Bowpicker

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To say the name of this restaurant correctly, pronounce the first syllable like the prow of a boat (“bough”), off of which fish are picked from a net. In fact, Bowpicker is a boat – a small fishing vessel now marooned on dry land. The fish and chips it serves are some of the best I’ve had anywhere. The fish is albacore tuna, dense and meaty, big hunks of it enveloped in a golden beer-batter coat. When I asked a member of the staff what made it so delicious, she answered, “It’s a secret. But we don’t know what the secret is.”

The fish is available as a five-piece platter or a three piece. Continue reading

To say the name of this restaurant correctly, pronounce the first syllable like the prow of a boat (“bough”), off of which fish are picked from a net. In fact, Bowpicker is a boat – a small fishing vessel now marooned on dry land. The fish and chips it serves are some of the best I’ve had anywhere. The fish is albacore tuna, dense and meaty, big hunks of it enveloped in a golden beer-batter coat. When I asked a member of the staff what made it so delicious, she answered, “It’s a secret. But we don’t know what the secret is.”

The fish is available as a five-piece platter or a three piece. The chips that come alongside are nice, thick-cut spuds, but the fish itself is so good that I didn’t want to use up too much appetite on them.

Bowpicker is a tiny place, so small that you don’t go into it. You walk up to it along a sort of permanent gangplank where you place your order and receive the food. As for dining facilities, they consist of a couple of picnic tables. I saw several customers dining off their dashboards.

Dishes to try
Bowpicker, Fish & Chips
Fish & Chips
Must-Try
The heft of Albacore tuna and the luxe of beer batter crust make Bowpicker's fish & chips some of the best anywhere.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 6pm
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday11am - 6pm
Thursday11am - 6pm
Friday11am - 6pm
Saturday11am - 6pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
9 stops | 2 hr 46 min total driving
12 stops | 4 hr 9 min total driving
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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