Victoria’s favourite places to get fish & chips

Rome is famous for pizza and pasta while Paris boasts of its crepes but in Victoria we're all about the fish and chips. With a bounty of fresh fish at our doorstep why would we settle for anything less than the freshest, tastiest fillets accompanied by the crispiest, yummiest chips? The next time you're craving this comfort food favourite cast your line into one of these local fish and chip specialists.

Red Fish Blue Fish

1006 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4

If there's anything in life worth waiting in line for it's the deep-fried pickles at this fave waterfront locale. And the fresh, sustainable fish and hot, crispy chips complete the total package. Housed in an upcycled cargo container, this quirky spot does the classics to perfection while also offering such on-trend fare as fish tacos and chipotle coconut chowder.

Brady's Fish & Chip Restaurant

1-50 Burnside Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1B5

This old-school restaurant is a perennial favourite with locals for its generous portions of high-quality halibut. Expect to enjoy real-deal fish and chips in a family-friendly, no-frills environment. In addition to chips, satisfying sides include coleslaw, potato salad, onion rings, and zucchini sticks. Not in a seafaring mood? Burgers, salads, and chicken are also on the dine-in and takeout menus.

Fish O Chips

10153 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC V8L 3G8

Located in nearby Sidney, Hyland's is beloved for its fresh fish and cooked-to-perfection, hand-cut fries. In business since 1984, this neighbourhood standby offers takeout and dine-in eating, with a children's menu and live music on most weekends. Big appetite? Stop in on Wednesday or Sunday for their popular, all-you-can-eat cod special.

Willows Galley

2559 Estevan Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 2S8

Loyal fans of this long-running restaurant fiercely defend its reputation as the city's best source for fish and chips. The fish is fresh, never greasy, and the chips are golden pieces of real potato goodness. Real potatoes, imagine that! The varied snack food menu includes pulled pork poutine just to give you one more reason to go there. Now.

Haultain Fish & Chips

1127 Haultain St, Victoria, BC V8T 1V4

Check this out; a fish and chip shop that also serves perogies! This landmark local eatery has been serving up some of the city's favourite fried foods since 1924, so you know they’ve got it practiced to perfection. Home-made coleslaw and tartar sauce provide the ideal finishing touches. This is comfort food at comfortable prices; better wear your comfy pants.

Barb’s Fish & Chips

This busy, floating restaurant serves up lightly breaded halibut or haddock and hand-cut fries in traditional newspaper cones. In business since 1984, Barb's has become a landmark destination at Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy your fish and chips (or burgers, chowder, and chocolate chunk cookies) while taking in the scenic sights and sounds of Victoria's Inner Harbour. Open mid-March through October.

Salty's Fish & Chips

1008 Craigflower Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 2Y1

A popular franchised fish and chips restaurant, Salty's has locations in Victoria, Sidney and Duncan. From traditional haddock and chips to panko shrimp and breaded oysters, all of your favourite seafaring foods are here as well as burgers and chicken tenders for the landlubbers. It’s licensed to serve so grown-ups can enjoy a cold beer with their hot food and there’s a separate children’s menu for the tykes.

Old Vic Fish & Chips The

1316 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2A9

Housed in a historic building in the heart of downtown, this Victoria staple has been feeding fish and chips to satisfied locals and tourists for decades. Known for their crispy battered halibut in the traditional newspaper wrapping, this spot also offers cod, haddock, burgers, poutine and more. Old Vic's casual decor is nothing fancy, but the fast, friendly service and tasty classics keep diners coming back.

Fairfield Fish & Chips

1275 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 3B3

Featuring four varieties of fresh fish (halibut, haddock, cod, rock fish) with your choice of batter, Fairfield's offers affordable choices for every fish-and-chip lover. Pair your pick with a generous portion of their freshly cooked, hand-cut fries and you're set. This family-run business has been treating visitors and locals to some of the city's finest fried favourites since 1995. Their burgers are really good, too.

Fish on Fifth

A-9812 Fifth St, Sidney, BC V8L 2X3

This friendly Booktown restaurant is small in stature, but big on flavour. Dive into one of their fresh favourites like halibut, salmon or scallops, paired with classic chips or yummy yam fries. Reached your fried fish quota? Get it grilled with Cajun spices for a lighter alternative. When the weather cooperates, enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio paired with a cold beer or frosty milkshake.

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