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Good Fish and Chips in Providence Area?

jfried11 Feb 1, 2010 11:22 AM

Does anyone have any idea of a place to get good fish and chips somewhere in or around Providence? Thanks!

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    dagwood Feb 1, 2010 01:11 PM

    O'Rourkes is great for fish & chips...It's an Irish Pub on the Warwick side of Pawtuxet Village, right where Broad street ends. I know the chef there recently left; I'm not sure if there has been a change in the food or not. But that has always been my go-to place for fish n chips (along with a pal of mine who is from England.)

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      joe777cool Feb 1, 2010 02:42 PM

      Stadium fish and chips on Park Ave in Cranston is a personal favorite. Its English style, a heavier batter and they wrap it in newspaper. The chips are always delicious and I would rec a fish cake....layers of fish and potato battered and deep fried. The place is a dive, and greasy inside but perfect for take out. Hours are funny so make sure they are open before you make a trip!

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      oystertripe Feb 2, 2010 12:29 PM

      It's a little further afield, but the British Beer Company (small local chain; nearest is on Rt. 1 in Walpole, MA) consistently makes the best rendition of GOOD English-style fried fish around. They use decent fresh haddock and coat it in several layers of proper batter so that the fish CRUNCHES. Sufficient time in the fryolator also firms & dries the fish slightly, so that you can eat the last hunk by hand & dip into the tartar sauce (or malt vinegar). That's a real "dunker"! Better than donuts any day. They also have an impressive selection of well-kept draft ales, stouts, lagers.

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        Sean Feb 2, 2010 09:41 PM

        Horton's Seafood in East Providence


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          Frank Terranova Feb 3, 2010 12:02 PM

          Yes Hortons is excellent no foul oil flavor on the fish. Stadium Fish is horrid It used to be good but I was there about 2 months ago and carefully watched them take pre-fried fish and redip it so its deep fried twice. one main reason is the fish is dry usually means frozen fish used although I cant prove it only seeing the fish fibers protiens leech out abd give it the white line look. There is another place in Warren I have not been there but people said it is very good. If I want Fish and Chips I do it at home so there isnt a place that can equal mine.

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            Clams047 Feb 4, 2010 11:58 AM

            If you are truly talking Providence proper, Horton's is quite excellent - your best bet. Further out, Ye Olde F&C in Woonsocket is a hit or miss. I've had excellent as well as fair F&C there - sometimes too greasy (variable fry temp?). To the south, either Buttonwoods Fish & Chips in Warwick (lightly battered) or especially Twin Willow on Rt 1A in Narragansett are both quite consistently excellent (especially the tavern style at TW, if you like a light, but more crunchy batter).

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              chefjohn Feb 11, 2010 11:38 AM



            2. atheorist Feb 3, 2010 06:41 PM

              Ivy Tavern, Hope St, Providence.

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                jfried11 Feb 4, 2010 04:25 PM

                Amazing advice! Thanks everyone, can't wait to try these things out.

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                  syr94 Feb 5, 2010 06:34 AM

                  Carries is good as well.

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                    joe777cool Feb 11, 2010 10:20 AM

                    Captains Catch seafood market in Apponaug Circle - Warwick has 2 orders of fish and chips for $11, but make sure you call ahead because they are swamped on busy days. Fish is always fresh, very good.

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                      Holly_Penguin Dec 30, 2013 09:31 AM

                      Ye Olde English in Woonsocket has authentic British fish & chips. It's been around for AGES.

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                        Clams047 Dec 30, 2013 04:49 PM

                        On the plus side, their F&C are freshly battered. Unfortunately, it's a thick batter which tends to pull in excessive oil during frying - it can be quite heavy for me.

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