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Need recs for best fish and chips in south orange county

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SoCaliChowGirl Dec 11, 2004 12:18 PM

I love fish and chips, especially when the fish flakes and is so light and yummy. Can anyone recommend a good fish and chips place in South Orange County? Preferably something that is reasonable.

Thanks.

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    cgoob Jan 29, 2008 03:34 PM

    I find it so strange that when you ask for something in South OC people recommend something in Fullerton or Costa Mesa. Do they not realize that it is 30 minutes WITHOUT traffic?
    I know of two places Turks and Harpoon Henry's both in the Dana Point Harbor. Turks is a cool fisherman themed restaurant/bar with great F&C. Harpoon Henry's is very popular with the baby boomer generation but has a really good happy hour. F&C during happy hour is only $7.95 and is really good!!!

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      Diamond Dog Dec 11, 2004 03:59 PM

      Go to Harp Inn in Costa Mesa on 17th st. Its the greatest fish and chips.

      You have to go before 8 to avoid paying cover charge. But if you go after 8 you get to listen to some great bands.

      Fish & Chips to me means that the fish, chips, and cole slaw all have to be spectacular. Harp Inn does not disappoint. Then you get to drink some great beer along with that

      PLease post you opinion if you go. I know its not really South County, but nothing goes on in South County (ha ha)

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        juny1cat Dec 11, 2004 01:00 PM

        I admit I don't know anything about the geography of Orange County. But I used to drive "south" from here (WLA) to Seal Beach and have very good and inexpensive fish and chips at Walt's Wharf.

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          Just Cid Dec 13, 2004 11:45 AM

          The Olde Ship in Fullerton has very good fish & chips.....

          Along with a full bar as well.

          Always good to have both....;)

          -Cid.

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            MzMaggie Dec 14, 2004 10:58 AM

            There is another Olde Ship on 17th in Santa Ana

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              FoodieKat Jan 29, 2008 05:37 PM

              I second the Olde Ship in Santa Ana. Good fish, great chips, and I also happen to love their clam chowder (I've mentioned it on other threads in the past).

              Is that South OC though?

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            OCBites Jan 30, 2008 07:47 AM

            South county options:
            Muldoon's at Newport Center Drive
            The Quiet Woman in Corona del Mar
            the new Crow Bar & Kitchen in Corona del Mar
            I think the Fisherman at San Clemente Pier does an ok job of it.
            Harbor Grill in Dana Point
            I think Five Crowns offers them at lunch

            See? All south county choices. Not to diss The Olde Ship... but I'm sure you weren't thinking Fullerton or Santa Ana when you posted your query...

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