Best Fish & Chips Spots

July 8, 2011 10:19 AM

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!


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!

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