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By The Beach

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1608 Thorburn Rd, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A1M 1L5, Canada
+1 709-895-8800
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish” (54 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian
$$ - $$$
1608 Thorburn Rd, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A1M 1L5, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant almost every time we visit the St.John's vicinity. We have watched fresh fish landed at the peer. We have always eaten fish at the restaurant and always been pleased. So it was today when we visited...More

Thank tom h
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Right across the street from the beach, this small restaurant served us very good fish & chips. Fish had crispy, tasty batter. Very busy family-oriented place, but service was quick. It's basic - pop served in cans, beer in bottles, but the price is right...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I usually order takeout as I am a lover of fresh cod and homemade fresh cut fries. Always very good, but is at its best when you dine in the rest.

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Batter doesn't overpower the fish, as is the case of many eateries, but compliments it. Very simple setup you walk to the counter place your order pay in Cash sit wait for your order and enjoy. Enjoy you will and weather permitting dine outdoors soaking...More

Thank Yamahauler
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The Landing Restaurant that has open recently. Nice place to drop in for a quick lunch while waiting to catch the Ferry going or coming from Bell Island. While waiting for the Ferry we had family home & we're going over to the Island &...More

Thank BFY
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times and the fish is our favorite, always light, flaky, never greasy, and always cooked to perfection. While eating there today we watched two whales playing in the water for our entire meal. Staff are friendly and food arrives quickly. We...More

Thank K C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Had Ches's the night before, and wanted to try something that wasn't the "McDonalds of Fish & Chips in Newfoundland". Stopped in here and treated ourselves to a gluttonous feed of fish & chips (dressing and gravy on the fries, of course). The Fish -...More

Thank gmanyvr
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for supper with our toddler and another couple. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The batter on the fish is so light and fresh. Fries are delicious and service was great! Highly recommend!

Thank MrsRy85
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A small, busy place on the edge of the water. The tables outside have a great view if you can get one. The menu is what you'd expect of a typical local Newfoundland fish & chip place (which is why we went) and they accept...More

Thank Geniet63
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Best on the avalon. Fresh, homemade real food. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and view. Take cash as they don't accept plastic.

Thank Krista H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 Thorburn Rd, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A1M 1L5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Portugal Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 709-895-8800
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