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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Fish & Chips Reply with quote

Harvey Sleepy-C, please publish a full list of your Fish & Chips recommendations here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dwight,

I am not the see all, end all F&C guru, but I do enjoy some good ones once in a while. Last 2 summers, up on Vancouver Island I did start a bit of a list. I'm sure there are other folks who have had more experience and have more refined tastes than I do, but I will be happy to start a list.

My absolute favorite is in Sidney, BC. Maybe because I grew up there, and part of it seems like home although it has changed a ton, (well more like a 100 tons since I hitch-hiked back and forth to Elk Lake when I was about 9 years old.

Fish on Fifth, just off Beacon Ave, on 5th, in downtown Sidney. Most excellent.

SeaJ's, in Port Townsend, just across from West Marine. A locals joint, and good Milkshakes too.

The little green trailer by the Comox Launch Ramp. Seasonal, and good.

The Red Barn above the marina in Sointula on Malcolm Island was a great stop after the free use bike ride.

I heard the Boardwalk Cafe in Lund was good, but have not been there (yet). Couldn't get past the warfinger at the marina. Probably my bad, but it was crowded, she was VERY busy and already had her hand in my pocket before her office even opened.

on the other hand, I had super service at Fridays Seafood in Friday Harbor. The food was good and the service, though confusing was superb. Seems as they don't do onion rings and french fries in the same fry oil, so the F&C has to be ordered at a separate place from the O-rings.

I have had F&C from Florida to California, and California to Alaska. It varies, place to place and person to person, so obviously your experience will vary.

Please let us know the good ones.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harvey, the best fish & chipper ever in the whole world is a little chipper by the Firth of Forth road bridge in Scotland. Bit of a long run for a C-Dory Laughing

Martin.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since many of us go thru Anacortes at some time or other, I will mention the excellent fish & chips at The Brown Lantern (near Commercial Ave & 5th Street). Puffy batter not breaded, with fresh fish, deep fried normally just right.

I'm one of those strange Americans who prefers fish & chips to hamburgers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seabolt's in Oak Harbor one of the best.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herb's in Friday Hbr. Best in the islands. Don't forget their Nine Pound Porter. 🍺
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So many places, so little time Rolling Eyes Cry

Thanks and keep em coming. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Martin, we will have to have a CBGT there some day. Guess if we don't have the boats we could wear vests and caps so we recognize each other.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just made susan fish and chips for dinner tonight. Ling cod ans salmon. It was the best.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chromer, How about a list of the worst fish & chips. At a local restaurant (unnamed) ordered fish & chips. Mostly breading,grease & a little grey plug of something fishey. My commercial fisher friend said it was skate wing plugs the size of a thin scallop. Disgusting !! Last time for that tourist trap!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so I didn't list Ivar's or Anthony's in Seattle. Nothing against them, and I have eaten at both, actually more than once, and there is the rub, as for me, it wasn't consistant.

I like fresh fish, not greasy, and the fries shouldn't be greasy either. I also think that it should be traditional and that includes the slaw, which should be more than just a teaspoon full. My typical order is one half the fries and double the slaw. Most places don't have a problem with that.

Want to top it off right? Good, cold strong ginger beer (non alcoholic) and the place, food and service will be remembered. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote is the island cafe on Hayden island in Portland (open during the summer only). Best of all you can tie up your boat right on their dock and sit overlooking your boat and the water. The fish and chips is great and while at it I highly recommend their fish tacos. Cocktails are a bit sweet but carry a serious punch.

http://islandcafepdx.com

If you make it this way sometime I'll gladly take you there.

Harald

PS while waiting for your table you can wander a nice marina, chat with the boat owners (lots of sail boats) and enjoy a fantastic lunchtime relaxed atmosphere.

Second place on my list is boathouse19 in the Tacoma narrows, great view good food and good cocktails http://boathouse19restaurant.com

Anthonys in Seattle has the benefit that it has a protected marina right under it (Bell Harbor Marina), you can get a spot in six hour increments and wander the Seattle pier. Their food is underwhelming but after a half day trip by boat on Memorial Day to get there it was convenient and easy to get a seat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too much of a good thing...

Fried fish (vs baked, broiled, sautéed) is associated with stroke and heart disease
where it is consumed more than it should be (the South).

http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/food/article/dont-get-hooked-fried-fish

If the fried fish doesn't get 'ya, the fried taters certainly will.

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Grandma used to say, "Put something healthy in your pie hole occasionally."

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foggy wrote:
If the fried fish doesn't get 'ya, the fried taters certainly will.


Agreed. All things in moderation. For me, it's once a year.

I don't know if my recent fish and chip experience qualifies as a "worst" because I'm not sufficiently experienced to make that call. It was definitely underwhelming. I had "Ling cod" and chips at the Back Eddy in Egmont. Previously frozen, both the fish and the "chips" (which were the basic McDonald's french fries).

My take on the experience is that I spent $18 for a fishy meal instead of spending 10 minutes for a fresh fish from right under my boat. I would have to clean the fish that I catch but, for the difference, I'm willing to do that. Fresh kelp greenling or rockfish is 20 times better than frozen Ling cod. As a bonus, I get to skip the layer of deep fried pancake batter.

I'm sure that there are better examples of fish and chips. Unfortunately, I think that my experience may be the norm. It was kind of like going ashore to order deep fried "clam strips" (i.e., tiny fragments of frozen Asian clams coated in a seafood flavored batter) instead of going ashore to dig clams.

Mark
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marc at Wefings in Apalachicola Fla. Not only is he the best about boats. He is even a better chef....

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foggy wrote:
Too much of a good thing...

Fried fish (vs baked, broiled, sautéed) is associated with stroke and heart disease
where it is consumed more than it should be (the South).

http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/food/article/dont-get-hooked-fried-fish

If the fried fish doesn't get 'ya, the fried taters certainly will.

Aye.
Grandma used to say, "Put something healthy in your pie hole occasionally."


Actually, eating fish is generally better for improved health than some of our four
legged favorites. It's the "frying" that is the worst; way too much fat.

Sure, it tastes good - that's why kids eat way too much sugar - and ice cream (the
worst: fat + sugar).

Aye.
Grandma used to say, "Don't raise good kids. Raise good adults."
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