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Sophie Sep 9, 2006 11:04 PM

My Dad is visiting and loves fish and chips. Where is the best place for it? We are in Carmel Valley, so San Diego, or North County would both work. We have been to Point Loma Seafoods, but it will be closed by the time we get there for dinner. Is Fish House Veracruz any good for fish and chips, or Bluewater grill?

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    RB Hound Sep 9, 2006 11:43 PM

    Sophie - I'm linking to a thread from back in March, but current enough to get things started.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      normalheightsfoodie Sep 10, 2006 02:00 AM

      Try the Shakespearepub on India Street. It has a fun crowd and the F & C are really good. The princess on India Street in Little Italy is good too.

      http://shakespearepub.com/

      1. soulshine Sep 10, 2006 09:51 PM

        As far as I remember, The Fish House Veracruz doesn't have fish and chips. I believe they don't have a deep fryer at all. *sidenote: I enjoy the fish tacos there, which come grilled. They're good, very fresh. You can pick any fish off the menu (yes, the daily menu) and they are extra yummy if you ask for them cajun style w/ a side of their mango salsa.

        I've eaten at both Penny Lane and Churchill's (both on San Marcos Blvd.) and both were good, but I wouldn't say the best ever. One distinction for Penny Lane however is that they also serve coconut battered fish, which is a delicious change from the usual coconut shrimp.

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          Phoo D Sep 11, 2006 02:02 PM

          Not what you'd think of as a fish 'n chips spot, The Fishery on Cass in PB does a good job. Real french fries (not frozen), impeccably fresh moist fish, nice exterior crunch. Around $13 if memory serves. Also a nice seafood combo.

          ed

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            jbeaux Sep 17, 2006 08:31 AM

            The Field Irish pub in the gaslamp downtown has some great food and the overall ambiance is fun; dark, two story. It's been a couple of years since I've been there, but my husband and I remember the food as being particularly tasty. Though we haven't had them, F&C are among their signature dishes. Might be worth a try; anyone had them? Also, might want to try the Fish Market restaurant downtown. It's about a block north-west of Seaport Village, on the water, near to where the cruise liners dock. They have great fish and sushi--it's likely they have great F&C, too. Again, anyone know?

            www.thefieldirishpub.com

            1. Fake Name Oct 3, 2006 10:42 PM

              I know it's probably too late for the original poster, but I was in a dark, broke and low cash mood one evening at Oceanaire and ordered the cheapest thing on the menu- Fish and Chips.

              Fantastic! Makes Shakespeare's offerings look like a sodden mass of goo. I've been back to Oceanaire a few times since, and have been seduced away from the F&C each time. Good meals, but I'm still Jonesing for the F&C.

              fn

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