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Best Fish and Chips (Dallas)

margiehubbard Mar 4, 2009 08:29 AM

My husband and I were wracking our brains the other day to try to remember where we have had good fish and chips. I'm talking the light, tempura like batter... not corn meal. Fried cod or halibut or something... not catfish or tilapia. Just the classic Brittish fish and chips. Any suggestions?

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    luniz RE: margiehubbard Mar 4, 2009 08:43 AM

    It's not something I've eaten at a lot of places around town but I had it at the Fillmore in downtown Plano and it was pretty good and as you described.

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      air RE: luniz Mar 8, 2009 02:55 PM

      Seconding Fillmore's fish and chips, I'd go either there or Trinity Hall.

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      pepper131 RE: margiehubbard Mar 4, 2009 08:44 AM

      Old Monk or Idle Rich - same owners...great fish and chips!!

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        texasfoodie RE: pepper131 Mar 5, 2009 10:22 AM

        Totally agree! Old Monk, Idle Rich, and Black Friar. All the same owners. Nice portions, crunchy fish, good chips, and lots of malt vinegar!!!!

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          missmitzi RE: texasfoodie Mar 11, 2009 03:07 PM

          Drooling over memory of this fish and chips. I've been gone from Dallas over 4 years and still think of this often!

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        Dallassooner RE: margiehubbard Mar 4, 2009 10:08 AM

        Didn't have it but I saw it at Fox and Hound bar. It looked really good, but like I said I haven't tried it.

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          J.R. RE: margiehubbard Mar 5, 2009 11:37 AM

          The Fish and Chips at the Porch are the best I've had so far. Really, Really good.

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            mistyp0523 RE: J.R. Mar 18, 2009 01:43 PM

            I second this. Don't let the high price keep you from ordering it, however. The portion is absolutely massive (4 large battered fish filets and a mound of fries) so you can split the plate and the cost with a friend.

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            kylewilliam RE: margiehubbard Mar 5, 2009 11:56 AM

            Another vote for the Fillmore Pub, also Lochrann's Pub in Frisco..

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              irodguy RE: kylewilliam Mar 5, 2009 07:14 PM

              wow really Lochrann's the culinary group ate there and universally thought it was awful. Horrible flavor profile and so so fry quality.

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              FlowerMoundGirl RE: margiehubbard Mar 5, 2009 03:23 PM

              Cotton Patch Cafe's have a fish and chips basket that is actually pretty good and consistant. It's beer battered very crunchy fish, a large portion enough to share.

              I actually started a thread on fish and chips a few months ago if you want to check out the replies I got then....


              We did try SeaBreeze after the suggestions but I wasn't impressed... I actually like Cotton Patch better, go figure LOL

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                jindomommy RE: margiehubbard Mar 7, 2009 07:40 PM

                I'm not a fish and chips gal, but I do like the Old Monk. They use really good fish. I think the waitress said they used cod. Their mussels and frites are also nice.

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                  OCNC RE: jindomommy Mar 23, 2009 06:13 PM

                  Ditto Old Monk.

                2. Carrollton Foodie RE: margiehubbard Mar 7, 2009 09:03 PM

                  I like the fish & chips at Trinity Hall in Dallas at Mockingbird Station. Be sure to order a side of curry sauce to dip the "chips" in ... yummy.

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                    bwarren RE: Carrollton Foodie May 14, 2010 01:24 PM

                    I've tried the fish & chips at both Trinity Hall locations. Tasteless cornmeal coating. The curry had a very odd sweetness, without a hint of curry. Ick. Their chips and queso are terrific and the beer selection rocks.

                    Trinity Hall
                    5321 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 250, Dallas, TX 75206

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                      DallasDude RE: bwarren May 14, 2010 08:36 PM

                      Trinity Hall's coating is thick and unmanagebly and most incredibly inedible.

                      Trinity Hall
                      5321 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 250, Dallas, TX 75206

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                        DFDubster RE: DallasDude May 23, 2010 05:09 PM

                        i agree DD, Trinity has probably the lb for lb worst fish and chips i've eaten. i'm gonna go with Porch.

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                    CocoaNut RE: margiehubbard Mar 8, 2009 09:13 AM

                    See Zeke's @ http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/591605

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                      ibobi RE: CocoaNut Mar 8, 2009 06:50 PM

                      I will vote for Fillmore Pub in old downtown Plano. Seabreeze would be a close 2nd........Don't know if its true or not, but I thought I heard the owners of the Fillmore used to work at the Monk????

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                        teegee RE: ibobi Mar 10, 2009 08:46 AM

                        it's true that the owners of the Fillmore used to work at the Old Monk:


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                      mrevans RE: margiehubbard Mar 10, 2009 09:53 AM

                      You need to try the Fish n' Chips at Victory Tavern. Beer batter tempura and hand cut french fries. Best in town!

                      1. adkim RE: margiehubbard Mar 11, 2009 11:15 AM

                        The Old Monk and Tipperrary Inn.

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                          Kati.Pea RE: margiehubbard Mar 13, 2009 03:36 AM

                          I hate this thread. ;=] It now has me wracking my brain as to where it was that I used to go all the time and only order Fish and Chips. ;=[

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                            J.R. RE: margiehubbard Mar 17, 2009 11:23 AM

                            Had the fish and chips today at the Filmore as I work out North. they were pretty dang good and they did pour a proper pint of Guiness on St. Paddy's, so that was good.

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                              mframpton RE: margiehubbard Mar 23, 2009 01:21 PM

                              Ye Shire off of George Bush Frwy in Richardson isn't bad. In fact it is the only thing the wife and I eat there.

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