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Fish on Fifth

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian
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9812 5th Street, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-656-4022
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the opportunity to drop in for lunch last week and was pleasantly surprised to learn that you can order your meal in a gluten free batter, regular batter or grilled. Trying to shed a few pounds I ordered the grilled Cod lunch. It was delicious as were the coleslaw and fries.In fact it was so good I went... More 

Thank VictoriaFanofMaui
Sidney, Canada
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One the very best local restaurants. Known for great food all the time. Their halibut fish but try yam fries you can not go wrong. Good variety of menu ideas for all the family.

Thank freedom552014
Saanichton, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have made multiple visits here and with the exception of one visit have had excellent food. Fries are properly double-fried and the batter is tasty and properly seasoned. The dining area could use a good scrubbing and sometimes the service isn't as friendly as it could be, but the cod, prawns and fries are worth these niggling details.

Thank threedogknight
Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best fish and chip shop in Sidney. Cozy place with really good fish and chips served by very friendly staff.

Thank TravelOften1968
Sidney, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

3 of us went for lunch, one chowder, one calamari, and one halibut and chips. The food essentially tasted greasey and must admit we all had tender tummies after. Ok, not awesome quality.

2 Thank Jeanette l
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The food is good and the staff is friendly. Makes for a nice place to eat. A favorite of mine is the salmon and chips.

Thank Darren S
Saanichton, Canada
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have lived just outside of Sidney BC for 2 years and have always wanted to eat at Fish on Fifth. Fact is every time I have tried to get here there has been a line up. Now you would normally take this as a pretty good sign. Right? Well today I got my chance. Weather here today reminded me... More 

Thank IRISHQualicumBeach
Sidney, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We got take out fish and chips and were very disappointed with them. The fish portions were quite small and the batter was very dark (overcooked!) and hard! The chips were also disappointing - all of them were really short (?) and also overcooked and hard. The fish and chips were SO greasy that the paper they were wrapped in... More 

2 Thank MrsJJJones
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The wife and I took a day trip to Sidney during our week long stay on the island. Craving some fish and chips we ordered the two piece halibut. Absolutely amazing the fish was juicy and smooth while the batter was light and tempura like.

Thank ace4food
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here all the time. We usually order Halibut and chips. It's delicious. My husband usually orders one deep fried and one grilled. Either way its delicous. We have also tried the wraps, Prawns and Cod and it's all delicious. They also have the best coleslaw. I would recommend this to anyone for a delicious meal.

Thank Michelle W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9812 5th Street, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-4022

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