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Fish Tales Cafe

3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
+1 250-752-6053
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“ling cod” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch while sitting outside in the private front yard of this cute home/restaurant. Our server(owner?) was very sweet and friendly as well while giving great service. Absolutely recommend!

Thank colleenva
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to Fishtales for 10 years, went on a Friday evening planning on having fish n chips. Was pleasantly surprised to see several options other than the traditional halibut. I did choose halibut and it was outstanding the batter was light and crisp and...More

Thank trekij
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to Fish Tales Cafe. The fried/beer battered salmon was quite good. The perfect place to stop if you are in the mood for some filling greasy goodness. A bit pricey but portions are quite large. I am not a fan...More

Thank MoogleChick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This themed restaurant looks really quaint on the outside, and warm and inviting on the inside. I think that for a local restaurant, this is a good place to eat for those craving for some seafood for a reasonable price. I recommend the salmon burger....More

Thank Jerika_Aisza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food here. Definitely worth going to. Classic quaint place in a historical building. We enjoyed everything we ordered and there were more on the menu we wanted to try next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real disappointment. The all you can eat fish and chips require some real searching within the batter to find the slivers of fish. Chips are not crisp. I will not be going back.

Thank Chriss G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the "all you can eat" fish and chips during the day. Fish was amazing and sitting outside on the grass under a patio umbrella was perfect. Great beer on tap as well.

Thank TrishF4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation or you doomed to competing with wasps for food. Halibut was fried perfectly...but seemed soggy compared to the fresh firm fish halibut is. Good service.

Thank Lovedpancakes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

5 years ago we came here and it was fantastic...well it is far from that now. We sat outside which was a horrible idea with all the wasps. Service was quite slow to order however food arrived quickly. Calamari was rubbery and WAY TOO OVER...More

2  Thank garlicspamsam
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I really enjoyed the traditional fish and chips dinner I ordered and the chowder was very good. My wife and mother in law had the grilled halibut dinner with fresh vegetables and rice. Although it was well prepared it didn't really suit their tastes.Service was...More

Thank Blackduck59
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Terry D
14 February 2016|
Response from Vanc0uverIslanders | Reviewed this property |
Hope it worked out ? No idea . I am in Maui , eating local fish ! They've been there a while , and do a good job .
6 February 2016|
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Response from Harold E | Reviewed this property |
When we were there I spoke with the owner and if I remember correctly they were from Calgary and have had the restaurant for quite a few years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6053
Why not treat treat yourself to a traditional English favorite:Fish & Chips, we pride ourselves on offering the best Fish'n chips on the Island as well as an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, salads, homemade soups & daily specials. Enjoy the ambience of an old English country garden setting, just steps away from the beach.
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