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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been to Dianne’s multiple times over the years and the food and service is always great. Unfortunately, everytime we go back, the prices are higher and the portions are smaller. I understand that food prices have gone up recently, but they need to...be careful that their prices don’t turn away people that have been coming here for years. In general the Black Dog group of restaurants haven’t been as good as they were in the past. Hopefully this will change now that COVID is no longer an excuse. We will try and consider a return visit, but almost $200 for three people seems a bit much for somewhere that can hardly be considered “fine dining”.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 2, 2024

Were disappointed, ordered the beef brisket sandwich, was totally ice cold and no flavor didn't come with any au jus served with the saltiest fries I've ever had and the coleslaw was definetly off. So after a bite I returned it. Our waiter James was...happy to return it and get me the fish and chips with new unsalted fries. So he gets a thumbs up for making me a happier customer. And it was freezing in there. Been there done that place, lets see what else Kingston has to offer.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

Our waitress (Abby, I believe) was fantastic… friendly, knowledgeable, water glasses always full, and efficient! We enjoyed calamari and chowder for apps, and tacos as a main with a salad. Tacos are street- food size but well loaded with fresh toppings. Our margaritas were also...very good! Yes, pricey… but what isn’t these days? We would definitely return! A quick 3-minute walk from the Delta waterfront hotel or 7 minutes from the Leon’s Center. Outdoor seating available. Book your reservation online!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 6, 2023

Service was excellent . Craft beer on tap, but Maonline beers preferred, Fish good, chips soggy, coleslaw not very good. Dinner Served in a basket which might have been popular 20 years ago, but I prefer a plate. Lots of better options in Kingston for...dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyed fish chowder and fish cakes. The lobster rolls were overflowing. Great atmosphere. They have indoor dining and outdoor patio. We went on a Tuesday evening and got in right away. Just steps away from the waterfront.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 2, 2023

This location is the perfect casual spot close to the Marina for a delicious meal after being on the water for the afternoon. We enjoyed the House Salad - best salad dressing - yum - and - the fish tacos were very good. The service...was excellent - great on the street side patio. Next time in Kingston ON we will go back for sure!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023

The food was good and the service fair. Prices average. My issue was the building. The floors were so incredibly slippery, I could barely navigate to my table, 2nd from the entrance door. Then trying to get to the restroom was a nightmare. A long...walk, then down a very long, narrow set of stairs that were also very slippery, to a basement restroom that was not accessible either, doors that were hard to manage, no grab bars. I thought I would have to text my spouse to come & help me. This is not good for someone with visible mobility problems.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 11, 2023 via mobile

Snippy service, inflated prices, rickety tables outside and very poor (overpriced) food. I ordered the mussels and they were luke-warm. I could have sent them back but didn’t have any confidence the replacements would have been any better. My wife said her fish and chips...were ok, but again, not exactly hot.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 4, 2023 via mobile

If you sit beside the entrance you see the staff go in and out frequently to serve the clients on the patio. Tacos fish and brisket were delish. Fyi its cheaper to eat tacos on tuesday because they have a special. Fish and Chips portions...large. Tartar sauce was very tasty. The small portion of slaw is soso. Alcholic drinks tasty especially their expresso martini. Service good.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 14, 2023

Great choice of food and great service. We ordered a fish combo: beer battered haddock & king prawns and a bbq ribs & fries. Delicious! Certainly worthy of a visit when in Kingston.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 28, 2023 via mobile

Had a family lunch. Ordered Lobster roll, Grilled Tuna and Fish & chips. Everything was tasty. The lobster roll was generous, the grilled tuna was very tasty and the filet fish was really good. Recommended

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 22, 2023

The restaurant was so noisy but we were able to move to the patio since the evening was warm enough. The chicken wings and ribs were dry and tasteless. they should have been so much better than they were for the price. Make your own...ribs and eat them at home where it is more comfortable, quieter and cheaper.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 1, 2023 via mobile

What a lovely discovery. We stopped in for a quick bite today while exploring downtown. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, but the food is amazing! Definitely get the tacos - the smoked brisket is something to write home about! ❤️

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed October 30, 2022

I ordered the Family Fish and Chip Dinner though Skip the Dishes, the menu said, 8 pieces of fish and a large box of fries. When ordering you are required to choose one side. I chose "slaw" and when the meal arrived there were no...chips. I called the restaurant and they said I would have needed to select "chips" as my side if I wanted them. Which seems a bit counter intuitive for a "fish and chip dinner". The fish was good, but as for the chips, well I guess I will never know....More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2022

They have the best poki i have ever had addictive Calmari top notch Mussels are great Drinks are fabulous And you just need to put it on the bucket list

Date of visit: October 2022
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DIANNE'S FISH SHACK & SMOKEHOUSE, Kingston - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Dianne's Fish Shack & Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4