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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%
Travellers talk about
“coleslaw” (67 reviews)
“cod” (66 reviews)
“fresh fish” (13 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 7:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, British, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for some much needed fish and chips and were not disappointed! The servings where huge! We got cod and chips with coleslaw and it was wonderful. Couldn’t even finish our planets! The chips where nice and crisp and a...More

Thank Dann C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great service, very clean, converted church and nice decor. Halibut was good and the chips were ok (big serving of chips though; never thought I'd say this but perhaps too many!). 1 piece halibut for $15 might be on the high side but overall probably...More

Thank davvos
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My last visit was not good. But this time they lived up to their reputation! Tried the halibut & chips with coleslaw, and it was fresh, well done & in large portions. They could use a few more local beer, but they had some good...More

Thank Dan468
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The food was very well prepared and the service was very good. The bill came to $21.00 I gave the clerk $40 and only received $12 in change. Either they tip themselves or the clerk can't count. I DIDNT WANT TO EMBARRASS HER,so I grinned...More

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Questions & Answers
13 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
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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