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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” (72 reviews)
“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 19:30 Hours
Seafood, British, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not a fancy place but the food is great with a simple menu that provides a good variety of options - the main one being "Fish and Chips" which offers several varieties of fish and batter. This building that house this entry was originally a...More

Thank caperOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great lunch on our way through Port Alberni. Cod, halibut, salmon or prawns with choice of traditional or pinko batter, or grilled if you’re gluten free. They cook the fries in a separate fryer so as to keep them gluten-free also. Choice of salads or...More

Thank Harkies
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us went for lunch and had a variety of types of fish, batters and sides. Everyone was very happy with their choice. I had panko batter and it was the best fish that I have ever had. The price was very reasonable and...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and Service were very good but the facilities are quite basic consisting of wooden tables and chairs.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about Bare Bones on TripAdvisor, and we weren't disappointed. Nice to know you can get your fish either battered or breaded (cod) and grilled (halibut). Great portions and even tho we knew it was fish and chips, only other item for not fish...More

Thank MaryJo49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish platters are great value with huge portion size. Fish is fresh and cooked perfectly. Comes with all the fixing and tons of great dipping sauces. Alcohol is also very well priced! Venue has a cute patio and is in an old church. Highly recommend!

Thank mooreaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so glad that we got referred to Bare Bones, large portions, friendly staff very nicely done the fish is spot on. Thanks folks Jason & Evan (Dodge City,Ks)

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent stop over for fish and chips, every last bite was absolutely delicious. If visiting during peek dining hours it may be a good idea to call ahead with your order. Would most definitely return.

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a wonderfully converted church setting we had a first rate seafood meal delivered with panache. This seemed to be a most popular place for local folk to eat and the ambience of the restaurant was refreshingly relaxed and comfortable.

Thank philipbA2410CR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was also excellent as we sat outside in the soft breeze off the inlet. At the bottom of Johnson Street heard West to Tofino. The eatery is in a old Church on the left just prior to the corner of 3rd.

Thank Kenneth C
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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$15
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, Kids, Local cuisine
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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