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The Fish Shack

#366 of 1,046 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian
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Off Bunda Street 87/105 Petrie Plza, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6248 5885
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Canberra for a business trip and stayed on on Good Friday. A chances on this place By accident. Is all eateries where partly closed displace was lined up with people. However when my turn came to place the order they were quite accommodating replace chips with sweet potato wedges. The food was good, the fish was fried... More 

Thank Latha B
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't even put into words how good the vegan menu is at this place. You MUST try the double cheese and pulled mushroom burger. You will not regret it.

Thank Swiftysgoboo
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Checked their site, open to 8pm! Great! Arrived at 7:40pm but "we're closed" said staff while folding chairs and taking tables inside. "Your website and your Facebook page say 8pm?" I said. "Kitchen closes at 7:30" said staff without stopping packing up for the day, and certainly without changing their sign from Open to Closed. Sorry, I can't comment on... More 

Thank Seán B
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best fish and chips I've had in a long time. Ordered 'The Shack basket' everything tasted fresh and cooked to perfection. Wish I'd found this place sooner!

Thank Melbgal3000
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely some of the best fish and chips in Canberra. I like their moderation with the batter and the chips are crisp. Seems the tartare is made there and is proper, which is key. Recommended.

1 Thank Fabsibear
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Some good fish and chips dishes. They offer a seafood platter promotion on Wednesdays that are quite the steal.

Thank Jina K
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Very good. Grilled fish and chips with tempura battered calamari and they make a great coffee. We will be back.

Thank msj_101
Sydney, Australia
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234 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

For take away Fish & Chips this place is surprisingly as good as the reviews suggest. Right in the middle of a plaza near DJ's, it doesn't look much, but for take away it seems to be as good as you can get in Canberra and would give many a sea side place a run for its money. Value and... More 

Thank sbadert
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not big on fish and chips but I've walked past the fish shack on my way to catch a bus and can't help but smell the beautiful aroma that always comes out of the store. Today i ordered the tempura battered fish, salad and a water all for $16! Couldn't get enough of the tartar sause that's homemade. The... More 

Thank Stephanie D
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Things have changed with ownership. The meal we ordered had over cooked chips and the fish tasted frozen. Not value for money

2 Thank KAMCanberra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Bunda Street 87/105 Petrie Plza, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 5885
Civic's best fish and chips

Everything is cooked fresh to order, served with chips and your choice of delicious dipping sauce - lime, roast garlic aioli, wasabi mayonnaise or tartare.

The fish shack only uses fresh Australian sustainable fish.

BYO drinks are permitted and no corkage is charged.

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