Everything was great but the
Everything was great but the sound ambiance. The acoustics are terrible... super noisy. You practically had to yell to the person sitting beside you to be heard.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super casual and simple decor.
Super casual and simple decor. Good food at a good price.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friday Evening Date Night
We had a great server, who was very accommodating to allergies. She also made some fun recommendations for cocktails. Food was delicious, I had fish tacos, and my husband had 2 pieces of halibut. We both had fries, and they had a great seasoning. Tables are extremely close together, but it is a small venue. We went later at night around 930, and there were some corner tables open. Overall, we had a great dinner, and a fun date night.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was terrific and
The staff was terrific and good was tasty. Only mix-up was the fish in the fish and chips and they took care of that right away. It's a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy the experience of sharing each other's food. :-)
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Seafood Feast!
Great food and a really fun atmosphere. I would come again with a large group for a birthday or some other occasion or just for fun.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time. We came
We had a great time. We came to the Fish Shack because my wife and mother-in-law are celiacs and the restaurant offers gluten-free fish and chips, a definite treat for people normally unable to tolerate wheat or gluten. The service was nothing short of excellent - we had some free tasters from the chef and the server was very attentive to all of our needs. Definitely will recommend and will likely return in short order!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was attracted by the promise
I was attracted by the promise of gluten-free fish and chips, and I was not disappointed. The restaurant puts a bit of a kick in their tartar sauce and their coleslaw which is interesting. Personally, I enjoyed. I had the lunch box, one piece of haddock, chips and a salad. Appropriately sized but for a hungrier person I'd recommend 2 pieces.
The restaurant is one of the Glowbal group but it is definitely more casual then either Black + Blue or Italian Kitchen. Not a bad thing but something one should know.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Canucks game was on tv
The Canucks game was on tv but it was too loud that we could not talk over the game.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant - A +
My girlfriend and I had Brunch at the Fish Shack and we had a great experience!
We both ordered the dungeness crab benny and 10 oysters.
Our oysters came out first. The waitress provided up the sauce for the oysters and told us what each one was. As my girlfriend had some "seafood sauce" on her oyster, the sauce turned out spicy. We then realized that both "red" sauces were chilli and not seafood. We told the waitress, changed it and apologized. A few minutes later, she gave us an extra oyster because of the mistake she made, A+ service!
The benny then came out. Everything was amazing except for the egg yolk. We ordered medium poached but it turned out well done. Other than that it was great.
Overall a great experience and would recommend!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious. we really
Food was delicious. we really enjoyed the gluten free option. ood was still tastey. Love the cheap beer!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best oysters my wife has ever eaten
If you want fish in a very casual, family and vibrant restaurant...this is the place. I had oysters and steamers. I am not an oyster freak, but my wife said they were the best she had ever eaten. Her blackened halibut was also very good. Ian, our server from Nova Scotia could not do enough for us...and only at just the right timing. We had been to Glowbal Grill in Yaletown for lunch that day and Russel, our attentive server there, recommended the Fish Shack and he did not steer us wrong. Good Glowbal experience all around.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Value and Awesome Service
Food was as good as Rodneys in Yaletown but at a fraction of the cost. Service was outstanding. I wish I remembered her name because she was so great. My wife and I both were very happy with our experience here.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great..food, service, ambience and the crowd. Nice place! Our Waitress Mel was superb! Cheers!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Seafood worth getting messy
I went to the Fish Shack with a friend and had the most AMAZING dinner. We shared a selection of different types of seafood and were equipped with all sorts of tools to eat it with. Not only was it delicious, it was a fun way to enjoy dinner. I definitely recommend wearing the bib - it gets messy! The cornbread is insane. I will be back for sure - I just wish it was closer for me to get too!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Time - Good Meal
We were looking for a place in Vancouver to grab a quick meal of seafood and settled on the Fish Shack. We made our reservations on-line and proceeded to the restaurant. The area in the block around the restaurant was starting to look a little run down, but we continued on to the Fish Shack. It was worth the trip. The atmosphere is energetic, and the restaurant was filled with people who looked to be enjoying an evening out. The food was served promptly, was well prepared, all in all Well Done!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite brunch item is
My favorite brunch item is the fish and chips benedict. Very unique concept with a crispy and nicely battered fish in the middle of two biscuits.
I liked their coleslaw on my first visit but then I no longer liked it as much anymore since I think the taste of the horseradish was too overpowering.
Another top recommendation is their toffee pudding. It is really the best of the best!
Their Sicilian style mussels is also a must try. :)
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great menu, lots
Good food, great menu, lots of action, enjoyable evening!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the relax feel of
I loved the relax feel of the place, although a bit loud if you were with a group of 3 or more? We went as my husband is a fish and chips guy, and trying to find the best! This came very close to it ! We shared the bucket o clams amazing !! , and i had the clam vongolie , which was delicious, lots of clams and muscles, and garlic!!
The service was good, attentive but not hovering...
I will be back and recommend it to all my friends.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and energetic
Great atmosphere and energetic staff. Very attentive. The food was so delicious I can't wait to try out other menu items.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but
The fish tacos are so tasty.
Their fish and chips are good, only they have to change the oil for the deep fryer more frequently.
The oil turned old, the color on the deep fried fish turned pretty dark and affect the taste a bit.
The fresh oysters are very good with a very good price too. Definitely will go back for the oysters and will try different items on the menu.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Dinner Out
Good, vibrant place to come for a casual dinner out. Nice menu. Enjoyed the mussels, seafood chowder and halibut and chips. All food was good and great portion sizes. I agree with other reviewers regarding too many fries. Not sure if you can order salad instead of fries. The fish and chips comes with great coleslaw though. We will return with friends and try out some other types of great westcoast fish.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fisherman's catch was
The fisherman's catch was nice to share with the table along with additional appetizers of deep fried oysters and salmon cakes. It was a terrific way to celebrate a birthday.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a land locked Albertan, I make it a point to eat fish when I travel to the Vancouver area so was excited to try The Fish Shack. It did not disappoint! The salmon cakes were crispy outside and had a fabulous flavor. The coleslaw that accompanied them had a kick from some horseradish. The "Buck-a-Shuck" oyster special was fabulous and the Fish Taco main dish were fresh And flavorful. Would recommend this spot for sure!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. There wasn't anything we tried that we did not like. We will definitely be back again.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twice in One Week
We liked the Fish Shack so much we came back twice in one week, once for the fish & chips and once for the fish tacos. For the fish and chips you get to choice from a larger variety of fish than most places and the fish and chips are steaming hot. Also get to choose between fish, prawn or lobster tacos. Victoria Island Ice Tea was memorable. Service was great, from the women who greet you at the front desk to David who is a true gem of a waiter, very friendly and personable. The decor is hip and we love the 2 story wall of pallets, what a unique idea. The only down side is the volume of music is a bit too loud for easy conversation.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mihailo is the best bartender!
The Fish Shack was spotted on a walk up Granville, I read the menu and decided Sunday I was gonna feast on the Lobster Broil for $19.99. Well 1 lobster, 12 oysters, 1 beer, 1 shot of tequila and 1 long island iced tea I needed to head for the airport! I was full in my tummy and happy with the company of Mihailo the bartender and Hanna another patron!
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great fish and chips fish
Great fish and chips fish tacos were amazing this part of van is a bit scuzzy but the food was fabulous
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extensive menu, great brunches and friendly staff! What more do you want?
Lively area along the Granville strip. It wasn't that busy but we were early.,I have seen it pretty full. It's a large restaurant with patio seething and lots inside too... We will be back!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood. Great prices.
Great seafood. Great prices. Must try the sticky toffee pudding"
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place for a celebration
I went to the Fish Shack for a Bachelorette party dinner. I had booked us a reservation, through their super easy to use open table service & we were still seated almost immediately. The downstairs was very busy, as the place is very popular & when we explained to the hostess that we were celebrating, she sat us in the upstairs, which was empty at the time so we could converse easily. The service was excellent, our waiter was very attentive, polite, knowledgeable about the menu & made suitable recommendations for food plus fun drink options for the Bachelorette who is allergic to alcohol. The food was amazing, well cooked & portion sizes were quite large. Plus they treated the Bachelorette to dessert! We would definitely eat here again.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I saw this restaurant in a Hospitality Design magazine and loved the décor (what a great use of shipping palettes!) We were in Vancouver for a family trip (my mom, dad, aunt, husband and I) and made a reservation for 6:45. Table was ready for us and although we waited a bit before someone came over, from there on it was a fabulous experience. Our server Courtney was so knowledgeable and fun, she took my dad's joking well and threw it back at him! We had oysters to start (must have the Kusshi) and mom and I shared the Fisherman's Catch which was such a fun experience eating with our hands wearing very stylish bibs.
A must go!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prompt & attentive service.
Prompt & attentive service. Delicious eggs benedict! Perfectly runny when poached egg was cut in half. Glad my party came in before noon as the place started filling up!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Great vibe. Great location for a pre-gig meal.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed it very much!
The service my friend and I had was exceptional - really friendly people. The food was fresh and the drinks we ordered were great. It was definitely a good idea to make a reservation though it was only for the two of us, and opentable made it very convenient to do so.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fish and brunch selection
My wife and I had a quiet brunch on Sunday. We will definitely return soon.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great if you like fresh seafood
We were visiting Vancouver on vacation and were a little nervous about the neighborhood, but that was not a worry at all. The food was excellent and the service was also fantastic. This is not a place to go if you want a romantic dinner, but if you just want good food and a good time at a reasonable price, this is the place. I also want to recommend the Toffee Sticky Pudding. MMMMMMMMMMM GOOD!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the fish theme
We have dined here a couple of times before going to the theatre. The service is friendly and prompt. The oysters are divine with the various dips. The entrees are really tasty but the salt factor could be taken down a few notches. The fried oyster appetizer in particular was crusted with salt? I think the food is high quality enough to stand on its own without the saline. Cheers & we will be back. Our server was excellent and knowledgable!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and great service
Decor is very nice. Staff is great and very knowledgeable. Ask for recommendation and u won't be disapointed.
My wife and I went for a romantic dinner, we loved the restaurant even though it gets quite lound.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood and service
Great seafood and service at a very reasonable price. My wife's new place to go for dinner before Canuck games and Brodway Across Canada Shows at the QE, Try the seafood pot highly recommended !!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fish prepared simply.
Great ace for seafood. Best mussels I've ever had.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gluten Free Fish and Chips!
Rare find.. Gluten Free fish and Chips! Yummy, non-greasy, and a great place to go for drinks with friends.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our fist time at the Fish Shack....although it did take a while to get the waiter to come to our table to take our order for drinks we finally had to mention to the hostess that we needed some service . Once she got there attention it was excellent service.
We enjoyed the food, good portions for the money although the Mussel steamer would have been nice with a baguette on the side but was not included. We also enjoyed the halibut and fries they were excellent. The Po Boy was good as well but also would have been nice with a little coleslaw on the side :)
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fish, staff, oysters, location. Might have to travel back to yvr just to back to this place!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great. The food was amazing. The staff were nice, fun, and abundant. They turned having a meal from just eat to a complete experience. It was a great time and have already started recommending the fish shack to friends and family. The only thing I have negative to say about the restaurant is that it was a bit loud it felt like I had to yell at times. A small detail that didn't ruin the experience.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish Shack Burger & Beer
Like all Glowbal restaurants, Fish Shack has a $10 Burger & Beer lunch special on Fri. Their offering is a blackened snapper burger. It was really good, and it was nice that they offered us the option of swapping out the beer for a pop. Hopefully, this doesn't get them in trouble, but for those of us who have to go back to work, as well as those who don't drink beer, it's a good option to have. The burger was really nice, with a tomato salsa that added a little bit of acidity. As usual, their fries were very good. The server was very friendly and attentive, & my whole party of 4 enjoyed lunch immensely
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time there
We sat at the bar and it was quite entertaining. The service and the food was excellent. We'd go back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for fish and seafood. It's great to have a specialty restaurant that caters also to dietary needs like gluten free fish & chips.basic decor but when you want fish it's the go to place. Reasonably priced for the lunch box special - only 11.99 and the portions are generous. Also flexible with mixing and matching. Don't want the fries then have soup or a salad.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great nee place
We came here for my sister's graduation dinner and service was very quick, we got our food roght away and when we had an issue with the Fisherman's Catch, they replaced it right away and gave us dessert for free as well and it was only because we had failed to read something on the menu properly. This is a great place to eat, especially if you are a seafood lover or pescatarian, it's quite delicious and the wines on the list were pretty good as well.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a reservation for this
I made a reservation for this place but when I arrived it seemed like they didn't have a table reserved for me and my partner. The lady at the front said "oh let me see where I can place you". That would be my only complaint but either than that the food was great and well cooked. Definitely recommend
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good selection of menu items. The fish and chips were well prepared and the service was cordial.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM