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Tricky Fish

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1600 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2127
+1 304-344-3474
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ravenswood, West Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I could give this evaluation a zero I would give it one. If you go in and see more than two people then leave. Myself and two co-workers waited an hour for fish tacos, hamburger and fries and a fish sandwich. It was not a complicated order or difficult. When ask why it was taking it so long the... More 

Thank rlane2017
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch at a local's suggestion. We ordered the crab cakes, fish tacos and the hush puppies. The fish tacos were delicious and had the freshest pico de gallo on them. A nice clean taste. The crab cakes were a little heavier but still pretty good. The hush puppies were very hearty and came with a honey... More 

Thank FoderickE
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We normally try to go to Tricky Fish every 4 to 6 weeks. I most always pick one of the Black Board Weekly specials. It's always something unique. Service is great as well as the food. Staff is always friendly and outgoing. Great place for lunch or dinner with friends. One of My favorite spots.

Thank joanna_walters2002
Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting eating experience. The staff is very helpful, the fried oysters excellent and the location perfect for watching action on the street when your sitting on the front veranda.

Thank Robert V
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I absolutely LOVE their blackened shrimp and the oysters. My sil had a hamburger that she loved. Coleslaw is also excellent. Staff are very friendly, Wish they served baked potatoes and then they would be perfect! Saw where another reviewer said it was more like a "dive bar" than beach bar. I can understand their point and if you're into... More 

Thank June T
Dunbar, West Virginia
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196 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

I have been going here for tears and gladly go back, as the food is so tasty and the prices are reasonable, a combination which will keep people coming back. Located close to the state capital, the government workers really come to this place for lunch; so come early. The crowd is a great mix of ages and lifestyles. I... More 

Thank fpalmer321
Canton, Ohio
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a quick dinner on our way through. The food was pretty good but the establishment is not well taken care of. I would say more diverse bar atmosphere than Caribbean beach. The heat is either all or non depending on where you are sitting. It also does not give you a feeling of cleanliness. That said the... More 

Thank cybercrawf
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Tricky is a great place for lunch, dinner, or just a couple drinks. Nice indoor/outdoor sitting areas with daily specials. I love the fish tacos and my dads favorite is the Nathan's Hotdog

Thank Bradford C
Charleston, West Virginia
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244 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

It was Nov. 1st and the weather was gorgeous so where else to go but Tricky Fish and their deck. Dogs are welcome and they provide bowls of water. Order and start your tab inside. The beer selection is phenomenal as well as their Tricky Punch. For the app. Let me suggest the hush puppies, so freakin good. My wife... More 

Thank Coach T
Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The food is good but get a lunch portion for dinner. I would eat there more often if the portion was larger for dinner. It is a little expensive for the amount of food.

Thank Dean D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2127
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-344-3474
An Urban Beach Bar & Grill serving house-prepared beach food, cold beer, and cocktails. Come join us on the deck! We also feature Buzztime trivia and sports on the tele!

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