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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (71 reviews)
“cod” (72 reviews)
“fresh fish” (14 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 yesterday

The staff was nice and we didn't wait too long for our take away fish and chips. The portions were generous and the price reasonable. We were expecting something which looked like traditional English fish and chips. It did but the taste was disappointing. Far...More

Thank FrequentFlier825529
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pleasing stop on the highway if you are crossing Vancouver Island. It appears to be a mom and pop-style business in what was previously a church -- seating is partially provided by the original pews. But the plates being passed are delicious and substantial....More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You have to try the wasabi aioli dip, INCREDIBLE! I had the single fish and chips and it was just right. Awesome lunch, hope to be back some day.

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 ordered Halibut and Cod and a mixture of salads with french fries - all arrived beautifully presented and what was supposed to be hot was hot and cold was cold. Delicious is an underrated word. For dessert the key lime pie...More

Thank June R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere in an old church. I had the salmon which was delicious. My husband had cod and wished he had asked for one fish not two as the portion size was so big. You could choose the seasoning of the salmon. The chips were...More

Thank elainemC1582YZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I shared a calamari and then both had grilled halibut, one piece. The side sauces were excellent, as was the fish. We chad the chips, which were crisp and tasty. Not super cheap, it worked out to be about $30 each, once...More

Thank MavisBoots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in an old church, very nice atmosphere. Sometimes you can smell the oil in a fish and chip place, but not this one. Very clean, excellent and prompt service. You can choose type of fish, type of batter, type of fries, salad or coleslaw,...More

Thank Vanislevagabond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we come to visit the Grandparents, and we ALWAYS pick a day to drive to Port Albernie for Bare Bones! My entire family ABSOLUTELY loves this place!!

Thank Beachseeker94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit Bare Bones on our way to the coast. They serve the best fish and chips. I always have the cod but I am sure all the fish is good. On the last visit I heard someone order 2 pieces of fish, each...More

Thank mackate2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t had such good fish and chips (halibut) in a long time. This was not your regular ‘pub’ style but gourmet. The cole slaw was a cut above too. I picked traditional batter and it was perfect! Service was quick....an all around enjoyable meal.

Thank Kathy M
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Questions & Answers
13 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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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