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Bowpicker Fish & Chips

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1634 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103
11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Astoria, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful albacore tuna fish and chips prepared and served from a bowpicker fishing boat. Yummy condiment options too! Many locals wait on those lines too so you know it's good. And if you strike up a conversation while on line, you'll hear some local lore to boot!

Thank hah_islands
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in Astoria on a freezing cold day last week and sought out the infamous Bowpicker. Fortunately, there were only two people ahead of me, making the wait only 5 minutes. The fish was fresh, hot, and tasty. No complaints here. I'll order the 5 piece next time instead of the 3.

Thank Scott S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to see why this is top-rated. This an experience as much as a restaurant. Really it's a food-boat. Eating hot delicious fresh albacore fish and chips outdoors in a cold wind overlooking Astoria's waterfront at the mouth of the Columbia River is burned into my wonderful memories. The cooks were sweethearts too!

Thank Bob K
Toronto, Canada
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1,488 reviews
721 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bowpicker Fish & Chips has terrific fish and chips, but the problem is the line! If you like queues (or lines) and can just enjoy standing in them all day. If I can get there early then it's worth it, but the line of people build up so fast for this place, so I say if you have time and... More 

Thank James A
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I expected more. Everyone raved about this place. We stood in line for 35 minutes and it was pretty spendy. It was just ok. I don't think we would go back.

Thank Angie G
Bremerton, WA
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This fish is so good. We always stop here as we go through town. You're lucky if you get there before the crowd. There are a couple of picnic tables, but no other seating.

Thank Cereza5
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very glamorous setting, an old boat in a parking lot, but the long lines tell the story: simply great fish and chips.

Thank Jack B
Cove, Oregon
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Tuna in NW. Line had 10 people, but it went quick. Only a couple of items on menu so not a lot of time spent ordering... Large or small. water or water... Chips are standard... Keeping is simple

Thank covenelson
Elma, Washington
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gluten free fish was not battered but had been dipped in rice flour and then cooked so long that it was inedible. It was tough, chew,y and flavorless. The other members of the group, who had ordered the regular fish and chips, thought that the food was just barely maybe "okay". I want to say that we were very... More 

Thank daughterofasailor
Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We usually visit Astoria in January when we have a break from work. But this year were able to go out in the springtime and Bowpicker was open! We split a fish & chips as it was late for lunch. Sat at a picnic table and enjoyed. Really delicious!

Thank nekomau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1634 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria

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