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Where can I find Boston's best and freshest fried haddock plate?

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boatforsale May 1, 2012 09:02 PM

Where in the Boston area can I find a descent fried haddock dinner. This is Boston and there should be an abundance of seafood shacks and restaurants around but you really have to travel to the Cape or north of the city to find the best fresh seafood. Legal, Neptune and Jaspers are way too expensive. A neighborhood place with good seafood like the Red Wing in Walpole but closer to Boston is what I am looking for.

  1. Locutus May 2, 2012 03:09 AM

    Celebrity Pizza in Watertown on Mt Auburn across from Tufts
    Mikes Roast Beef in Everett Rt 99 between 16/99 and the sully square rotaries

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      phonelady May 2, 2012 04:09 AM

      Haddad's Marshfield (Brant Rock)

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        Pegmeister May 2, 2012 04:58 AM

        My go to is Burkes Seafood on Billings Rd in Quincy. It's nothing fancy, they have the fish market on one side and a small dining room on the other. They also serve beer and wine, and there is parking in the back. I absolutely love their fried haddock.

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          CocoDan May 2, 2012 07:42 AM

          You got it right Peg. Burkes is really, really good, and really, really fresh. It's also not a far walk from the red line in North Quincy.
          Enjoy,
          CocoDan

        2. trufflehound May 2, 2012 06:09 AM

          The Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale. Like the Red Wing, with pizza.

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            devilham May 2, 2012 06:56 AM

            Second The Pleasant, their seafood offerings are outstanding, the clams are some of my favorite in the city, and can hold their own against any of the North Shore clam shacks

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            three of us May 2, 2012 06:30 AM

            My husband recently had a terrific fried haddock plate at Bob Lobster, which is on the road to Plum Island. My lobster roll was also very good, and well-priced at $10.49 as a daily special.

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              robwat36 May 2, 2012 06:44 AM

              What about Dolphin in Cambridge or Morse's in the South End?

              1. viperlush May 2, 2012 07:09 AM

                What about Court House on Cambridge St in Cambridge? I have enjoyed other fried seafood there but haven't tried the fish so I don't know if its cod or haddock. Maybe someone else can add?

                1. justbeingpolite May 2, 2012 07:20 AM

                  Moulton's Seafood in Medford always gets praise on this board for their fried stuff, though I haven't been myself, yet.

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                    MrsCheese May 2, 2012 07:36 PM

                    Love Moulton's. Their fried fish is really good, and I'm pretty sure it's haddock. We usually get the two-way or three-way combo. Fried clams and fried scallops are great too.

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                    cgj May 2, 2012 07:30 AM

                    Fresh Pond Seafood in Arlington has it as a special this week.

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                      RoyRon May 2, 2012 01:50 PM

                      My vote would be Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop. Their lobster roll is also extremly good and packed with feshly cooked lobster at a reasonable price $18.00 but their Fried Haddock is always excellent too

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                        CMTBBoston May 2, 2012 01:51 PM

                        What about Pescatore in Somerville? I haven't had the fried fish there, but I know that they have it.

                        1. Bob Dobalina May 2, 2012 02:45 PM

                          Highland Kitchen does a great fried haddock.

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                            9lives May 2, 2012 03:11 PM

                            Daily Catch in the NE makes a great fried haddock. Yankee Lobster in Southie too and there's Drydock Cafe..check for hours. I think dinner is only Fri/Sat. Not much atmosphere but fresh; they're in a fish processing plant and good prices.

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                              boatforsale May 2, 2012 05:55 PM

                              Well I have to say that I have tried Burke's in Quincy and the Pleasant. Both were terrific. Last week we ate at Yankee Lobster and we were disappointed. The portions were small and the haddock wasn't flaky. We will give the Drydock a try.

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                                Chocomom May 2, 2012 11:17 PM

                                My family & I love Fred's Seafood in Randolph. We've been going for years. Very fresh, you see the owner filleting the whole haddock. Prices are reasonable, $6.99 for haddock & chips plate I believe. 2 sizes on lobster rolls $6.95 or $9.95 comes w/fries or homemade onion rings.
                                I usually get the whole clam plate around $13.
                                It's a hole in the wall...nothing fancy but my go to place when I need a seafood fix. Ps, he w.ill take special orders too, I've ordered whole cod from him before for a special dinner...w/at least 3 days notice

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                                  Bellachefa May 24, 2012 10:19 AM

                                  thanks for the rec two nice peices of haddock and chips was plenty to share. I wished I had asked for a lemon wedge, but it certainly didn't need it. Very fresh.

                                  Oh and although I prefer a thinner milkier version then their fish chowder was, it was quite respectable with a nice ocean flavour.

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