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Barb's Fish and Chips

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Fast food, Canadian, Soups
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1 Dallas Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 0B2, Canada
+1 250-384-6515
11:00 - 20:00
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visit to Fisherman's Wharf and picked Barb's because of the long lineup, We shared the 2 piece with fries and a small portion of really good coleslaw. Fish was lightly battered, fries piping hot and I wish I had more of the coleslaw. They've been in business 32 years and our lunch proved why. Will definitely head to Barb's... More 

Thank Don O
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had Barb's special 2 piece. Like the batter as it was relatively light. Fish was still very juicy. Chips always good. Got there on a windy morning and it was gusty. Things were flying off the table, including food trays, utensils etc. Worth a try when in the neighbourhood.

Thank doberman_baby
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had Date Day lunch there, and we were disappointed! Fresh halibut is available NOW, but they served previously frozen from last season (you think they'd take advantage of fresh for the short time it's available, by advertising, especially for locals who know!!) Fish and chips tasteless, undercooked battered halibut. Coleslaw also tasteless. Not our best visit. They just reopened for... More 

Thank another_mother
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do for any visit, anytime of year. Seals are very entertaining and eating fish and chips outside on the dock watching them is just great fun. The chips could have been a bit crispier, but fish was fantastic. Had some clam strips too, enjoyed those as well.

Thank PartagasCat
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting a harbour city you just have to at least once have an order of fish and chips at the beach. Technically it's located at Fisherman's Wharf, but it's close enough. The line up suggested that this was the place to go. The system that they use with pagers moves the orders through smoothly and it wasn't long before... More 

Thank Funchas
British Columbia, Canada
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1,036 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on Fisherman's Wharf, they have ample parking available on shore. Unfortunately this is a tourist trap chippie. Prices are excessive for what they offer. I had 2 piece cod & chips, with both pieces of fish being identical size and shape. The batter was far too thick and was raw on the inside. Only positive is that it was... More 

Thank Gla_Rangers
Sunshine Coast BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been out for a long walk along Dallas Road and ended up in downtown Victoria looking for a unique place to eat. Fisherman's Wharf has great character and Barb's Fish and Chips are the best stopping place. It was a very windy day but beside the floating kitchen was a tent that had a good roomy place of... More 

Thank Cucina58
Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is excellent but didn't find the food fresh and was very greasy Watch the seals and otters entertain you

Thank ec0808
Surrey, Canada
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great meal even in this rainy BC day. Fishermans wharf is a fun place to see the local sea lions do tricks for herring and enjoy a great setting here on the inlet

Thank Brent F
Victoria, Canada
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outdoor setting on Victoria's fishermans warf . great food.....seals swim right up to the dock to beg for fish.....good way to spend a few hours. Lots of good photo ops here.

Thank glenn b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Fast food, Canadian, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dallas Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 0B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-384-6515
Barb's is a quaint seaside seafood restaurant floating at the bustling Fisherman's Wharf in the inner harbor of Victoria, BC. Be prepared to be entertained by our energetic harbor environment while pleasantly satisfying your appetite.

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