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Feb 1, 2009 03:40 PM

Best Fish and Chips in the city?

I'm sure there have been a few threads on this in the past but for some reason I can't find any using the search function here.

I know about Old Yorke on Laird but was wondering if anybody had any other good suggestions for a solid fish and chips shop, they seem to be disappearing from this city :-(

I'm not looking for anything too fancy and I'm more concerned with the fish and batter than I am with the chips.


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    1. re: sylvrgirl

      thanks, but I was hoping for a little bit of an updated list, I went through one of those threads and noticed that penrose was given high marks but after googling them have found it's gone downhill.

      Hoping someone has a hidden gem

      1. re: Franchise

        Have you been to Penrose recently?
        Don't rely on Google.
        Trust your own taste buds!

    2. I've been to deep blue at bloor/broadview recently and I really liked it. I did have the gluten free version though and that alone get high marks because It's one of the few places that will do gluten free.

      I also had the cajun poutine there and thought it was FANTASTIC
      Don't think they're using the best curds they could but the cajun chicken is the real star on that plate. Nice amount of heat and very tasty breading.

      p.s. I'm not the gluten free one but the girlfriend is

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      1. re: CoffeeAddict416

        Yeah but did you look around? The last time we were there the place was FILTHY!! Everything from the vinegar bottles to napkin holders to the walls were covered in a thin smear of grease and grim. That was enough for me. Never again! ICK!!

        1. re: millygirl

          I've never noticed this and I'm quite particular. Will investigate further.

          1. re: millygirl

            Sure it's a little bit greasy but I didn't have a problem with the level of cleanliness in there. Food handling looked safe and i had my meal in a booth at the back. I've been to greasy spoons where i haven't wanted to touch anything or eat anything. This was nowhere near that level.

            1. re: CoffeeAddict416

              I've been there also for the same aforementioned reason (g.f. gf, haha). I thought it was ok, not very memorable though. Did not get a chance to try the regular batter though.

              It wasn't dirty at all imo. Sure it's a little greasy, but what do you expect when 90% of the menu goes into the deep fryer?

              High Street near DVP & Lawrence is supposedly real good, I haven't been.

              Btw, I always get haddock never halibut.

        2. The one I used to like was Woodgreen Fish and Chips on Queen East -- East of Broadview, but last time I drove by it was completely closed. Some on here have suggested Reliable fish and chips which is in the same neighbourhood, close to carlaw on Queen east

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          1. re: smr714

            Yeah, I really miss Woodgreen, been going there since high school in the 80's.

          2. I know it's not 'in the city', per se, but I used to frequent a place on Highway 7, near Kennedy called Mr. Fish & Chips. I've been to most if not all in the city that are rated "the best", but this was hands down THE BEST fish and chips I've ever tried. I have no idea though if they're still open or if it has the same owners. The fish was extremely fresh, batter was their special recipe, was always golden in colour so the oil was always fresh, very crispy batter and flaky juicy fish - and the chips were also to die for. I think I may have to drive up there. Anyone in the area know if they're still around?

            1. Reliable is good most of the time, excellent sometimes, and - unfortunately - unReliable occasionally.

              Allen's has great fish & decent chips, but it's double the price of a typical chippy.

              Woodgreen's owners retired.

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              1. re: embee

                Allen's: Double the price with half the portion.

                Deep Blue, around the corner from Allen's, is very good.