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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

) #2 of 69 Restaurants in Port Alberni €€ - €€€ Seafood, British,
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (58 reviews)
“cod” (60 reviews)
“fresh fish” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Canadian
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4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great beer batter on the fish. Fries were spot on as well. It came with a choice of sauces that were all excellent. Only down was that coleslaw was not as good as I had hoped. They said it was homemade but if it was...More

Thank mtber76
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

They let you pick from cod, halibut and wild salmon. Then pick traditional batter, panko crust or grilled, then add chips, salad and pick you sauces. I had the lemon dill and the wasabi. The lemon dill was good, the wasabi was a bit mild...More

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Four of us had a late lunch at the establishment and decided to share the seafood combination platter. The large portion platter contained a very good portion of shrimp, halibut, salmon, and chips. There was more than enough and the seafood was very good. The...More

Thank Tedmar
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place has awesome fish and chips. The decor is fabulous and the service was fast. We had a great supper there.

Thank tothelimit
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great location in a converted church. Food was okay, nothing inspiring, just average fish and chips. There are better places to grab lunch in Port Alberni.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service and a neat restaurant made from an old church. Reasonable prices and right on main route going through.

Thank David J
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Had to visit this restaurant again. We each had the Halibut and it was very tasty, a thick piece of fish and an unlimited supply of chips. Like the fact that they don't use too much batter so you can actually taste the fish. Will...More

Thank billandwendy
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The only place that I eat seafood because it is fresh. I like the option they give you when it comes to how you would like it cooked.(Battered, deep fried or grilled) We always order the platter which comes with a variety of seafood. It...More

Thank vissias2016
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to this place many times both lunch and dinner it's usually packed on Friday nights we reccomend the panco coating on the very fresh fish any way you like it .

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Taking visitors touring Vancouver Island is not complete unless you go to Bare Bones in Port Alberni. It is located in a old church. They prepare fish in a number of ways and the Cole slaw is great. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank John D
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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
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
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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