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Best Fish & Chips in Philly Burbs?

mkertello Nov 17, 2012 12:44 PM

A request from fellow CHers: where can I find really classic fish & chips in the Philly Burbs? I've had really solid ones in Haddonfield at the British Chip Shop, but looking for something a little closer (Western Burbs, specifically)? Any suggestions??

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    cwdonald RE: mkertello Nov 17, 2012 12:59 PM

    Have you been to the Whip Tavern. I find them quite good there. I also like the Ship Inn in Milford NJ.


    1. Bacchus101 RE: mkertello Nov 17, 2012 01:18 PM

      +1 for the Whip Tavern"s Fish & Chips. BTW great burgers too! A bit of a drive through wonderful horse country please be aware they are closed on Tuesdays!

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        sal_acid RE: Bacchus101 Nov 17, 2012 03:40 PM

        Agreed. The Whip is authentic pub food. Good F+C. Guinness doesn't taste quite right to me there though. Admittedly it never tastes right on this side of the Atlantic.

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          Chefpaulo RE: sal_acid Nov 17, 2012 05:24 PM

          Anything good that's closer to Montco than Coatesville?

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            knappy123 RE: Chefpaulo Nov 17, 2012 07:24 PM

            forest & main, ambler.

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              cwdonald RE: knappy123 Nov 18, 2012 09:58 AM

              +1 for the Fish at Forest and Main... My issue is with the chips. They have ranged from string potatoes to large "steak fry" type chips. It seems there is no consistency and they allow the prep cooks to decide what they are doing. So Caveat. Fish is very good light batter. Portion is not huge but high quality.

      2. RC51Mike RE: mkertello Nov 18, 2012 03:55 AM

        Haven't been in a while but Stoney's on 202 north of Wilmington had great fish and chips.

        1. phillybakingqueen RE: mkertello Nov 20, 2012 07:25 AM

          Best fish and chips on the planet is at The Dandelion -- not in the burbs, but sooooo worth the trip!

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            94Bravo RE: phillybakingqueen Nov 21, 2012 08:59 AM

            Molly McGuire's in Phoenixville has decent Fish & Chips.

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              cwdonald RE: 94Bravo Nov 21, 2012 09:18 AM

              Good point. There is also one on Main Street in Lansdale.

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                gaffk RE: cwdonald Nov 21, 2012 02:17 PM

                I'm told Shellfish Sue's, also on Main Street in Lansdale, also has very good fish & chips.

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                  JanR RE: gaffk Nov 23, 2012 04:13 AM

                  SS does have good fish and chips but (at least the one time I was there) portions are very small.

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