Fish swim in schools to practice their scales and earn tartar diplomas. Encourage continuing piscine education with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of sustainable fish and chips, drinks, and more at Red Fish Blue Fish on Wharf Street.
Voted Victoria’s best fish & chips by _Black Press _ in 2010, this relaxed dockside eatery navigates a maelstrom of fish and chips, seaworthy sandwiches, and more, all of it as environmentally friendly as it is ectothermic. Cast a tongue-net into the menu for the classic Wild Pacific fish and chips, battered with tartar sauce and conversing in (protected) dolphin-clicks with slaw and hand-cut Kennebec chips ($11 for a piece of halibut and $16.50 for two; $10 for one piece of salmon and $15 for two; $10 for one piece of cod and $15 for two). Tacones, which is “tacos” plus “cones” if spoken underwater, come in grilled tortilla hand rolls with a side of slaw and a pearl-worthy feast of accoutrements. The grill-seared albacore tuna tacones, for instance, don a jaunty sailor’s hat of spicy spot prawn mayo, pea shoots, and lemon-pickled onions ($6 for one, $10 for two). The stand’s many sandwiches, served on fresh Irene’s Bakery Portuguese buns with organic greens, include the “Cod Dog,” splashing in just a touch of dill’d dijonaisse ($9).
Although barbecuing below deck is recommended only for seasoned sailors, Red Fish Blue Fish have mastered the art of seasoning, basting, and ‘cuing wild salmon, Thetis Queen tuna, Fanny Bay oysters, and other wily wonders of the waves ($11–$18, served on either salad or chips). Today’s catch of a Groupon is equally good for lunch, dinner, or breaks between squid-tango performances.
Black Press named Red Fish Blue Fish the Best Fish and Chips of 2010, and enRoute named it one of the top 10 "Best Meals to Eat on Your Feet." Red Fish Blue Fish is frequently featured in the press. Zagat rated the food as "very good to excellent." Nearly 100 Yelpers give it a near-perfect average of 4.5 stars, and 88 per cent of nearly 560 Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant.
- “Word is out and the line-ups are long” for the “best seafood you’ll get from” a “cargo container converted” into a seasonal “stand on the docks” say finny fans of this “Ocean Wise” “bare-bones” Downtowner; even if there are “no tables, just benches”, its “new take on classic fish ’n’ chips” and “tacos second to none” are “good for your taste buds and conscience” – and also your wallet. – Zagat
1006 Wharf St.
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