elizabeth large's top 10 places for great fish and chips

August 27, 2008|By ELIZABETH LARGE | ELIZABETH LARGE,elizabeth. large@baltsun.com

Top 10 Tuesday is a list compiled with the help of readers, past and present reviewers, and other foodies at the paper. It's meant to be a starting point for discussion only, not a definitive list, and the discussions on my blog diningatlarge often get quite ... um ... lively.

Last week Dave in Perry Hall wanted to know where he could get great fish and chips. Here's the list we came up with (note that the order is alphabetical):


Galway Bay:

63 Maryland Ave., Annapolis


Koco's Pub:

4301 Harford Road, Lauraville


Life of Reilly:

2031 E. Fairmount Ave., Butchers Hill/Patterson Park


Mama's on the Half Shell:

2901 O'Donnell St., Canton



3845 Falls Road, Hampden


Mick O'Shea's:

328 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon


Nick's Fish House:

2600 Insulator Drive, South Baltimore


Red Brick Station:

8149 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh


Ryan's Daughter:

600 E. Belvedere Ave., Belvedere Square



1700 Thames St., Fells Point

talk back

Most of the readers who commented agreed or disagreed with the restaurants on the list, or suggested new ones. Some had other thoughts:

I LUV fish and chips. Just something about that combination done right. There is a place in Rehoboth with wonderful batter; the fish is not that memorable, but that batter is the stuff of dreams. It is located on the main drag. The name escapes me at the moment.

Posted by: Regina - Aug. 19, 2008 6:24 AM

Something tells me that, within a fairly short time after the Top 10 makes it to the print edition, restaurants will change their names in the fashion of the Yellow Pages listings, such that the next Top 10 list of fish-and-chips places will list "AAAA Slainte" ahead of "Galway Bay."

Posted by: hmpstd - Aug. 19, 2008 1:00 PM

The WORST fish and chips I've had were in a tiny restaurant in a little village in Scotland. We ordered from the very friendly owner. The fish and chips came and looked great! Perfectly fried, a large portion, piping hot! But yuck! The fish and chips had been fried in mutton fat! Well, it was Scotland!

Posted by: Les - Aug. 19, 2008 1:29 PM

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