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Batter Up!

jambon Aug 13, 2008 09:19 AM

Heading to Toronto next week for a few days to watch same baseball and am looking for good pub grub. There's one in our group who's always on the hunt for the perfect fish sandwich, preferably halibut (tho doesn't have to be), and definitely battered or breaded & fried... none of that healthy grilling business. Any suggestions? (We'll have wheels, so can make a drive if the food's worth it)

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    jeannieh20 RE: jambon Aug 13, 2008 09:22 AM

    There's Chippy's on Queen Street West and then there's a fish and chip place on Augusta in Kensington Market. Those two are my fav in the city for now. Note quite pub fare, but if you want fried fish that's the best!

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      hungryabbey RE: jambon Aug 13, 2008 12:05 PM

      I havent found many fried fish sandwiches in pubs... but about a month ago I was at the Pour House and they had a special that was a fried fish sandwich (I think tilapia?). Not sure how long the promo is on for but it was sooo delcious. Very large piece of fish on top of a big onion bun, fried very very crispy and served with some type of aoli. Call them and see if they are still offering it.

      1. tbonetak RE: jambon Aug 13, 2008 12:29 PM

        Though it's not a sandwich, the breaded, fried halibut burrito at Burrito Boyz is awfully tasty and not far from the Rogers Centre. But depending on where you're coming from (i.e., a city with a much more vibrant burrito tradition), you might not be that impressed.

        Somewhat farther afield, I definitely recommend the sandwiches at the Fish Store, even though they're not fried. They get a lot of love from local 'hounds in the "What's your favourite sandwich?" thread.


        Burrito Boyz
        218 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

        The Fish Store
        657 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B7, CA

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          jambon RE: tbonetak Aug 14, 2008 02:52 AM

          Wow, just had a look at some photos of The Fish Store's work – the battered & fried rule may go out the window!!

        2. ParsleySage RE: jambon Aug 13, 2008 12:36 PM

          Buster's Sea Cove - St. Lawrence Market has excellent fried fish sandwiches.

          1. JamieK RE: jambon Aug 13, 2008 12:46 PM

            Haven't tried it but the Mill Street Brew Pub in the Distillery District has a beer-battered fish sandwich. Also a nice patio and interesting area to explore -


            Mill Street Brew Pub
            55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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              hungryabbey RE: JamieK Aug 13, 2008 05:41 PM

              I just checked that menu out and for some strange reason its description is EXACTLY the same as what I got at the Pour house. Even the tri coloured chips were there. I hope its as good at mill st as it was when I had it.

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                JamieK RE: hungryabbey Aug 13, 2008 06:05 PM

                Well. I was Mill Street last night and noticed the similarity of the menu as well as the servers's garb -- all black plaid and black knee socks -- to what I experienced at Murphy's Law last week. If you look at Murphy's Law website you'll see they are all owned by same company or connected somehow, including Pour House (scroll down to bottom) -

                However, I must say I liked the sweet potato fries at Murphy's Law better than those at Mill Street.

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                  hungryabbey RE: JamieK Aug 13, 2008 06:09 PM

                  I agree with the fries comment but I didnt know that mill st was part of that partnership. Thanks for the info.

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