Whether you’re looking for a seafood restaurant that has delicious fish n’ chips on its menu, a fish n’ chips food cart, or some gluten-free fish n’ chips, we’ve got you covered! Check out some fish n’ chips hot spots around Portland to enjoy with your family this summer or any time of year.
The Fish Wife
There isn’t much not to love about The Fish Wife – it’s charming with its red diner-style chairs, the wait staff is extremely friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious! Mom and dad, you can choose the way you have your fish n’ chips – lightly breaded and fried, grilled, poached or blackened. Plus, they have waffle fries!
Clam rating: $5 for the kids’ basket and $8-15 for the adult portion
Swim on in: 5328 North Lombard Street
The Frying Scotsman
If you’re looking for authentic British-style fish n’ chips, then The Frying Scotsman should be on your radar. The menu isn’t extensive, but it doesn’t have to be! This food cart serves up large portions of fish, lightly breaded with a handful of thick cut fried potatoes that are delicious with or without the condiments.
Clam rating: $6.25-$7.50 depending on what fish you prefer
Swim on in: SW 9th and Alder
Corbett Fish House
Families who are looking for a healthier version of this traditionally greasy meal will love coming to Corbett’s – they are famous for their gluten-free fish n’ chips that are cooked in 100% rice bran oil! Corbett’s is super family-friendly and we love them for their healthy kids’ sides such as unsweetened applesauce, peas and corn, carrot sticks and more.
Clam rating: $5.25 for the kids’ fish n’ chips and $9-20 for adult meals
Swim on in: 5901 Southwest Corbett Avenue
Captain Rick’s Wild Seafood
Food carts are all the rage in dining right now and fish n’ chips have jumped on board too! Captain Rick’s Wild Seafood is a Portland favorite for fish n’ chips – the menu is simple, but delicious. Plus, every now and again they offer an all-you-can-eat-fish night for just $7! PS – they also have corndogs and tatertots if you have a little one that’s not interested in fish.
Clam rating: Most menu items are $6 (cash only!)
Swim on in: On the corner of Southwest Third and Ash Streets — look for the huge wooden fish!
The Fish & Chip Shop
While the allure here is their mouth-watering fish n’ chips, there’s plenty for kids to eat too: hot dogs n’ chips, chicken strips n’ chips, corn dog n chips, to name a few. Fashioned in the traditional British style of fish n’ chips, you can even order scraps along with your fish free of charge. Open for lunch and dinner, check out their extensive menu which boasts everything from steaks to soups and salads.
Clam rating: $4.50 for kids meal, $12.00 for adult meal
Swim on in: 1218 N. Killingsworth Street
When you get to Halibut’s it will be hard to remember that you’re there for fish n’ chips – the menu is extensive with lots of yummy options and sides like sweet potato fries (they go great with salmon fish n’ chips!). If you’re picky about how your fish is battered, give Halibut’s a try – theirs is known to be the best around. Tip for ordering – the half order is perfect for two little ones to share!
Clam rating: $9-20, depending on the fish you choose
Swim on in: 2525 Northeast Alberta Street
Jake’s Famous Crawfish
If you’d like to enjoy your fish n’ chips in a sit-down, full-service restaurant, but with your family, Jake’s is a great choice. You truly get the freshest fish possible at Jake’s – so fresh that the menu changes daily based on what is available at market (fish n’ chips is always a menu staple!). Jake’s is actually part of the larger McCormick & Schmick’s family of seafood restaurants, which are known to be family-friendly, but amazingly delicious! By the way, their dessert menu is incredible too – save room!
Clam rating: $15 for an adult fish n’ chips meal
Swim on in: 401 Southwest 12th Avenue with Southwest Stark as the cross-street
Does your family have a favorite spot in Portland when you’re craving fish n’ chips? Share with us in the comments below!
— Katie Kavulla
photo courtesy of Jeremy Keith via flickr