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Thimmes Fish Shack

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619 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130-2372
+1 740-653-9571
10:30 - 20:00
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Mon 10:30 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 20:00
Sat 10:30 - 16:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

good food and service as well. I am not huge fish person but have eaten here several times and they have a good fish sandwich.

Thank BigOrangeTenn
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

A restaurant that has been serving families for generations. Fresh fish and even fried oysters! My favorite is the fish sandwich.

Thank Phyllis H
Lancaster, Ohio
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266 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The Thimmes Family, proprietors, have been known for many years for their good service and consistently delicious seafood served in a clean diner atmosphere! Menu items include oysters, fish, clam strips as well as homemade bean soup and tasty coleslaw! Wine and beer not offered. Ample parking!

1 Thank Bobbi58
Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a small, family owned restaurant. It is VERY clean and the décor has a home-style feel to it. Pop is canned (which doesn't bother us) and the portions are small. I love the fact that they have waffle fries which are my all time favorite. The fish has cornmeal or cornmeal like batter which I don't like, but... More 

1 Thank shellbell616
Lancaster, Ohio
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I have been eating at Thimmes Fish Shack since I was a young kid and they were located on Broad/Allen The fish sandwiches are always cooked to perfection and they are loaded with two nice filets, I like mine with cheese & tarter sauce. Also try their bean soup which is really delicious and made with smoked sausage .. Very... More 

2 Thank TD40
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Very good meal. Very small portions and expected fountain drink but got canned. But fish was very good and bean soup was as well just needed some salt and pepper for taste preference. Service was good the only downfall was having to go out into the rain for the restroom when there is the ability to get there from inside... More 

Thank kh32203
Lancaster, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This place is great! We eat here at least once a week. Fried Oysters are excellent. The price is very affordable. The restaurant is small and quiet and the menu is simple.

Thank sb462098
Lancaster, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Thimmes' Fish Shack has been a local favorite since my childhood. The fish is white and flaky, never any brown, never greasy. The seafood platter is delicious too. The restaurant is very clean and the staff friendly. This is not fast food - your order is cooked when your waitress turns it in to the kitchen staff - so expect... More 

Thank OhioLisa66
Lancaster, Ohio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

always fresh, clean, friendly. food comes out hot for you. food is prepared when you order. don't be in a hurry. recipes are the same for 50 years

Thank Sandykc75
Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

I've tried eating here a few times, each time thinking that there must be something that I am missing. People talk about this place like it is great, but I don't think the food is anything special at all. I think it is expensive for what you receive, and there isn't anything about it that makes me want to go... More 

Thank Rebecca S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 740-653-9571

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