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Fish Tales Cafe

$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Canadian
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3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
+1 250-752-6053
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
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Parksville, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in without reservation on a Wednesday. They were short staffed but service remained very good. Food was once again excellent, Especially the seafood chowder. The wife's cannelloni seemed a little light on the seafood. But overall very good = as usual.

Thank Peter E
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we want to go out in the summer and autumn with our dogs,we like to stop here because we can take them to the garden area where we can sit peacefully at a shaded table and enjoy the great fish and chips.

Thank Gandttimes
Manitoba, Canada
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799 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally had the chance to check out Fish Tales. We went for a mid-week lunch. It was quite quiet. Restaurant is really cute, a British Pub decor. Staff was friendly and helpful with menu. Decided on the grilled halibut meal and a salad with chicken. Both were very good. The best was the homemade herbal scone that came with the... More 

Thank Lynda D
Parksville, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here about 3 months ago after seeing numerous ads about it. We arrived around 5PM and were aside if we had reservations. We thought this was funny as the place only had two other couples in it. The service was good, but the two orders of fish and chips were just so-so. Too much batter on the fish.... More 

Thank Graham S
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner had the Fish Tale platter consisting of halibut, 2 oysters and 2 Tiger prawns. I ordered the crab cakes accompanied by the Mesclun salad. There was plenty of food to sample each others. The halibut was thick, juicy, cooked to perfection. We asked for the oysters (Fanny Bay) to be panfried and these were fabulous and the tiger... More 

Thank 304minew
Cobble Hill, Canada
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal and service were very good. The grounds are beautiful and probably even nicer a bit earlier than when we discovered this restaurant. The decor of the restaurant is beautiful and quaint. Really enjoyed our time there.

Thank Kilipi
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I went to Fish Tales for dinner tonight. The door was open when we entered the restaurant . We could hear voices at the one occupied table, which was around the corner and out of sight. But there was no hostess or waitress and the place seemed deserted except for the voices coming from around the corner.... More 

2 Thank jm-1915
Errington, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there because we are on a quest for GOOD Fish and Chips, were pleasantly surprised. It was a small quaint old house across from the beach, service was very good, food was pretty good.

Thank Doug S
Kincardine, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We chose this restaurant for the proximity to our hotel.I was really hoping to have a delicious meal of cod.Well it was quite disappointing, the serving was large with two good sized pieces of cod but the fish was a little under cooked for me and the batter was gooey on the under side.I heard our waiter ask other guests... More 

3 Thank lakehuronsunsets
Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

While on a family vacation at cedar grove campsite we decided to try out this spot for dinner.We were not allowed to sit outside as it was booked up but we did get a seat inside near the washroom .Our food did take along time and came out cold at first.The sever did return it, and bring it out hot... More 

Thank 40Dean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3336 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6053
Why not treat treat yourself to a traditional English favorite:Fish & Chips, we pride ourselves on offering the best Fish'n chips on the Island as well as an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, salads, homemade soups & daily specials. Enjoy the ambience of an old English country garden setting, just steps away from the beach.

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