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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” (66 reviews)
“cod” (68 reviews)
“fresh fish” (13 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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61 - 70 of 402 reviews

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Stopped in for lunch on our way to Tofino and we're sure glad we did. The food and the service were fantastic! I had the pub style cod which was melt in your mouth delicious. So light and tastely, not at all greasy. My friends...More

Thank smile c
Reviewed 17 March 2017

First we checked Trip Advisor and then headed out to find the restaurant in the pouring rain. When we found the place closed, we looked across the street and there, was Bare Bones!!! Lucky us!! What a neat place. A simple, healthy menu made ordering...More

Thank Patti A
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stopped by Bare Bones Fish and Chips twice - on my way to Tofino and on my way out. Quite a character place since the building was a church. Two-piece Halibut & fries & a pint of pale ale for $30. Ordered the 2-piece Halibut...More

Thank Matthew Y
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Three sorts of fish. Cooked in three different ways. With salad and/or fries. Beer and wine available. Good service. Pleasant surroundings. Nothing negative. Moderately priced for well-prepared and well-served food.

Thank jhsheep
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent food and service in a remodeled church. The fish was excellent and tasty, the batter wasn't heavy at all. The service was fast and friendly. Loved that the building used to be a church and still had the stained glass windows.

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch. Great atmosphere [old church] and very warm staff. We each had Halibut and chips. The halibut pieces were huge by comparison to the average fish and chips shops. Fries were very good. Great service. Best in the town for...More

Thank Birdman5
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The whole family hated it! Just ate it and had to post how bad it actually was! It was bland, tasteless, no seasoning whatsoever! Had to mix ketchup with the tasteless tartar sauce to actually swallow the Panko crusted cod, no halibut, but the battered...More

Thank Hard2C
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Wow. I love Bare Bones. The Building is incredible, comfortable, friendly atmosphete. The service is impeccable . The Fish and Chips are amazing. Traditional or Panko coating both are delicious, so are the French Fries. The coleslaw is fresh, light and crisp, flavorful not drenched...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always consistently good fish and chips, no matter which fish or batter you choose. Generous portions, good service, good value!

1  Thank Dolly C
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Excellent halibut in panko crust with cole slaw & fries and tartar sauce! Good local beer to accompany dinner. One-piece fish dinner was plenty.

Thank JoelJohnston
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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, Reservations, 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 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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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