Haultain Fish & Chip Cafe
1127 Haultain Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 1V4
Say goodbye to frozen fish sticks! Haultain’s staff spend their mornings carving up fresh fish to sizzle in their fryers. The best fish and chips in the city!
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Five-minute drive from downtown Victoria, one block off Cook Street|
|Cross Street |||Empire Street|
|Monday to Saturday, 11:30AM to 8PM / Sunday 3:30AM to 7:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 12, 2008
Haultain Fish and Chips is located in the only brick building in a residential zone on the edge of Victoria’s Cook Street Village. A huge, white fish-shaped sign advertises the restaurant that’s been a staple in the diets of Victoria fish fans for decades. Mary Schmidt, the current owner, has worked there 31 years, but Haultain’s has been frying up the most delicious fish in the city since the 1930s.
Take a Seat…if You Can Find One
If you can find yourself a seat in one of their seven red vinyl booths, and you hang around long enough, you’ll see why it’s such a popular fish and chips stop. The staff is seasoned – two of Haultain’s waitresses have been there sixteen years and know how to make you feel at home. The regulars come in droves for their weekly fried food fix and to chat with the employees. Out-of-towners are encouraged to sign the restaurant guest book. Prints of sailboats cover the sculpted plaster walls. Families pack themselves like sardines around the restaurant’s laminate tables. A long row of silver fryers fire and spit while they cook Haultain’s Island-famous cod, halibut, and french fries.
If you’re not in the mood for fish, the restaurant also serves deep-fried clams, chicken fingers, calamari, oysters, prawns, perogies, and a selection of burgers. They’ve been voted number one in the city by more magazines and newspapers than there are fish in the sea! If you’re looking to clog an artery or two, this is the place to enjoy doing it.
Don’t Come Too Hungry: Chances are you’ll have to wait a few minutes for a table