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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

€€ - €€€Seafood, British,
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (70 reviews)
“cod” (71 reviews)
“fresh fish” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prawn garnish on the Caesar is awesome addition. I usually have the cod, halibut or salmon grilled and half and half fries and coleslaw.

Thank bobcole2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food and pleasant casual atmosphere. Probably the only fish and chips place where a person with celiac disease can get chips and grilled fish! They have a deticated fryer and all their sauces are gluten free! Keep up the ledgendary work bare bones!!

Thank Cliffordbar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on trip and split a Fish & Chips meal. Three choices of fish and three choices of batter. We picked the cod with traditional batter and coleslaw. Even split the meal was plenty and tasty. Restaurant was in a old church and had...More

Thank Rod S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

United church built in the 1960's turned into a fish and chip shop. Large portions brought to the table quickly when we showed up at 3pm for lunch. Attentive staff, spray bottle vinegars and fun ambiance. Coleslaw was fresh. Would definitely return. On the main...More

Thank TravellingRenee
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Our family goes to bare bones every few months or anytime we have visitors that love seafood. Always impressed!

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 19 February 2018

I visit this little ex Church resurant a couple of times a year. I love the fact I can order 1/2 salad and 1/2 chips and they will grill my fish. My favourite is the halibut. Never a long wait and has take out,.

Thank MalcomM703
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went into barebones for dinner and saw what looked like a large lineup. As we were walking out, the owner came after us saying they have a seat! She could have easily let us walk as there was another couple who...More

Thank ladyajk
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Very quaint old renivated church, run buy a staff of 4. House specials are various flavoured fish, chips and coslaw. Small variaty of beers. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank jabsr2016
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We stopped for lunch on the way to Tofino, with a friend who lives in Port Alberni and recommended Bare Bones. She ordered the salmon in panko batter, my wife ordered regular halibut and chips... I ordered both. I could not decide which was tastier....More

Thank JimBCalgary
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The fish and chips are amazing..been there many times..the coleslaw needs tweaking..not very flavorful...but everything else including polite service is Good!

Thank Jody R
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Questions & Answers
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
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  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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