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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

) #1 of 69 Restaurants in Port Alberni $$ - $$$ Seafood, British,
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” (55 reviews)
“cod” (59 reviews)
“fresh fish” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 19:30All hours
Seafood, British, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a quick stop for lunch and got a lot for our money. The platter is almost too big. Plan on some carry out when you are finished.

Thank andyatn1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great location on the way to Tofino, if you are hungry and looking for something special and amazing you should come to Bare Bones!

Thank Gal M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend all churches be turned into restaurants immediately based on my holy experience here. Excellent service, and excellent food. We had the panko covered halibut. It was really good.

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although my family and I have had satisfactory experiences at this establishment prior to this unfortunate experience, we must unfortunately write this review. Recently I went here with a family member and ordered our favourite type of fish and chips (cod with panko) with excitement...More

Thank KJC3004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch at Bare Bones. I had the traditional battered cod with a side of prawns. It was delightful. My companion had the grilled salmon and that was also delicious. We each ordered a single piece of fish and that was plenty. The service...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something quickly to eat. They use an old church building. It was interesting. Nice, quickly service and taste good! There are some seats outside.

Thank BoliMoli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this place several times and love the prawn dinner. The wasabi dipping sauce is to die for. I would say best ceasar salad in Port Alberni for sure.

Thank Regina F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When was the last time you ate in an old church ?!? The Bare Bones in Port Alberni (yes good old PA has really grown up !) is an excellent purveyor of fish dishes - we went traditional fish and chips but you can have...More

Thank shsh996
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

After seeing all the great reviews, I was looking forward to fish & chips, with a good beer. To start, the welcome was rather cool, but I still wanted their reported great food. However, when I asked for a beer, all they had were generic...More

Thank Dan468
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I had the 2 piece cod and chips. My wife the one piece. Some of the best fish I've had on trip! Also got Cesar salad rather than Cole slaw and it was very good too. Fries were ok. Limited seating so you may have...More

Thank pityfullbird
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you have gluten free options?
13 July 2015|
Answer Show 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$15
Seafood, British, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-720-0900
  • E-mail
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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