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Jan 31, 2010 08:43 PM

H. Salt Fish and Chips in Baltimore?

I came across this name today and it triggered a memory from way back. Was there an H.Salt Esq. Fish and Chips in the northern Baltimore area in the '70s? I'd swear that I remember eating at one but I can't even come close to recalling where it was.

Similarly, are there any fish and chips fast food/carryout restaurants in the Baltimore area (either chains or single)? I know the food wouldn't measure up to a good pub version, but sometimes I don't want to go to a bar or restaurant and just want to grab a bag of fried goodness to drown in malt vinegar.

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  1. I have never tried this place but it sounds like what you might be looking for:

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    1. re: hon

      Thanks! That's just what I'm looking for and I know right where it is.

      1. re: SuzyInChains

        Excellent, let us know how it was!

    2. Are there any fried fish carryout restaurants in Baltimore? You must either be kidding or I'll assume you are looking for something particular, because if all you need is fried fish, french fries and malt vinegar then....where to begin?

      If you are in northeast, check out Sunny's Sub in the Northwood Shopping Plaza. They have a variety of fish usually laid out in a display case and fried to order.

      Of course there are the Lake Trout locations.

      Any of the public market has a stall that sells fried fish (with maybe the exception of Broadway, that place is a ghost town these days)

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      1. re: KAZ

        Fisn and chips refers to a speicific style of batter fried fish, not just any fried fish. I love the chicken at Sonny's by the way. I'll have to try the fish.

        1. re: jfish

          ANyone have anyother specific fried fish suggestions? I eat lunch in NE Baltimore a couple of times a month. I would like to try a new fish place.

      2. I thought H. Salt was exclusive to California (the state, not the city in Maryland). It was delicious, though.

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        1. re: theoneontheleft

          H Salt Fish and Chips was in Norfolk Va area in the early 1970's I reember them well. Also another chain was there called Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips.

          1. re: kyljr

            Arthur Treacher's is a national chain (think Long John Silvers) and is still in business.

            Long John Silvers
            7049 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22046

            1. re: ClevelandDave

              They are not in any way connected with Long John Silver’s except as a competitor in the business. LJS is a portion of Yum! Brands, Inc. located in Louisville, Ky. I am not sure bu i believe Treacher's is owned by the Orange Co.

              1. re: kyljr

                So, what is your point. I'm saying when you think of AT, LJS is similar and a competitor.

                1. re: ClevelandDave

                  No point what so ever, assumed your comment was that AT was owned or associated with LJS. Just pointing out that they are different companies.

              2. re: ClevelandDave

                And there's one by Fairfax Circle, though I haven't been.

                1. re: Dennis S

                  Man! My dad used to love that place about 40 years ago. Can't believe it's still there. I liked their "chips" but always thought the fish was too greasy.