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Turtle Island Fish & Chips

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5440 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-723-4227
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was said to be the best seafood restaurant in town. What a disappointment, the ordered fish & chips were bland, the fish batter was mushy inside and the fish portions were small. The service was efficient and friendly. There are definitly beeter fish & chips in Port Alberni. Tedmar

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Port Alberni, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Their fish and chips are delicious. The chips are thick and crisped to perfection. The battered fish is crisp and light. I ate my meal as I wandered along Harbour Quay. Beautiful surroundings for a classic meal.

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Thank toadstooldiva
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

stopped in for fish and chip, prefer halibut and so I paid for it, but got cod. the personalities behind the counter gave me indigestion. and to be honest they don't buy the same chips the couple before them used and so even the chips are sub-standard. I like to support local vendors ... not these.

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Thank Robb H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing bad to say besides watch what you pay, I ordered two cod n chips and the lady tried to charge for halibut.. Almost $15 more...

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1 Thank Shawn R
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Both had halibut and chips. The fish was "melt in your mouth" wonderful. Loved it. Only downside was that they only accept cash.

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Thank Tracy L
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

They say they make the best in town. True. If they said their fish'n'chips was the best on Vancouver island it would probably as much as true. Simply great!

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Thank lalaland12345
Port Alberni, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Have looked for these, and finally found them at Turtle Island......a tiny place at the foot of Argyle Street. WOW.....absolutely delish! One of my most favorite things, and this place does an excellent job.

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Thank sue_blanck
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Food was great!! Sadly it was accompanied by some terrible customer service. The cashier can use a course or 2 in respectfully serving customers.. Definitely going to check out other food options in the area on our next travels.. Not impressed..

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Thank Evangeline C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Dropped into Triple Island a few days ago because of the positive reviews. We ordered 1 piece cod and fries. No way fries were hand cut, They must have been frozen. The coating on the fish was very soggy. The owners should drop into Salties Fish & Cips in Duncan, BC and their other store in Langford, BC. They make... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We stopped yesterday on our thru town for a quick lunch. I ordered the one piece cod and chips. The piece of cod was massive. It was very fresh, and tasty. My husband had the halibut two piece and it was equally as big too. We both enjoyed and sat inside in their tiny seating area as the seating outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5440 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-4227

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