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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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€€ - €€€
Seafood, British, Canadian
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4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Port Alberni
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to this place several times and love the prawn dinner. The wasabi dipping sauce is to die for. I would say best ceasar salad in Port Alberni for sure.

Thank Regina F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

When was the last time you ate in an old church ?!? The Bare Bones in Port Alberni (yes good old PA has really grown up !) is an excellent purveyor of fish dishes - we went traditional fish and chips but you can have your fish done several different ways and they were all delicious. Make this a "must... More 

Thank shsh996
Vancouver, Canada
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255 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing all the great reviews, I was looking forward to fish & chips, with a good beer. To start, the welcome was rather cool, but I still wanted their reported great food. However, when I asked for a beer, all they had were generic American & Molson beers, and few of those. They do not offer anything on tap,... More 

Thank Dan468
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the 2 piece cod and chips. My wife the one piece. Some of the best fish I've had on trip! Also got Cesar salad rather than Cole slaw and it was very good too. Fries were ok. Limited seating so you may have to wait a.bit depending on time of day. One bit of advice most chairs are... More 

Thank pityfullbird
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was planning a trip to Vancouver Island, and would be going through Port Alberni, so looked on line for somewhere to stop for lunch. Bare Bones Fish and Chips sounded interesting, however, there was no menu on line. I contacted them through messenger, and they replied by sending a photo of their menu. They also recommended we make a reservation,... More 

Thank retired54
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in here 20 minutes before they were due to close, but still no problem eating in, and no rush to finish and let them close. The menu is fish (surprise!), with the choice of cod, halibut or salmon, and also a choice of how you wanted it - in English batter, pano breadcrumb, or grilled. Having chosen the cod,... More 

Thank Steven M
Shoreview, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Looking for a great stop between Tofino and Naniamo, this is it. Ambiance is cute, former Church, service is great and most important, the fish was excellent. We shared the sample among four with a few additions. Fish can be ordered prepared a number of ways to meet your desires. Ranges from shrimp, to cod, to salmon, to halibut, etc.... More 

Thank MNFoodie2014
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered fish and chips fir take out on my way home from work. I gave eaten inside before and the food is great. You are never disappointed with the quality of the food. Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Janice K
Port Alberni, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food is very good here, it is a fish and chip restaurant so be prepared to eat fish. There is Cod, Halibut Or Salmon.

Thank Carolyn S
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Friends recommended this place to us the place was an old church which has been renovated into a restaurant which looks great. There fish is fresh and tasty the batter was nice but not like you would get in the UK even though they tell you it is on the menu. It made a rainy afternoon go past very quickly.

Thank Maria H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Seafood, British, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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  >  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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?