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About 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.

1026 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L5
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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

Cross Street:
Nelson & Granville

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 678-1049

Website:
http://www.fish-shack.com/

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.

Private Party Contact:
Brent O'Connor: (778) 980-4569

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Book your special Event at The Fish Shack! For information pertaining to special events, contact us at info@fish-shack.com.

The Fish Shack Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (6)
Late-night Find (6)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

service was terrible and slow and not accomindating

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food nice atmosphere

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Live Sports, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service and great food!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Reso was at 7 but seated at 745

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Terrible. Poor service. Server lied to us about a dish.thinking we cannot tell the difference between Thai curry sauce and a garlic sauce. We had to go downstairs to find her and ask her for our desserts which we waited 20 mins for. Food was bland and wouldn’t go back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went here for the first time during dine out Vancouver. The food was pretty terrible. The appetizer was bland. We paid $20 extra each for the fresh catch option for the entree and the portion was small and the food (corn and potatoes) were cold.. we had our server send the food back to reheat and when it returned the potatoes were reheated, but the crab and prawns were then cold. Very disappointing!! The dessert was supposed to be sticky toffee pudding and in reality was a dry price of white cake coated in caramel sauce with a little whipped cream. Again, very disappointed. I understand that the dine out vancouver festival means restaurants are very busy, especially on a weekend night. But as dine out is a great way to bring new clientele in and showcase great food/restaurants in the city, our experience here on Friday will ensure we will not be visiting this restaurant again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dine out menu $20 is very great and delicious.. a service is too friendly and ask my customers how is the good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Less food than I expected on dinner out manual and small catch.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Hugely disappointing. Had friends in for a day from the Valley. Place was loud and rather cold. Food was not hot and overall very disappointing. We will not be back.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I’ve been to Fish Shack multiple times and have always enjoyed their food, especially their buck-a-shuck oysters. Their 2018 Dine Out menu sounded promising but was so disappointing. The waitress got our order wrong (she didn’t repeat back to us when we ordered) and brought us shrimp bisque to start when we both ordered Lobster Mac & cheese balls. She didn’t seem happy when we told her we ordered the Mac n cheese. In retrospect, I should have just gone with her mistake. The lobster Mac & cheese balls were greasy and didn’t taste like lobster. The shrimp bisque looked and smelled better. Good thing we also ordered a dozen buck-a-shuck oysters and a Caesar from their happy hour menu. The oysters were good and the Caesar was good & spicy but I didn’t like that it didn’t have a celery salt rim. Instead it was just paprika or chili powder. Too spicy. The seared ahi tuna was underwhelming. No seasoning or flavour whatsoever on the tuna and the accompanying green beans were equally tasteless. The sticky toffee pudding was soft and moist but was cloyingly sweet. Overall a huge disappointment.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Dine Out menu looked good but was poorly executed. Entree was basically some seared tuna on boiled potatoes, artichoke, and mayonnaise. Their normal menu is good but this was disappointing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was very good, better than expected. But the bar fridge was broken so there wasn’t any cold wine. The wine list could use some help and a few rose’ wines!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Tried The Fish Shack during Dine Out Vancouver. The food was plentiful, very tasty and well presented. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. Definitely make reservations, it's well worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

First time-had DineOut menu. Will come next time to try brunch items

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The Dine Out Vancouver 2018 offered sufficient choices. The Shrimp Bisque could be warmer. The Seared Ahi Tuna was cooked to perfection. The Taco Duo was tasty. The sticky Toffee Pudding was very good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My friend and I decided to Dine Out here since we’ve been wanting to do a seafood share platter for a long time. This was a great place, the server (Kristen) was every efficient and amazing with her quality of service. This was actually my second time being served by her and all I can say is well done! Loved the Lobster MAC & cheese balls + the buck a shuck!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went to the dine-out lunch and encountered poor service from our waitress. Unfortunately, we didn't have a good experience with our food either. My husband's seared Ahi Tuna was bland and poorly presented although my duo tacos were fine.

The dine-out menu listed the dessert as "Sticky Toffee Pudding chantilly cream, salted toffee sauce" and what we were served was a small piece of dry cake with a sad imitation of caramel icing slapped on top with a dab of imitation whipping cream on the side. There was no salted toffee sauce either. It tasted awful and certainly not a Sticky Toffee Pudding as described on the dine-out menu! Fish Shack should not deceived their customers in this manner which is an extremely unethical practice and especially when they do offer the sticky toffee pudding on their regular standard menu. Hence, it's obvious that they are trying to save costs by serving a pathetic a small dry piece of cheap cake instead of the actual dessert stated on their dine-out menu.
We dined out frequently and also participated in the Vancouver Dine-Out every year since they started. This is the first time we have ever encountered such bad service and blatantly cheated on the entrée served. We also don't appreciate being snapped at by a waitress when requesting for a menu!
Overall, we had a horrible dining experience at The Fish Shack and definitely will not patronize or recommend this restaurant at all.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was good but super busy because of Dine Out so service was tough as the servers had to run around alot.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, People Watching, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for Dine Out Vancouver to try TheFish Shack for our first time. The service and ambiance was great. Unfortunately, the soup came out cold and our fish tacos were not the freshest with a fishy taste. The table next to us also had an issue with the food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Outstanding service, fantastic seafood, welcoming place and super happy 😃 hour

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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