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iphonechica Mar 18, 2009 01:35 PM

Want Cod and good Chips...
Andersonville/Edgewater or vicinity.
Have car. So willing to venture outside above mentioned neighborhood.
Prefer $10-15 range, give or take a few bucks.

Saw this post about Duke something-or-other. Couple people say their tummy did not feel well afterward...so thinking maybe not the best place to go.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/485750

New to Chicago within the last 6 months...so Many Thanks In Advance!

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    lbs Mar 18, 2009 02:47 PM

    I'm not sure if it is cod but two places come to mind. I recommend both:

    T's Bar - 5025 N. Clark
    http://www.tsbarchicago.com/Info.html

    The Edgewater Lounge - 5600 N. Ashland
    http://www.edgewaterlounge.com/

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      iphonechica Mar 21, 2009 02:31 PM

      Thanks Ibs.
      We went to Edgewater Lounge last night. All you can eat Fish & Chips for $9. Hand cut fries and the fish was crispy. I had a few over-done pieces of fish, but for the price, can't really complain. Also, the fish was a bit greasy...but what else do you expect from fried food?

      Great neighborhood spot. My husband and I will be back to try other menu items. Solid beer selection, too. It's well within walking distance from our home.

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      hoppy2468 Mar 18, 2009 04:12 PM

      Duke of Perth is excellent. No tummy worries. On Fridays, all you can eat for $9.95 I believe. Great beers and 100 scotches. Scotch flights too!

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        Pete Oldtown Mar 22, 2009 07:56 AM

        Both Wednesday and Friday nights. It's the best I've found in Chicago...very fresh fish. The fries are pretty good too.

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        ferret Mar 18, 2009 05:01 PM

        You'll find anecdotal "not feeling well" stories about nearly anything but if they were regularly making people sick they wouldn't stay in business.

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          iphonechica Mar 19, 2009 08:02 AM

          I agree with you...can happen anywhere, anytime. I should have explained in my OP that I'm entertaining out-of-towners, so the indication from other posters about "tummy issues" is worrysome for entertaining purposes. Hope you understand.

          I would like to give Duke of Perth a try, but perhaps not with guests. :)

          Cheers.

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            lbs Mar 20, 2009 07:13 AM

            This place may be more in line for entertaining out of towners - the fish and chips are $15. I ate there last night and the meal was excellent. My sister got the F&C and loved it. Her husband is from Ireland and is very picky and he loved them too. The other food sampled was delicious too. I got the burger which was cooked rare like I requested and was one of the best burgers I've had in a long time. I samped the corned beef and it was melt in your mouth good. The restaurant is kind of expensive but the food lives up to the prices. It is in North Center - not that far from Andersonville and they have parking in the lot by Martyrs.

            Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro
            http://www.irishbistro.com/

        2. lulubelle Mar 18, 2009 10:14 PM

          The Grafton in Lincoln Square had good fish and chips from what I remember.
          I also really like The Celtic Knot in Evanston; it's a little outside your area, but only a 10-15 minute drive from Andersonville.

          1. happycamper Mar 20, 2009 12:24 PM

            Troha's, definitely the best fried seafood join in Chicago.

            They are famous for succulent fried shrimp, but I have had terrific fried catfish and haddock from them as well. It's a take-out only place in Little Village.
            It's not in your neighbourhood, but most definitely worth the commute.

            Troha's Shrimp & Fish House
            4151 W 26th St
            Chicago, IL 60623
            (773) 521-7847

            1. nsxtasy Mar 20, 2009 12:49 PM

              There was an article on fish fry deals in yesterday's Tribune:
              http://chicago.metromix.com/restauran...

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                k4027 Mar 22, 2009 01:54 AM

                Definitely Duke of Perth, eaten there for years & never had stomach issues. the Gage also does a nice fish & chips.

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                  LabRat Mar 22, 2009 07:32 PM

                  The Tribune's food writer did an article on his opinion of the best fish and chips in Chicago early last year, here is a link to the video

                  http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2008/02/phils-picks-for.html

                  and another to the original article

                  http://archives.chicagotribune.com/20...

                  There was a long comments section that was lost when they moved the article to archive where people gave their own opinions on the best fish and chips in Chicago. I recently came across the list I had made of places which I wanted to try that were suggested by multiple people in those comments....

                  Duke of Perth - 2913 N. Clark
                  The Grafton - 4530 N. Lincoln
                  Galway Arms - 2442 N. Clark
                  Grand Lux - 600 N. Michigan
                  Bridget McGuires - 420 W. Belmont
                  Jury's - 4337 N. Lincoln
                  Elephant and Castle - 185 N. Wabash

                  Other than Duke of Perth, which I liked BTW, I have not had a chance to try the others. Other places that I have tried and liked are Celtic Knot in Evanston, Chief O'Neil's and Corcoran's (both in Chicago).

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