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Fish Tales Cafe

3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
+1 250-752-6053
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish and chips” (91 reviews)
“mesclun salad” (4 reviews)
“ling cod” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, British
$$ - $$$
3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Read the reviews so off we went. Upon arrival you can see how this place was once charming... no longer. The place is tired! Service was just OK, not professional by any stretch of the imagination. The food was AWFUL and I had to send...More

1  Thank LindaR_DaveB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in just after 5 and decided on single portions of cod. We were surprised to receive 2 pieces each and they were done in a very light non greasy batter. Other table split a 2 piece Halibut Dinner with large portions. I would...More

Thank ross m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this resturant serves too much filler food. Would rather have fish with salads and not so many fries.

Thank MalcomM703
Reviewed 11 February 2018

If you have never ever had good fish and chips you will not find fault here. Fish out of a freezer and chips out of a box. Be careful, the pasty ling cod had bones in it. I guess the cook couldn't check for bones...More

1  Thank crappy2018
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident driving by. What a great choice to turn around and go ! The fish and chips are beyond excellent and we would highly recommend that you stop by and visit . My daughter also really enjoyed the chicken strips...More

Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was less than a 5 minute walk from where we were staying,so it was a good spot to go after having a couple of drinks. I started with the chowder and it came out piping hot and was quite tasty. It was nice...More

Thank kayakfrank
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We have become regulars here. The portions are (usually) generous and the food freshly cooked. The fish in batter is the best I’ve tasted in a while. I’ve not tried their “all you can eat” but I hope to soon. Look for their online menu...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Although a bit on the pricey side, the halibut and chips were delicious. My folks split a 2 piece order which made it more affordable. We ordered 2 appies which were a disappointment. Tasteless calamari in a crumbly batter(?) with Tzaziki(?) that tasted for all...More

Thank ytilley2017
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I had been to Fish Tales over the years and always had wonderful fish meals. My favorite is the Cod & Chips and if you arrive before 5:00pm it is “All You Can Eat”. Recently on the way home we decided it was too late...More

Thank lesliea537
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Good selection of sea foods, being English I have to have the fish and chips.it has a cosy atmosphere indoors for those cooler days also.

Thank Brian S
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Terry D
13 February 2016|
Response from Vanc0uverIslanders | Reviewed this property |
Hope it worked out ? No idea . I am in Maui , eating local fish ! They've been there a while , and do a good job .
5 February 2016|
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Response from Harold E | Reviewed this property |
When we were there I spoke with the owner and if I remember correctly they were from Calgary and have had the restaurant for quite a few years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6053
Why not treat treat yourself to a traditional English favorite:Fish & Chips, we pride ourselves on offering the best Fish'n chips on the Island as well as an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, salads, homemade soups & daily specials. Enjoy the ambience of an old English country garden setting, just steps away from the beach.
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