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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (70 reviews)
“cod” (71 reviews)
“fresh fish” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We sat on the patio, were attended to right away, meal came quickly and all was delicious. Waitress today was the best. Love the way they do the menu so you can order just what you want. Would love to go back again if I'm...More

Thank wolvesmgr
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very nice venue for families or couples or for take out.. They have fresh fish and large portions with a light crispy batter. There is a mix and match option with a few other seafood items so they will please everyone. Just...More

Thank JilliWith123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after a day of hiking and ordered the fish and chips! Best decision ever! The portions are enormous and cooked to perfection! Definitely be back!

Thank Cindi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot! Choice of fish, how it's cooked and what it comes with. Nice portions of fresh food at good prices. Little gem in Port Alberni.

Thank Lanie F
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The prawn garnish on the Caesar is awesome addition. I usually have the cod, halibut or salmon grilled and half and half fries and coleslaw.

Thank bobcole2018
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Tasty food and pleasant casual atmosphere. Probably the only fish and chips place where a person with celiac disease can get chips and grilled fish! They have a deticated fryer and all their sauces are gluten free! Keep up the ledgendary work bare bones!!

Thank Cliffordbar
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Stopped in on trip and split a Fish & Chips meal. Three choices of fish and three choices of batter. We picked the cod with traditional batter and coleslaw. Even split the meal was plenty and tasty. Restaurant was in a old church and had...More

Thank Rod S
Reviewed March 20, 2018

United church built in the 1960's turned into a fish and chip shop. Large portions brought to the table quickly when we showed up at 3pm for lunch. Attentive staff, spray bottle vinegars and fun ambiance. Coleslaw was fresh. Would definitely return. On the main...More

Thank TravellingRenee
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Our family goes to bare bones every few months or anytime we have visitors that love seafood. Always impressed!

Thank Erin M
Reviewed February 19, 2018

I visit this little ex Church resurant a couple of times a year. I love the fact I can order 1/2 salad and 1/2 chips and they will grill my fish. My favourite is the halibut. Never a long wait and has take out,.

Thank MalcomM703
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Questions & Answers
July 13, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from steve503 | Property representative |
We can grill the fish so it is gluten free. We also cook the fries in a separate deep fryer from the battered fish, so they are gluten free also. Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-720-0900
Bare Bones: an upscale fish and chip restaurant featuring west coast halibut, salmon, cod and prawns. Sides include hand-cut fries, caesar salad and coleslaw. Try your fish grilled or choose our famous beer batter or panco bread crumb coating. Always fresh and delicious! Look for our patio on Johnston.
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