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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

) #1 of 69 Restaurants in Port Alberni $$ - $$$ Seafood, British,
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (58 reviews)
“cod” (60 reviews)
“fresh fish” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good fish and chips in a funky shop with funky plating. Lots of different choices for the fish, cook, fries and dips.

Thank bladeless22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was looking forward to eat there because of the reviews. I was disappointed with the food I got. Tasteless tartar sauce. Coleslaw was ok. The batter cod need seasoning. Not sure how it made it to #1 on TripAdvisor.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved every little bit of decoration for this place. It's #1 restaurant in Port Alberni on our way to Ucluelet. The fish was amazing, the beer was great. Service was outstanding. The fries didn't seem fresh cut and I noticed that the coleslaw was from...More

Thank Brigittesmith
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's the best seafood I have had since I hit the West coast (including fisherman's wharf in Victoria) The staff is very friendly and the place is well kept .

Thank jason r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chips are very good, the fish is superb. We took two pieces of fish and it was more than enough for two people.

Thank Flugreise
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were in Port Alberni for a week and came here twice! Small, simple menu done right! The fish is excellent grilled, traditional, or panko. Yes, I tried all! Generous portions great flavors!

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers fish either in two types of batter or grilled, with chips, coleslaw and/or ceasar's salad and 5-6 different sauces to choose from. I had grilled salmon with a ceasar's salad, tartar and wasabi sauce for $17. good fish, all very filling, I...More

Thank SonjaL3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the Best seafood in town . The halibut is to die for. Large portions great service . Lunch or dinner never disappoints.

Thank f0xyfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Best place for Fish and chips or other fish platters and seafood on Vancouver island. I would even go as to say around the world. Is not greasy at all and the portions are great. A two piece Cod or Halibut dinner...More

Thank 145elite123145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us had cod & chips (one with panko, the other with traditional batter). The servings were quite large, but on closer inspection, mine (traditional batter) was ALOT of batter and very little fish. The fish was very dry and over cooked. Our fries...More

Thank kookybeader
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  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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