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Village Chippery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, American, Seafood
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1 - 2740 Dundas Street, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W2, Canada
+1 250-929-8886
11:00 - 19:30
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Duncan, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Village Chippery is a small, quaint, unique restaurant. Make a reservation if you don't want to wait because this place is very popular. Went with a friend for dinner of Halibut Fish and chips. The halibut was done to perfection, not greasy like most places. I also ordered the shrimp deep fried appetizer. Cooked perfectly and you can really... More 

Thank hungrygirl67
Patty O, Owner at Village Chippery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to dine with us. We really appreciate the positive feedback. In the summertime we open the patio and it is indeed a very pleasant way to enjoy your lovingly prepared food. Our website shows the monthly specials. Looking forward to seeing hungry girl soon. Thanks again. More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a real English style Fish in Chippery!!! Great Food, wonderful owner, right in downtown Shawnigan Lake, she also imports English Candies.

Thank Nancy H
Cobble Hill, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I live in Cobble Hill. We bought from the Chippery quite often and we both always touted the Chippery to our friends and associates as being the best in the area. We went there tonight expecting our usual treat and was rudely awakened to the fact we will never go there again. The service was awful, the... More 

Thank MPalmer2013
Patty O, Owner at Village Chippery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for telling us of your experience. I regret that I did not get a chance to talk to you personally at the time to correct your situation. Somethings I can explain, such as the pricing. Although the menu prices have increased it is due to cost of operation. Groceries, wages, and overhead expenses have all gone... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Chippery is a good place for small gatherings to get together and share a coffee, snack or a meal. Menu is not outstanding and the food is about average.

Thank Greg D
Cobble Hill, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

First strike was a takeout order that was missing items that we had very clearly ordered and paid for. Not just one item but 3!! Then the owner had the audacity to argue with me over what we wanted. We just wanted what we paid for. And maybe an apology for me having to drive all the way back there... More 

1 Thank islandgurl55
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377 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It would take a lot for me to give a fish and chips place anything more than a 3. The menu is - like every other fish'n chips place - a long list of items that can be fried. Sorry - frying something up and putting it on a plate with a paper cup full of tartar sauce isn't going... More 

1 Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Patty O, Owner at Village Chippery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Mark. I appreciate that you took the time to let us know your opinion. It matters to us. You are right. Most Fish & Chips shops do deep fry most of their items. It's the nature of our business. However, we do offer grilled fish as well (cod, halibut, salmon, shrimp skewers) and it can... More 

Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Kitery, our server, made the afternoon for us! What a jem. We stopped in for fish and chips and had lemonade. I believe the lemonade was hand squeezed it was so good. Other beverages are available as well as spirits. The food was great. Very small seating area is used very well. Thanks again Kitery!

Thank yankeclipper
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Twice this summer Patty and staff came to our rescue when we suddenly had 13 on one occasion and 15 on another for dinner. A call with a plaintive "please help" was met with "absolutely" and everyone here was soon enjoying a hearty meal of fish and chips. Thank you again. You are a bonus to our community.

Thank Richard P
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby and wanted a light meal. There aren't that many tables if you're eating in but the menu was surprisingly long. Maybe a little slow and disorganised - it was busy. The food was worth the wait - a cut above chippies in the UK. Just don't expect it to be a good place for a dinner... More 

Thank Neville M
Patty O, Owner at Village Chippery, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the Village Chippery. Yes, it can get busy and appear to be disorganized. We do a great volume of take out as well as serve ice cream out the front window and with a small shop people are always coming and going. Although it may not be your first choice for a date night,... More 

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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had a large order to go. Everyone loved their fish and chips, especially the variety of fish available. Very friendly staff, too.

Thank Troy M
Patty O, Owner at Village Chippery, responded to this review

That is so nice to hear! Thank you very much from all of us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 - 2740 Dundas Street, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Shawnigan Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 250-929-8886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?