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Stewart's Fish 'n' Chips, Pt. Pleasant


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Stewart's Fish 'n' Chips, Pt. Pleasant

RGR | May 30, 2007 10:15 AM

Stewart's has been on my "go to list" for some time. With Thompson’s unavailable, it seemed an opportune time to try Stewart’s, so yesterday, off we went to Pt. Pleasant, arriving at about 3:30. (They serve lunch until 4.)

The bright and airy space has lots of tables lined up in rows and, judging from the high chairs stacked against a wall, it's a very family-friendly place. There were no other diners, and I guess they were not expecting much business at that hour because there was no staff visible either in the dining room or behind the counter in the rear area. My husband "yoo-hoo-ed" a couple of times and, finally, we heard a distant voice saying he'd be right out. When the gentleman appeared, we selected a table, he gave us menus and took our order for drinks: a diet soda for my husband and pink lemonade for me.

Since it was our first time, we discussed portion sizes with the gentleman, decided to get an order of fish for each of us plus a basket of fries, and he went back to the kitchen area to do the cooking. It didn't take long for our food to arrive.

The two pieces of fish on each of our plates -- one gigantic and the other a bit smaller -- were expertly fried so that the crunchy coating was virtually greaseless. The same could be said for the generous basket of fries. All seriously delicious! The tarter sauce was excellent as well. A very small side of cole slaw was fine though I've had versions I've liked better. We ended up each eating only one piece of fish and a little more than half the fries, so we boxed up the leftovers, and we'll be having them for lunch today. Overall, a very satisfying experience. We’ll definitely be back!

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