Westfair Fish and Chips is now celebrating twenty-five years as one of the best ‘Chippers’ (fish-‘n- chip shops) in Connecticut.
Upon entering the cozy dining area, you can choose to order from one of the two menus. The wooden board on one side of the dining room describes the traditional menu, while the ‘specials’ are hand written on the board over the counter. Orders are placed at the counter and customers wait until called. This is a very no-frills establishment with paper plates, styrofoam, plastic containers and plastic utensils. Sodas and drinks are self-served from the refrigerator.
Jfood usually starts with their New England clam chowder. The broth offers a nice balance between the richness of the clam liquor and the mildness of a hint of cream. The clams are sweet and plump and the addition of celery, red potatoes and plenty of fresh spices make this a wonderful clam chowder.
The fish ‘n chips consist of perfectly deep fried Cod. The crust has a great consistency and flavor and has a different coating than many of their other fried choices.
Jfood also loves their whole belly fried clams The whole bellies contain that great clam liquor that bursts in your mouth and the crispiness of the coating adds the desired crunchiness.
It is unusual to find one of Jfood's favorite mollusks, sea scallops, breaded and then plunged into hot oil. But the result at Westfair is close to perfection.
Another dish that Jfood thoroughly enjoys at Westfair is the fried shrimp. The 20-25 size shrimp are the ideal size versus the smaller popcorn shrimp served elsewhere.
Other items on the menu include fried oysters and squid and most of the fish selections are available as a platter, a side dish or a roll. Likewise most of the fish and seafood can be broiled. The side choices include cole slaw, potato salad and macaroni salad and each is made on the premises.
Westfair is now celebrating twenty-five years as one of the best Chippers in Connecticut and is worth a visit from near or far.
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Westfair Fish & Chips
1781 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880