There was a thread back in March of '02 about "best fish and chips" in the SD / North County area.
A few mentioned the Shakespeare Pub in the 5 Points area at Washington and the I-5, so we finally had a chance to check it out. (We'd been to DB Hackers in Encinitas a few times, since it's across the street from where I lived.... but were not overly impressed.)
#1>>Shakespeare Pub: Fries can be very good if crisp but sometimes they are soggy
#2>>You're right on about Shakespeare - the fish is ok, but the chips are sometimes really soggy.
Our opinion of the Shakespeare Pub's fish and chips? Good yes (meaning, not greasy). But at $11.95 for a fish and chips lunch, I expected a helluva lot more. One piece of cod and so-so fries. The most I've ever paid for a comparable fish and chips meal was about $8 - and it was excellent. So unless you hit the M-F lunch special for the exact same meal at $4.95, don't bother. Sorry but $12 for a piece of fish and a handful of fries is outright robbery. (Wot, no cole slaw?) Shepherd's Pie was also 12 Bones and was... well, underwhelming.
On a happier note, their tap list is excellent.
Perhaps next time we'll eat at Falafal King or El Indio next door and head over afterward for a few pints.