Fish and chips is loved by locals all around the world. From the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, to right here in Boston, it’s the perfect combination for lunch, dinner or any time of day. There is something simple yet special about fried, battered fish served with chips (aka French fries). The fish, such as cod, haddock and other flaky whites, taste delicious with a touch of lemon juice and a side of coleslaw and tartar sauce. Whether you want a casual bite to eat on the go or a sit-down meal with a pint, the following spots won’t disappoint.
Brother Trucker – Go Fish!
Boston, MA 02118
Food trucks are all the rage in Boston and beyond. Go Fish! has been satisfying customers throughout town with its fresh, fried seafood dishes. Look for this truck at the City Hall Plaza, Financial District, Back Bay and Charlestown to have a taste of the seafood specialities. Lobster rolls, crab cakes and fish sandwiches are all favorites, along with the fish and chips for $7.95. You get large pieces of fried haddock that are crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside. And a generous portion of fries arrives hot alongside. If looking for something beyond your typical tartar, you’re in luck. This basket comes with red pepper tartar sauce, plus hot sauces, ketchup, spices and a whole line up of condiments to dress up your to-go box for dipping the fries and fish.
77 Broad St
Boston, MA 02109
Fish and chips is a classic Irish dish, so naturally Mr. Dooley’s (established in 1991), one of the most authentic Irish pubs in Boston, offers up its own tasty version. For $14 to $16, depending on if you head there for lunch or dinner, Dooley’s serves up Atlantic Cod lightly breaded and fried alongside fries, cole slaw and its house-made tartar sauce. This is a classic done right. Located right in the Financial District, it is the perfect place for a casual lunch with a client or for after-work drinks and food, with live Irish music playing well into the night.
J. J. Foley’s Cafe
117 E Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02118
Yet another Irish restaurant and bar in Boston is J.J. Foley’s, located in the South End. This family-friendly spot serves up lunch and dinner all week long and brunch on Sundays. It has plenty of TVs to catch local sports, a juke box to play your favorite songs and plenty of games to keep you occupied. But what keeps customers extremely satisfied is the fish and chips. For $15.95, guests enjoy perfectly prepared, beer-battered haddock served with the classics: coleslaw, tartar sauce and lemon to squirt, dunk and dip the fish to your liking.
Yankee Lobster Fish Market
300 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
Located right in the Waterfront area near South Boston, Yankee Lobster Fish Market offers diners a casual, affordable meal with a low-key atmosphere. Just head up to the counter and order one of its house favorites, the fish and chips. For $9.99, you get fried fish with coleslaw and fries or onion rings (for 50 cents more). It really doesn’t get any fresher then noshing on fish and chips directly from fishermen at this local seafood market by the water. This market also has lobster, scallops, clams, swordfish and plenty of other signature seafood selections to choose from.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Of course, as the name suggests, Island Creek Oyster Bar offers a wide range of oysters and other shellfish. But it also makes a mean fish and chips as well, available for $15. A generous portion of tender, moist Gulf of Maine fish is served with a light crunch on the outside, cooked just right from the beer-batter recipe. A malt vinegar aioli complements the fish in this dish. Island Creek prides itself on serving cuisine that is seasonal, sustainable and when possible, local to New England. Stop in for a great meal at this Kenmore Square, Fenway-area restaurant and bar.
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