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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (66 reviews)
“cod” (68 reviews)
“fresh fish” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant. Went with friends after an afternoon of golfing and was treated with a great meal and great service.

Thank RicaR222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for some much needed fish and chips and were not disappointed! The servings where huge! We got cod and chips with coleslaw and it was wonderful. Couldn’t even finish our planets! The chips where nice and crisp and a...More

Thank Dann C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, very clean, converted church and nice decor. Halibut was good and the chips were ok (big serving of chips though; never thought I'd say this but perhaps too many!). 1 piece halibut for $15 might be on the high side but overall probably...More

Thank davvos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My last visit was not good. But this time they lived up to their reputation! Tried the halibut & chips with coleslaw, and it was fresh, well done & in large portions. They could use a few more local beer, but they had some good...More

Thank Dan468
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very well prepared and the service was very good. The bill came to $21.00 I gave the clerk $40 and only received $12 in change. Either they tip themselves or the clerk can't count. I DIDNT WANT TO EMBARRASS HER,so I grinned...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 12 days on Vancouver Island, and the fish and chips here were the best we had. The traditional English preparation batter melted in our mouth and the very generous portions of sides were excellent. Service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Port Alberni on our way to Tofino and stopped at Bare Bones for lunch based on all of the positive reviews. I must say that the food exceeded our expectations! The fish was cooked to perfection no matter how it was...More

Thank hdmvancouver
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

As a local I love coming here. I had the panko halibut, fries and coleslaw and it was perfectly cooked. The serve is always warm, welcoming and friendly.

Thank Judi T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We eat at Bare Bones ever time we visit Port. The old church is adorable and the food is amazing. You can have your fish prepared with an assortment of batters or simply grilled. Service is good and we have not had a bad experience...More

Thank GPR E
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Every time we are in Port Alberni we make a point of stopping for lunch at Bare Bones. We have never been disappointed. The food quality is excellent and the serving size is generous. Probably the best fish and chips we have found.

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13 July 2015|
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Response from steve503 | Property representative |
We can grill the fish so it is gluten free. We also cook the fries in a separate deep fryer from the battered fish, so they are gluten free also. Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Seafood, British, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-720-0900
Bare Bones: an upscale fish and chip restaurant featuring west coast halibut, salmon, cod and prawns. Sides include hand-cut fries, caesar salad and coleslaw. Try your fish grilled or choose our famous beer batter or panco bread crumb coating. Always fresh and delicious! Look for our patio on Johnston.
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