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Fish and Chips in Northern Virginia

Ross Apr 21, 2006 05:24 PM

I've been craving good Fish and Chips lately. I know Kate's has some good Fish and Chips but I can't abide the smoke? Where else should I try?

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    Dennis S RE: Ross Apr 21, 2006 05:26 PM

    Jimmy's in Herndon, but only on Fridays.

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      Arthur RE: Dennis S Apr 23, 2006 09:23 AM

      Arthur Treacher's still at Fairfax Circle?...not bad as I recall from years ago...

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        foodgeek RE: Arthur Apr 23, 2006 11:59 AM

        Yes, AT is still there.

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          Kent RE: foodgeek Apr 23, 2006 01:43 PM

          Haven't been in awhile...not bad, if memory serves...probably 1/2 the price of others mentioned.....wonder if many other locations still exist?

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            wg RE: Kent Apr 24, 2006 08:51 AM

            There's one off Route 1 just south of the Beltway.

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          DC Gal RE: Arthur Apr 24, 2006 02:19 PM

          If you're suggesting AT, then I guess it is safe for me to also throw out Long John Silver's! Sometimes you just crave these things - don't forget the extra crunchies! There is onw on Rt.7/Leesburg Pike heading towards Tyson's away from Alexandria. I don't kknow if that makes sense or not - you may just want to check their website. I think there is also one in Potomac Mills and maybe Springfield Mall?

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        jackie RE: Ross Apr 22, 2006 11:18 AM

        If you can wait a couple of months, Chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve is opening Eamonn's - Dublin Chipper at 728 King Street (where the old "Scotland Yard" was.) It will also serve batter burgers and batter sausages.

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          Tugboat RE: jackie Apr 22, 2006 01:30 PM

          Maybe deep fried Snickers and Oreo's as well.


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            TH RE: jackie Apr 22, 2006 06:26 PM

            In his chat on WashingtonPost.com, Armstrong said the restaurant wouldn't be open until June or July. We ate today at the new Daniel O'Connell's restaurant in Old Town Alexandria (100 block of King STreet). I thought the Fish & Chips were pretty tasty albeit a touch on the expensive side ($12 for two fairly small pieces of fish). Wifey had Cedar Grilled Salmon and said it was very good.

            Link: http://www.danieloconnells.com/main.html

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              pamd RE: TH Apr 23, 2006 04:26 PM

              Also Murphy's in Old Town Alexandria

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            Patyr RE: Ross Apr 22, 2006 10:17 PM

            Dude, I TOLD you, Sine! ;)

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              wg RE: Patyr Apr 24, 2006 08:53 AM

              Sine's fish and chips are pretty weak, both at the Downtown and Pentagon Row locations. Most likely frozen and with a fairly tasteless batter. They put more thought into their "Irish Nachos" than they do a staple like fish and chips. Ellis Island's are much better. Heck, Horace & Dickies is better.

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              Meg RE: Ross Apr 24, 2006 02:17 PM

              My local fav is the Old Brogue in Great Falls.

              I can't believe Hounds referred you to Arthur Treachers. If you're going to settle for fast food at least go to Long John's (Rt. 7 in Falls Church) for a step up from ATs.

              And it's not necessarily convenient except on a beautiful weekend when you might be inclined to take a scenic drive.....but the Hunter's Head Tavern in Upperville has the best fish n'chips around (including the chips).

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                Meemster RE: Ross Apr 24, 2006 03:34 PM

                Kinkeads has a good version, although I prefer their fried Ipswich clams.

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