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Feb 14, 2007 08:21 PM

Fish 'n Chips in Baltimore ?

A current thread about "downscale" seafood in DC brings to mind my search for great fish and chips in Baltimore. Along with your suggestions, could you include your thoughts on what it takes to be good (type of fish, batter, oil, potatoes, even presentation). There are a lot of great Bmore joints that serve this (and probably do a great job) but I don't have the time to test them all! TIA, Hounds...

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  1. I haven't been in a while but Cafe Hon has realy good fish and chips. A huge serving of cod with a thick, crisp, not greasy coating.

    1. mamas on the half shell... beer battered cod and good fries

      also james joyce... really good!

      1. I 2nd Mamas on the Half Shell, theirs is huge!!

        1. Mama's version is about the size of your arm, and really good. However, I'm a fish and chips weirdo, and the best I've had anytime recently was at Mick O'Shea's on Charles Street. They do the Guinness batter with steak fries that are great, not soggy like most steak fries end up being.

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          1. re: rawdog

            +1 on Mick O'Shea's. Get this smoking ban thing wrapped up and that would be my 1st choice. Hell, it's my first choice even with the smoke.

            1. re: pleiades

              Went to Mick's today on Rawdog's suggestion and was very pleased (wish I could make it there on a Saturday when it is on special for $6!). Thanks.
              I'm working my way through all your suggestions, so please keep them coming...

              1. re: Raokay

                John Stevens in Fells Point and The Owl Bar in Mt Vernon have fish and chips. I've never tried them, but been with people who ordered them and enjoyed them. Can't say much more than that, but thought I'd pass 'em along, since you asked.