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Aug 24, 2008 10:58 AM

Best Fish and Chips Ever?

I want to take my boyfriend (who LOVES fish and chips) to a really good joint before he moves away. Recommendations, anyone? Preferably in the South Bay, although if you recommend places outside of it, I'd keep them in mind for the future :)

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  1. Bay Fish & Chips in Sunnyvale is good, although I haven't been there for a year or so.

    Edit: Forgot to mention: It's a dive, next to an even divier bar, but the man who runs the eatery is very sweet.

    Bay Fish & Chips
    826 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

      1. re: grumpy2


        The Crown
        331 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526

      2. Cook's Seafood, in Menlo Park, is my favorite. Recommend the Alaskan halibut, but I've never seen anyone dislike the other items. This is the only place where I repeat my order, and look forward to just that one item on the menu.

        Hope you enjoy it.

        Also, I think it's the best retail fish market on the peninsula. Cook's meets my needs for variety, quality, and service. I do not know enough about selecting unknown species to appreciate the vast variety at Asian markets. Cook's staff is helpful and professional.

        Cook's Seafood Restaurant & Market
        751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

        1. I agree that Cook's is probably the best on the Peninsula. But if you are going more for an adventure, you might try Barbara's Fish Trap. The fish & chips aren't bad but you really go here for the atmosphere - and the view. The Half Moon Bay Brewery is right across the street and they also have fish & chips. And beer !!

          Barbara's Fish Trap
          281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

          1. Has anyone been to the Rose & Crown lately? I went there for a decade and thought they had the best fish & chips around, but haven't been for a few years.


            This place is just off University Ave in Palo Alto.

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            1. re: orezscu

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              The Rose & Crown
              547 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA

              1. re: orezscu

                The website says that in the fall of 2008 there will be an expanded restaurant next door to Cook's seafood market