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Fish & Chips in the Valley?

CynGriff Jul 5, 2010 08:09 PM

Looking for great fish & chips in the SF Valley...Something along the lines of Eammon's in Alexandria, VA...

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  1. Akitist RE: CynGriff Jul 5, 2010 08:27 PM

    Robin Hood pub in what used to be called Van Nuys (Valley Glen now?) is considered pretty good. Burbank Blvd east of Woodman. Eammon's in Alexandria may not be familiar to LA Hounds.

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    1. re: Akitist
      Jwsel RE: Akitist Jul 6, 2010 12:04 AM

      I definitely second Robin Hood pub. I have no experience with Eammon's, but looking at the website, I think the main differences are that Robin Hood has a lot of different British food options. It's not a pure chippy, with a lot of different fish options. I think Robin Hood just does cod. But at the same time, Robin Hood lets you get a scotch egg, cornish pastie or sausage roll. Plus you can buy all sorts of British goods at the shop next door.

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        CaliGal888 RE: Jwsel Jul 6, 2010 02:06 AM

        So you guys don't like Cat & Fiddle too much then? It has been crazy there with World Cup folks, and anyone who is into their sports. Decent fish & chips.scotch eggs, and sheperds pie. There's another place in Arcadia I've wanted to try out called Matt Denny's that has some of the similiar food (but also has pretty excellent selection of beer on tap too). Good Brit food is hard to find sometimes

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          JBC RE: CaliGal888 Jul 6, 2010 09:22 AM

          Are you sure the "Cat & Fiddle" is in the ( S.F. ) Valley ?

          1. re: CaliGal888
            SeaCook RE: CaliGal888 Jul 6, 2010 09:37 AM

            Well if your willing to go to Arcadia then better to go to Brits in Pasadena for F&C.

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              SeaCook RE: CaliGal888 Jul 6, 2010 09:39 AM

              The closest Cat & Fiddle has been to SFV is when it first open on Laurel Cyn underneath the Canyon Store in the late 70s. I know because I lived across the street from it back then. It is a Hollywood pub through & through.

          2. re: Akitist
            farmertomato RE: Akitist Jul 6, 2010 12:13 PM

            Love Robin Hood Pub--not only are the fish 'n' chips excellent, but the whole menu is pretty darned acceptable. Even the salads, which means anyone can find something to order. Nice selection of beers, too, and the ambiance is polite.

          3. mucho gordo RE: CynGriff Jul 6, 2010 11:44 AM

            Pickwicks Pub on Ventura Blvd. just 1 1/2 blocks west of De Soto. I haven't had their fish/chips but their shepard's pie, bangers/mash and steak/kidney pie are great. I had a meatloaf sandwich there once; washed it down nicely with an ice cold Newcastle Brown on tap.

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            1. re: mucho gordo
              Hypnotic23 RE: mucho gordo Jul 6, 2010 01:31 PM

              I'm curious to try this spot too, anybody ever give it a taste?

              Northridge Fish & Chips

              10336 Reseda Blvd
              Northridge, CA 91326

              (818) 360-3474

              Northridge Fish & Chips
              10336 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91326

            2. Bob Brooks RE: CynGriff Jul 6, 2010 02:14 PM

              The Blue Dog Beer Tavern in Sherman Oaks does an exemplary one.

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