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“great concept poor execution”

The Fishbowl Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 92 Restaurants in Timmins
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“great concept poor execution”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

i love seafood. i love all food really. this place was ok the battered fish and chips was overly battered.. cant compete with a nice british hole in the wall fish n chips shack. seafood pasta was well shrug. the lobster used was a canned lobster i can tell and its sad(spongey watery flavorless). it disappoints me the lack for passion in food and really it isn't complex. fresh ingredients. but alas its not for everyone and i completely understand.

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English first
Mont Laurier, Canada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unique landmark, local favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

It was our first time in Timmins and while the town has more than its share of chain restaurants we were looking for something a little more unique. We drove by the Fish Bowl and decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed. It looks like the restaurant is somehow of a landmark, given the unique circular architecture. Once at our table we noticed the place had been around since 1976, and looking around we could see this is a local favorite, too. The emphasis is on seafood but anyone can find something to fit their taste, even vegetarians. We started with a luscious artichoke dip with homemade tortilla chips and we couldn't stop until there wasn't a bite left. My husband had a rib/lobstertail combo(original!) and I had the lobster liguini. There was lobster in every bite and I can honestly say that was the best pasta dish I had in a restaurant in a long time. Our waitress was super friendly. We really loved dining here.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank clprefon
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Ravenshoe, Australia
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good Food - Friendly Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Principally a seafood restaurant bt offers red meat dishes for those seeking an alternative. Good service and friendly service team.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Bill H
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Timmins
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great fish.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

The fish bowl has fantastic fish and service.The prices are reasonable.The atmosphere is real good.The fish is delicous and very easy to eat.

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Timmins, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Fishing for a Great Meal ?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

This restaurant has excellent food. The owners and staff are professional and work hard to make your experience, one to remember. Reservations are recommended because there are waiting lists on the weekends.

Visited February 2013
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