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“DO NOT Take your fish there for processing!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trilogy Fish Co.

Trilogy Fish Co.
Ranked #34 of 52 Restaurants in Tofino
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Trilogy Fish Co. opened its doors in 1999. Since then we have become the primary place for locals, visitors, and business to buy fresh, locally caught seafood. Trilogy is one of the last remaining working waterfronts in Tofino. We buy directly from local fishermen and shellfish growers and process the fish at our plant.
Flagler Beach, Florida
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316 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“DO NOT Take your fish there for processing!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

You may get "expensive" fresh fish at this shop. . . but BE AWARE. . . it is at the expense of unsuspecting "tourists" who pay big bucks for processing their fish from a charter.

Our Personal Experience: After our fishing charter, we took in 51.9 pounds of fish (2 Halibut and one small Salmon) for cleaning and packaging. They charged us $1.75 a "raw weight" pound for this service. When we arrived the next morning to collect "our" fish, we were given 21 frozen one pound packages. . . less than half the weight we took in. The average loss for Halibut cleaning is 30% Max. It was not until after a 5 hour drive (to our friend's home) that we looked on the packages and discovered the fish we were given was NOT OURS. The packing dates were from the DAY BEFORE we even went fishing. A Complete Rip Off!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sherrrrry
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TrilogyFish, Owner at Trilogy Fish Co., responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Sorry for the delay in getting this to you. I have just signed up with trip advisor and am getting caught up. I am very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us. And feel that your review is unfair. Firstly we are right in line with our processing pricing. We have two competitors one in Tofino and one in Nanaimo both of them have the same price for processing at $1.75/lb. They also charge a bag fee on top of that. The more bags you require the more it costs. We do not have this extra charge. We also offer dockside pick-up (no need to pack up your fish put it in your car and bring it to us), early morning pick-up (starting at 6am), quick turn around processing for taking fish fresh (I hour), and late night fish drop for pick-up the next day all at no additional cost. You will not find this service anywhere at this price I guarantee that. Secondly the percentage loss that you used for halibut is wrong. I have been cutting fish for the last 20 years and consider myself to be an expert and there us no way that you will only have 30% waste on halibut. And lastly bags that are left over from the day before are used the next day so some fish will have the date from the day before. When you consider the shelf life of out product being between 1 year to a year and a half the one day difference is irrelevant.
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fresh but some items are a bit pricey.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We went to Trilogy to get fresh seafood. We got salmon for a good price. Spot prawns were also reasonably priced. We passed on the crabs because it was a bit steep at $15 a crab. We also stopped by the Fish Store before this and some of their items there were a bit cheaper.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MNlyn
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TrilogyFish, Owner at Trilogy Fish Co., responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thanks you very much for coming by the store. One thing when it comes to crab is the price changes a lot threw out the year. The same goes for lobster. Because these are live seafood they are more sensitive to price changes. It is not unheard of to have a single crab selling for $25 each, it really depends on supply and demand. The price that we pay on the dock for crab from the fisherman is based on the rate that they can sell them for in Vancouver. And intern Vancouver's price is set buy the world market. As BC seafood products become more sought after around the world you can expect the prices to continue to climb. As you probably have already noticed since the mid 90's.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Fast friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Get them to packyourfresh-caught fish. They can also quickly steam your crab and have a selection of condiments and fresh seafood items.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Kristy D
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Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“perfect follow-up to a great fishing trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

These guys flash-froze & packaged up our catch right away and it was ready to be picked up the morning we were leaving town. A year later and the fish is still super!

Visited June 2011
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1 Thank luvpaws
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Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

While this isn't a restaurant, it is a great place to get some fresh seafood at excellent prices! We were looking for some local "white fish" and decided on the ling cod. It was a beautiful and delicious cut of fish.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ajcvictoria
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