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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

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17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hesperia, California
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is literally a boat on a trailer on the side of the street. There are no restrooms; seating consists of 2 picnic tables; and this is not wheelchair accessable. The food is a little pricey for what you get, but it tastes good. I really like the fact they use albacore tuna instead of cod. The breading is... More 

Thank Nana G
Park City, Utah
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't usually rate on service and atmosphere. We're a very low key, layed back couple that likes to tour the coast in the Fall. Been here the last 5 years so don't expect much. Love the Wet Dog beers...Ichiban IPA is to die for. Service in the restaurant was good, it was the bartender that will actually keep us... More 

Thank Regi S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone said you have to try these fish and chips because they're so great. We decided to give them a shot. We were told they're located across from the maritime museum and just look for the line. That's exactly what we did. The line wasn't too long - maybe 10 customers in front of us when we joined and it... More 

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Tremonton, Utah
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We heard such good things about this eatery we really wanted to try it... and YOU SHOULD TOO... lightly battered ahi tuna fish with English style chips, served hot and fast. Highly Recommended....

Thank BryWB
palm bay,fl
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I were on Royal Caribbean Explorer of Seas ship. We stopped in Astoria for the day. Looking for some good local fish and chips. Spoke to some locals and they suggested Bowpickers. It's across the street from Maritime museum. Made from old fishing boat. Ordered fish and chips. Best I've ever had. Did not know until after I... More 

Thank alan o
Abbotsford, BC
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended in a guide book - we waited in a long line but it was worth it. Best fish and chips I've ever had. Lots of fish and very light batter. Great fries too! I'd recommend going early - avoid the lines. Apparently they close when they run out of fish so probably not a great idea to wait for... More 

Thank ColleenAbbotsford_BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna fish and chips. We went 3 times....a great lunch...it's cool spot...sells out so get there early...

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Mission, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a bit of a line for sure but it was worth our time. Best fish and chips I've ever had. Not all batter like some places, this was mostly solid fish and the batter & fries were excellent.

Thank jandou
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place! I love the fish here. Perfectly cooked, light breading, and great flavor. Get there early, shoot for 11:30. A line forms quickly but service is fast and friendly. Finding a parking spot is challenging and seating is limited, however I will definitely be returning. Note: cash or check only

Thank nicki_wicki
Rosemount, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Across the street and up the hill from the maritime museum, this place offers the best fish and chips - well worth the wait (we waited over an hour). Met some great people while standing in line as well.

Thank Todd A

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17th St. & Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria

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