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US$5 - US$10
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

Come prepared with cash (restaurant doesn't accept credit card). I highly recommend this place. Fair quantity and fresh fish, not too greasy. All tables have the view on the ocean. 20 min away from St John's, it's worth it!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

A family of five came on a beautiful sunny day. The place was quite busy for lunch. The restaurant was clean. The server was constantly cleaning the tables and taking away dirty dishes from guests. The food was large portions. The fish and chips was...great. A nice light batter and lots of French fries. They only take cash however there is an ATM there if you need money. Great view of the ocean.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed April 25, 2021

I remember this place as having the best fish and chips ever. The fish was so fresh and delicious, not anymore. In February 2021, I ordered takeout for lunch which was fish and chips. The fish tasted old. The batter was a little greasy. What...really disgusted me was how this Place was so dirty. For the few minutes I was there picking up my order, I had a view of entrance of the cooking area and you could see dirt grounded in on the floor. Can’t imagine what the full cooking area looked like. I looked around and the windows were smeared with fingerprints, and just looked cloudy. There was someone leftover lunch on the table and lunch bag. Maybe a workers personal stuff. When I came in the entrance door, the door snapped behind me very aggressively. A small child would have lost a finger if it closed on it because they would not of have time to get it out with the force. Then when I went to pay, they only accept cash. Kind of weird.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 28, 2021

During COVID this restaurant's take out does not disappoint (I think at this time they are only doing take-out) but I'm not absolutely sure on that ! Yes they only take cash...but I think this is to keep costs lower ..and it is at most...a very minor inconvenience for the otherwise fantastic service and food. Today I had the glorious treat of Fin and Feathers with Fries and Gravy. Everything was cooked to absolute perfection...and I am fussy.....especially since I only allow myself this kind of treat very very sporadically.!!! Its really hard to get that chicken and fish combo just right (Bay girl here and I know my chicken and fish lol) but this restaurant has it all figured out!!. We ate in our truck overlooking Bell Island... what more could anyone possibly need lol!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed July 25, 2020

Restaurant takes cash only (sounds suspicious). Only choice after placing order is to use their atm and pay extra banking fees on top of already over priced food. Left a bad taste...

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 21, 2020

Two concerns here. They do not take credit or interac and we were left with the option of withdrawal from one of those machines. That didn't work. We ended up having to leave but I noticed the tables had greasy fingertips all over them. Not...even washed during covid. I wouldn't have eaten there after seeing that. Disgusting.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 10, 2020

I live in this region and now prefer By the Beach over the other 2 choices available locally. One competitor has gone from terrific to greasy. The other has batter that is also greasy. Fish is always fresh at By the Beach

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 17, 2020 via mobile

During this time it's difficult to know what local mom and pop restaurants are open. Took a drive to Portugal Cove and to my surprise By The Beach was open. Was greeted by the only worker(owner I'm guessing), we chatted about the situation and I...placed my order and waited outside in my car. 15-20 minutes later fish and chips were ready. Food was excellent, we sat in our car and ate take out. After all this is said and done please support your local businesses.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 19, 2020 via mobile

Excellent view of Bell island and delicious fish and chips! The server was pretty friendly, the food was very good ( one of the best we have tried during our trip) the restaurant it’s relatively small and have to be careful opening the door because...it’s pretty windy out there. The have chicken and chips and other options like burgers and onion rings or mozzarella sticks. Definitely worth the road trip there.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Place To Relax and Be at peace. This place is a must see in Newfoundland Canada 🇨🇦, And It’s got the BEST COD Fish & Chips i’ve Had Ever, at a very Fare cost. Bring some water shoes and airbag if you wanna go...get feet wet and lye down on beach it’s small rocks but different and very beautiful #416exyApproved✅ 🇨🇦More

Date of visit: August 2019
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By The Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4