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MtVernon Apr 27, 2009 02:52 PM

How is this place? It seems like a good fit for the area with all the irish bars.

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    bearzie Apr 29, 2009 06:42 PM

    I agree with Barmy. Tried the fish chowder. After one bite, I threw it out. Batter on the fish and the onion rings are so thick it overshadows the food.

    Too bad because the place is pleasant and the workers are nice but they won't see me there again.

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      VivreManger Apr 29, 2009 06:35 AM

      Did this take over the site on which Athan's Pastry had a small Greek restaurant? I drove by yesterday and thought the Battery was on that location. If so, this is a double disappointment since Athan's had gotten good reviews, particularly for their lamb shank. I have long been meaning to try it.

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        MC Slim JB Apr 29, 2009 06:38 AM

        No: two different spots. The second Athan's is about 100 yards down the block, and still going, last I looked.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      2. MC Slim JB Apr 27, 2009 03:20 PM

        I reviewed it in The Phoenix a while back. I like the fried haddock, but think the chips are weak. Other deep-fried stuff is pretty good. Decent post-session fare.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          iloveporkbelly Apr 27, 2009 03:33 PM

          The battered sausage is worthy of a post drinking snack and took me back to the famous Snackbox of Galway, Ireland but the rest is really middle of the road to bad. I had such high hopes of having a proper chipper up the road from me.

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            itaunas Apr 28, 2009 09:34 AM

            On the other hand, I felt the chips were fine and never got the fish right. Instead of the battered sausage which was a bit better than the haddock or pollock, I simply prefer their sausage and chips dinner.

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              djr222 Apr 29, 2009 05:49 AM

              I agree the sausage and chip dinner is not bad at all, have the curry sauce on the side, and use lots of salt and vineger, real good size portion of chips

          2. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Apr 27, 2009 03:12 PM

            Mixed reviews at best. I find them pretty seriously gross, and won't be returning.

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