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The Fish Shack

#359 of 1,032 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian, Fast food
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Off Bunda Street 87/105 Petrie Plza, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6248 5885
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely some of the best fish and chips in Canberra. I like their moderation with the batter and the chips are crisp. Seems the tartare is made there and is proper, which is key. Recommended.

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Some good fish and chips dishes. They offer a seafood platter promotion on Wednesdays that are quite the steal.

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Thank Jina K
Canberra
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Very good. Grilled fish and chips with tempura battered calamari and they make a great coffee. We will be back.

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Thank msj_101
Sydney, Australia
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217 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

For take away Fish & Chips this place is surprisingly as good as the reviews suggest. Right in the middle of a plaza near DJ's, it doesn't look much, but for take away it seems to be as good as you can get in Canberra and would give many a sea side place a run for its money. Value and... More 

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Thank sbadert
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not big on fish and chips but I've walked past the fish shack on my way to catch a bus and can't help but smell the beautiful aroma that always comes out of the store. Today i ordered the tempura battered fish, salad and a water all for $16! Couldn't get enough of the tartar sause that's homemade. The... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Canberra
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Things have changed with ownership. The meal we ordered had over cooked chips and the fish tasted frozen. Not value for money

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1 Thank KAMCanberra
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Great service 😊 And excellent food and the best hot chips in the area- went back more than once for fish, chips and burgers

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Thank LittleMsFussy
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Thought I would go for a quick lunch with two mates didn't turn out that way. Wanted to try the seafood laksa had read some reviews sounded good. Got there ordered them waited 30 minutes for a not so nice laksa wouldn't go back.

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Thank Hungergame101
canberra
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The only redeeming feature is the chips. The calamari was stringy and undercooked. The crumb did not stick to the calamari at all so fell off as soon as you picked it up. For $14.50 I was bitterly disappointed! There is a little place in the Canberra centre that sells equivalent meal for $8.50 and it is consistently fantastic. Why... More 

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Thank ionlytravelforwork
Thecanberrafishshack, Owner at The Fish Shack, responded to this review

Hello, I am sincerly sorry that you had such an experience at my store and thank you very much for your review. I really do appreciate it as it would help me to improve my business and train my staff better. May I please ask exactly what day this happened? It would help me to be able to have a... More 

Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

these guys make the best potato scallops in canberra, i have no doubt about that. not a big fish eater myself, but friends say very good fish too.

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Thank RnS864

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 12
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Bunda Street 87/105 Petrie Plza, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 5885
Description
Civic's best fish and chips

Everything is cooked fresh to order, served with chips and your choice of delicious dipping sauce - lime, roast garlic aioli, wasabi mayonnaise or tartare.

The fish shack only uses fresh Australian sustainable fish.

BYO drinks are permitted and no corkage is charged.

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