Fish and Chips , Seattle’s “Chippies” Do It Right

A standard of the UK working class during the late 1800’s, fish and chips has become a standard dish enjoyed at pubs around the world. Thick cut potato fries and battered cod (or sometimes Haddock) deep fried to a golden brown make a perfect pairing. Add a little malted vinegar, salt, and a pint of your favorite ale, and you have a meal to talk about.

Make your visit to Seattle memorable by visiting one (or all) of these local “chippies.”

Chippy’s Fish and Drink – 4741 Ballard Avenue NW
Located next to Staple & Fancy (same owner), this fish and chips joint specializes in classic sea-inspired pub food, local microbrews, novelty beers, craft cocktails, and a stellar whiskey menu. Their take on fish and chips includes 5 options – true cod, halibut, salmon, oysters and east coast clams for a variety that runs the gamut of texture and flavor.

Marination Ma Kai
A small establishment at the Water Taxi terminal along Alki, this place is a Hawaiian-Korean fusion restaurant that also does some of the best fish and chips in the city! Beer batter and panko breading makes a crisp crust for the moist and tender fish.  The miso or kimchi tartar is worthy of eating with a spoon.

Spud Fish and Chips – 3 Seattle locations
The Alger brothers are known as the catalyst for boosting the popularity of fish and chips in the Seattle area. With 3 locations, this F&C joint is the real deal and you can enjoy the tasty fried treats within walking distance of the beach. Get your standard fish and chips or try a variety of seafood fare with a side of golden, delicious chips.

Pacific Inn Pub
Fish and chips are a standard at pubs that serve food. The Pacific Inn Pub has made a name in food circles regarding this traditional English walk and eat treat. With a menu that includes some tasty burgers and notable fried oysters, they pair their fare with local brews and your standard array of booze and cocktail offerings. This location is very close to our Florentia townhome.

Pike Street Fish Fry
A small joint in the heart of Capitol Hill, the Pike Street Fish Fry is open late on the weekends and caters to the boozy after bar crowd. With a menu of highly regarded fish and chips along with fish tacos, catfish, shrimp, oysters, and more, this place fills the void. Reviewers rave about the aioli and curry ketchup and the crispy double fried French fries plus a batter that doesn’t overwhelm the fish.

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