Doors opened at 4pm and they were already very busy, not so much in-house diners but mostly takeout.
The fish...flaky, tender, perfectly done with a wonderful crispy batter that never became soggy (1 large piece per order); chips were reminiscent of those at the original Anchor Bar in Belfast; crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside. But shockingly...they have no malt vinegar, only plain white. Don't get that one.
The table next to me sampled the Shepherd's Pie, and though they said it was good, the mashed spuds on top weren't browned a bit.
Brought a meat pastie home, and it is deep fried, not baked, and tasted and smelled as though it was cooked in the same fryer as the fish. Besides that, it was nothing very interesting, and incredibly salty.
Besides beer, they only have one red and one white wine by the glass, and though it isn't mentioned on the menu, it is a Cabernet from Argentina. The Server gave me a taste, and it was nothing special, though at $4, I suppose you can't complain.
All in all, I'll go back for fish and nothing else, as the menu is very small. Hopefully t he traditional Irish breakfast starting next weekend will be a nice breakfast choice.
The Anchor Fish and Chips
302 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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