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Fish Tales Cafe

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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%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (96 reviews)
“ling cod” (8 reviews)
“mesclun salad” (4 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
Seafood, Canadian, British
$$ - $$$
3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

I want to like this place, I really do! Several years ago it was my favourite place to eat in Qualicum. Not any more! I had a bad experience 18 months ago (see my earlier review) and vowed to never go back. But our favourite...More

Thank jm-1915
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 15 March 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 15 February 2018

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
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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