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Reviewed September 29, 2023

We have been coming to Minors for 10 years and have never been disappointed. It is well worth waiting on the bridge to get there. Nothing as good in the Buffalo area.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

Been coming here for years I have yet to find anywhere that even comes close to this place not only that you get to sit on a park bench and watch the boats go through the Welland canal This is a destination spot for a...fish dinner with some of the best fall drives following the lake Erie coastlineMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

As the name implies, Minor Fisheries catch and serve. The small fillets are cooked to perfection. Nothing fancy, however, do not be fooled. Since covid, there is take out only. One can generally find a bench alongside the canal.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

It's always great, fast, friendly and hot. We don't go on Fridays which might be another story. Thursdays are good. Canalside car dining, nice view, if your car heater is working. We ate outside on their patio about 3 years ago, and if was perfect....Kudos to these hard working folks, thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2021

Ordered the Saturday special which was 3 pieces of perch, fries, coleslaw, and a sweet roll. The fish was lightly battered, sweet and tender and did not leave me with a heavy feeling. Delicious! The fries, however, left something to be desired - soggy and...underwhelming. If they could up the fry game, it would be a near perfect fish and chip meal!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed May 23, 2021

We set out for a nice afternoon drive with the final destination being Minor Fisheries for an order of perch. When we arrived at the restaurant there was a short line outside. It was only a short time before we went in to order our...perch , fries and coleslaw. The wait for the order was approximately 20 to 30 min and it was worth the wait . The young lady who initially served me had thanked me for the tip I left inside as I ordered and was just as pleasant when she called our order number to pick up at the take out window. She had the bag already filled with serviettes , salt , pepper, forks and ketchup and vinegar. Very efficient. The perch was really tasty and pretty decent size pieces. The coleslaw was great , the fries were nothing special but were certainly fine ! We will definitely return when things open up a little more !More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 2, 2021

I had placed a phone order and had arranged for a pickup time of 6:00 p.m. Upon arrival there were people congregating outside of the building in no apparent line just standing in a group complaining that there were more than 3 people inside the...building. I walked past the group and entered the building and waited at the designated area to pickup my order. The door opened and another patron ordered me out of the building and informed me that I’d better get in line or there would be trouble. He told me that 3 people are allowed in and pickup times don’t mean anything in this town. I immediately left and upon calling the restaurant to inform them what transpired and that I wouldn’t be returning, the attitude of the person answering the phone was, you ordered the food you should pick it up, I explained what had happened and she said it wasn’t her problem what time I got my orders. I’ll never return to this establishment or any of their other establishments again after purchasing fish products and meals on a regular basis for 10 plus years here weekly, and also using the Thirsty Mate regularly.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2021

I love Minor's fish and chips, it is so fresh and yummy. In the summer you can sit outside on the little patio and watch the canal. It is a hidden gem for sure, they have great deals on family packs too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

We called in our order and was told to pick up at 5:30. They have a pickup window but the person does not come to the window you actually have to wait in line with other people placing their orders. So people that are actually...passed our pickup time are getting their orders before ours. They made me wait a half hour before getting our order. I told the girl you had told us to come for 5:30 and she yelled back that their are a lot of orders. I couldn’t believe she had the nerve to say that. When the order was on the counter to bag she actually left it there and continued talking to another customer and I want to emphasize it was not about her order they were just making small talk. That was so rude. When we had the meal it was completely disappointing. The fish had NO flavour, the French fries looked like they opened a bag of McCain fries. The coleslaw was the best part of the meal. I really don’t understand the wave reviews. In these times they say to support local but when the service and quality are lacking-we will never go back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

We love miners we go at least every week and sometimes twice a week. Especially when they have that fantastic fall special. Lots of fish and good homemade fries. Good coleslaw, our favourite restaurant. We usually go to Florida in the winter and no restaurant...there with such good fish.there are loads of restaurants in Deland Florida. Excellent thank youMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

I had the Lake Erie Perch and chips. It was very good and a good portion for the price. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

The place is not fancy at all. Just go inside to make your order and then go outside and waited. It did not take long. The fish was very good and plenty.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

If you're looking for fresh seafood, honest prices and perfect fries and cole slaw, look no further. We had fried fish that was light, fresh and not oily in any way. Minor Fisheries was just what we needed. After so many overpriced restaurants, it was...refreshing to get such hearty portions of good, fresh food at such reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 5, 2020

Plenty of perch and pickerel options! You can order shrimp, scallops as well! Fresh cut fries and coleslaw but the fries were certainly not chip truck quality! In the 3 piece dinner you get possibly 5 perch but very few fries, plus the fries weren’t...crispy or freshly cooked! Prices are relatively high for the portion of food!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed April 12, 2020 via mobile

Called in our order half hour ahead of time only to wait for 40 minutes. While we were waiting 6 different people came in and placed orders and received their fish before us. When I questioned it i got my head bit off saying that...they ran out of fish? Not to mention that the order of one family meal was almost $50! We like to support small business in the area but we won't be backMore

Date of visit: April 2020
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rodm790, General Manager at Minor Fisheries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2020

I am so sorry that you had a bad experience and what you experienced is most definitely unacceptable. We thank all our customers for supporting us at this very trying time and we strive to treat everyone with kindness and respect. Working through this pandemic...More

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Yes, but the last time I was there they only had perch available although there was pickerel in the case as well. They were saving that for orders.
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Minor Fisheries Ltd. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5