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Mar 19, 2009 05:56 PM

Fish and Chips

As spring comes rolling around and after reading the boards for a while I realize that I want some great fried seafood. All this nice weather has made me want the best fish and chips in boston. My favorite at the moment has to be The Barking Crab but theres got to be more out there in or around the city. Any ideas?

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  1. As far as I'm concerned, the fish and chips at the Druid is the local pinnacle.

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    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

      I finally went there recently, after meaning to go there for a long time. The fish and chips are indeed great (as long as you don't mind some herbs added into the seasoning).

      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        I second the Druid. Worth traveling across town for. For me it has ranged from the "best F&C i've had on either side of the atlantic", down to only "absolutely amazing". The fish is very fresh, breaded neither heavily nor lightly, with some seasoning that i don't recall, and served in newspaper. Chips are hand cut with moderately large salt grains and good size pieces of rosemary.

        Don't balk at the price, its enough for two most nights, especially if you get a cup of soup or split an app or something.

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        1. The Battery in Brighton has the best fish and chips around (IMHO).

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          1. re: Bostonbob3

            Respectfully disagree on the Battery. I've been twice and problems both times. First time fish was uncooked in the middle and the batter-fish interface was liquid and gummy. Second time it was thoroughly cooked but tasteless piece of fish.

            1. re: gourmaniac

              I've only been once, but it was perfect. Crisp, nice moist fish, excellent chips.

              That said, if they have a big problem with consistency, that's a huge problem in the world of fish and chips.

              1. re: Bostonbob3

                I've also only been once, and thought it was pretty dam good. I have been meaning to get back there.

                1. re: hynespb

                  The Battery have the best chips I know of in Boston. Plus, they have peas and curry sauce, and other things that properly go with chips.

          2. Ha! Around this time last year, I had a similar craving. My head to head fish and chips tasting is chronicled here -->

            1. Now I have a craving for F&C, anywhere in Brookline Village or Coolidge Corner anyone can recommend for lunch today? Excluding Matt Murphy's, I was really disappointed with their version.

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              1. re: Matt H

                Not a popular place around these parts, but I think the Obligitory F&C at the Publick House is pretty good. Haven't had it in a while.