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#2121 Mike K.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:19 AM

Ok, so it looks like the Old Vic Fish and Chips place is undergoing a reno and has not closed.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

When I go for fish and chips I am really not into standing in a cue that is very long such as RFBF out side on a dock with not nearly enough seats. I think RFBF is a bit of a novelty because of the shipping container feeling.

Barbs is OK with me but their small local business is gone its all big time now mostly tourists.

 

Old British, Haultain, The one on Fairfield by Moss as well as the one on Estavan in Oak Bay are all nice. Haultain is good because it still has the small greasy spoon feel with lots of character and characters inside

 

 

I used to really enjoy a fish and chip shop which is long gong Used to be at Admirals and Esq rd in the 80s and early 90s before the current condo was built



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 12:06 PM

RFBF is popular because it is easily the best fish. Novelty has very little to do with it.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 12:22 PM

When I go for fish and chips I am really not into standing in a cue that is very long such as RFBF out side on a dock with not nearly enough seats. I think RFBF is a bit of a novelty because of the shipping container feeling.

Barbs is OK with me but their small local business is gone its all big time now mostly tourists.

 

Old British, Haultain, The one on Fairfield by Moss as well as the one on Estavan in Oak Bay are all nice. Haultain is good because it still has the small greasy spoon feel with lots of character and characters inside

 

 

I used to really enjoy a fish and chip shop which is long gong Used to be at Admirals and Esq rd in the 80s and early 90s before the current condo was built

RFBF has lasted too long to be considered a novelty.

 

The Fish Store is way better than Barb's IMHO when at Fisherman's Wharf. The Halibut Malu (soup) is from another world.



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:45 PM

Cod tails are still cheap.

 

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 04:29 PM

So for example what makes a Piece of Deep Fried Battered Halibut better at RFBF than at Barbs?



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 04:45 PM

So the Esquimalt Mexican restaurant is rumored to be taking over the old Kings Deli. Don't know if it's a second location or a move.
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 08:23 PM

By far the best halibut and chips is at Naughty Nellies, but don't go at dinner time or you won't get in.

Here's a recent comment on Trip Advisor which is inaccurate. The place is on Shelbourne near the old winery.

Nice location on the harbour

We ate on the patio during Blues Fest which was a treat. Great house wine and tasty finger food. We would go back.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:09 PM

So for example what makes a Piece of Deep Fried Battered Halibut better at RFBF than at Barbs?

Fresher oil, better chips, half the price, more choices. And fish tacos.

 

By far the best halibut and chips is at Naughty Nellies, but don't go at dinner time or you won't get in.

Here's a recent comment on Trip Advisor which is inaccurate. The place is on Shelbourne near the old winery.

I suspect they meant Nautical Nellies, which matches the rest of that description. They have a good fish and chips, less battered and a bit healthier. I like the location, but it's arguably overpriced.


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#2130 ZGsta

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:51 PM

The one on Fairfield by Moss as well as the one on Estavan in Oak Bay are all nice. Haultain is good because it still has the small greasy spoon feel with lots of character and characters inside

 

Those are the best 3 for my money as well.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:23 AM

Fresher oil, better chips, half the price, more choices. And fish tacos

 

 

Huh That is interesting I just checked the menus online and there inst anything half price at RFBF compared to any other fish and chip shop in this city in fact the prices are all about the same. Just wondering what you found that was half the price



#2132 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:43 AM

McKenzie/Borden Tim Hortons is already open. they don't waste time. It looks smaller than the one that was across the street a few years ago.


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#2133 Greg

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:41 AM

Huh That is interesting I just checked the menus online and there inst anything half price at RFBF compared to any other fish and chip shop in this city in fact the prices are all about the same. Just wondering what you found that was half the price

Didn't intend to suggest RFBF was cheaper as much as that Barb's is pricey. And yeah, "half" is a pretty serious exaggeration!



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:12 AM

6 Mile Pub is the oldest by a long shot nothing even comes close Not only oldest in Victoria but oldest in BC


I thought Four Mile was older.

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:26 AM

6 mile is continuous operation



#2136 Mike K.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 01:19 PM

We must be nearing a good 10 or so Central American/Mexican eateries in downtown Victoria, now.

 

Vancouver-based La Taqueria is opening a location in the space formerly occupied by Real Taste of India (next to Brothers barber and Pho Vy) on Fort between Douglas and Blanshard.

 

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:28 PM

^ I do believe I already posted about this.

EDIT- I actually broke about the space across the street becoming Mexican also. We are getting a "little Mexico"

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#2138 lanforod

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:27 PM

Another Mexican. Man...

When are we going to get a high end Chinese seafood restaurant.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 09:58 AM

Burnside-Gorge - you mentioned the Esq Mexican moving dwtn - is that still happening? Or is it just YVR's La Taqueria on the N side of the street?



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:11 PM

I had been told that ESQ Mex restaurant will be moving into the old Kings Deli.
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