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696 Highway 58 E, Norton, VA 24273-3001
+1 276-679-1651
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My dad doesn't like any restaurant and he liked fishtales. I always get the sampler platter it is amazing. Their hush puppies are so good we took they to a fish fry we went to. Good experience everything we go.

Thank Andrew S
Union City, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Not what I expected...food is bland staffing is not friendly i had takeout and it went in the trash i wont be going back

Thank Theresa S
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is under new management and the food is much better. If you had the slaw before and it was terrible, it is good now.

Thank AnthonyandCindy E
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The chicken tenders might be great, but a place named "Fishtales" should be known for seafood. Unfortunately, they are... for how bad it is!! Drab inside appearance and the food is not cooked well. Sorry, but I can't go back there to eat unless it's the last place on Earth. Nah, I still wouldn't go.

Thank William K
Central Florida, Florida
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14 reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The service was terrible , waitress had no clue what anything was , got our order wrong and the food was just ok.

Thank Helen B
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The best chicken tenders you will ever eat! New owners have recently taken over and they have revamped the menu.

1 Thank Tabitha H
Pound, Virginia
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

The restaurant had a 2-3 day notice of our large group (I told them 10-15 people and we had 11) planning to gather there for a birthday celebration. A table was ready for us, we were promptly seated and our waiter soon took our drink and food order. We waited for at least 15 minutes before we received our drinks... More 

Thank one4ut
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

When I come here I always get the same thing cause I love the chicken tenders and I always get ranch to dip it in however this trip they change the kind of ranch they have and I didn't care much for it but the chicken tenders was still great. The slaw is not my favorite but if u like... More 

Thank Elizabeth Trott... C
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

If you order anything fried, it is always way over cooked. I do enjoy their cole slaw, but that can't make a meal. I had their stuffed flounder and the stuffing tasted like a crab cake you would get from some local fast food restaurants.

1 Thank ronlarose
Haysi, VA
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I've been visiting Fishtales for years. Always great food. I love the chicken strips! I did try the bbq once, and wasn't that impressed, but everything else has always been wonderful.

Thank MrsStiltner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Highway 58 E, Norton, VA 24273-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norton
  • Phone Number: +1 276-679-1651

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