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“Great location but average tasting fish....”

The Fish Store at Fisherman's Wharf
Ranked #9 of 1,209 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed December 29, 2012

The location cannot be beat....right on the water watching the local seals.Beautiful! Great atmosphere and very friendly service. I would have rated higher but the halibut I ate was overdone and very rubbery...not good at all. We also ate a steamed crab which was quite good. I would have rated much higher but with the poorly done fish cannot rate this place higher than average. I also went to Red Fish, Blue Fish and the fish tasted much better. Grade: B

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

The man at the fish store was very friendly and treated me to free hot chocolate with sprinkles, whipped cream and caramel sauce after the seagull stole one of my fish well I was feeding the seals...overall a great experience!!! Portia, 9 years old

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

The Fish Store is NOT the place to go if you want an elegant in-house dining experience.

But if you are looking for a simple, honest and extremely tasty lunch of fish n chips, served in a KFC-type box, whilst sitting at a bench watching the local seals (that are much better than the sharks we have on Australia's west coast) swim around beside the jetty, then
this is the place to go.

The local fish is Halibut, a cold water fish that us Aussies can't get back home. It so stunning. Lovely flakes, fresh, firm and tasty. Lightly battered along with real chips, plus the inevitable tartare and tomato source, we devoured our meal quickly...which was probably good given the 6c temperature on the wharf during this mid-November day.

Nice, friendly service by people who actually know about the fish (a refreshing experience) adds to the fun of this simple, yet enjoyable, place.

There is also a playground nearby for children to play after lunch, or simply walk there and eat your fish n chips whilst watching the kids have some fun.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Fish Store whilst in Victoria, BC.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

anyone who visits victoria has to go to fishermans wharf. Here they give you a pager with your order and you collect it from the serving hatch - dont drop it !

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Although I live here I had never tried their food. I tried it on the recommendation of visitors from out of town. The fish tacos were very good and the side of salad fresh and tasty. Much less of a line than their neighbour. Definitely going back to try their fish and chips.

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