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Mar 20, 2009 12:03 PM

Tampa-Fish Fry

Looking a For a Good Fish Fry in Tampa. Any suggestions

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  1. Do you mean a restaurant or an event? I eat fried seafood about once a year and when I am craving it I head to the Crab Shack just over the Gandy bridge from Tampa.

    1. I live in Pinellas and am also in search for a good fish fry. I've found decent "fish and chips" (i.e. cod) at Pete and Shorties ($8 or $9 on Fridays) and at Grind House (McMullen-Booth Rd. a little N. of Gulf-to-Bay) - also cod - but I would love to find a Haddock fish fry somewhere. We found a "haddock fish fry" at Cafe al Fresco in Dunedin, but the last couple visits the "haddock" seemed to morph into cod (i.e. three little planks vs. one big filet, and more of a cod texture). Not sure if I'm any help since I'm talking Pinellas, but take my comments for what they're worth. Meanwhile, if anyone can recommend a haddock fish fry place, I would be grateful.

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      1. re: Gator Tom

        Fitzgerald's Irish Tavern in downtown New Port Richey has a phenomenal fish and chips that is fried haddock. Crispy batter, moist fish. Oh my.

        1. re: Gator Tom

          At Babalu's on 4th St. N in St. Pete, they have a 10 OZ. piece of haddock for $10.99 if I remember correctly. This included two sides also. The quality has been very good the times I have gotten it.

          Babalu Restaurant & Bar
          9246 4th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33702

        2. Jimmy Guana's at the Holiday Inn Harborside has a Friday night grouper fish fry. Nice place, decent price too.

          Sorry, forgot to add that that this is Pinellas on Indian Rocks Beach

          Harborside Restaurant
          2435 7th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880

          1. There's Fish House on Shell Point Rd, down in Ruskin, or Blue Sea Fish Market in Seminole Heights...

            Blue Sea Fish Market
            7110 N Nebraska Ave Ste B, Tampa, FL 33604

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