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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Canadian
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4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
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11:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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220 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Based on TA I was not disappointed. Options are traditional fish and chips, grilled fish or panko crumb batter. I went traditional and was not disappointed. Well worth the visit. See my other reviews for Port Alberni.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard lots about the restaurant so had to try it. The interior is very much in keeping with the church it was. We ordered the 2 piece cod fish and chips. The food came right away and filled the plate. Two large pieces of fish cooked just right, a large portion of chips and your choice of caesar salad or... More 

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Thank Lee C
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place lived up to it's repetition for great fish and chips. All the variations at our table were excellent. I would go back again!

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have heard this is the "best fish & chips in town" and "people come from all over" to eat at Bare Bones. I live locally and finally decided to try out this restaurant and order over the phone for pick up. I ordered a two piece fish and chips (one piece Salmon and one piece Halibut) with the coleslaw... More 

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Vancouver Island
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always a great meal served here.. Halibut cod or salmon dinner. Always get extra tartar sauce Staff always friendly

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Whistler, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great beer batter on the fish. Fries were spot on as well. It came with a choice of sauces that were all excellent. Only down was that coleslaw was not as good as I had hoped. They said it was homemade but if it was it was more like a bought in version that nice chunky homemade slaw. I'll go... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

They let you pick from cod, halibut and wild salmon. Then pick traditional batter, panko crust or grilled, then add chips, salad and pick you sauces. I had the lemon dill and the wasabi. The lemon dill was good, the wasabi was a bit mild for my taste, but was good. Really enjoyed it and will definitely go back.

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Thank Tim N
Canada
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Four of us had a late lunch at the establishment and decided to share the seafood combination platter. The large portion platter contained a very good portion of shrimp, halibut, salmon, and chips. There was more than enough and the seafood was very good. The service staff were excellent and the price was good for the amount of food provided.... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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140 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place has awesome fish and chips. The decor is fabulous and the service was fast. We had a great supper there.

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Port Moody, Canada
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great location in a converted church. Food was okay, nothing inspiring, just average fish and chips. There are better places to grab lunch in Port Alberni.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Canadian
Meals
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, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 19:30
Monday
11:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 19:30
Thursday
11:30 - 19:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?