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Bare Bones Fish and Chips

4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
+1 250-720-0900
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (64 reviews)
“cod” (65 reviews)
“fresh fish” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were passing through Port Alberni on our way to Tofino and stopped at Bare Bones for lunch based on all of the positive reviews. I must say that the food exceeded our expectations! The fish was cooked to perfection no matter how it was...More

Thank hdmvancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local I love coming here. I had the panko halibut, fries and coleslaw and it was perfectly cooked. The serve is always warm, welcoming and friendly.

Thank Judi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Bare Bones ever time we visit Port. The old church is adorable and the food is amazing. You can have your fish prepared with an assortment of batters or simply grilled. Service is good and we have not had a bad experience...More

Thank GPR E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we are in Port Alberni we make a point of stopping for lunch at Bare Bones. We have never been disappointed. The food quality is excellent and the serving size is generous. Probably the best fish and chips we have found.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place from the decor to the service to the price to the portions! This is a "YOU MUST EAT HERE"!!! Review. Skip every other place and go!!! Can't even eat at McDonalds for cheaper! And who would want to, TRUST ME!! The...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to eat here just by chance. One table available as was busy on a Sunday evening, this is a good sign. Checked that they can cater for celiacs which they advised they have seperate fryers and said that I could have some of...More

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Fish and chips! i love their panko breading. Highly recommend! ambiance very inviting. The restaurant is a converted church. Friendly staff.

Thank LizMayer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The problem I have always had with fish & chips is the batter ... it can be way too heavy for my taste. Bare Bones solves this problem by giving the consumer options: a) traditional batter; b) panko bread crumbs; or c) no batter /...More

1  Thank full-mountie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful fish & chips! Panko crust & coleslaw..... Yum. Highly recommended.... Price & Portion excellent.

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In this place you can eat only fish and chips but it is of high quality. You can choose what kind of fish you want and how it should be cooked. Very interesting. If you love fish and chips you can try this place

Thank Amrod_x
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13 July 2015|
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Response from steve503 | Property representative |
We can grill the fish so it is gluten free. We also cook the fries in a separate deep fryer from the battered fish, so they are gluten free also. Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Seafood, British, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4824 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-720-0900
Bare Bones: an upscale fish and chip restaurant featuring west coast halibut, salmon, cod and prawns. Sides include hand-cut fries, caesar salad and coleslaw. Try your fish grilled or choose our famous beer batter or panco bread crumb coating. Always fresh and delicious! Look for our patio on Johnston.
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