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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

Certificate of Excellence
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1634 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Kelowna, Canada
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went their today and picked up two full orders for the family (full order = 5 pieces and fries for $11). It was pouring rain and a 10-15 minute wait but was well worth it. Was hands down the best battered fish I've ever had. I can see why it's so highly rated. Will go back every time I come... More 

Thank RFurley
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

PERFECTION! The albacore fish and chips are the best I've ever had. This little goldmine is a destination attraction for the town of Astoria, Oregon. People come from all over to experience the delicious food, the streamlined service and cheerful attitudes of the workers. We personally drove 273 miles round trip to have our Bowpicker, "fix." I look forward to... More 

Thank dclark345
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91 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place--only problem, everything is served on throw-away dishes. But that's not a problem for most, so enjoy!

Thank arachne
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure about tuna fish and chips but WOW! We initially ordered one order to share between the four of us but once we tasted it we had to get back in line for more. Fast, friendly service and delicious fish and chips!

Thank Michelle Z
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited in a long line in the rain and cold - SO worth it! The fish & chips are so good! The batter is amazing

Thank Sunshinegirls3
Astoria, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Albacore tuna from a local fisherman fried with excellent breading. Expect to wait in line for a few minutes or longer, then expect to be rewarded for your patience.

Thank Alderbrookian
Astoria, Oregon
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made with tuna, and cooked perfectly every time. The family has been doing this for years and they have perfected this. Here is the local hint, I may take this down if it gets over used, you can call and they will put you into line. You will have to wait, as if you were in line, but you don't... More 

1 Thank rlindsl
Keizer, Oregon
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582 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Bowpicker many times because it is always consistently good and today was no exception. This was the first sunny day in many days and a Saturday so there was a constant stream of people waiting for the goodies. I ordered the $11 - Whole Meal which is five generous pieces of lightly breaded and fried Tuna... More 

1 Thank VictoryVisionTim
portland, oregon
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had fresh tuna or any fish this good. I have also never been there when the wait wasn't at least 30 minutes. BUT - it is worth the wait. Be prepared that the tuna is the only thing on the menu and it is cash only. Still worth it.

2 Thank seventysgirl28
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got in line and waited a long time not knowing what to expect. I made visited with a local lady while we waited. She comes to the Bowpicker often. When we ate our lunch we decided we should have gotten the bigger order and saved some for dinner. The Bowpicker is unique, fun and DELICIOUS! A perfect treat after... More 

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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
Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 1634 Duane Street, 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?