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Fish and Chips

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Atahualpa | | Sep 16, 2006 02:25 AM

It has been a while since this topic was dragged out for a fresh trashing. So here goes: where do you go for the best fish and chips in T.O.?

I have tried:

Olde Yorke

Been there several times. I have found the fish over cooked. The batter too thick. And the fries were too fluffy, too brown and dry in the middle. I like my fires pliable, soft, and on the moister side in the middle yet with a good number of crunchy bits (for example: Swiss Chalet makes decent fries imo). Still this place is better than most.

Chippy's:

Nice mushy peas. Over priced. Good fish. Fries totally not my style. Dry, overcooked, skin on, too big, not soft enough. Did I say over priced?

Duckworth's:

Not bad. Biggest complaint is too far out of my way. Plus, the batter on the fish wasn't to my personal liking.

Len Duckworth:

It's been too long for me to remember why it's been so long.

Harbord:

Good not great. I have had some greasy orders here. I think they overcrowd their fryer and the oil temp drops.

Als (Grange):

Being in the grange makes this really inconvenient. Plus it is no better than my fav. below.

Reliable (Queen E. at Carlaw -- one block west of carlaw on the N. Side):

This is MY place. I love it. Excellently fresh fish. Nice large poritons of Halibut. Crispy, thinner, batter with a clean flavour. Excellent fries. Best fries I have had other than Jamie Kennedy's or a little fry stand near Brantford. Plus, genuinely friendly service. The only things to avoid are the onion rings and the fried clams -- both are bought in.

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