Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The Fish Shack

1026 Granville St. (Nelson St.) Send to Phone
Get ready to rock your boat at this lively downtown seafood spot.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

* Click here for rating key

The Fish Shack Restaurant Review

: If you're seeking an intimate restaurant on the Granville Strip, this isn't it. This joint jumps like party night at Neptune’s cave, and just like that ancient god of the seas, everything seems larger than life, especially the giant fresh sheet blackboard and huge multi-screen TVs. Start with seafood taquitos or popcorn shrimp, and then dive into the raw oyster options and mains that include boatloads of sockeye salmon, halibut, albacore tuna, catfish, sablefish and more served grilled or blackened. Fish ‘n’ chips lovers may choose from halibut, lingcod or snapper that comes with a side of creamy horseradish, kimchi or Asian vinaigrette coleslaw. Kennebec fries are first-rate. Alternatively, opt for Atlantic lobster with Cajun fries or the shareable Fisherman’s Catch platter awash with Dungeness crab, lobster, mussels, snow crab, prawns and calamari. Enthusiastic servers can steer you through the creative cocktail list and beer sheet. The wine list (Prosecco, five whites and five reds) has some surprising and well-priced bottles. Save room for the killer desserts such as the fried peanut butter bar and house-made fritters with lemon-chocolate sauce.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.