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Location of 5th Avenue Fish & Chip shop

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I'm stuck. I first found out about this place from another non-food related newsletter I get. I drove past it and made a mental note to check it out. I drove there with my husband- we don't live that far away- and for the life of me, couldn't find it. I kept driving back and forth on 5th Avenue. So, since I never really knew the name, I somehow came up with it on a search somewhere. But of course, I forget the details and where I wrote them down. I have driven past it several more times- but it's still hiding from me. Or has it closed down? I'm pretty sure it's at 2nd Street, and that it's painted English telephone booth red. I'm pretty sure it's on the side of the street closer to the park, farther from the bridge (east?). I've looked both by day and by night. I can't find a post on this place, and forget the name to be able to look it up online. Now I don't want to even try to find it anymore, but almost get in an accident everytime I think I'm driving by it.

Is it open? Where is it? Is it any good?

Thanks.

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    1. re: Kerry
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      cypressstylepie

      Thanks. If that doesn't help, I should just stay home from now on! That I seem to suffer temporary blindness while passing the place is really silly.

    2. 5th ave & 6th street, southeast corner I believe.

      I've been there once, and liked it. Definitely has the feel of an English chip shop (well, as much as a place in the US can), British wait staff, etc.

      Food was pretty good as well. fish and chips were good. My friend who had the crab cakes thought they were "ok." My wife and I shared the "fried Mars bar." I wouldn't get it again....

      Go if you want a heaping plate of chips. Don't go if you don't want that....

      1. Do you mean
        The Park Slope Chip Shop?
        383 5th Av
        718-832-7701

        A friend of mine, a good Irish lad, works there as a waiter. He says it is comparable to the chip shops he has back home. He knows his food and beer so I trust him (he also works at dba's on weekends so he has good taste.) I have the takeout menu in front of me. I will have to check it out some time soon. By the way, their menu states "For all you health conscious Americans, the fish is in fact baked", not fried.

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        1. re: The Rogue
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          cypressstylepie

          Wow. Thanks for the info. I am baffled by the baked fish. This may become the subject of a meditation during my subway commute. Now I really can't wait to try it.

          1. re: cypressstylepie

            If you go will you find out if the fish is really baked? I've eaten there a couple times, and I'd swear that the fish had the fabulous crunch and mouth-feel achievable only by frying in a bubbling vat of extremely hot oil!

            1. re: Denise R.
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              Brian Lindauer

              I'm pretty sure the statement on the menu is a joke. No way that fish is baked.

              Brian

              1. re: Brian Lindauer

                If you go in the takeout entrance on the side, you can see the fish frying.

                1. re: jen kalb

                  It is fried but I think you can order grilled fish if you want to save a few calories :-)
                  that is, before you eat the trifle.

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          cypressstylepie

          Do they serve beer? If not, can you BYO?

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          1. re: cypressstylepie

            They have Boddingtons, old speckled hen, tetley bitter, ruddles best, green king ipa, murphy's stout, woodpecker cider, strongbow cider, and stella lager. I think these may be darught beer in a can style for some.

            As for the "baked" comment I just spoke to the owner and it was a typo. The fish is fried but can be requested baked in wine for those who won't eat it fried.