Michelle S
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to Big Al's today for their halibut sandwich and fries. We didn't have too big expectations given it's trailer in a parking lot. The fish and fries were all deep fried and served on a nicely toasted bun. However, there were two little pieces of fish (2.5" x 1"x 1/2") in each sandwich. So... More 

Thank mainestate82
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Good fish, average chicken strips, regular fries. Everything is piping hot, made while you wait and it pretty good. You just have to remember that it is deep fried - but delicious. :-)

Thank Harleysis
new orleans
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

$15 gets you fish and chips. Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish or a combination. Some scottish folks we shared a rafting trip with joined us as well and for all 6 of us we enjoyed the meal. We took it around the corner to the public pavilion to eat and watch the harbor and the eagles. A slice of heaven...with chips!

Thank krmNOLA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Fresh halibut and good breading. Wine store across the street. Didn't have the salmon. Shrimp and coleslaw were delicious

Thank chefodsm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Fast Food, American, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Haines Highway, Located Across From the Post Office, Haines, AK 99827
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines
  • Phone Number: +1 541-231-0740
The best fish&chips in Haines!

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