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“Delicious, fresh, great service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fish Shack

The Fish Shack
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Ranked #50 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Granville Street
Cross street: Nelson & Granville
Transit: Public transit offers accessibility to every Lower Mainland destination within one minute of The Fish Shack's front door. Choose from the bus, the Skytrain, Seabus or taxis.
Description: From the fisherman’s ship to the Granville Street strip – here, the seafood is as fresh as the crowd. So roll up your sleeves, tie on a bib, grab a mallet and dig in – The Fish Shack has arrived.
St. John's, Canada
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delicious, fresh, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

This was a great dining experience. We were three couples, my parents in their 80s, a couple in their 30s and we are in between. The server and all staff were friendly and accommodating. We found the music a bit too loud to chat easily and they turned it down for us, with a smile and cute jokes. Our oysters were stunningly fresh, with delightful sauce choices. I recommend the Ponzu, as I found it perfect. I had fish tacos. Fresh fish, guacamole, Cole slaw in a gluten-free soft taco. The fries were the best I can remember eating in a long time. Crispy, perfectly salted and most got eaten! Others had the fish and chips. With the gluten-free offerings, everyone could enjoy lightly battered, fresh options. Lingcod or haddock were the choices and as the pieces were on the small side, two were good. We loved the Captain's lemonade, made fun with tequila. We started of with a cranberry gin drink that was also tasty. We were too full for dessert, but if there had been a g-f option, we would have tried it.
If you are in downtown Vancouver and like fish in a casual atmosphere, The Fish Shack is for you.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Shack, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so glad to hear that your group enjoyed their time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in to The Fish Shack again soon.
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English first
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Catch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great food, good value for Glowbal.

Cool decor and atmosphere. Parking is hard to find on busy Granville street.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lanabanana123
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Shack, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Great to have you join us!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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334 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great food -- don't be alarmed by restaurant's immediate surroundings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Okay -- as we got closer to the restaurant we were a bit nervous, as the shops and people nearby were a bit sketchy -- but do not let that scare you away. The inside of the restaurant is very clean and hip. Our service was great and the food was delicious. Our table had raw oysters for an appetizer that were great and everything from mussels to the baked Brussels sprouts to fish tacos to the crab baked potato -- to a hamburger. Everything was delicious.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank HintonTN
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Shack, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - sounds like a delicious meal!
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wrexham
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fresh fish and seafood cooked perfectly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We had seen this restaurant recommended in the guide books and eventually came across it today .we had the large seafood combo which included a large lobster 2 crabs mussels prawns clams potatoes and chorizo. It is simply tossed in butter at the table and I would agree does not look great but wow it tasted fabulous; fresh and perfectly cooked . Having eaten in some of the more expensive fish restaurants in the city we thought The Fish Shack would give anyone of them a good run for their money

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Shack, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
So glad you enjoyed The Big Catch! Thanks for stopping in at The Fish Shack!
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Huntsville, Texas
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Yummy horseradish cole slaw”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We wandered upon this place on a Sunday evening while exploring downtown Vancouver. It was in a very busy area and we sat outdoors so we could people watch. My husband and I were not very hungry since we had eaten a late lunch, but we wanted to try some of their halibut. We ordered the halibut fish & chips plus extra cole slaw for sharing. The halibut was coated in a hard batter that really wasn't sticking to the fish, but the halibut was tasty and plentiful. We loved the horseradish cole slaw, and we should not have ordered an extra serving because there was enough for two being served with the fish & chips. Everyone around us seemed to be having the steamer pot, though, I guess they were locals who knew what to order! Everyone was very friendly and we enjoyed ourselves.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pickygirl09
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Shack, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you for joining us at The Fish Shack while visiting Vancouver!
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