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Big Al's Salmon Shack

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1 Haines Highway, Located Across From the Post Office, Haines, AK 99827
+1 541-231-0740
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Haines, Alaska, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The best fish and chips in town, by far. We eat there often during the summer. The fish is fresh, the service is fast, and the meal is excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank Robert A
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a food truck but the freshest and best fish in town don't pass it up the fish and chips are so good a must try like most of the shops it's seasonal so some stores close in September after the Cruise Ships stope for the season . So come early

Thank Mike_PeggyThompson
Gretna, Nebraska
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

After golfing at Valley of the Eagles, the fish & chips at Big Al's were second to none. Would recommend to everybody visiting the Haines area. Rob Ireland

Thank navansea
Los Angeles
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232 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The cook in this small trailer turns out excellent fish and chips. I had the salmon/halibut combo and highly recommend this dish.

Thank HikerDave2
Wainfleet, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Searched to find this place. Look for the post office and it is right across the street. Well worth worth the search! The nice young lady recommended the fried salmon. We ordered the deep fried salmon and the rockfish combo-yum! My kids ordered a basket teaming with shrimp. The sides were the real star...dill flavored tartar sauce..yummy cocktail sauce and... More 

Thank yeahmon510
Seattle, WA
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

No frills here. Fried fish, condiments, napkins, and a picnic bench. We had halibut, salmon, and rock fish. I actually preferred the rock fish because of it's meaty texture. It was all so fresh I had to slap it. Condiments weren't fancy but they were plentiful.

Thank austineats
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Best halibut, shrimp, salmon & rockfish in Haines! All fresh caught right here & fresh! Fast friendly service! Awesome view of the Lynn Canal where the fish is caught! Delicious local seafood ~ cooked while you wait!

Thank Michelle S
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to Big Al's today for their halibut sandwich and fries. We didn't have too big expectations given it's trailer in a parking lot. The fish and fries were all deep fried and served on a nicely toasted bun. However, there were two little pieces of fish (2.5" x 1"x 1/2") in each sandwich. So... More 

Thank mainestate82
Level Contributor
79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good fish, average chicken strips, regular fries. Everything is piping hot, made while you wait and it pretty good. You just have to remember that it is deep fried - but delicious. :-)

Thank Harleysis
new orleans
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

$15 gets you fish and chips. Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish or a combination. Some scottish folks we shared a rafting trip with joined us as well and for all 6 of us we enjoyed the meal. We took it around the corner to the public pavilion to eat and watch the harbor and the eagles. A slice of heaven...with chips!

Thank krmNOLA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Fast food, American, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Haines Highway, Located Across From the Post Office, Haines, AK 99827
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines
  • Phone Number: +1 541-231-0740
The best fish&chips in Haines!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?