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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” (98 reviews)
“ling cod” (8 reviews)
“mesclun salad” (4 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 via mobile

Reviewed two years ago back again this week. Great welcome and attentive people work here. Lovely lunch fish and chips excellent. Homely atmosphere. Want to come back again

Thank gordonl463
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant a few times now and have always been pleased. Service is fast, accommodating and very friendly. The fish and chips were fresh and done to perfection. One night we had the prime rib dinner special paired with a lovely...More

Thank Traveller1430
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Varied menu specialising in seafood. Every seafood item is excellent, my favorite is the mussels, best ever, absolutely delicious. Oysters, fish and chips, couldn't be better. This restaurant is a must visit. Excellent service.

Thank john k
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The best sea food meal we have had in the USA or Canada! The clam chowder was as good as the award winning one we had in Stowe VA and the fish and chips (not fries) was excellent!

Thank James R
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

The prices are reasonable and the servings are large at this quaint fish and chips restaurant. HOWEVER, the quality varies extremely from great to barely edible. Go ONLY if you feel it is your lucky date (and don't bring guests to avoid embarrassment if it...More

Thank Louis P
Reviewed March 18, 2018

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 March 15, 2018

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 February 15, 2018

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

Thank MalcomM703
Reviewed February 11, 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 February 10, 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
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Terry D
February 13, 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 .
February 5, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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