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Seafood, Fast food, Australian
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had fish bites with chips for 2 was disappointed with fish flavour and texture. Chips were over done. Poor quality for money.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

The most shocking fish and chips I have ever had. The batter was chunky and the fish had a meaty texture to it being difficult to eat. Not falling apart in your mouth like it should. I actually had to pull it apart with my...teeth and it didn’t taste like fish let alone the barramundi it advertised. Shocking. I will not return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

We went to Charis on 28/12/23 looking forward to freat fish and chips. The fesh seafood looked great albeit expensive but thats no problem. We ordered grilled fish, chips, fish cakes and a squid salad, The fish was so dry it was like fish jerky,...the chips were dry like cardboard,the fishcakes tasted off so we threw them in the bin and the squid salad ($10 rip off) was so full of ginger it was inedible,unless you love burping up ginger for the next week. Very very disappointing $38 spent. The service was good and fast but sorry, never again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Absolutely incredible chips! So crispy and hot with no greasy aftertaste or feel. The place was clean, the staff were friendly and the service prompt!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Didn’t get takeaway but brought cooked prawns, a lobster, tray of oysters and barramundi to cook later. It was all beautiful and fresh. Great to take my English relative for a taste of seafood. The staff were friendly. The takeaway area did look busy so...they’re doing something right!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

We met up with a cousin and my sons family to have a meal together. Great location with plenty of seating and tables. We sat at a large table under a roof. The kids enjoyed playing at the neighbouring park. Huge selection of fish and...chips. My wife and I shared the fisherman's basket. Nice fish and chips enjoyed by all our group.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Always go there for my fish and chips and fish cake got there at 10.40am due to being school holidays when they called my number package looked to small so I asked is everything there both girls said yes so I got home opening the...package I discovered that there were no chips i was spewing looking so forward to them so ate the fish and fish cake then 2 pieces of bread with Vegemite must be a new way to rip people off so check your order obviously they don't 40More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

We were looking forward to fresh fish, oysters and chips at this popular place. Unfortunately all 3 were a disappointment. The fish was flake, it was soft and mushy with an oily batter that soaked the box. The battered oysters!'They gave us battered mussels, hard...and chewy. The chips were dry. It was a Tuesday early lunchtime so was not even busy. Front of house staff were lovely, we received a refund for the oyster price. Such a disappointment with our order 😞.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

Visited Charis today for a brunch snack catch up with a friends. We were all looking forward to the yummy fried goods as a treat but were really disappointed in the taste and quality. The chips were chalky and tasteless, potato scallops were terrible home...made and bland, battered prawn was tasty but very small for $3, battered muscle small and not very nice, battered scallop was big, tasty but very watery. I don’t know any fast food shop that doesn’t salt their fried goods and if they don’t, at least ask if you’d like salt? Packets of salt were in the bag but by the time you use it the oil is dry and the salt doesn’t stick and falls right off. The quality of takeaway has certainly declined for a fresh seafood shop. Yuk…just yuk ☹️ I think I’ll stick to my local F & CMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

The chips here are awful. They are bright yellow, do not know why but they taste like oil. Not dirty oil just pil. They where just flavourless and not worth eating at all. The fish wash ok but not battered well and the calamari was...low quality at best. Its the chips that I reviewed for, so awful. What have they done to them? Why are they yellow? Are they even potatoes? Just awfulMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

I'd been here a few years ago and remembered it was not at all good (fish & chips) but having no car at the moment and little to choose from around Runaway Bay within walking distance, we ventured here again in the hope that it...had improved. WRONG. Worst and most expensive fish and chips ever. Batter so thin (but definitely nothing like tempura) that the fish was limp and greasy; pre-cooked 'calamari' rings - tasted nothing like calamari - were vile; yellow/orange tasteless, dry chips. Seriously disgraceful. We fed most of it to the seagulls. This place obviously has taken no heed whatsoever to its reviews, choosing rather to ply its overpriced, vile food to the passing parade of unsuspecting newcomers eager to see the feeding of the pelicans. Shame on you. Sadly Fish and Chips Taro at Biggera Waters don't seem to be open for lunch any more, which is what brought us here. Never, ever, ever again.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

Good fish, nice service at take out counter but the service at the ice cream shop was terrible. Slow, rude and unhelpful. Charis send a secret shopper there - it is hurting your business.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

Stopped in at the hot food shop where we regularly have lunch but never again we were treated to the worst piece of tasteless crumbed hoki, the potato scallops were a sad lot with a use by date long gone, the chips were nice and...fluffy & crunchy . The seagulls were the only ones enjoying our order. Never going back so we can be disappointed again, I gave 1 star for the chips.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

Every time we visit the Gold Coast we always have a least a meal or to .There fish is always fresh and cooked a variety of ways also has gluten free . A good place for families as there is a kids park located next...door ,also a safe swimming area for young families my grandchildren love the pelican feeding which happens every day The only reason I won’t give 5 stars is I believe there is always room for improvementMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

An Aladdin's cave of freshly caught and cooked seafood. Whether you prefer fresh prawns, crab or oysters or cooked fish and chips no trip to the GC is complete without a trip to Charis

Date of visit: February 2022
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2017 I'm sure Jana left the area a long time ago , hopefully to return as the fresh seafood is as I'm concerned the best on the coast . From local .
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Open from 7.30am to 7,30 pm. Good seafood either fresh or cooked!
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Yes, Charis Seafoods offers takeaway services.

Charis Seafoods is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5