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The Fish Shack - Permanently Closed

3.8
3.8
1186 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 11:30am - Midnight Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - Midnight Weekend Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 678-1049

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Brent O'Connor: (778) 980-4569

  • Neighborhood

    Yaletown

  • Cross street

    Nelson & Granville

  • Parking details

    Public lot as well as street parking

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. SS

    SusanS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Be selective regarding the menu. Those who ordered fish and chips loved it! The fish taco's - well not so much.... lacked flavour and the combo of ingredients was not special at all. Two people at our table ordered the fish tacos and left most of it. Other that that the space is nice, the servers were friendly and attentive.
  2. VW

    VirginiaW

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. The Ahi Tuna Salad was perfect.
  3. AH

    AlexisH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Salmon was over cooked but everything else was good!
  4. SM

    SusanneM

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service. Not attentive at all. Had to ask other servers for side plates, more drinks, new cutlery..... Chowder had cornstarch or something in it. Was like glue. Crab was good but server never brought drawn butter. Wont go back.
  5. LC

    LauraC

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wondered if our food came lukewarm was cos they purposely did not want to burn our fingers when we dug into our seafood. The lobster was good. Wished the kitchen had helped with cracking the shells a bit as some was more difficult even with the tools given. The fish n chips was oh soooo good!!
  6. E

    Eric

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Place wasnt too bad, we had a buy up deal which included a lot of food, first time I havent been able to finish a meal! We did order extra food, tacos were alright as well as the oysters. I think next time we will stick with the buy up deal only.
  7. CZ

    CathyZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Three people had the mussels and clams and enjoyed them. Three others had fish and chips and found them very greasy. Cole slaw was strong and unappetizing.
  8. SD

    SamD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place to go if you love your shellfish, crab, lobster, prawns galore, we had the platter which was incredible! If you love getting gloriously messy whilst cracking into your lobster, you will love it as much as we did!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Calamari was not good and the portion was small. Try the Arms Reach if you’d like to taste Calamari Popcorn shrimp were to heavily battered. Steamers were good Pinot noir needs a price adjustment. We came from west Van and wanted to try over our usual at the Coast.
  10. JB

    JennyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The oysters were plump and fresh and the steamers were great. The music was way, way too loud for a dining room (this place isn't meant to be a dance bar, right?) and our party of four could not stand the heavy rock music. Is there no music that is more neutral, that might appeal to a larger audience? It was downright jarring trying to eat with that noise going on. I would recommend this restaurant with the proviso that you'd have to like heavy, loud rock while you eat.
  11. LP

    LindaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Vancouver for the first time from UK. Happy to recommend it. Good busy vibe, excellent food and service.
  12. T

    Traveller

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great service and the fish and chip is one of the best I've tried.
  13. MH

    MasaH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Most of foods were a little greasy.
  14. M

    Minita

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The oysters didn’t taste that fresh. I actually had a stomachache after. We had the big catches, it’s not a good bang for your buck at all. Don’t think we’re care to come back anytime.
  15. MS

    MissSue

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We found for a date night excursion, that the restaurant was quite noisy. It is more of a "pub" type of atmosphere than a fine dining experience. The crab was overcooked but the clam chowder was delicious. Excellent, friendly service. However, there is not a lot a menu variety for people who want to eat light. We would give the restaurant another try as it was a busy night on Valentine's Day and that may have been the reason for the overcooked crab.
  16. JT

    JamieT

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not what it used to be. Some of the servers seem as they don't even want to be there and food quality is nothing like it used to be. I used to love this place and now I wouldn't recommend it.
  17. AA

    AlanA

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was lukewarm, service slow and front of the house was irritated that we were not overly thrilled with where she tried to sit us after making a reservation. This was disappointing as we had specifically returned because our first visit was very good. How can things change so much in less than a month?
  18. JC

    JaneC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress , Tina was fantastic. Food , service and atmosphere were excellent. I love the buck a shuck ! And the snow crab legs and lobster. Portions were a good size.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    service was terrible and slow and not accomindating
  20. EV

    EastVanGal

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were seated right away and had a lovely server. I had the Taco Trio. The first two were delicious, but I wasn’t a big fan of the Asian style taco. The flavours really didn’t work for me. The space was great, loved the walls. We’ll go again!
  21. C

    Canont

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were wonderful . Everyone loved their meal. Service was accomodating, attentive but not intrusive . Definitely would recommend
  22. PS

    PinkStar

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome and relaxing Lots of fun Food is good Love the service It will be our annual Super Bowl destination This is our third year watching Super Bowl there
  23. TG

    TheGlutenFreeActress

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a double date there on Saturday night. Her surgery was kind and funny. The food was really great! I loved all of it and so did our guests, except I found the coleslaw was too intense with horseradish or the Asian vinaigrette. Overall it was a fantastic time
  24. H

    Happydiner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first experience at the Fish Shack. It was very good! Friendly service, fun atmosphere, very good food. We normally go to the Coast Seafood, but we will be back at the Fish Shack soon for a fun, casual and relaxing dinner. Also great Caesar cocktail choices! Will defintely be back to try another caesar. I had the ling cod meal and my husband had the burger. The fries were a bit too salty, but otherwise great meal for the price!
  25. E

    Eddyt

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great delicious lobster ball which is one of my favorite. Good service and waitress respect disability people that they would communicate with pad note and pen. I am definitely going there again.
  26. SJ

    ShaliniJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time there for dine out Vancouver. Experience was great. Food was good. Service was great
  27. DF

    DianeF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with an attentive seriver. The ambience was excellent, the only downside was although we had booked we had to wait in the doorway getting a snarl for being in the way. The bar area was full of diners maybe this would be a better solution.
  28. TB

    TrinaB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good bar-style seafood, tasty casual bite. Loud venue.
  29. TL

    TLvan

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Went there for dine out Vancouver and got there early enough to catch the tail end of happy hour. They have decent $5 cocktails during happy hour. And buck a shuck all day, but the oysters are really small compared to other buck a shuck restaurants. Server checked on us frequently and the place gets pretty busy later in the evening. The food portions are on the small size. But overall good value for the amount your paying.
  30. XF

    604XFR

    Vancouver

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh daily oysters special. But the happy hour beer selection is limited.
  31. k

    kathleenelliot

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at the fish shack. Our server was great, food was speedy and fresh and deckhouse.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very underwhelming and we were disappointed with our meal. It was part of the Dine Out Vancouver so we had high expectations and it was mediocre to be nice about it! The fish/shrimp taco duo was very, very bland. The server was friendly and apologized but we paid and left accordingly.
  33. RH

    RosemaryH

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were quite a bit disappointed this time with the food. We had a 2 for dinner voucher which we do occasionally and have always been happy and satisfied, but this time at the Fish Shack the food was only so so. It was suppose to be a 3 course dinner. So the soup a clam schowder arrived lukewarm so we had it brought back to the kitchen. We received another "hotter" one but we could only find one tiny piece of clam in the soup. Then for the main course, a salmon/crab dish on a bed of mashed potatoes and grilled brussels sprouts? First of all somehow that doesn't go well together. The piece of salmon was dry, the mashed potatoes were lukewarm and the brussels sprouts were also so so. The only thing that was OK was the desert, simple but good. I must say our waiter was very friendly We dine there before truly enjoyed the seafood, which was fresh and tasty
  34. V

    ruegayoV

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Dine Out Vancouver 2018 menu was amazing. The two of us shared two menus and were able to try 5 different dishes. All being delicious and value for money (CAD20 for the menu). The service, unlike what we saw in other reviews, was swift, warm and friendly.
  35. B

    Bebot

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our food took forever to arrive. I ordered the dine out menu. Entree took 45 minutes to arrive. The eat all you can mussels had a few bad ones that made my son feel sick afterwards. Otherwise food was tasty and server was friendly.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I didn't note down our Servers name, she's tall and blonde, but she was exceptional and very friendly. We didn't do Dine out but had purchased the dinner gift certificates for 2 and were very happy with our meal.
  37. L

    Lynn

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The place was packed, had to breathe in to get past other diners to be seated. Server was very pleasant, but had far too many tables to handle, thereby making the service not what it could have been. Our seafood steamers arrived and the food was cold. Ice cold, not just luke warm. It was replaced with hot versions but we had a bit of a wait.
  38. GT

    GiannaT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  39. j

    johng

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Tried Fish Shack for the first time on a Dine Out Vancouver promo. Appies were lobster Mac and cheese balls, main seared tuna, desert stick toffee pudding. The app had little to no seafood or cheese in it and was basically just a deepfried ball of macaroni, pretty gross and I would not recommend it. The main was much better than the app, seared tuna was done beautifully, very thin uniform layer of cooked flesh on the most outer edge and a fantastic dark red centre, whomever did the tuna did it right. The sides with the main were cold, like chilled cold, it was a bit odd to say the least, ice cold potatoe cubes and green beans, meh. The desert, was neither sticky or pudding like, more closely to a pound cake with butterscotch sauce, not bad but also not really what I would call sticky toffee pudding. Our server was really good, friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is pretty neat, but loud and the tables are separated by probably less than a foot, so if you're looking for a more private romantic feel this is probably not your place. While I didn't love this meal, I also didn't hate it. I might go back sometime, but I'm not in a rush.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    Reso was at 7 but seated at 745

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The Fish Shack - Permanently Closed is rated 3.8 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nelson & Granville

  • Neighborhood

    Yaletown

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 11:30am - Midnight Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - Midnight Weekend Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public lot as well as street parking

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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