Here are my current picks for Best Fish ‘n’ Chips based on the restaurants I have personally visited and reviewed. This list will grow and change as necessary. If you know of other great fish & chips at other restaurants that I need to try, please leave me a recommendation in the comments of this post. Restaurants, if you were named here, please feel free to use the badge to display on your own websites.
#1 Charlie’s Restaurant ~ This basket of crinkle fries was topped with one large fillet of walleye that was beer-battered and fried. The fillet was impressive; not only was it long, it was also thick and meaty. It was served with a homemade tartar that had dill rather than the traditional pickle. Seriously good fish!
#2 Stella’s Fish Cafe ~ These thick pieces of flaky cod were very enjoyable; the batter that was used had a pleasant mix of seasoning and the perfect amount of golden crispiness without being too greasy. There were three pieces of the cod which didn’t seem like an overly big portion for the price but it was truly excellent fish. The fries were fresh-cut and also very good, as were the tartar sauce and coleslaw.
#3 The Anchor Fish & Chips ~ 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.
#4 Patriot’s Tavern ~ The Fish N Chips at Patriot’s Tavern come with two pieces of beer-battered cod. The fish is thickly cut and flaky, with a very crispy battered and fried crust. Served with steak cut fries and homemade tartar sauce
#5 Jethros Char House ~ The Fish & Chips at Jethros is not a regular feature on the menu, but is offered as the Wednesday and Friday Night specials. Fresh pollock is used and then breaded and deep fried. The order starts with three thick, flaky pieces of fish but since it is an AYCE, order as much as you want! Comes with steak fries, toast, and coleslaw.
#6 Manitou Station ~ The Fish N Chips at Manitou Station comes with a fillet cut into two pieces of fish, thickly breaded. The basket comes with thick-cut steak fries or you can order the meal which comes with the addition of mushy peas.
Need to Try:
Mac’s Fish & Chips