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Fish and chips in Boulder??

liveloveat34 Aug 16, 2009 06:06 PM

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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    ClaireWalter Aug 17, 2009 05:48 AM

    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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      liveloveat34 Aug 17, 2009 10:09 AM

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

      1. re: liveloveat34
        ClaireWalter Aug 17, 2009 11:06 AM

        Liveloveat34 - You can see pix of their HH apps at http://culinary-colorado.blogspot.com/2008/08/conor-oneils-of-course.html and http://culinary-colorado.blogspot.com...

      2. re: ClaireWalter
        liveloveat34 Aug 19, 2009 04:11 PM

        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
          ClaireWalter Aug 19, 2009 05:46 PM

          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?

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            liveloveat34 Aug 19, 2009 06:44 PM

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

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            rlm Aug 19, 2009 07:26 PM

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

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              liveloveat34 Aug 20, 2009 08:12 AM

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

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                Heyteacher Apr 24, 2010 05:58 PM

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

          3. LurkerDan Aug 17, 2009 11:16 AM

            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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              liveloveat34 Aug 18, 2009 09:40 AM

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

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                LurkerDan Aug 18, 2009 02:00 PM

                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.

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                  Brewncue Aug 20, 2009 01:25 PM

                  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.

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                    liveloveat34 Aug 20, 2009 02:16 PM

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

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                PitLab Aug 17, 2009 04:19 PM

                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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                  liveloveat34 Aug 18, 2009 09:42 AM

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

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                    Brewncue Apr 21, 2010 11:39 AM

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

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                  paul balbin Apr 23, 2010 09:28 AM

                  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.

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                    monopod Apr 27, 2010 03:39 PM

                    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.

                    1. tatamagouche Apr 28, 2010 02:17 PM

                      This isn't a rec, since I haven't tried it (though I keep meaning to), but there's a place on the DU campus called Spanky's Roadhouse that does Wisconsin-style fish fries with walleye and perch...

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                        Heyteacher Apr 29, 2010 08:24 PM

                        I haven't had their fish and chips but I have eaten there twice before - both times were pretty tasty.

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