Mar 052011

Cuisine: Fish, Irish

Restaurant Features: Beer & Wine
Location: Northeast Minneapolis, MN
Address: 302 13th Ave Northeast Mpls, MN 55413    612-676-1300
Hours: Tues-Thurs 4pm – 12am Friday 4pm – 1am Sat 10am – 1am Sun 10am – 12am Closed Mondays.

Links: The Anchor Fish & Chips Website * The Anchor on Facebook * Google Map

Atmosphere: The inside of The Anchor is very similar to other neighborhood restaurants around Minneapolis, with wooden floors, and exposed ductwork.  The walls are painted a rich red, the tables are all wooden and the chairs are all painted black and placed close together.  There is also a small bar-like seating area running along the wall below the semi-open kitchen.

Menu: Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-12:30pm with items including Eggs, Rashers, Bangers, Black & White Pudding, Potato Bread, Grilled Tomatoes and Heinz Beans.

Meals include  chips or each item can be ordered a la carte including Fish, Shepherd’s Pie, Meat Pastie, Veggie Pastie, Battered Sausage, Burger, Helicopter Burger (cheddar, ham and a fried egg), Veggie Burger, and Toasty (ham and cheddar).

Side items include Curry, Gravy, Mushy Peas, and Heinz Beans

Price guide: Breakfast $ 4-12 Meals $5-11

What we ordered: Having been my first visit to The Anchor, I knew I must order the Fish & Chips, along with sides of mushy peas and curry for the fries.  The cod filet was served in one large piece, battered and crispy with a sprinkling of sea salt.  The fish was light and flaky and the addition of the salt was a really nice touch.  There was a generous amount of chips in the basket, thick-cut fries lightly fried.  The curry sauce was a nice accompaniment to the fries and kicked up the flavor  few notches.  I also enjoyed the mushy peas, which were mushy and buttery.

My companion had the Veggie Pastie with Chips.  The pastie was a mixture of potato, carrot, onions, then battered and fried.  The crispy, crunchy outside was a a splendid contrast in texture to the softer veggies inside.  The bite I had reminded me somewhat of a pierogie, it was tasty!

Service: We were able to get a small table after just a few minutes wait.  Our server quickly appeared to take drink orders and was ready for us to order just a few minutes later.  Food was prepared in less than ten minutes and brought to our table hot and fresh. My companion and I stayed much longer than our dinner took but we never felt like they were trying to rush us out the door.

Overall Impression: Limited menu but the prices are very reasonable; you can’t go wrong with the Fish & Chips.

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  3 Responses to “The Anchor Fish & Chips ~ Minneapolis, MN”

  1. No doubt about it! Best fish and chips I’ve had in a long time.

  2. […] The Anchor Fish & Chips ~ The cod filet was served in one large piece, battered and crispy with a sprinkling of sea salt. […]

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