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Mar 18, 2009 01:35 PM

Any good, even great, Fish & Chip recs?

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 thinking maybe not the best place to go.

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

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

    T's Bar - 5025 N. Clark

    The Edgewater Lounge - 5600 N. Ashland

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    1. re: lbs

      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.

    2. 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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      1. re: hoppy2468

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

      2. 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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        1. re: ferret

          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. :)


          1. re: iphonechica

            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

        2. 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. 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