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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish and chips” (89 reviews)
“mesclun salad” (4 reviews)
“ling cod” (6 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 5 weeks ago

Good selection of sea foods, being English I have to have the fish and chips.it has a cosy atmosphere indoors for those cooler days also.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good Good, good service. Decor is interesting: stained glass and Tudor look. Had soup du jour and a homemade herb scone, warmed with butter. The waitress was very attentive and efficient.

Thank Joan_U778
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We recently had our favourite Fish Tails dinner , deep fried prawns & chips. Fish Tales never lets us down! The prawns were plump & succulent, the chips the best, unfortunately we weren't able to dine in the garden as the smoke from the forest...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Forget just plain cod and chips - here they also served Salmon & chips and halibut and chips! Beautiful surroundings

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

excellent halibut and chips and the dessert is to die for and I hate to admit that I had two desserts as I couldn't make up my mind what I wanted.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 15 September 2017 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 13 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 10 September 2017

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 6 September 2017

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.

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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 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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