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smiles Jan 4, 2005 04:59 PM

Can anyone recommend a good fish and chips place on the Peninsula?


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    artemis Jan 5, 2005 02:03 AM

    this may be a bit out of your way, but the half moon bay brewing co. does a decent fish & chips, or at least they did the last time i was there about 6-8 months ago.

    i'm always up for good f&c, so i'm curious what others might post....

    Link: http://www.hmbbrewingco.com/

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      smiles Jan 5, 2005 12:45 PM

      I haven't been there, however I have been to Ketch Joannes which is north on 1 from HMB. I'm not opposed to driving over the hill, however I am still looking for a local place too.

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      Alan408 Jan 5, 2005 10:18 AM

      I like Cook's Seafood in Menlo Park, but I haven't been there is ~5-7 years, and I went there for clams and chips and clam chowder.

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        Susan Jan 5, 2005 12:13 PM

        Cook's Seafood is great - they use fresh halibut in a light crispy batter...chips are frozen, standard, big things, but edible.

        The fish market side also has nice stuff.

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        Liv Huang Jan 5, 2005 01:11 PM

        Its not on the Peninsula but Tied House in downtown Mountain View on Villa is where I go when I need a fish and chip fix. They also offer a smoked salmon version that's different in a good way. They have a good selection of beer and carry ciders (a plus for me).

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          artemis Jan 5, 2005 01:48 PM

          a light bulb just went on in my head and i decided to check the fish market's website to see if they offer it on the menu.... apparently, it's listed on their sample menu as "panko fish & chips w/fresh alaskan halibut." i've never had it there and panko isn't really a traditional preparation, but it might be worth a shot. their many locations across the penninsula would be at least convenient. if i get there soon, i'll post on it (all this fish & chips talk has stirred a craving....) probably should call first as their menu supposedly changes daily.

          Link: http://www.thefishmarket.com/

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            patrick Jan 5, 2005 06:43 PM

            At the Fish Market in Del Mar we had excellent fish and chips. I have wanted to make a trip to Palo Alto to repeat the experience. I can't recall if it was the panko-breaded halibut, but it sure was good, tasty, fresh--the whole bit.

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              artemis Jan 6, 2005 12:29 AM

              aces, thanks for the input! do you recall if they served it with just "chips" or did you get the cole slaw on the side as well (maybe if you were a *real* smoothie about asking...)? this really offers me some incentive to try the san mateo/palo alto one, whichever i'm closer to at dinnertime.

              thanks again!

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                patrick Jan 6, 2005 12:15 PM

                we got coleslaw and chips, both. Both very good. But I don't recall if we had to order the slaw separately. We also got n.e. clam chowder, also yummy.

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            belissimo Jan 5, 2005 04:03 PM

            If you like old style pub atmosphere, try the Rose and Crown Pub in Palo Alto. Decent fish and chips, and decent list of drafts selection.

            Link: http://www.theroseandcrownpub.net/

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              Nancy Berry Jan 6, 2005 12:18 PM

              I like:
              Chris's Fish & Chips
              Address: 209 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022
              Phone: (650) 948-6155

              This is a mostly take-out place that has very good fish and other seafood and chips.

              Here's a map:

              Link: http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?nam...

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