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“What a joy!”
Review of By The Beach

By The Beach
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Fordingbridge
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a joy!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

On a cold December day during a drive out from Torbay we dropped by, not sure if 'By the Beach' would be open. It was open, warm and welcoming, we sat looking out over the sea, saw the ferry and the rigs as well as watching the sea birds diving. The grub was first rate, super moist Cod and crispy chips....perfect.
Only draw back was no baby changing facilities, hence the low mark for famillies

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank richardloader
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English first
St. John's, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Worth the drive”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Its usually very busy so be prepared to stand in line, but VERY much worth it.
The fish is fresh and batter is light, and not greasy. Cost is little more than other fish places but fair and you get what you pay for.
Service is good, the wait time for an order can be 10-15 min. again this place is busy for a reason.
the scenery is open with lots of windows, you can see Bell Island.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank J P
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St. John's, Newfoundland
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Believe the reviews!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The fish is soo fresh! The batter is thin and flaky! Really good for those who can appreciate the quality rather than portion size. Speaking off which, don't expect a heaping pile for the price. Portion is below average and price is above average.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank UberDINKS
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St. John's, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good but over priced,,”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Had some fish and chips at this restaurant,, good but cost too much. It's only basic take out food cooked in the deep fryer not fine dinning. Not saying there is anything wrong with the restaurant,I find it's tipical of the prices in general. Keep dishing out the food, but give us mortals a break in the pocket book.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank theodore l
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St. John's, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, decent portions, reasonable price.”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Menu is somewhat limited, but otherwise a good place to stop for some basic fish and chips style food.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank hawaiidaydreaming
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