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Aug 16, 2009 06:06 PM

Fish and chips in Boulder??

Hi Hounds,

Hubby and I are craving some good fish and chips- I've seen them on the menu at many restaurants in Boulder, but does anyone have suggestions on their favorite place to get it?

TIA! Looking forward to hearing your recs!

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  1. Conor O'Neill's, because they're really cheap during happy hour (till 7 p.m.) and part of their Mon and Tues night specials. It's on 13th Street between Pearl and Walnut.

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    1. re: ClaireWalter

      great! thanks Claire- I'm all about HH food specials. We'll definitely try it out

      1. re: ClaireWalter

        We tried Conor O'Neils- they no longer offer the FnC for happy hour but on mondays you can get it for 7.99 with a free beer. We split the 11.99 portion which was 3 deck size pieces of fish plus mediocre potato logs. This came with coleslaw which was pretty bland.
        Not too impressed with the fish so the search for a decent version continues....

        1. re: liveloveat34

          LiveLoveEat 34 - Sorry that Conor O'Neil's disappointed, pricewise and taste-wise. When we were there, they were still pretty good. Ironically, I just unearthed a happy hour menu from Brasserie Ten Ten (1010 Walnut). I was ready to search down the thread to add a post, but because of your comment, it was up near the top. I'd quite forgotten that they have/had fish 'n chips Their version is/was beer-battered tilapia, remoulade sauce (no Sysco-delivered tartar sauce here), fries and cole slaw. It is/was $6. Maybe worth a try?

          1. re: ClaireWalter

            oh thanks for reminding me! i did see that too and have been meaning to try it out. thanks!

          2. re: liveloveat34

            Drive down to GB Fish and Chips on Broadway in Denver and get the cod. Hot, fresh, fantastic.

            1. re: rlm

              wow this place looks awesome! thanks so much we will be going here soon!!

              1. re: rlm

                GB is definitely the best in town - authentic and though not in Boulder, SO freaking tasty.

          3. On Tuesday night, the Southern Sun has fish and chips. And the Walnut Brewery has interesting fish and chips, made with smoked salmon.

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            1. re: LurkerDan

              I've always wanted to try the version at WB- How is it?

              1. re: liveloveat34

                I haven't had it in years, and I've never considered myself a fish and chips aficionado, but I thought it was good. Certainly non-traditional, but again, I'm not huge on fish and chips so that appealed to me.

                1. re: liveloveat34

                  The WB F&C are, indeed, different, but really good. The battered salmon combo works quite well - you just have to get used to the pink inside. It's one of my favorites on the menu...after the beer, of course.

                  1. re: Brewncue

                    awesome- i love salmon so it should be a no brainer, thanks for the input!

              2. The Scotch Corner has my favorite fish & chips in town. Their Scotch Egg is pretty darn good, too. A close second for me is the Hungry Toad.

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                1. re: PitLab

                  Thanks! I love scotch eggs (and haggis too :-P ) We will definitely go there soon!

                  1. re: liveloveat34

                    Hope you made it to the Scotch Corner. They went out of business late in '09.

                2. I am quite fond of the fish and chips at the hungry toad at Broadway and North. You can
                  get and adult portion, 4 piece or kids size with 2 pieces.

                  1. The Rocky Flats bar (that sketchy looking little shack on highway 93 as you leave Boulder heading south) has a great Friday night fish fry. I brought a friend from Wisconsin, and she swore this was the real thing. Not gourmet, but tasty and definitely worth it for the atmosphere alone.