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Big Daddy's Fish Fry

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Lwr 411 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-725-4415
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little fish shack in Tofino ... a must try for every tourist that visits Tofino! The chower bowl was exceptional. Love Love Love!

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Thank magnoliapetal
San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I had the surf and turf burger. Yuck. Meat had no flavor and the consistency of the patty reminded me of a school hamburger. The tempura shrimp was pretty good but the mayo based sauces were very processed tasting. Like out of a can or jar. My husband had Fish and Chips. He liked it but got sick within 10... More 

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Thank Jca990
Nanaimo
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Love this place. We go for the chowder every time we are here! It is the best as well as the fish and chips. We will be back!

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Thank NanaimoRainbow
Aachen, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

By ordering a veggyburger, you never know what you get.here i got the best veggyburger i ever tried! (And i tried qiet a few..) the fish is awsome too! Thumbs up!!

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Thank Schnaaaa
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great little spot to get some tasty fish and chips. The service was friendly and the food was delicious.

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Thank iamqueencharlotte
Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place has only outside (mostly covered) seating and only takes cash, but the fish and chips are excellent. The batter was lighter than some, and very tasty. You also get a battered, fried pickle which was delicious! An excellent choice for casual seafood.

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Thank Worldtrekkies
Lake Cowichan, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place was awesome. We were just down the street from Big Daddys and stopped and grabbed take out and went to the beach to watch sunset. Perfect!! Good portions awesome tartar sauce and interesting staff :D Wish I had bought a TShirt! Take your kids they will love the atmosphere and photo op

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Thank lakemumz
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Fast, friendly, and tasty food! A lot of the restaurants in Tofino are on the pricey side, so this place is quite affordable relatively speaking. I had the shrimp and chips, which was delicious. They have a small covered seating area, which is where we ate while it rained.

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Thank Allan0723
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very good fish and chips, but with variety for those that cant or don't like fish. The guy that I dealt with at the window was an interesting and funny fellow (he looks like kieth Richards from the rolling stones). I got the salmon fish and chips which was absolutely delicious, fries were great, tartar sauce was awesome as well.... More 

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Thank Moe S
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

For a take out counter, it's a bit too expensive. I had grilled haddock and chips- 1 very small piece of fish (size of a deck if cards) and a lot of fries for $15. The fish was dry but the chips were delicious.

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Thank leora h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast food, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lwr 411 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-4415
Description
If you like fish and burgers this is the place to go! We serve fresh cut fries, halibut, ling cod, salmon, prawns, tempura batter, homemade tartar sauce, popcorn shrimp, scallops, coconut prawns, fish & beef burgers, chicken, chowders, appys, ceasar salad, oysters, beef and polish dogs, deep fried pickles, and we have 7 meals for kids!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?