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Jun 23, 2010 01:14 AM

Best plate of Fish and Chips

in Diego?

Been having a craving and all I can seem to find recs for is Shakespeare Pub. Where can you send me?

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  1. Oceanaire has (d) good ones, but that's like going to Addison for a burrito. Mrs Fake had them at Bankers Hill and enjoyed them. Point Loma Seafood's are fairly typical, like anything else there, and therefore enjoyable. Bay Park's are pretty good, too.

    Point Loma Seafoods
    2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

    San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA

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    1. re: Fake Name

      Next time I see her, I'm going to call her Mrs. Fake and see how she likes it ;)

    2. Shakespeare's are very good, also Jayne's Gastropub and Ritual Tavern. I'd go with Ritual.

      Ritual Tavern
      4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

      1. love love love the fish n'chips at O' Sullivan's on Grand in Escondido.
        Harbor Fish Cafe in Carlsbad on the beachside has excellent fish n' chips too but the service is sketch.

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        1. re: Beach Chick

          I was surprised how good they were at the Harbor House cafe. That's my go to place now. Open air near the beach; I can deal with less that stellar service as long as the service is pleasant and my fish arrives hot and that's always been the case. Dang, now I'm craving some.

          1. re: Island

            Oops my mistake, I called the restaurant, by the wrong name. I was referring to the Harbor Fish Cafe in Carlsbad that Beach Chick mentioned NOT harbor house in Oceanside.

            Harbor Fish Cafe
            3179 Carlsbad Blvd Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008

        2. The ones at Small Bar were delicious.

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          1. re: mayache

            You are spot on, the Small Bar makes the best fish and chips. I wanted to like them at Jaynes GAstro Pup, but they use Sea Bass which easily dries out. Cod is the best way to go, it is a strurdy fish and it is rich in oil, which helps it to retain it moisture through the cooking process. And at SMALL, you can get some great beer.

          2. The Fish Market's (solana beach) aren't bad, but at the risk of sounding like some other posters on this board I would say that there are lots that are good but none great. For great fish n' chips head up the 5 to the 405 and get yourself to the Kings Head in Santa Monica for the best fish and chips.