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Desperate for Fish N Chips

FloraMer Oct 13, 2006 01:51 AM

I ate the most fantastic Fish n Chips in Scotland; big juicy filets with crispy batter. Where can I find them in MD? I'm in Hagerstown,and there are no chippers here, but I'd go to Frederick, DC/Balto, or the Bay area on a good recommendation.

  1. Chocolatechipkt Oct 14, 2006 03:06 AM

    Ri-Ra in Bethesda. It's an Irish pub and pretty good, IMO. http://www.rira.com/locations/bethesd...

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      FloraMer Oct 14, 2006 01:02 AM

      Thanks for the suggestions! I'll have to try them all. :)
      Royal Mile with the Scots sounds like a good bet, and the closest.
      I've tried frying my own in shallow hot oil but it's either burnt or raw. The Scottish chippers deep fry everything, even haggis. :( They have an odd specialty, macaroni pies. Macaroni and cheese in a wee pie tart. As if that weren't enough fat...then deep fried. Really.

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      1. re: FloraMer
        monkeyrotica Oct 15, 2006 12:13 PM

        FYI, Eammon's also batters and deepfries Mars bars (imported from the UK) as well as hamburgers.

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        eam531 Oct 13, 2006 03:41 PM

        Try the Royal Mile Pub in Wheaton--the owners are Scots, by the way. They have *terrific* fish and chips, and they are walking distance from the Wheaton Metro--about a block away.


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          hon Oct 13, 2006 01:24 PM

          Mamas on the Half Shell in Baltimore has about the biggest fish and chips I have ever seen and very tasty. The Fisherman's Inn crab deck on the Kent Narrows has Rockfish and Chips and which I really really love.

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            Hal Laurent Oct 13, 2006 01:05 PM

            I've had surprisingly good fish and chips at Fado's Irish Pub by the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station in DC.

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            1. re: Hal Laurent
              Adam23 Oct 13, 2006 08:19 PM

              I have to agree. They are good and a close standby if I can't make it to Alexandria to Eammons. Surprisingly, most of the stuff on their menu is pretty good.

            2. Dennis S Oct 13, 2006 12:02 PM

              Duffy's in DC, across from the 9:30. Extremely well done. I was surprised at how good they were, even in the face of much hype before hand.

              Jimmy's in Herndon does a good fish on Friday's, and I've touted it before (and still do), but Duffy's takes precedence now.

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              1. re: Dennis S
                monkeyrotica Oct 13, 2006 12:14 PM

                I'll second Duffy's. A block away from the U Street Metro East exit. And they know how to pour a pint.

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                MetroHound Oct 13, 2006 06:56 AM

                Emmons A Dublin Chipper, in the 700 block of King St. in Alexandria should be able to satisfy your cravings. They have a website.

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                1. re: MetroHound
                  monkeyrotica Oct 13, 2006 12:17 PM

                  While I personally love Eammon's, I'm not sure if the original poster would. The fish is fresh, the batter crispy, the fries cooked right, but they're not the huge portions of fish in a pillow of batter that most Americans seem to expect. But they are very good.

                  1. re: monkeyrotica
                    xdcx Oct 15, 2006 01:48 PM

                    it's not just americans. anyone from the UK going to eammon's would be suprised at the size of a regular. While very good the portions are extremely small in terms of what you'll get anywhere in the UK.

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