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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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” (68 reviews)
“cod” (69 reviews)
“fresh fish” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on the way to Tofino, with a friend who lives in Port Alberni and recommended Bare Bones. She ordered the salmon in panko batter, my wife ordered regular halibut and chips... I ordered both. I could not decide which was tastier....More

Thank JimBCalgary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips are amazing..been there many times..the coleslaw needs tweaking..not very flavorful...but everything else including polite service is Good!

Thank Jody R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit. We really appreciate the menu options and design. Choose from 3 types of fish. Choose from 3 different ways to prepare the fish. (Battered. Panko. Grilled) Add fries with a green salad or caesar. Add two different dipping sauces. EAT! Big portions....More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is in an old church, on the highway through Port Alberni. A good place to stop if you're driving through town to Tofino or Uculet, BC. Parking lot and street parking. Generous portions. Choices of batters for fish. Sauces were delicious. Nicely decorated. The...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Our seafood platter for two, with grilled halibut, panko salmon, battered cod and grilled skewered shrimp (with chips, homemade coleslaw and salad and five sauces) was delightful. The fish was fresh and lightly but perfectly cooked, the price was more than reasonable, and the setting—a...More

Thank Hafaner
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

For good fish and chips in my opinion the fish has to be good quality, batter needs to be light and crispy, and it needs to be served hot. Bare Bone fish and chips got them all right! Big portions, served hot, a mountain of...More

Thank GlenMClark
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great seafood....good service. Long standing seafood place.... Well scored in quality and service. Food is always fresh and always busy. Parking and seating is great. Situated in old church.

Thank TimberKiller
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This was literally the best fish and chips I have ever had!! The halibut is thick and the batter very light and crispy!! I had the hand cut fries and coleslaw. Simply delicious!! Good local craft beers as well! The setting is quaint. Its an...More

Thank francine l
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We love going here! The fish, salads, fries and sauces are always fresh. The atmosphere is comfortable and the staff is very pleasant!

Thank Efitzg
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We loved this restaurant. Went with friends after an afternoon of golfing and was treated with a great meal and great service.

Thank RicaR222
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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, Outdoor Seating, 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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