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May 18, 2012 03:42 PM

Fish and Chips

Hi there,

Where do you go for Fish and Chips in Los Angeles? Havent had some for awhile and interested in knowing your favorites..

Thanks in advance..

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    1. big willie's grill in burbank

      fresh fish n chips + 40's and blunts. what more could you ask for?

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      1. re: ns1

        I was pleasantly surprised that someone mentioned Big Willie's. You would never dream that a local liquor store could have such high quality fresh fish and chips. Second this one!

      2. High end Water Grill. Lazy. Ox does fish and chips too. Have not tried it.

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        1. re: Thor123

          For inexpensive "take out" fish & chips I use to like Mel's, but haven't been in a loooong time so don't know if they are still up to snuff or not:

          1. re: Servorg

            For inexpensive, my vote goes to Fisherman's Outlet.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              The greasiest fish n chips you will ever eat. My face felt like an oil slick about 2 hours after.
              No humorous comment required, but if you are into the greasy stuff, this is your place.
              Inexpensive it is not, for a fast food joint as opposed to a sit-down place.

        2. I like the fish and chips at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena and Sierra Madre. It's been good at all three locations. The rest of their food menu is more misses than hits, though.

          I'd avoid Little Britain in Pasadena (the reincarnation of Brits Fish & Chips). Soggy batter and mushy fish.

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          1. re: Peripatetic

            agreed...unfortunate, but Little Britain, since moving is inconsistent in the quality of the fish and the preparation...

            1. re: Local

              Yes, that is too bad and I'm sorry to hear it, although when Brit's was still running it could be inconsistent too. My first of two trips there for F&C the fish was overcooked and stringy, though the batter was brilliant; the second time everything was okay.

              Have yet to try Lucky's - don't know why, since they're all close by. My area favorite so far is the Redwood on 2nd downtown, just one door east from Hill. I like the version at (formerly Hamburger) Hamlet - not stunning, but I can get it with steak fries (which I prefer) and extra tartar sauce, and it's reasonably priced.

              1. re: Will Owen

                Apparently LB never improved, because they're long gone. That's a dreadful location anyway - no place to park except in the market's lot and a short strip of curb on Villa.

          2. Most people speak well of the version at The King's Head, in Santa Monica. Haven't tried it myself. I have thought the one served at McCormick & Schmicks, in Beverly Hills, was quite good.

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            1. re: Bob Brooks

              A tentative +1 for Ye Olde King's Head, but I haven't been there in yonks, so I can't testify for their recent version. Their batter was wonderful, though, and the fish tasty, with serviceable chips. But unless you're starving, go for the "Queen-Size" instead of the "King-Size". The latter put me into a pleasurable food coma, it was so much.

              1. re: Bob Brooks

                Bob - Ye Olde King's Head is taking over the former Pinot Bistro, so prepare accordingly. Anticipate a late autumn opening.