The Fish Shack
The Fish Shack

The Fish Shack

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fish-shack.com/
  • Phone: 6046781049x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 1:00am
    Friday 11:30am - 2:00am
    Saturday 10:30am - 2:00am
    Sunday 10:30am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Brent O'Connor 778-980-4569x
  • Special Events: Book your special Event at The Fish Shack! for information pertaining to special events, contact us at info@fish-shack.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nelson & Granville
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public lot as well as street parking
A word from The Fish Shack
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.

Be lured by the freshest seafood direct from the boat to your table. Fish so fresh they jump off the plate, oysters worthy of slurping and the best fish n’ chips you’ve ever had.
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The Fish Shack reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (37)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (21)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (12)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food great environment
    DVanlove
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything is great! The clams we had was delicious. However, our server was too busy watching the football game. Was not impressed. Service was not that great even though the restuarant was quiet
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Find!!
    dining42
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I have heard about this restaurant and I am so glad that I finally got there. Happy hour was great and the regular menu was also good. I will be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun pub like atmosphere
    sbg12
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was a good place for a quick dinner. Fun, loud, good food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's OK, but is that OK?
    Canv
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Looked forward to having some fresh seafood. Two of us Ordered the Fish Tacos Lunchbox and two ordered the clam chowder bowls. My wife makes clam chowder which this was a weaker version of. Needs more substance to is and flavor. The fish tacos were very bland. No cajan seasoning, very little shredded fish, but nicely seasoned fries. Sorry but we expected more. Our friends felt the same as us about their chowder especially after they have come to love my wife's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as good as expected
    mag128
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    going in to the fish shack i was having a hugh expectation because it was part of the glowbal group and all the other glowbal restaurants i have been was pretty good. i went in with my husband and another couple for happy hour. the menu selection was very limited and the portion size compared to Coast was a lot smaller and food didnt taste as good as expected either. Overall, i wouldn't consider going back or recommending to friends at this point.
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  • was way to noisy
    2notimpressed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    service horrible the restaraunt was way to noisy,we actually ended up walking out
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    FishShack
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent food and great value. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OKAY OKAY
    Somethingfishy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Seafood was very good; friendly staff, very casual, noise level high; probably not a place i would look to go back to; staff not very knowledgeable about seafood or vancouver ....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    food, server was great we booked online and the hostess couldn't find our reservation, so manger stepped in to help it all worked out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    CCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Visited Vancouver with family and was seeking a casual local place for seafood. Fish Shack was perfect - food was great and service was lovely. We were there for an early dinner and the atmosphere was kid/family friendly. We'll definitely return when we're next in Vancouver!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but missing item on to go
    tinyfootmom
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Seafood was very fresh & good and waitress was very kind & nice. I also order two more dishes to go after dining, however, they didn't give me the right amount of food at beginning (I ordered two dishes to go and they only gave me one), and at the end, they forgot to give me the baguette which came with my steamer dish! I found out when I arrived home and felt quite disappointed of this miss out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Im deaf
    plati
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Overall the food and service was good. Staff was more than helpful and courteous. There was no need for music to be so loud. It was an obstruction to conversation, dinner and even in placing an order.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour Brunch
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Buck a shuck is a steal from opening - 6pm. Brunch was delicious. Caesars were creative. Our server Britney was cheerful and attentive. Enjoyed a good meal with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Fun and Frenzied
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were in downtown Vancouver and this restaurant was recommended to us. Fun place albeit very noisy by the end of the night. Had great grilled salmon, but portions are a bit on the small size. Good desserts, but had to wait ages for them. Nice decor, slightly dodgy area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same Fish Shack
    Vancity
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What happened? It used to be such a fun place with good food and great service. Definitely one of my favourites at one time. This most recent experience was disappointing. I'm not even going to bother with the food review. The entire experience began and ended with our server. He was abrupt and practically demanded our drink orders. But it's entirely a new experience when the bartender(?) comes up and serves a drink we ordered and stated, "I thought I'd bring this up here because your server forgot." Awesome. I'm just going to fast forward to the end when we were paying our bill. Our server SAT DOWN AT OUR TABLE while we paid. YES. HE SAT DOWN. Then he started to complain to us about his double-shift. Seriously? Such a shame Fish Shack...
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  • Womp womp
    Hmmm
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was looking forward to the Fish Shack, it's a Glowbal restaurant so I was hopeful it would be tasty and I was seriously letdown. My lobster was cold, tough and small and our server didn't seem to know much about anything. They couldn't even log into their computer system to check our reservation.
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  • Very good experience
    Mermaid
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We arrived before 6 p.m. and ordered numerous appetizers which were half price - all were delicious, especially the baked oysters in garlic butter and the calamari. All the seafood tasted fresh and was well cooked. Service was very good. Wine was only $5.00 a glass at that time, which made it a very reasonable cost meal before the theatre. However, apart from the sparkling white (excellent), wine is served in thick tumblers - good wine but just doesn't taste quite the same without a stem glass. My first time at this restaurant but I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish and assorted seafood
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is the place to go in Yaletown for seafood. Packed at 7PM. Varieties and selections change, but all appeared top quality and deliciously prepared. Everyone seemed to be enjoying their orders from grilled, to fried, to steamers, to raw, to specials. I enjoyed a few premium oysters. My partner had a pound of steamed mussels that looked to be three pounds. The halibut special was perfectly done with jasmine basil rice. Two parties on either side of us were chowing on huge portions of mixed grills consisting of clams, mussels, lobster, crab, oysters, scallops and shrimp with ear corn and fresh bread for dipping in the sauce of the total concoction. Top notch service, as well. A must do in Yaletown. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour makes for happy foodies
    wincris
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Girlfriends and I ventured to Glowbal's The Fish Shack for an evening of Happy Hour and conversation. We made reservations for 5pm so we could still get the Happy Hour specials of 50% off appetizers, a Buck a shuck of oysters and $5 drinks! it was a match made in heaven! The oysters were delicious for two of us since we were the only two diners whom eat it. We tried, the salmon crab cakes (mostly salmon though), prawn cocktail (only 3 large prawns ~ thank goodness it was 50% off) and the calamari! Would we dine there again? Absolutely. Service was excellent and attentive!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buck-a-Shuck Oysters!
    jcpooVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Came here for lunch and was pleasantly surprised they have buck a shuck!! delicious delicious lighthouse oysters
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fishing on Granville
    Bluey
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This little restaurant is low key and casual, good for summer dining, food was good (could have been a little hotter) the server was pleasant but a little forgetful! Oysters were great and my godson from Wellington, New Zealand enjoyed it very much, noise level was a bit high for me! Would definately go there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Really liked the Menu here, there was a great range of seafood offerings. The vibe was fun as well, i could see myself stopping in there again for beers after work. The deep fried oysters were the highlight and we had the big catch for our main meal. The flavors were delicious but i wish our server had given me more warning before she dumped in all the drawn butter, i would have preferred to keep that out of there. We couldn't help but compare this to the Crab Pot in Seattle - don't, or you will be disappointed. Price wise it makes the Fish Shack seem like a total rip off although the flavors were better here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nosiy but great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If you don't mind sitting close to the next table then this is a good restaurant to try out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour.
    SuEJVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Dropped in for happy hour...which was fantastic! Had the popcorn shrimp, fried oysters, prawns and some buck a shuck oysters. Looking fwd to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected
    Ready4dine
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Made a reservation for a party of four without a problem. Had never been in the area and didn't know what to expect. Nice design! Well qualified and friendly staff. Humorous! Had lobster, steamy mussels and halibut. Very tasteful. Also deserts of good quality. We liked it and we'll recommend it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy fresh fish !!
    fish4two
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Loved the fresh catch and lobster bibs !! It was our wedding anniversary and we were served a special baguette starter and dessert on the house ! Thanks so much ..you made our nite. They even rang the bell as we left :) It was fun to try a new restaurant with so much character !
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing dinner...
    Schwerdtner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This place has gone down... The Staff was not sharp at all and our server seems to be stoned. The food was thread full and my lobster overcooked and disgusting. After all experience a minus 5.... There are better Seafood places in Downtown and I'm not coming back here again.
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  • Par for the course
    Janette
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    First time at this restaurant, server was ok, spilled sauce down my friends purse and menus on the table, he was embarrassed and cleaned it all up. Took a while for us to get drinks, ordered the buck a shuck, found a lot of shells in my oysters. Popcorn shrimp was disappointing, the batter wasn't crunchy and fell off, crab cakes were good. There's a lot of competition in Vancouver for oysters, think I'd rather try somewhere else before going back, if I go back.
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  • Best Casual Seafood Place
    DDPOPZ
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The Fisherman's Catch is a great deal and the best item on the menu to order with two people. DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip this place if u can
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Although we had made a reservation and our table was clearly available, the hostess made it very obvious she did not care to seat us right away. She went about "taking care of" trivial stuff before she came back to us, apologizing "for the wait" If this establishment is going to charge that kind of money for the awful quality of food, there are a lot of cheaper places that serve far more decent food. It was a waste of my gift card. Had we known, we would have just spent it on drinks only.
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  • Over rated
    chowchow
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Overall, food was ok, our server is very kind and helpful!! Except when she made a wrong order, one of the bar server was very rude about it. The bar server came back with the right order and just slide the food on to out table and left, without saying anything!! Even though our server did came back and make sure we are ok with everything, that bar server just totally ruined my appetitie for the night!!!
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    VanCityFoodie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Good selection of fish however, don't expect to leave with a full stomach. Our server also had no idea which fish were white fish and which were not.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • half-hearted apology
    fishshackdiner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I was pro-active and made reservations to the restaurant ahead of time. We've liked the food there in our previous experiences and our friends had wanted to try. When we got to the restaurant, we told the hostess that we had the booking. She apologized and told us that someone had taken our reservations but that she had a table leaving and we will be seated promptly. I was unhappy that they didn't check phone numbers with the guest before giving the table to them. This meant we had to wait, something I tried to avoid by making the reservations. What annoyed me more was when that table she spoke of did leave, it was not cleaned immediately, and we spent another 10 minutes staring at it until another waitress asked if we were helped.
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  • Good pre-show coice
    Gumby
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great place to eat prior to attending anything along the Granville strip. Close to the Orpheum, Vogue and Fan Club to name a few
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Cfoodluvr
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had never heard of your restaurant till this week Friends gave a good review and we thought we would try it to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary!!! We loved it and our server was excellent!!! We'll be back...with some friends :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    JessD
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have been to three other Glowbal restaurants and had wonderful experiences, the service, food and atmosphere were great. However my experience at the Fish Shack was far from good. We got sat along the wall in a table so close to the ones beside us that it felt like we were eating with the other couples. We asked to move which the hostess was clearly not very happy about. I waited probably 15 minutes for a refill on my water and couldn't get anyones attention was ready to walk up to the bar myself and ask. My baked potato was cold and the lobster was luke warm. The restaurant was tastefully decorated but the the food and service did not live up to the Glowbal name. Would not go back.
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  • BlueFlame
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Was only in Vancouver for 2 nights and wanted to try some fish while I was there. Looked up in Trip Advisor and found The Fish Shack recommended. Was excellent for casual dining with a great selection of fish on offer. Would definitely return
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    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This is just a noisy bar that sells average fish,not what we were looking for at all
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can you say fresh seafood?
    eatyourfaceoff
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Having been to Fish Shack many times before, the quality of food was no surprise to me. My fellow diners thoroughly enjoyed their dishes and were very pleased with the recommendation. The place was packed with many people waiting outside. The poor servers were running around trying to handle the dinner crowd. There appeared to be three servers for the entire restaurant. It was difficult to get service (needed a wet napkin), but I understood why. The food has been delicious every time I have been to FS and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood
    jac123
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We ordered the Small Catch and there was a ton of food. Great tasting and as always, the buck a shuck is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic