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Dianne's Fish Shack & Smokehouse

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Soups
195 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y7, Canada
+1 613-507-3474
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (63 reviews)
“chowder” (47 reviews)
“fish tacos” (58 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is at the prime downtown location, and parking is easy. The buns are also very delicious. Taco plate lunch special is very affordable which comes with two tacos and salad or fries. Love the decoration and colorful food presentation.

Thank Toroniee T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Kingston for Elton John and decided to go to Dianne's Fish Shack & Smokehouse to grab a bite to eat before the concert, It was right on the corner by where we parked ,The place was set up nice...More

Thank peterboroguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Kingston we always eat at Le Chien Noir; this time we decided to try one of their ‘sister’ sites and we weren’t disappointed. Our choices included the sharing of oysters, lobster roll with fries, and the Hello Dolly square with ice cream and...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in Kingston for a couple days and I ate at Dianne's two days in a row. The first night three of us sat at the bar because they had no tables, this is a good sign. I had the Mussels and the Halibut...More

1  Thank Moose3737
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

So I popped in the other afternoon for a bite to eat. Service was adequate. I would prefer not to have the wait staff encroaching on my table with their backside. However I do realize the tables are placed incredibly close to maximize settings. Fish...More

Thank tiffanyp956
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It’s nice to go off season... we enjoyed our food but I must say portion sizes are kind of small for the price. The fish and chips are very good but you must get the 2 piece to be satisfied. Also got the shrimp and...More

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Picked Dianne's after reading some reviews and we were not disappointed. Staff was very friendly and all our food was outstanding. Had a sampling of several different oysters to start that were very good. I had a smokehouse special while my wife had some fish...More

Thank RK_LI_NY
Reviewed 28 October 2017

When we reached Kingston, we just googled nearby restaurants and well, there were a few in the same street. First, I was a bit uncertain to choose this one since the street view is not that eye catching, but when I saw they served calamari,...More

Thank Yas72
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely location near the water, even better atmosphere inside. Plenty of options for everyone on the menu, even if you don’t like seafood. If you don’t want to spend very much, the tacos are cheap and delicioso!

Thank WineNdine_sixtynine
Reviewed 22 October 2017

My husband and I found this gem of a restaurant after our trolley tour around Kingston. We both ordered the fish and chips and it was so good. The fish was really nice and fresh. The chips had the perfect crunch and not greasy at...More

Thank Debbie K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-507-3474
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Just steps from the waterfront a classic East Coast Kitchen meets the flavours of Baja Mexico! Think Lobster Rolls, Fish N' Chips & Chowder along with Tacos, Ceviche, Tostadas & Guacamole. There's Fresh Fish, Roasted Lobster, Steamed Crab & freshly shucked oysters. From the land; savoury Grilled Steaks, Burgers, Fried Chicken, Salads, Sandwiches and more! From the bar; ice cold craft beer & local wines on tap! Premium whiskies & tequilas, refreshing cocktails and the City's best fresh squeezed margaritas! All served up in a casual, fun & vibrant atmosphere. Children's menu, vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Take-out.
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