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Join us for the best of comfort food or savor the finer seafood creations crafted in house from scratch. Whether you're a local seeking your favorite classic or a visitor eager to explore the culinary delights of Tofino, we welcome you to Big Daddy's Fish Fry, where every meal is an invitation to indulge in the freshest, most flavorful seafood dishes. ​ Our journey began in 2001, fueled by a passion for seafood and a commitment to quality. We have been an integral part of the Tofino food scene, creating a legacy rooted in locally sourced, fresh fish and seafood. While our journey has led us to explore new culinary horizons, we remain firmly anchored to our roots. The classic fish fry that catapulted
PRICE RANGE
AU$17 - AU$34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Fast food, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best fish and chips I’ve ever had! I have never ever left a review before but this was so good I just had to. It was so so much nicer than the fish and chips in the UK and not an obnoxiously huge portion...either, it was just perfect! The chips were crispy the fish was incredibly yummy and batter incredible! Everything from the set up to the staff and food was impeccable!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to have clam chowder, we got the best seafood chowder we had ever eaten, there was so much seafood in it, shrimp, cod, salmon ,clams etc. just loaded, the broth was had such good flavor and it came with...a big piece of deep fried bread, yummy, so delicious. Will go there again next time we go to Tofino.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Fast food that was really good. The prawn burger and fries were terrific. The bun was clearly very fresh, the prawn patty was crisp/tender and the condiments/sauces perfect for it. And, I think the best fries I've had in I don't know how long.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

We shared the 2 pieces of Halibut and fries and it was plenty. More expensive than Cod but so sweet and succulent in a Tempura batter served with a battered chunk of dill pickle and the best tartare sauce you will find. Absolutely divine ....Open until 8pm and closed Wednesdays . Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Really great food, absolutely delicious fish & chips! Would absolutely recommend it! The staff were also super friendly!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

We had the halibut and chips which was pricey but really good. Batter was so crisp! Fish perfectly cooked! Good fries. Portions are huge - I can’t imagine you need two pieces of fish. Slaws were a bit dull.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

Not as good as it once was. They have a new rockfish which they said was like cod. Well it was not as firm and it was undercooked. Too bad used to be one of my favourites. My wife had prawns and they were just...okay.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

This place is kinda unassuming. We were in Tofino for a few hours, got hungry around lunch, and decided that we wanted to check this place out. The menu looked great so we ordered a few different things - shrimp, chowder, fries, etc. It was...pouring that day but we were able to sit in a covered area by the side. Despite a lineup of people, the food came out in less than 10 minutes. It was piping hot and DELICIOUS. Everything was incredible. We raved about it all day. Prices were reasonable and the service was great, too!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

I had a chance to have a little friendly banter with the server while I waited for my order. He promised me that this would be the best Hamburger I had ever tasted. I'm not 100% sure it was but there certainly haven't been many...better especially at this price from a hole in the wall restaurant. Our order consisted of a Cheeseburger and a two piece rockfish dinner. Both were excellent and reasonably priced. We visited about six local restaurants on our Tofino trip ranging from great to terrible Big Daddy's was head and shoulders above the rest. Would return in a heartbeat to try the rest of the menu.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023 via mobile

Had a great lunch here in Tofino. Fish was cooked perfectly and the batter was crispy and not super thick like some places. Came with a deep fried pickle which was delish. Would love to come in the summer when not quite so chilly but...the food was worth it.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

We arrived 2minutes before closing on a Monday ( just before their Tuesday/Wednesday break ) .No worries, we were served fabulous rockfish with the crispiest batter ever. The 2 piece is immense so be warned - come hungry. We heard great reviews about this place...and it more than lived up to it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

I dined here in August 2020 for fish and chips. They were flaky yet firm halibut and just enough batter. They also make very good thick milkshakes. In June 2022 my sister and I ate dinner here. It was a hot summer night and we...enjoyed Dr. Pepper floats. The staff was friendly and service quick. She was pleased with her panko crusted coconut shrimp and fries. I enjoyed my halibut fish burger and fries. Excellent casual fare in a casual dining environment in Tofino.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

Freshly cooked while we waited. A few table and chairs to sit outside or can take-away. Really good value for this area.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Good quality food outdoors. Fish n chip batter was light and Halibut dense. Chowder with fried bread was delish, too! Would go again!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022

Ordered fried halibut and fried rockfish. Both were excellent but overall slightly preferred the rockfish. Also had an excellent, rich & thick chocolate milkshake.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Hello from the "wet" coast....(I usually don't say, "west" coast") ....and yes, they are closed yet....its all outdoors dining, hence closed in the winter months. Wet snow here today, March 1st....
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Hello, Hey sorry it was closed. I was there last summer and I don't know when it closes. Thank you
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Yes, Big Daddy's Fish Fry offers takeaway services.

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Big Daddy's Fish Fry is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4