Reviews of Tricky Fish (Fish Shop)

1611 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311, United States

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At this moment the firm gets a score of 4.3 stars out of 5 and that rating is based on 363 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Tricky Fish IN West Virginia

kenny bucholz

Great chow from a small non chain restaurant.

Jeremiah Schofield

Great place for fish tacos

Thomas Belli

I go here all the time. Food is fresh and in big portions. Love sitting outside when the weather is nice. I've never had a bad experience.

Larry Wigal

Love this place. Good food always.

Trevor John Anderson

The best bologna sandwich in WV!

Autumn Dawn Furby Hopkins

One of my favorite places to get delicious, filling, vegetarian options. Also, the onion rings are amazing!

Sandy Kleinhenz

On a road trip stopped here for lunch and a potty break. Went into the bathroom and that was enough to make me leave along with all the crumbs on the tables. It was so dirty and disgusting, I can’t imagine eating there.

taja jones

Me and my friends were looking for a place to eat lunch on and a Sunday, and we could not have been happier! We went because the food was at a great price and they had great reviews and they were not wrong. I had the crab cake with red beans and rice and ate every bite. The staff was so nice and friendly! If you ever have a chance to stop in I promise you won't regret it

Charles Baldwin

Food excellent, good service.

Richard Gigliotti

Quirky place thought it would have had fish on the menu but was limited to say the least!

toni loflin

It wasn't bad. I won't go back though.

Emily Nichols

Great service and friendly employees. Decent priced food that was served quickly and tasted great

Jahseh Onfroy

I loved the food so much but the customer service was not that great. They were a little short on staff and tha attitude of one of the workers was horrible.

William Will

It's tricky.

Olmo Gonzalez Rodriguez

The best sandwich I eat on WV. Great service

Donna Hastings

Terrific food and service with vegetarian options. Unique menu and diverse customers. Love it.

Jake Rufenacht

Food is the best thing about this place. Kind of a combo of a funky cafe and a dive bar. Tacos and vegan sausage gumbo hit the spot.

Jessica Benson

Great fish and tofu tacos.

danielle allen

If I could give it 0 stars, I would. My dad and I went for the first time recently, and as soon as we walked in, we hear cursing from some workers in the kitchen. The host is trying to answer our questions regarding the menu when my dad mentions to her it would be nice to not have to hear "mother f-er" etc from the workers. Her response was something along the lines of "we are a be yourself type of establishment". That's all fine and dandy but it's rude and bad customer service to curse at the work place, especially where customers can hear you. Besides that, the chilli cheese hot dog was good, but the red beans and rice are trash! Disgusting, no flavor, should be ashamed to call that red beans and rice.

Jon Gillenwater

There was a time when I would have said "Quirky food, interesting ambiance..." but no more. Ordered a bratwurst with chips. They cut it in half then seared both sides until it looked like two charcoal bricks on a hotdog bun. They added chips. If you deep fried dehydrated potatoes, it wouldn't be this dry or gross. The waitstaff... smh. It's just a bad experience all around.

Joe May

If you haven’t ate here yet you’re missing out. They have a diverse food & drink menu along with a hipster atmosphere. Peep the deep fried avocado tacos && sangria!!!

Ray Holley

Such a wonderful restaurant in Charleston, serves way more than just seafood, pulled pork sandwich was great! Everyone who works there was so so friendly and welcoming and had a great personality. Tricky Fish is also a restaurant that supports gay rights, which is so refreshing to see.

Quintin Johnston

Great place

Helena Kelly

5 stars for the food but the service today was awful. The girl who took our order was rude and apparently you have to be friends with staff to sit at an empty table outside. First time we have ever had this type of service from here and was disappointed.

Art Gonzales

Pretty good. Had the shrimp po boy. Shrimp was tasty but it was served on a hamburger bun.

Jim Portaro

Interesting place and very good fish tacos. Wings were perfect.

Nadine Cummings

One of my favorite places to eat. Love it!!!

M Smith

Awesome Mahi sandwich and great selection of craft brews.

Gus Shaffer

Good food, good atmosphere, good beer

Doug Laxton

Amazing food and great atmosphere.

Christian Powers

Neat place and really good shrimp tacos.

Mark T

Dive with good food. Service slow but friendly.

Rae Pawling

If you want to hang out with your buds, outside even on the patio and drink with something for you to eat that is cheap, here you go. Not for anyone who is looking for something even of average standard.

Jason Bryan

Robin was my server. She was also the bartender. She ate some questionable things from the trunk of my car with me. Ask her. She'll tell you. I was the bald guy with the pretty redhead...

Deaviend .

Great place for lunch.

N Buckner

Great food, friendly people and good beer selection.

Matthew Stonestreet

Beach bistro fun

Jason Lloyd

Delicious Ramp Tacos! Lady running the front was very nice.


Tricky Fish is one of the constants for my wife, my friends, and I. Whether you want their fish stew on a cold day, hot dogs for a quick bite, or fish tacos you really can't go wrong at Tricky. Ah, and they keep some pretty dang beer on hand.

Dennis Mack

Some very good food and the staff is more then friendly.

Sean Clayman

Fish tacos were ok for a land locked state...service was good from guy behind the counter but girl there it was not friendly at all

J. Moore

Great fun conceptualized restaurant, great rustic environment, nicely priced menu.

Kevin Ayers

So yeah, price per quantity may throw you off as some others have indicated, but I'm sorry this place is totally on point. The food is delicious. The service is amazing. The atmosphere is genuine and eclectic. So glad I stumble upon this gem while going to a track meet at Laidly Field. If you are a foodie, and you understand price per quality instead of quantity, GO! Besides, if your not full after just eating a regular menu item, then your eating to damn much. I will be back. Thanks Dillan and crew for an awesome experience.

James Lewis

Great food Great service!

Paul Hughes

Best fish tacos in town!!!

Brian Boyd

Great food and service. Staff is very friendly

Thomas Blankenship

Wonderful food.

Kevin Nichols

Great place to eat. A well know local diner with unique food choices. I love the steak tacos with salsa and berries.

Robert Ramus

Great local faire. Try the shark taco!

Adam Fleck

Last two times I’ve placed a call in order they didn’t start it until I was already there to pick it up. Food is good but the service is not. At least they gave me a gift card.

Marcus Ross

Awesome meals

Darth Vestius

Always great food and wonderful service.

Schaun Proctor

I have to wait longer than they said the portion was small overpriced

Mark Pavinich

Ordered a hot dog and 6 wings. Over an hour later i finally got it and the hot dog was cold and the bun was soggy wet. The wings had no taste, but if they had been spiced right they would have been good. The best part of the meal was the potato chips! The guy with the black arm tatoo was nice but they need to hire help. My buddy got a fish taco and he said it was good. I very rarely give bad reviews bur really an hour plus wait! For a hot dog!!

Sara Mangan Ramelb

Good food, prepared quickly and consistently on each visit. Nice variety of cheap eats and drinks, with a fun, casual atmosphere all its own. The tables are always sticky-if this will deter you then this isn't the place for you.

Billy Hambleton

Love this place!! Great food and people. It's called Tricky Fish and the fish tacos and baskets are great but they also have banging wings and burgers!!!!

sharon milam

Good food great service,

Tommie Butcher

Mmmmm great food and drinks.

Brady Campbell

Great good and a fun atmosphere. They are dog friendly and the deck is a fun place to relax during the summer months.

Isaac Sommers

Pretty decent food. Would like a little more for the price, or slightly lower price, but overall a good place. Service can be a little slow sometimes.

Genevieve Cruz

Food is amazing here! Highly recommend visiting this establishment! The best crab cake I've had in a long time!

Br. Baker

Good food. Reasonably priced.

Dana Davis

Good food, college atmosphere.

T Shoe

I work in Charleston and come all the time. It is always amazing food. The staff is accomedating and friendly. (You have to try the waffle fries if you haven't). 4 instead of 5 stars because it's usually a long wait to get your order. Other than that, wonderful.


Good burgers, wings, beer, homemade chips, fish tacos. Our weekly trivia night. Relaxing neighborhood bar.

Sarah Adkerson

The fish tacos were fresh and perfectly seasoned. And the dry-rubbed wings were amazing.

Billy K

College eatery. Good food, super slow service the late afternoon we were there, as the ONLY customers. Could be cleaner.

Josette Steele

One of the best places in Charleston, always something new to try.

joseph coffman

Had the mahi mahi and it was great!

Joan Parker

Tacos are ok. Rice and beans are bland, but are good when you mix in the Tricky Fish sauce. I would have given only 3 stars but for dessert. The Oreo churros with sweet cream are delicious!

Matt Pauley

Great food! The service can be a little slow during the lunch rush but it has a nice out door space which is uncommon for the area.

Keith Hammack

Great trout tacos

Nathanial Ramsey

First time ever eating here and I regret not coming sooner. I got the pulled pork tacos and they were amazing.

Renee Brooks

It's hard to find an outside table but it's totally worth it. Very friendly people and great food. Love it here!

James C

Nice place to enjoy some tacos!

Josiah Richardson

Decent food but rather bland.

David Flowers

The Tricky Fish is great, I've been there a couple times now, and have not been disappointed. It's my newest favorite place to eat when I'm close to airport/capital area of Greenbriar and Washington St's.

James Agee

Decent portions for the money. Building is small and the decor leaves a lot to be desired, but maybe that's what they're going for. Seems clean. Bathrooms are always clean.

BVtok26 .

Great tasting food, very fresh. Restaurant has an environment friendly outlook too.

antionette johnson

First time here. The food was fabulous. The staff were very kind and inviting. Will definitely be back

Basil Allen

Best mahi mahi tacos you can get away from the ocean. The atmosphere is awesome. The employees are super nice, I highly recommend

Natalie Terry

Food was good. Interesting set up where you order at the counter, but it cuts down on the need for waiter staff. Shrimp po'boy with tricky sauce was good, but next time I'll just get the basket. Po'boy was served on hanburger like bun instead of a sub roll like I'm use to. Overall it was good and I'll be back. Nice little gem to have in the city of Charleston.

Christopher Mitchell

Service was really unwelcoming. Fish tacos were soggy and felt like a mistake, both being there and ordering that.

Joseph Pack

Staff is very friendly. Food is excellent. The monster burrito for less than 9 bucks is head and shoulders above any fast food lunch within walking distance of the Capitol.

Jeff Wiley

Very unique menu, with great food. Would recommended and plan on visiting again.

Helio Veiga Junior

One of the best places to eat in Charleston WV. The staff is super friendly. The place is simple, but has a great vibe. It is pet friendly and they even give you a bowl with water for your pet so you pet can stay hydrated during hot days. Their double burger is delicious and their waffle fries are simply perfect! It is located in a very convenient part of town with plenty of space to park nearby. They do have some different beers, and the quality of their food is amazingly great! This is a no regret stop if you are in Charleston, West Virginia.

johnny gandee

Food was great, service was good. Would have have 5 stars, but the group of people next to use where obnoxious and loud made sure everyone knew they where in the room. Not the restaurants fault, but effected the overall dinning experience.

Amelia Merbler

Delicious food and excellent customer service!

Hali Sebastian

Tricky fish is fantastic! They have a variety of tacos/po'boys (mahi, catfish, shrimp, etc). The food is fresh and served right after it is made. There are also outdoor tables!

Simon Schoenlein

Enjoyed the fish tacos and outside dining.

Robert Dawson

Burrito with pulled pork was really good. Also enjoyed the hushpuppies. Very laid back. First time visit. I'll be back.

Kelley Reid

Mahi-Mahi tacos are amazing!

kahmyah cod

I love the blackened chicken but i make sure Kevin is cooking

billy cook

Great food, great service.

Kristen Quigley

Fantastic food, service, and pet friendly atmosphere. Definitely stopping every time we pass by on our way to Florida.

Lori Davis

They have the best chicken tacos.

Cheryl Werber

Excellent fish tacos.

staceydmom .

Good vibes!

Krissy Evans

Wow. Absolutely gross food, overpriced, dirty... No.

David Chaffins

Great place for some fish tacos, po' boys, and similar fair. They often have interesting mixed drink specials. Atmosphere could be a bit better but sitting on the porch on a warm day is recommended.

Donald Courts

Nice places just go get wings tho

barbara blake

Food is good. Service is slower than molasses. Wish I had gone to Bluegrass Kitchen.

Jordan Killebrew

I don't know how this place is so we'll rated!? It's filthy inside, and the food is sub par! Ordered fish tacos which tasted like mold smells, got soda from a machine which looks like it hasn't been cleaned since last year. Beans and rice tasted bland and like they were made three days ago. The only reason I'm giving two stars is due to the beer selection and the polite staff. Don't eat here go to black sheep instead...

Taylor Crammer

Food is always great here, atmosphere is nice and outdoor deck is lovely in the summer. Lovely beer selection and signature drinks (when they have them) are always good

J Griff

Excellent service, excellent food! Seasoned well and great atmosphere, a must visit if Your in the area! Grilled shrimp taco and Oyster basket, Tricky Fish sauce is a great addition as well!

Frederick B. Gerwig

Service was lackluster. Food was just okay. We only saw one employee working the whole time we were there.

Meghan Natifa Kerr

So totally delicious!!! A perfect pause in our very long road trip. I had no idea it was going to be that good- and top knotch service from Dylan! We had lobster roll, giant shrimp burrito, jerk and classic hot wings, & tacos, everything was YUMMY! We can't wait to travel back and plan to try the bluegrass grill too! Thank you tricky fish!

Mark Jager

Awesome fries. Interesting atmosphere. Only Dos Equis beer on tap and they were out of one of their food features.

Roger McKenzie

Good food. Enjoyed my first time there.

Jon Messer

Stopped for a quick bite while traveling and not disappointed. The rice and beans were not tasty but the shrimp tacos were delicious and filling. Good selection for all tastes with daily specials and a good selection of beers. Very causal atmosphere with a bar area as well. Very limited parking!

Danielle Doss DossArt official

The food was ok, but there were SO many flies in the "dining area" that it was a little nauseating. Then, in the windows, were all of their dead cousins. Oh, and I feel I would be remiss if I didn't mention the spiders, webs and egg sacs that were also in the windows. And, unfortunately my little one had to go to the bathroom and I really think I have been in port o potties that were cleaner. I do want to say that the lady at the counter was very sweet, but she was the only redeeming thing about this place. Needless to say, we will not be back.

Chris Rucker

Place looks like it was sanitized by Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo.

Brantley McManus

Nice place to have drinks with a friend.

lestelle915 .

I've eaten there twice. There is no where to park either time. The first time we sat outside and it was a nice experience. The second time I sat inside, I waited about 35 minutes for the special and a basket of tortilla chips and salsa. They said they lost my ticket, and when I got my food it was just slightly warm, but tasty. The table was dirty, the floor was dirty, the walls were dirty and pealing, the window sill was filthy and the bathroom floor was filthy. Honestly, I'm not sure how they passed health inspection. The employees were very nice though. I probably will not eat there again.

Thaddeus Jones

Great fish tacos, pass on the shrimp tacos

Matt Eblen

Cool little spot...great food and family friendly. Check this place out if you haven't already

Robb Major

Tricky Fish tops the list of my must-visit restaurants in Charleston, WV. It's a beach bar in the middle of the West Virginia mountains—what's not to love? The tacos are great. The atmosphere is casual, eclectic and friendly. I lived on the East End when I first moved to Charleston and was at Tricky Fish at least once a week. I recommend the crispy chicken tacos and a side of hush puppies. And ask for an extra side or two of their house-made creme fraiche.

Kelly G

Pretty good food. Small menu. Hole in the wall type place. Would be better in the summertime when you can eat outside.

Tracy McKinnon

Love tricky fish!!! Laid back atmosphere, everyone welcome! Ate during ramp week! Food was amazing. One of my favorite places to eat!

ben shyrigh

What a treat! Great menu and staff. The food was delicious.

Myra Murray

Order the flounder tacos. The food could have been a little warmer and the little more fish on the tacos, however they were very good. In the past I ordered the Mahi tacos and a lot more fish on those tacos. But all in all I would recommend this restaurant.

Josh Sizemore

Great place for lunch, even if you don't like seafood.

Matt S

Great place to grab a quick bite at a reasonable price.

Samuel Adams

Stopped in because it was a dog family restaurant and we had our doberman with us. Sat outside and we were given fresh bowl of water for our pooch. The food was good, chicken wings, shrimp, and oysters filled us up. Now time to head out. Beer selection is wonderful!

Chris Cummings

The mahi was pretty good. Not much to choose from tho and almost had to walk to the kitchen to get someone to take my order. Just put a bell or something on the counter

Corey Blaylock

Best crab cakes in town!

Isaac Liu

Pretty good place, but the interior is definitely a dive with sticky floors. The food is very good, especially the waffle fries and a Nathan's famous. I don't know if they still have trivia but that was always a fun way to pass the time. If you want a better atmosphere you can eat on the deck weather permitting. The service is usually pretty fast and good.

han solo

Best food on the East end.

Andre Ferguson

The quality has really fallen off. It was disappointing. The order was wrong and the food was mediocre. Which is sad since I've been a fan for so long.

Shalyn .

Respect the workers, tip them and they'll take care of you:)

Buck PanHorn

Heck yeah! Great fresh fish joint.

Billy Huffman

Was not very good the hushpuppies had a funny taste and where a grayish color on the inside.

Leonardo Cicconi

Great deals here. quick, hot, cheap - everything you need

Emily Davis

Great grilled fish tacos and fried fish basket. Plenty of food for the price and great beer selection. Highly recommend! #agirlinfoodland

Guy Walbe

Quick, good seafood and appetizers. Ambiance is low/quirky but prices are right.

Margret Watkins

Good food, nice patio!

Scott Spencer

great food. needs more dining area

Lauren Hansen

Went here with my husband on the drive down to our honeymoon because it was right off the highway - so glad we did! I had the mahi mahi po' boy with tricky sauce (you HAVE to get the tricky sauce) and he had fried shrimp. We both left with full bellies and lives changed, and for less than $30. Loved it so much that we went again on our way back home! Other honorable mentions: onion rings, waffle fries, and crab cake po' boy. If we lived a few states closer, we'd definitely be regulars.

Jessica Hicks

Awesome shrimp tacos, homemade chips, waffle fries and tortilla chips!

Christopher Wilson

Excellent food. Restruant and bathroom could be a little cleaner, but it is a great place to eat. Staff is super friendly.

Pamela Townsend

We had the shrimp tacos, grilled with jerk seasoning, and the lobster roll with onion rings. Food was delicious! Tacos were very spicy!! Great atmosphere!

The Grand Experiment

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Eating streetside on the deck is great!


Healthy food and fun atmosphere, with outdoor seating! Fish tacos are tasty. Great place to gather with friends!

Justin Greiwe

Hole in the wall, but super yummy food, cheap prices and food beer! Excellent lunch stop right off the highway

Doug Abolt

Good food. Nice weather to set on the deck and enjoy the evening. Great service.

Ken Snyder

Good food, great atmosphere. But pricy. Naive outside dining on deck.

Alan Kuhlman

Great little casual place with excell not tacos and a good bottled beer selection

Snowbird Quilts

My hubs, son and I traveled Thru Charleston, WV this evening, googled a place to eat and landed here at tricky fish. We ate fish and crab cake baskets, although lots of sides were unavailable including wings we absolutely enjoyed our food. Both price and service was superior. I’m not one to complain but after a good cleaning this place would earn 5 + stars. Food very very good. Sauces amazing. We left full hopped back on the interstate to continue our trip. Thanks tricky fish for the full belly.

Rob Clark

Just not our cup of tea.

Ryan B. Welch

Excellent food. Place good be a little better maintained but still a great place to get some food and have some drinks.

Heather Thaxton

Fried flounder tacos special was gr8!

Julie Morris

I love these fish tacos. I like the mahi mahi. My friends love the hushpuppies! The tofu tacos are also a winner! The place is friendly and there are outdoor tables.

renee hamrick

The food was great and the service was friendly. A nice laid back place for a good meal.

Rachel Irvin

Awesome shrimp tacos

Betty Helena

Had the catfish tacos.... very good... friendly staff.... we chose this place because they are pet friendly..... would have been 5 stars if the chairs were more comfortable. Will go back anytime I'm traveling through town again!

Jaime Krueger


Jessica Brown

I had a shrimp taco & hushpuppies and that was really good! It was different and unique to dip them in butter which I actually liked. My mother had the Mojo pork taco and onion rings and she said it was only okay. The pork was a big strip that was almost too big for the taco shell. But she did say the Apple slaw was good. The onions rings were very chewy and with one bite the whole onion slice slid out of each ring.

Deanna Winn

I love this place. Tricky Fish is very popular during the summer and has a small outdoor seating area. It also may have a long wait around lunch time. It is worth the wait every time. I have never been disappointed.

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