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Ches's Fish And Chips

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood
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9 Freshwater Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2N1, Canada
722 4083
09:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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451 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By all accounts, Ches' has the reputation for great fish and chips. They are.Come for lunch or dinner. Service is great; they have 3 locations na the one on Freshwater Road is the original, and where I went.

Thank samtrip12345
St. John's, Canada
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Ches's fish and chips for a while but the past couple of times I have been there it hasn't been the greatest. The last time I was there on February 11th on Freshwater Road our burger was really tough and rubbery and kind of burned up. There was also trouble with the heating we were extremely cold... More 

Thank Anonymous1234art
Mount Pearl, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just went to topsail road for a one piece fish and gravy paid over 7$ for it - so tiny - go to chafe's landing fish is way bigger and less money !!!

Thank squjo
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Steve O'Doole posting in about one of me favorite spots outside Port aux Basque. Got some good food with fish that's white at a price that's right. Know Chester from high school days and buddy was he ever a good fisherman , pulling out big old fish and sellin them off when we hit shore. Long days sipping blue star... More 

Thank Zoom709
St. John's, Canada
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I always thought of Ches's and other fish and chip establishments in town as a place to go after a night out and have a "feed of fee and chee". You know the place, where there is more batter than fish. It always tasted good at the time but I always felt lousy afterwards and could feel that layer of... More 

Thank Brian C
London, Ontario, Canada
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255 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I go straight to this location EVERY time I visit home. DO NOT pass go, go directly to Ches's. Every time i visit they seem to have added some new items to the menu. I always get a 2 piece fi&chi with dressing, gravy and fried onions. Some good!

Thank Ken M
Portugal Cove, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good but the server was awesome, Conner I think his name is. His supreme customer service is a welcome addition to your establishment

Thank CSlaney
Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Not the same as I remember it.Over priced and not as good as it use to be.Had wings and chips and the batter was thick and falling off the wings.Poor quality and over priced.

Thank 454garyo
St. John's, Canada
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389 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

When you have been around for 55 years you must be doing something right in the Restaurant business.  We tried the Seafood Platter and an order of 2 pieces of fish and chips knowing we would be taking some of it away with us and such was the case.  Delicious dishes, excellent timely service and reasonable price.  Had the fish... More 

Thank Jnanayog
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a better way than to celebrate your birthday than with delicious fish and chips with friends and family. The fish was done perfectly, the chips superb and with a hot cup of tea, couldn't have been better, the staff came around and sang Happy Birthday. I didn't find out till later that my meal was free on my Birthday...Thanks... More 

Thank Skipper12312

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Canadian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Freshwater Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: 722 4083
Newfoundland's famous Fish & Chips. Celebrating 60 years in business, and is still run by the 2nd & 3rd generations of Barbours. All fresh products (except for the off fishing season) Ches's prides itself on having the best quality food that can be found. (example they hand select their "chip" potato from 6-7 samples each week for color, texture and taste)We hope to see you soon.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?