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By The Beach

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Portugal Cove $$ - $$$ Seafood,
1608 Thorburn Rd, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A1M 1L5, Canada
+1 709-895-8800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian
$$ - $$$
1608 Thorburn Rd, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A1M 1L5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cute little restaurant that serves amazing fish & chips. Great service and nice, clean location. Waterfront so the view is incredible!

Thank Jo-Anne W
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a small family owned restaurant by the ocean at the end of Thorburn Road. We often take "CFAs" here for a good taste of NL fish and chips. This restaurant has a limited menu but never disappoints. The food is always good and...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

They are a cash only business. They offer a ATM in store that you can use at a cost of $2.00 dollars on the already expensive meal. There way of scamming a few more dollars and having a few dollars go under the table. Don't...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We come here every time we go to St. John's to visit family. My boyfriend's family has been coming here for years. Part of the draw is coming out here just to eat with the view. Recently though, it seems to be getting busier and...More

Thank LazyRose
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous view and the best fish and chips there is to be had. Always super fresh and done to perfection. A chance to walk along the beach and gaze over conception bay is an added bonus.

Thank George H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Local, very popular cafe that serves usual fish, hamburgers and chicken but its specialty is Fish & Chips. Seats about 20 inside and same outside. Order and pay at the counter and your number is called when food ready. Expect a bit of a wait...More

Thank Kenato
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A bit of a long wait & not that much seating but amazing view and enjoyable food made for a nice meal (photo just outside)

Thank Matthew Stephen W
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

After being disappointed by Ches's I was recommended to go to by the sea by a local I know who has lived in St. John's all her life. She did not disappoint! They don't overcook their fish and the flavour was excellent along with the...More

Thank rudko1111
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, large portions and reasonably priced. Quaint and small with a great patio looking out over the water. If your stopping here bring cash as that's all they accept.

Thank Lpowerr
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped here for a bite to eat before our drive to the airport. This was a good choice. There was a great view, service was fast and friendly, and the fish and chips were great.

Thank Phil G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 Thorburn Rd, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A1M 1L5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Portugal Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 709-895-8800
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