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The Fish Shack

#410 of 1,028 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Australian
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Off Bunda Street 87/105 Petrie Plza, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6248 5885
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Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Checked their site, open to 8pm! Great! Arrived at 7:40pm but "we're closed" said staff while folding chairs and taking tables inside. "Your website and your Facebook page say 8pm?" I said. "Kitchen closes at 7:30" said staff without stopping packing up for the day, and certainly without changing their sign from Open to Closed. Sorry, I can't comment on... More 

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Thank Seán B
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best fish and chips I've had in a long time. Ordered 'The Shack basket' everything tasted fresh and cooked to perfection. Wish I'd found this place sooner!

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Thank Melbgal3000
Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely some of the best fish and chips in Canberra. I like their moderation with the batter and the chips are crisp. Seems the tartare is made there and is proper, which is key. Recommended.

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1 Thank Fabsibear
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Some good fish and chips dishes. They offer a seafood platter promotion on Wednesdays that are quite the steal.

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Thank Jina K
Canberra
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very good. Grilled fish and chips with tempura battered calamari and they make a great coffee. We will be back.

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Thank msj_101
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

For take away Fish & Chips this place is surprisingly as good as the reviews suggest. Right in the middle of a plaza near DJ's, it doesn't look much, but for take away it seems to be as good as you can get in Canberra and would give many a sea side place a run for its money. Value and... More 

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Thank sbadert
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not big on fish and chips but I've walked past the fish shack on my way to catch a bus and can't help but smell the beautiful aroma that always comes out of the store. Today i ordered the tempura battered fish, salad and a water all for $16! Couldn't get enough of the tartar sause that's homemade. The... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Canberra
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24 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Things have changed with ownership. The meal we ordered had over cooked chips and the fish tasted frozen. Not value for money

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2 Thank KAMCanberra
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Great service 😊 And excellent food and the best hot chips in the area- went back more than once for fish, chips and burgers

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Thank LittleMsFussy
Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Thought I would go for a quick lunch with two mates didn't turn out that way. Wanted to try the seafood laksa had read some reviews sounded good. Got there ordered them waited 30 minutes for a not so nice laksa wouldn't go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Bunda Street 87/105 Petrie Plza, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 5885
Description
Civic's best fish and chips

Everything is cooked fresh to order, served with chips and your choice of delicious dipping sauce - lime, roast garlic aioli, wasabi mayonnaise or tartare.

The fish shack only uses fresh Australian sustainable fish.

BYO drinks are permitted and no corkage is charged.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?