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Fish Tales Cafe

) #13 of 41 Restaurants in Qualicum Beach €€ - €€€ Seafood, , British
3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
+1 250-752-6053
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Seafood, Canadian, British
€€ - €€€
3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an absolute breath of fresh air! We were camping down the road and stumbled upon this amazing restaurant. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and the food was first class! What a great jewel to find in Qualicum Bay. We had the BEST...More

Thank celloldy
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a cafe that is tucked out of the way on Highway 19. You may miss it if not looking. On entering you are greeted by a friendly staff member to a very nicely decorated cafe that breaths enjoyment. There are a variety of...More

Thank mot1945
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had lunch here Thursday , it was really good. all you can eat was full of large pieces and not just piles of fries. Atmosphere of an old house or cottage was pretty nice. This stop is worth the money

Thank bluedeuce32
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner a little late (we arrived at our accommodation a little late). The food was OK, but the chips were a little tired. The restaurant is decorated in a style that most people from the UK will recognise - a bit over-fussy -...More

Thank iTravel61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here at the recommendation of a total stranger that we had just met that morning! He told us it would be good, but not the most economical place to eat. Well, he was right. Fish and chips were soooo good! But we have...More

Thank J0an123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times , but never in the garden til today . It is quite lovely . Our lunch was delicious , as always . Summertime pleasure .

Thank Vanc0uverIslanders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! it is different kind of dinning experience ,very unique ,having dinner in the court yards ,and surrounded by the trees and flowers , almost like my mums cottage in Chester U .K ! (same Size ! ) weather is great for eating out side...More

1  Thank TONY L
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine discovered this gem a few years ago and so thankful she did. I now eat here every time I'm in the area. Have gone several times over several years and have always had great service and more importantly GREAT food. This...More

Thank NoBerly
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Three of us stopped in for lunch and each of us had the halibut and chips with coleslaw. Fish was very good. Fries average. I didnt care for the cole slaw but the other 2 guests enjoyed it. I just found it bland. Nice setting....More

Thank Mitzy570
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We hadn't been there in a few years. Glad we decided to give them another try. There were 4 of us and we all ordered something different. Everything from appies to desert were great. Our waitress 'Cherie' was fantastic. She gave us great service and...More

Thank Foxjbf
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Terry D
I phoned at 5 PM on Saturday to make a Valentine's Day reservation for the next day and I could only reach a recorded message announcing the September 2015 hours of operation. There is no other number that will get through to this restaurant. I left a message stating what I was trying to achieve but do not expect to hear back. We haven't eaten at Fish Tales yet and don't expect to soon.
14 February 2016|
Response from Vanc0uverIslanders | Reviewed this property |
Hope it worked out ? No idea . I am in Maui , eating local fish ! They've been there a while , and do a good job .
I am wondering how long the owners have had this restaurant? The reviews look great I must say.
5 February 2016|
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Response from Harold E | Reviewed this property |
When we were there I spoke with the owner and if I remember correctly they were from Calgary and have had the restaurant for quite a few years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6053
  • E-mail
Why not treat treat yourself to a traditional English favorite:Fish & Chips, we pride ourselves on offering the best Fish'n chips on the Island as well as an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, salads, homemade soups & daily specials. Enjoy the ambience of an old English country garden setting, just steps away from the beach.
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