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Best Fish & Chips Spots

July 8, 2011 10:19 AM

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Camelot Fish & Chips

We thought it might be lovely to share with you a little taste of jolly old’ England. Fish & Chips to be exact! The Bay Area itself is well-known for seafood that’s worthy of a king! And in San Francisco, we certainly welcome this old world meal and give it the royal treatment. This popular take-out food consists of deep-fried battered filets, usually cod or haddock and accompanied by french fries (as the Brits call them, ‘chips’). Most folks have it with malt vinegar and/or tartar sauce. So, do as the Brits do and take a gander of our list and fancy a spot. We’re sure you’ll find something to nosh on!


Piccadilly Fish & Chips

1348 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-6477

Fish, chicken, clams, crab, scallops, zucchini or corn dogs. It’s true what they say: everything tastes better fried. Whatever you choose appears from behind a tall counter, nestled in paper and a plastic basket. With chips or onion rings, an average meal costs under $10. As one would imagine, this is not fine dining, but rather a hipster paradise.

Woodhouse Fish Company

2073 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 437-2722

With two locations in San Francisco (one on Fillmore & the other on Market Street), the Woodhouse Fish Company’s signature fish & chips have a crisp batter that’s not too overwhelming with a fish that just melts in your mouth. Woodhouse does not disappoint. Open seven days a week and they do provide take-out service.

Weird Fish

2193 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-4744

Stumble in to this little spot in the heart of the Mission District, but don’t be fooled by the cozy size. It’s the tasty, sustainable food, that matters. In 2007, Weird Fish was voted SF Station’s Top 10 Restaurants and SFWeekly’s Best Seafood Restaurant in 2008.

The Old Chelsea

932 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-5015

Each night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Edinburgh Castle (Geary Street in San Francisco), they serve Old Chelsea Fish & Chips and a pint. You can’t go wrong with that deal. But you can do better by checking out all that Old Chelsea has to offer. It’s just down the street. And like a true fish and chips shop, they even wrap your meal in newspaper.

Durty Nelly’s

2328 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 664-2555

Enjoy the ambiance of a true Irish Pub. Sit back, relax and take in their fish & chips at this bar situated in the Sunset District. The staff is fun and friendly, and the music is great. Open Monday through Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00am.


Camelot Fish & Chips

70 W Manor Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-1555

Located not in San Francisco, but in the Pacific Manor district of Pacifica…Camelot Fish & Chips is a very “British” spot. They claim to be the Bay Area’s Only Authentic Fish and Chip Shop. Since 1969, Camelot has offered authentic English fish and chips – serving the finest seafood, made-to-order chips from fresh potatoes, and their trademark batter made from scratch daily. Open Monday to Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm

Watch ‘Eye On The Bay’s Brian Hackney at Camelot Fish & Chips!

Got a favorite Fish & Chips spot?

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  • KW

    H. Salt Esq. was very good. Wish they were still around. They served the fish over a bed of extra fried batter. The one in Sausalito was terrific.

  • Schmendric

    I don’t know what these places are charging. The best, most generous and reasonably priced fish & chips place I have been to is in Southern California, Mission Viejo, at a joint called Ted’s. I once made the mistaking of ordering 3 pieces of fish instead of just one, although I was warned. Had to walk 5 miles to work off that oversized meal, which included a hefty side salad.

  • Todd

    The Codmother truck in Fisherman’s Wharf has the best fish and chips in town, and it’s under $10.

  • Art in S.F.

    The Beach Chalet has good fish and chips. Pricey at $16 but generous servings.

  • Tom

    4th & Sea (=C St.) in downtown Petaluma has crispy fish & chips, also combo fish + oysters & chips, worth the drive up that way.

  • Deegee

    The best fish and chips I have had in the Bay Area are at Tugboat in Concord
    ( Pleasant Hill ). Fresh and delicious every time, and they are in the Entertainment book!

    Check for hours, because I think they are closed on Sunday.

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