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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

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” (14 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 July 14, 2017 via mobile

My family and I were in Port Alberni for a week and came here twice! Small, simple menu done right! The fish is excellent grilled, traditional, or panko. Yes, I tried all! Generous portions great flavors!

Thank Richard H
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This place offers fish either in two types of batter or grilled, with chips, coleslaw and/or ceasar's salad and 5-6 different sauces to choose from. I had grilled salmon with a ceasar's salad, tartar and wasabi sauce for $17. good fish, all very filling, I...More

Thank SonjaL3
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This place has the Best seafood in town . The halibut is to die for. Large portions great service . Lunch or dinner never disappoints.

Thank f0xyfamily
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This is the Best place for Fish and chips or other fish platters and seafood on Vancouver island. I would even go as to say around the world. Is not greasy at all and the portions are great. A two piece Cod or Halibut dinner...More

Thank 145elite123145
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Two of us had cod & chips (one with panko, the other with traditional batter). The servings were quite large, but on closer inspection, mine (traditional batter) was ALOT of batter and very little fish. The fish was very dry and over cooked. Our fries...More

Thank kookybeader
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

This place blew my mind. Were driving from Tofino to Vancouver City my partner and I decided, for whatever reason, we wanted fish and chips and ultimately ended up here. At first, the interior didn't impress - probably because it was formally a church? However,...More

Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

I try to always eat here when ever i am near here. You get a choice or how you want your fish not just fried tonight i had halibut broiled and it was incredible. The Caesar salad was good as were the fries. I suggest...More

Thank airportcarrie n
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Along the road in port alberni, very nice restaurant with nice interior in an old church. Friendly and outside seating. Nice place when you are inevitably passing through port alberni on your way to or from tofino/ucluelet.

Thank Hanshja
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Just a quick stop for lunch and got a lot for our money. The platter is almost too big. Plan on some carry out when you are finished.

Thank andyatn1
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Great location on the way to Tofino, if you are hungry and looking for something special and amazing you should come to Bare Bones!

Thank Gal M
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July 13, 2015|
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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