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Thimmes Fish Shack

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619 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130-2372
+1 740-653-9571
10:30 - 20:00
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Mon 10:30 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 20:00
Sat 10:30 - 16:00
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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best "clean" tasting fish I've ever had! Fish is caught ,flash frozen and shipped to restaurant... Can't get any fresher than that!!! You have to get at least two to eat there and one for the road!!! It's worth the trip😉

Thank sophia304
Lancaster, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of those places you don't know unless you are from here! We eat here 3 or 4 times a month. Started eating here when they were on Broad and "Mom and Pop" were still living! Great fish - limited menu...if you are looking for variety, maybe not here. If you want great fish, clams or friendliness...this is... More 

Thank thefishers2015
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

good food and service as well. I am not huge fish person but have eaten here several times and they have a good fish sandwich.

Thank BigOrangeTenn
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

A restaurant that has been serving families for generations. Fresh fish and even fried oysters! My favorite is the fish sandwich.

Thank Phyllis H
Lancaster, Ohio
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274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The Thimmes Family, proprietors, have been known for many years for their good service and consistently delicious seafood served in a clean diner atmosphere! Menu items include oysters, fish, clam strips as well as homemade bean soup and tasty coleslaw! Wine and beer not offered. Ample parking!

1 Thank Bobbi58
Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a small, family owned restaurant. It is VERY clean and the décor has a home-style feel to it. Pop is canned (which doesn't bother us) and the portions are small. I love the fact that they have waffle fries which are my all time favorite. The fish has cornmeal or cornmeal like batter which I don't like, but... More 

1 Thank shellbell616
Lancaster, Ohio
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I have been eating at Thimmes Fish Shack since I was a young kid and they were located on Broad/Allen The fish sandwiches are always cooked to perfection and they are loaded with two nice filets, I like mine with cheese & tarter sauce. Also try their bean soup which is really delicious and made with smoked sausage .. Very... More 

2 Thank TD40
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Very good meal. Very small portions and expected fountain drink but got canned. But fish was very good and bean soup was as well just needed some salt and pepper for taste preference. Service was good the only downfall was having to go out into the rain for the restroom when there is the ability to get there from inside... More 

1 Thank kh32203
Lancaster, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This place is great! We eat here at least once a week. Fried Oysters are excellent. The price is very affordable. The restaurant is small and quiet and the menu is simple.

Thank sb462098
Lancaster, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Thimmes' Fish Shack has been a local favorite since my childhood. The fish is white and flaky, never any brown, never greasy. The seafood platter is delicious too. The restaurant is very clean and the staff friendly. This is not fast food - your order is cooked when your waitress turns it in to the kitchen staff - so expect... More 

Thank OhioLisa66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 740-653-9571

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?