It all started with a hard working man and his wife, Walter and Avis Dicks. Mr. Dicks had a dream to become a fisherman, but he needed the money to buy a boat. One of his very first jobs was a bellhop in the Newfoundland Hotel in St. John's. He saved as much as he could and after a while, he began working on Bell Island, growing and selling his own vegetables and working as a pipe fitter in the local mines. While his dream of becoming a fisherman continued to grow, he started a small pub in a downstairs room of his house. As the years passed a snack bar was added and the lounge was expanded.
Walter became a fisherman, owned several boats and continued to fish and maintain his business until his death in May of 1979. He was to be 67 that October. The business was sold to, Reg Durdle who was one of Mr. Dicks' best friends. Avis who was a great friend and supporter of Walter, passed away in 1991. In 1993, one third of the lounge, was turned into a restaurant.
A meal at Dicks' Famous Fish and Chips should be your first or last stop on your visit to beautiful Bell Island, NL! Located seconds from the ferry terminal, Dicks' provides the perfect scenic backdrop for a traditional "feed" of Newfoundland's fish and chips. Savour your meal in our dining room or take it with you to enjoy as you stroll along the beach and watch the ferries crossing the bay.
Join us on a summer Sunday to take in some live music and have a "scuff" at our Kitchen Party!
Years of Service
“ We just had take out for the first time since the Covid-19 situation started. Hats off to the staff at Dicks' for making not only the best take out we've had in years but to providing us with an order that was effortless. No contact and the food was hot and delicious as always. ”
“ Awesome Fish and chips...wonderful service”
“ Best fish n chips I had yet Large portions · Great food ”
“ We spent the day hiking on beautiful Bell Island and ended it at Dick's! The food was AMAZING!! The picnic table set up with outdoor bar for social distancing was brilliant! Thanks for the feed! ”
“ #1 reason to visit bell island! Legendary fish and chips. Service is second to none as well! ”