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Fish and Chips

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.


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?


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.


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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