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Dianne's Fish Shack & Smokehouse
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Ranked #17 of 429 Restaurants in Kingston
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Just steps from the waterfront a classic East Coast Kitchen meets the flavours of Baja Mexico! Think Lobster Rolls, Fish N' Chips & Chowder along with Tacos, Ceviche, Tostadas & Guacamole. There's Fresh Fish, Roasted Lobster, Steamed Crab & freshly shucked oysters. From the land; savoury Grilled Steaks, Burgers, Fried Chicken, Salads, Sandwiches and more! From the bar; ice cold craft beer & local wines on tap! Premium whiskies & tequilas, refreshing cocktails and the City's best fresh squeezed margaritas! All served up in a casual, fun & vibrant atmosphere. Children's menu, vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Take-out.
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“New to Dianne's”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Our first visit here. I am down in Kingston two or three times a year so I was surprised that they celebrated their first year in operation this week.

They have a wide ranging menu that you cannot get through in a couple of sittings. Impressive list of local brews and a lovely wine list.

They are serious about their chowder. Try that - you won't be disappointed. Good fish and chips.

One small quibble is the time between ordering and service.

Will go back again though.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Love it”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Each & every time we go in we are blown away by the food, service & atmosphere.
Oysters are fresh, obviously, taste fantastic & are reasonably priced.
All the food we've tried has been great. Wine on tap is a good idea too.

  • Visited April 2014
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Smiths Falls, Canada
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“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We ordered take out. The fish was under cooked and the chips were burned. The price was surprisingly high for the what we got. We will not be returning here.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kent, England
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“Great meal”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Visiting from the UK and just arrived in Kingston and glad we stopped at Diannes for something to eat as we had great cod and chips and good service.

Visited May 2014
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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Growing in popularity and with good reason”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I have been to Dianne's on 3 different occasions, twice for dinner and once for lunch. The decor is casual and a little quirky, but in a positive way. We are originally from the West Coast so we are quite picky when it comes to fish. Overall, Dianne's meets our expectations for quality fish and seafood. The oysters, fish tacos, chowder and fish and chips have all been great. My only disappointment was the Trout Sammie (the trout was "mushy"). It is increasingly difficult to get in for dinner so I recommend reservations, especially for dinner. The prices are a little higher than other nearby restaurants but it does offer interesting specials early in the week.

  • Visited April 2014
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