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The Best Fish & Chips in Toronto

Posted by Rick McGinnis / April 18, 2011

fish chips torontoThe best fish and chips restaurants in Toronto are either remnants of, or tributes to, the city's Anglo past. Some have been in business for decades, others have done their best to look like they have, while a couple are trying to revamp the venerable chippy for a new century. Some will wrap your take-out in newspaper, most serve haddock, halibut and cod, and all of them will swear they have the best chips in the city.

That's important, because most people actually judge the quality of their fish and chips by the chips, breaded, battered fish being just an excuse to scarf down a hillock of thickly cut, salted, deep-fried potatoes, one of the most gleefully unhealthy but undeniably tasty foods ever created.

Some of these places ignore this, and offer a broad menu of seafood to go with their fries; others double down on the Britishness and offer deep-fried Mars bars or mushy peas. I have a weakness for the latter, and consider their presence on a chippy's menu board as a welcome bonus.

Here are the best fish and chips restaurants in Toronto.

Note: This list was previously published on March 21, 2008. Comments below made up until March 3, 2011 are in reference to the old list. We've purposely kept the archived comments here because we believe they (mostly) add value to this topic. If you don't want to have to wade through all of them, simply hit the "sort by newest first" link at the top of the thread.

Olde Yorke

Olde Yorke

On a windswept stretch of Laird Drive on the fringe of Leaside, this pub-styled chippy has developed a fanatical following. The heating was down during my most recent visit, which meant the dining room was shuttered, though that didn’t deter the crowd who jammed the take-out counter at the back all through lunch hour. My crisply battered halibut comes with sturdy, fresh fries that demand a healthy splash of malt vinegar. Also – mushy peas. More »

Chippy's

Chippy's

This mini-chain of two locations offer fish and chips for hipsters – be prepared to be rocked while you wait to the chef’s latest passion in hip hop, hardcore or metal. (Even their website rocks the tunes.) The holy trinity of haddock, cod and halibut are on offer along with prawns and scallops, served in a Chinese-style takeout container that takes a bit of practice to excavate. Also – mushy peas (apparently.) More »

The One that Got Away

The One that Got Away

There’s arctic char and baramundi on the blackboard, which will make purists howl, as will the option of having your fish grilled, not fried. This King West chippy is clearly aiming to break the mold and serve a crowd that takes the health warnings about fried food seriously. The fish on offer is also sustainable, if your conscience stands between you and your hunger. More »

Duckworth's

Duckworth's

Duckworth’s on the Danforth is the epitome of an east-end chippy – long-lived (opened in 1938) and venerable (no visible makeover since Trudeau was Prime Minister.) And unlike many of the places on this list, there’s plenty of room for a seat, if you believe that fish and chips steaming in a bag robs them of their crispness. There’s some debate about the quality of the Danforth shop versus the Kingston Road chippy that shares the name, also in business for decades. More »

Penrose Fish & Chips

Penrose Fish & Chips

No, you probably won’t find a seat during lunch rush – such is the popularity of this chippy, where the locals will tell you the staff know their stuff. Halibut and haddock (but no cod) and they charge fifty cents extra to wrap your takeout fries in newspaper, which is weird. Barbara Streisand’s favorite city chip shop in the city, if that means anything. Also – mushy peas! More »

Harbord Fish & Chips

Harbord Fish & Chips

Tucked into the confines of a former garage, this U of T institution has been feeding the fried food needs of splurging students long enough to qualify for some kind of plaque. Service is quick and comes wrapped in newspaper, and if weather and timing favor you, the (somewhat pricey) fish and chips can be enjoyed on the picnic table outside, which probably deserves a plaque of its own. More »

British Style

British Style

Blink and you’ll miss this very popular chippy at Dundas and Coxwell, and its bare bones interior definitely encourages takeout. Portions are huge and the trinity of fryer fish are joined by shrimp, scallops and clams, though chippy fundamentalists will bridle that chicken swims in the same hot oil. More »

Reliable Fish & Chips

Reliable Fish & Chips

An old-school east end chippy (open for over eight decades!) recently given a Restaurant Makeover refresh, it has the most broad-minded menu (poutine, calamari, and chicken fingers for the kids) and a very attractive souvenir t-shirt. Reliable also expands on the holy trinity of fryer fish (halibut, haddock, cod) by adding salmon and catch of the day. Purists might be appalled, but this is the price of progress. More »

High Street Fish and Chips

High Street Fish and Chips

Far and away in a vintage strip mall in Don Mills, this is a steadfast outpost of unapologetic Anglo-ness right down to the stack of copies of The British Canadian newspaper by the door, and the full-featured menu with meat pies and sticky toffee pudding on offer. The service is excellent, as are the crisp, grease-free fish and chips. Also very tasty mushy peas! More »

Discussion

160 Comments

Adam Sobolak / March 21, 2008 at 08:23 pm
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Maybe the sweetest, most ungentrified place to get fish & chips in Toronto is New Toronto Fish & Chips, on Fifth north of Lakeshore; you go there and it hits the spot like it's 1955 again, the Goodyear plant's still operating down the street, etc.
W. K. Lis / March 22, 2008 at 08:31 am
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You left out Golden Crisp Fish & Chips at 1354 Weston Road, south-east of Jane Street. It is rated an overall 9.5.
Mark Dowling / March 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm
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Can't understand why people love Penrose's so much. The opening hours suck and the portions aren't very generous. Old Yorke <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&;hl=en&geocode=&q=96+laird+dr,+toronto,+on&sll=43.687002,-79.326903&sspn=0.006486,0.014591&ie=UTF8&ll=43.707175,-79.361844&spn=0.006484,0.014591&z=16">on Laird</a> is far superior.
Kevin / March 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm
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You missed Hamish's Fish & Chips just north of St. Clair on Pharmacy Ave in Scarborough.

Great Place, great fish, great chips, huge portions.
jen / March 22, 2008 at 04:26 pm
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I've only been to Chippy's on Queen once, but the fish was really soft and soggy. Chips were good though. Not impressed enough to go back.
Adam Sobolak / March 22, 2008 at 08:26 pm
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If anyone's interested, I discovered through a search that Chubby's, a Rexdale fish & chips landmark for 41 years, is for sale--hope the tradition continues...
Jerrold / March 23, 2008 at 12:04 am
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Fish and chip shops really develop customer loyalty and it's so much fun to witness the calls here (and McNie's in Etobicoke is awesome)!
Jeff / March 23, 2008 at 10:01 am
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I really didn't like Harbord fish and chips at all. The batter was wayyy too thick and there was hardly any fish inside. Furthermore the batter was incredibly dark brown and seemed way over cooked to me. I tried to cut into it and all I got was the batter breaking into tiny pieces and dust. Where was the fish? somewhere in there I guess, but I had to get through a layer of greasy sawdust first.

Maybe they just messed up my order though as many of you here seem to like it, and the picture above doesn't look as dark and overcooked as mine was.

Though I really don't think I'll go there again for the fact that they had crappy tartar sauce. If you're going to be a "mom and pop" homemade fish and chips place, get some real tartar sauce instead of stuff in little packets that tastes like garbage and is a pain to get out and onto the fish.

I always thought the place looked cool, and maybe I just have weird taste in fish and chips, but I was really incredibly disappointed with my meal.
mark / March 23, 2008 at 03:47 pm
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I don't understand the hype about Chippy's. I haven't been to all the shops on this list but I can name at least 5 places that aren't on it that are far superior to Chippy's.

The fish was soggy, the fries tasted old, and their mushy peas were tasteless. But hey, it looks hip so...
Doggiez / March 23, 2008 at 03:49 pm
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As much as I like British Style Fish & Chips on Coxwell, I've stopped going there out of sheer frustration. "Do you have any home tartar sauce?" "No." "How about cole slaw?" "Sorry, sold out." "Well, any gravy?" "Umm, haven't made it yet, sorry."

This is why I prefer to take my business to Parkside Fish and Chips (Gerrard, on west side of Greenwood Avenue). The elderly couple who run the place are fantastic! Great prices, fresh fish, homemade cole slaw, and fast service. Don't let the greasy spoon look of the place turn you off -- it is worth every penny!

aquaholic / March 24, 2008 at 11:47 am
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chippy's on queen?!

i've been there 3 times. and EVERY 3 times, they were 'out' of halibut. Dude. you only sell 4 types of FISH. How are you 'out' of the only product you sell?!
Oh, and 2 out of the 3 times, they were 'out' of there 'famous home made' 'slaw.

NOT impressed, and won't be going back. EVER.
3 strikes. You're out.
Sean Marshall / March 24, 2008 at 04:12 pm
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I can't stand Chippy's. I find they are just too pricey for what you get. This is also the first place I've been to where you have to pay extra for tartar sauce (which I think is beyond ridiculous for a fish and chips shop!)

And forget about asking for a glass of water instead of paying a huge markup for a can of pop.

My favourite fish and chips place? Henry's Fish and Chips, Main and Vodden, in Brampton, far from hipster hangouts of the Annex or Queen West. I haven't found a place in Toronto (at least central Toronto) that matches it. One, they have great service in a no-nonsense place. Second, they food is consistant. Finally, they don't gouge.
Ryan L. / April 7, 2008 at 08:19 am
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I went to duckworths this weekend and despite their lack of decor, a fancy menu, or even homemade tatar sauce, their fish was damn good. We had our fish and chips about 5 minutes after sitting down which threw us both for a loop and the prepackaged tatar sauce didn't phase me as their fish was good enough to eat without smothering it in the mysterious white sauce.
RJO / August 12, 2008 at 06:57 pm
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This is really tucked away in the middle of Don Mills so I doubt many people have ever been there... but on Underhill Drive (Lawrence and the DVP area) is a place called High Street - bar none the best fish and chips in the city
trevor / August 15, 2008 at 09:49 pm
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McNies (at Burnhamthorpe and Martingrove) has never disappointed me.
Laura / September 9, 2008 at 05:35 am
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Old Yorke, as mentioned above, is the best place I've been to so far. Phenomenal.
Gottfried H / November 15, 2008 at 12:41 am
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I travel frequently to Toronto Fish and Chip is my food that makes me smile and feel good, BUT only if the batter is crisp and crunchy, in fact for me a good Fish & Chip place is when I hear the table next to me the crisp "CRUNCH" now of all the places you have listed I eaten in most of them there is only one place with the big Crunch and that one is not listed, it is the " Kings Table " on Queen Street with best fish, a great Austrian Schnitzel on Sunday as a special, and believe it or NOT with the cleanest Bathrooms I have seen anywhere
katherine / January 10, 2009 at 01:44 am
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allens on the danforth (graced the list for both best hamburger and best wings) have incredible fish and chips. love the beer batter
dobbs / February 16, 2009 at 03:23 pm
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I've only been to the Chippy's on Queen and I've only had the chips (I don't eat fish), but holy crap they're awful. I've tried it twice and will never go back--can't say I've ever had a worse french fry (okay, maybe Tina Coffee at Sorauren and Dundas has a worse fry). Terrible terrible stuff.
Natalie / February 16, 2009 at 09:12 pm
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Chubby's in Rexdale (on Islington at Rexdale blvd) is the best halibut I've ever had by far. I've been there twice since it was sold and it's exactly the same.
Gordon replying to a comment from David E / February 23, 2009 at 03:58 pm
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I was there with my five year old daughter on Feb.20.2009
I was disapppointed. 24.00 for one adult & one child.
Very thin piece of Halibut & to much batter.
Wally / March 17, 2009 at 08:44 pm
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1. First of all, I have searched far and wide for the best F&C in the GTA.
2. 80% of all places have no passion, are geedy and serve the cheapest product they can get away with.
3. Younger people who grew up with Mac... have no frame of reference for good food and will be thankful when they are served crap.
4. When doing reviews can we ask "what is the weight of the fish"? When did you last change the oil? Are the fries fresh cut or frozen? What is the crisp factor of the batter ie 1 to 10.
5. How is the taste?

Lets put some quantifiers in our reviews!!

Those are my fanatical views on F&C's
Tanya / March 18, 2009 at 10:28 am
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Old Yorke on Laird is great but sometimes too oily and always busy. Hamish's at St. Clair and Pharmacy is good when they change the oil, otherwise it kinda tastes stale (but the portions are huge!). I live around the corner from Hamish's and we still prefer Duckworths at Danforth and Main. From a past life, Black Cat fish and chips on Avenue south of York Mills is by far the best. Penrose is overrated, but still good and nostalgic.
ed / April 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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Lots of great fish and chippies in Toronto, and I havent discovered others yet. Forget the snobby Chippys.

Harbord, Penrose, St Andrews, High Seas, Kinsway, Reliable, Viking, Blue Seas, Duckworths

All very reliable, but dont forget Harbord open on Sundays, now that is a rarity.
Chris / April 30, 2009 at 03:36 pm
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Anyone ever try VIKING FISH & CHIPS on the Queensway??? That place is amazing!!! On Queensway in between Royal York and and Islington. Is located across the street from Burger King on the north side.... Check it out people!
R.O.B. / May 5, 2009 at 04:23 pm
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I am a regular at Kingsway fish and chips!
Great food and service!
Eric / June 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm
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In My opinion like Wally said. Those factors are important in My Place Fish and Chips. Won't be disappointed. I've been going there all my life, and I know the owners personally. We have customers that come to us even after we have relocated. By the way they are on 2577 Victoria Park. Number is 416 495 0195. Give them a call, there's always a nice lady answering the calls. Go in for a try, I promise you wont be disappointed.
Aislyn / July 9, 2009 at 09:13 am
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High Street (owned by Frank McNie) at 55 Underhill Drive (Lawrence and the DVP area)is by far the best fish and chip place in the GTA. The quality is incredible, the prices are absolutely reasonable and the service is amazing. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed!
Kris / July 16, 2009 at 03:46 pm
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The Queen Street Chippy's is good but pricey. Plus you can eat your lunch across the street in Trinity-Bellwoods. I prefer to frequent Harbour F&C and New Toronto F&C myself. The portion at Pemrose are too small. I use to eat at Old Yorke every Saturday when I lived uptown.
Colleen / July 31, 2009 at 10:43 am
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I agree, Viking fish and chips on the Queensway is great, I think I'll go there tonight, then to Galway next door for a Guiness. The fish and chips at Galway Arms on the Queensway are good too, and the mushy peas are yummy, but it sometimes depends on who the chef working is.
Larry / August 15, 2009 at 01:03 pm
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Since 1972 John's Fish and chips in etobicoke has never disappointed. From tradition deep fried to a healthier grilled fish, keeps me going back over and over
champ / October 10, 2009 at 05:27 pm
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old york in leaside 1, duckworths kingston rd at danforth 2,chippys 3
Lindsey replying to a comment from Natalie / November 9, 2009 at 03:49 am
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Thats because the Original Owner franchised it so they couldnt change it.

I miss Chris and all those guys there!
I hope the rumours are true that they're opening one in Bolton!
Gram / December 5, 2009 at 03:12 am
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OK gang, my Halibut round-up review:

Caz - tasty, very expensive, such small portions

Harbord - overcooked batter and fish, too thin...nice fries.

Chippys @ Bloor - overcooked, super thin, worse than Harbord

Landsdowne and Bloor (North side - no idea of the name of the place) - nice 1.5cm thick, long fish portions ignoring the batter, 3 pieces for $18 + tax -not many fries, and they billed me 5c for the bag (petty!). One piece and fries $7.50 plus tax. Almost filled me up. The place serves burgers too, I'd prefer a place that focuses on one thing.


PS: National Post did a comparison roundup ages ago -anyone know what their round-up series is called.
Curtis / December 22, 2009 at 11:33 am
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Stanley's fish and grill in Aurora located on 126 Wellington west of Yonge makes the best fish and chips hands down.
Gram / December 22, 2009 at 07:29 pm
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ROYAL fish n Chips is the name of the place

Landsdowne and Bloor (North side - no idea of the name of the place) - nice 1.5cm thick, long fish portions ignoring the batter, 3 pieces for $18.50 + tax -not many fries, and they billed me 5c for the bag (petty!). One piece and fries $7.50 plus tax. Almost filled me up. The place serves burgers too, I'd prefer a place that focuses on one thing.


$1 pop and water, nice prices
PS: National Post did a comparison roundup ages ago -anyone know what their round-up series is called.
Neil / December 24, 2009 at 01:55 pm
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Following Gram's review I had lunch at Royal Fish & Chips at Bloor W & St. Claren's Ave.
I ordered the 2 halibut and chips priced at $15.26 with tax
At first appearance the size of the fish was impressive but less so when you cut in and discover the fish is cut paper thin. Having been cut so thin the halibut was seriously overcooked - dry and flavourless.
The batter was also overcooked and among the most greasy I've encountered. This problem could have been overcome by cooking at the proper temperature.
The major disappointment was the chips. They were FROZREN!!!!
There should be a law against people advertising as a Fish & Chip Shop and selling frozen fries. Hand cut chips only!
The Royal did not meet any of the criteria I use: Quantity, Quality & Price. Although the price does seem reasonable until you bite in - I wouldn't accept any quantity at this quality for free.
AVOID THIS PLACE! HUNGER IS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE!


Gram / December 24, 2009 at 04:09 pm
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Hi Neil, I did not mention the non-flake batter and the non-home made fries - I feel bad for these omissions -they are absolute deal-breakers for you. I did you a bad turn and I'm sorry for that.

WIDTH: I have found the 1cm-1.5cm thickness 'rule' to be set at
Chippys & Harbord, the thick cut is only at Caz fish n chips, and the one foot long four inch wide pieces are generous, there is no 'loads of batter' trickery to make the fish look huge as with Chippy's which everyone on the board agrees is last-place.

PORTIONS: Huge amounts of fries and fish if you eat in - the 3 piece $18.50+tax) was split between myself and my friend - we were absolutely starved - two big men over 6ft tall and we could not move after - we had to sit for an extra half-hour - we didn't eat the cole slaw.

BATTER STYLE: Chippys and Harbord both have 'flakey' batter vs the non-flakey batter found at Royal - a matter of preference here - sorry I should have stated that it is not the flakey type, and it does absorb more moisture. I have been thinking about going back for more Royal, all yesterday and today. I add cider vineger and a little tartar w/lemon, so I need to try it 'plain'

OVERCOOKED: The worst culprets here have been Harbord and Chippys, only $$$ Caz and Royal have got it right on my visits - it was moist and amazing though perhaps some of the batter taste took over - next time I go I promise to remove all batter and just taste the fish only. I remember the taste was better when I ate-in, esp. the fries which got a bit soggy from the condensation. Never dry and overcooked for me, perhaps I am lucky and there is a problem here?

Frozen fries - worth noting, I did not think about the fries much - I last ate in there with a pal, Dec.21, 2009, and I have ordered it to go two times(you get 1/2 the fries though) - I will ONLY recommend 'eat-in' from now on, and will note the frozen chips and batter style. Neil, could you let me know if you ate-in vs. takeaway? Sorry for the let-down.
Neil / December 28, 2009 at 03:22 pm
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Hi Gram, Thank you for your very prompt reply. No need to apologize, perhaps I just hit a bad day.
I always eat in. I find all F&C suffer from condensation after being wrapped for take away.
In my experience the flakiness of the batter is dependant on the length of time in the oil. If the oil isn't hot enough the batter will be greasy.
The fish was very thin, probably the thinest slice of fish I've seen anywhere. I am aware that halibut is very expensive but I'd prefer to pay a couple of bucks more for an edible filet.
Yes, I am a purist. I do feel it is a major insult to the diner for a Fish and Chip Shop to sell frozen fries. It is akin to a fine dining establishment serving instant mashed potatoes.
In the future I'm going to stick to Old Yorke, Caz, Viking or Kingsway.
Gram / February 3, 2010 at 05:56 pm
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Had Royal Fish and Chips again with a friend (by Landsdowne and Bloor GTA)

-not quite as much food as before
-different size of fish segments from before, cut slightly thinner
-flake coating of fish now
-still frozen fries, we both passed on the potato salad, not given any extra food
-convinced that the amount of food/value has diminished by maybe 20% less fish and less chips
-Looking to try Chippies again, since there is the www.teambuy.ca $14 deal. I will avoid the Bloor location, got the overcooked fish there before.
Jeannie replying to a comment from David E / March 8, 2010 at 07:26 pm
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Oh yes I remember St.Andrews, didn't know it was still there, I last went there 20 years ago and used to go every weekend with my folks. Great place fer sure
Anderson replying to a comment from Natalie / March 12, 2010 at 08:39 pm
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Hi Natalie, When was Chubbys sold?
Clarence Johnson / March 18, 2010 at 03:49 pm
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I had lunch at High Street Fish & Chips this afternoon and it was off the hook! Translation: very good...highly recommended.

High Street Fish & Chips
55 Underhill Drive
Don Mills
Anderson / March 21, 2010 at 01:31 am
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In my experience, you get what you pay for. Don't eat at a fish and chips place that offers "cheap" deals or specials. They use bits and pieces of left over, old fish. -Not worth trying to save a couple of bucks.

Go to the places that charge a little and have a high turn over. I would recommend Chubbys on Islington. I just went there again. -Solid food and friendly service as always.

Jason Durante / March 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm
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You all don't know fish & chips in Toronto.. Trust me, the best spot in Toronto. Olde Yorke Fish & Chips 96 Laird Dr. East York. I am super fussy on my fish & chips, this is why this place is the best. That top 10 list "someone" made is garbage. Just my 2 cents.
Jeannie / April 6, 2010 at 03:41 pm
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Oh yes good old St.Andrews, love that place but haven't been there in over 20 years. Glad it is still there, will have to go some time
Deborah Wilson replying to a comment from se / April 9, 2010 at 02:10 pm
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I agree with you. Duckworth's Fish and Chips on Kingston road in Scarboro is still the best by far. When my brothers come in from out of town, that is where they head to first. Their halibut is delicious, and their servings are not small.
FadedYouthBlog / April 19, 2010 at 09:22 pm
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Chippy's Fish & Chips is awful. The portions are tiny, the staff is rude and chips are often burnt.

I suggest you check out the reviews on google before going to Chippy's Fish & Chips. It has scored 1/5 following 41 different people's ratings.

Stay away from Chippy's Fish & Chips and save your money.
pete replying to a comment from Chris / June 26, 2010 at 10:02 am
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good to see the Viking " is still in operation. i twas the best 30 yrs ago when humber college had a campus in the area
em replying to a comment from Adam Sobolak / June 29, 2010 at 08:46 pm
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New Toronto Fish & Chips should def be on here
Scott Logan / June 29, 2010 at 11:15 pm
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I was down in Windsor and visited Pat and Hanks fish and chips. The owners actually came to our table and greeted our family, we felt like we were a part of their family. A must visit if you're down in Windsor and are craving some fish and chips.
Meredith / August 23, 2010 at 11:08 am
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I agree with Eric. I have tried many of the places that are listed above and My Place is the best (Vic Park and Sheppard). They use tempura in place of beer batter. Allows you to actually taste the fish..chips are darn good too. You walk out of there lighter, instead of feeling so weighed down by grease.

Delicious!
polly / October 20, 2010 at 05:17 pm
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Olde Yorke Fish + Chips (otherwise known as Posh because people can't seem to read the sign right) at 96 Laird Drive (Laird+Eglinton/Bayview+Eglinton area) is now number one on the Dine.TO list of best restaurants in the city of Toronto, as voted on by almost one million people. Voted BEST family restaurant (even though there is no kid's menu) has GOT to tell you something about where the BEST fish and chips are in this city. As someone above said as a detractor, they are always busy... true, they are always busy AND FOR GOOD REASON!

They are simply the BEST.

Guinness, Tetley's, Mill Street Organic, Creemore and Steam Whistle on tap - Fully licensed, seats 80 and has the nicest heated patio in the city.
I've been going there for years and the place is FAMILY RUN by the WHOLE FAMILY with most of the staff having worked there for 10+ years now.
They know what they are doing!
Three generations of REAL English fish fyers later, they are still going strong. That's right.... THREE generations!
It is handsdown the CLEANEST restaurant I've ever been in (including McDonald's)and continually wins awards and packs houses.
TIPS for a better dining experience... Go off-peak times, avoid busy Friday nights, don't call for reservations (they don't take reservations)Order something OTHER than the Halibut! It's waaaay overfished these days, thus WAY expensive anywhere you want to buy it. Be brave, try another fish!
: )
OH and I love the comments about Caz's here from the people obviously lacking human tastebuds. Caz's is a CHAIN and we all KNOW chains are concerned with ONE thing and that's $$$ not $$$ervice or quality.
Ever wonder why your Halibut from Caz's is GRAY?
That's because they use illegal, juvenile stock (which decimates fish stocks)looks like crap AND tastes like crap, while still conveniently costing you a bundle.

GET REAL PEOPLE!

- someone in the know
Adam / November 16, 2010 at 10:51 pm
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Chippy's is SO OVERRATED. I couldn't even finish my fish it was so battery.

Try The One that Got Away on king. It's new and delicious.
gram / November 18, 2010 at 11:50 pm
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B+B fish n chips (queen and Pape)

8cm x 4cm x 1cm thick

Price went up to $7.76 final price for one piece+chips - portions are smaller. Closed Sunday. Still semi-reasonable price, most places are $10 plus tax and tip.
Michael / December 16, 2010 at 08:43 am
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No Duckworth's, No St. Andrews, No credibility!
Larry / December 23, 2010 at 04:33 pm
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I like Old York, even though we did experience a problem there once....My wife found small worms in the Halibut Fish...Apparently this is Quite common with Halibut & most people while preparing will pick or cut these out..I know it sounds gross, But sometimes what you don't know can't hurt you...The Owner talked to me and we got our meal at no charge, as he said this slipped by him....I still eat their cause I respected his honesty, and that he didn't try and Bullshit me..
Neil / February 13, 2011 at 11:36 am
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Goodbye Kaz.
Now just another vacant storefront on Davenport Ave.

Still top notch F&C at Olde Yorke and Queensway
Deborah Russell / March 3, 2011 at 11:41 am
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KOUZINA
1027 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto M4C 3G4

(416) 423-0060

The fish 'n chips here are the best I've ever had made with quality halibut and just so lightly battered to perfection. And the size of the pieces are ... LARGE! And the chips ... you just can't get enough. This is only one of the great selections of food from Kouzina. If you live in the area you are lucky but it is even worth the travel for these fish & chips!! Try it ... you'll love it.
Andrew / April 18, 2011 at 09:39 am
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Queen and Beaver is really good.
The one that got away was pretty decent, though a little too salty for me.
Fresco's in Kensington. I tried the Miss Vicky batter, it was ok, I'd like to try the regualr batter next time.
I still have to try Harbord Fish and chips.
JLankford / April 18, 2011 at 09:54 am
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Reliable is really the best Fish & Chips I've had in the city, but too far outside of downtown for most to notice.

If you people who voted in this really believe Chippy's is the best (lol), you should do yourself a favor and take the streetcar east.
Sydney / April 18, 2011 at 10:25 am
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I can't believe you didn't put Fresco's Fish & Chips in Kensington Market on here! As a Brit, these are the best fish and chips I've been able to find in Toronto- way better than most you have on here! Your website has even written articles praising this place before!
Andrew replying to a comment from gram / April 18, 2011 at 10:28 am
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+1 For B&B on Queen west of Pape. Freshest batter. Super nice owners!
rick mcginnis replying to a comment from Sydney / April 18, 2011 at 10:30 am
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We don't "put" any entries on this list, Sydney - readers vote for them, and we write them up.
wompwomp / April 18, 2011 at 10:31 am
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Ditto that last comment. Harbord Fish & Chips is overrated. Way too much batter and overly greasy.
Krystine / April 18, 2011 at 10:43 am
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Kingsway Fish & Chips at Royal York & Bloor is the best I've ever had. I've tried a few places but none compare. They don't have the best fries but fish, hands down.
creal / April 18, 2011 at 10:47 am
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Chippy's fish is brrrrutal. the fries are good but everytime i've been to the bloor street location (5-6 times) the fish is just chewey and garbage.

Harbord FnC is tasty, i actually like how its battered but the prices their have just gone up way too much.

Actually, the pricing fish and chips in general has really cut down on how often i eat it. $10+ for a quick greasy meal is way too ballin'
ant / April 18, 2011 at 11:05 am
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How on earth is Kingsway Fish & Chips not on this list? Theyve been around for years and consistently serve up fantastic fish n chips. Don't understand how Chippy's made it on the list, let alone into #2 spot.
Chunder / April 18, 2011 at 11:19 am
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Chippy's is really low grade based on quality and high price. There are at least 5 shops that come to mind that are way better.

Trendy rules the roost here. And I know it's voted by readers.
hally butt / April 18, 2011 at 11:30 am
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Chippy's is nasty. Harbord is real good, but I like all that batter. Plus the totally sweet owners.
fn / April 18, 2011 at 02:16 pm
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chippy's is totally disgusting! too much grease and the blaring rock music at the Queen W location is so irritating.
The best is British style fish and chips. The one that got away also has good fish and chips.
andrew replying to a comment from katherine / April 18, 2011 at 02:44 pm
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Allens us just too good. it must be kept sacred...
andrew / April 18, 2011 at 02:49 pm
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KINGSWAY...so good. never over cooked, perfect fries and tartar sauce.
Prince / April 18, 2011 at 05:26 pm
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You should really swap Reliable with Chippys.. and I agree with Wally, if you put up real qualifiers (crispy meter, real fries? batter amount, weight of fish) This would be a much different list.
SirCelebritaire / April 18, 2011 at 06:44 pm
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Do any of these sell British style chippy curry sauce and mushy peas to go with the chips and fish?
JJ / April 18, 2011 at 07:02 pm
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The fact that Harbord Fish and Chips is even on this list, let alone ranked #6, makes this entire list suspect. Eating HFC's fish is like drinking oil. Never again.
Colleen / April 18, 2011 at 07:38 pm
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The Galway Arms on The Queensway sells mushy peas and they also have a chips and curry on the menu both are yummy. They'd probably put some curry on your chips if you asked. The fish and chips were good when I had them there last but I haven't been there in years. Very nice staff too.
Cynthia / April 18, 2011 at 08:56 pm
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I got take out from the Chippys on Bloor a few weeks ago. The fish was so so, the chips were over fried and tasted burnt. I also hate that you have to pay for tartar sauce that isn't even that great.
Neidi / April 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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You haev missed Buster's Sea Cove in the St. Lawrence Market. Not only they serve great, fresh Fish & Chips, their whole menu is great!
Richard / April 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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Chippys? Really? I'm disappointed in the voters; unless I'm in dire need of coffee and this is the Worst Fish & Chips in Toronto post, I have no idea how they deserve to be mentioned.

Swiss Chalet's fish and chips are far better than Chipps (SC actually makes pretty good FC)....

Going back to my first point, though. The only time "best" and "Chippy's" should be mentioned is in the following context:
"________ is the best fish & chips in TO; to know what it tastes like, just imagine the opposite of Chippys".
f12 / April 19, 2011 at 01:00 pm
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chippys has dissapointed me 2/2 visits.

old yorke is great.

and a spot that i love that hasnt been mentioned is Caz's fish and chips at davenport and bedford. not the best chips, but amazing halibut.
Neil / April 19, 2011 at 01:38 pm
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F12, Caz is no longer. They moved out a few months ago.
Have to agree that Old York is top of the list. Also like Kingsway on Bloor W. and Viking on the Queeensway and have developed a fondness for High Street F&C on Underhill.
Both Harbord and Chippys, which seem to have a loyal following, have been disappointing in my book.
Miss Marc / April 19, 2011 at 06:07 pm
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Kingsway Fish & Chips at Bloor & Royal York is fantastic... the line-up for take out each year on Good Friday says it all. Worth the wait!
Robert / April 20, 2011 at 10:40 am
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I have to stick up for Penrose. I think they should be number one. Doesn't Madonna always order from there when she's in town? Or maybe I shouldn't bring that up as a selling point.
MJ / April 22, 2011 at 06:28 pm
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Highland Fish n Chips is the best place in the city. The fish is so tasty, batter is light and they use Yukon Gold potatoes which taste amazing. The oil they fry in is constantly changed and I think this makes a big difference. I've been to Penrose and Olde Yorke; they are good but seriously no comparison. It's a little far if you live in the city as they are in Scarborough, close to University of Toronto, Scarborough campus. Although I don't live in that area anymore I have to honestly say it is truly worth the drive. You know that this place is Authentic when the aging Scots and Brits come every friday for a little taste of back home.
yt / April 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm
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maybe this is a good place to ask: does ANYWHERE in this city have black/white pudding?


Fran replying to a comment from yt / April 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm
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St. Andrews has the best black and white pudding....their fish & chips are awesome too!! Located at Ellesmere & McCowan.
Alex replying to a comment from Mark Dowling / April 28, 2011 at 07:43 pm
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I totally agree, by far the worst fish and chips. also they don't even make their own tartar sauce! very small and over battered fish.
Glenn / May 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm
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I also think that New Toronto Fish and Chips should be on the list. (Off topic: I often find a border bias as reviewers seem hesitant to cross the Humber River even though there has been a bridge there for years! Some think that it is too far away but South Etobicoke and The (other) Beach are equidistant to downtown Toronto.)
Fifi replying to a comment from Fran / May 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm
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Love St. Andrews Fish and Chips! They are the best by far!
Uhaveshittastebuds / June 5, 2011 at 02:59 pm
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YOU ALL LOSE! Frescos fish and chips in Kensington market trumps all!!!
Maggie / June 24, 2011 at 07:29 pm
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Another vote for Kingsway Fish and Chips. I've searched many places for better and have only found it once... on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

When I lived in Etobicoke, it was always such a treat to go and order a plate from the little shop...since then they've renovated and probably more than doubled the size... but the fish is still just as tasty.
Magda / July 14, 2011 at 07:31 pm
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Any place offering gluten free fish and chips ?
Cam / August 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm
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Based on some reviews, we made the trek out to Kingsway to fix our fish 'n chips fix. Wow, did we make a good choice. Lightly, flavourful battered Halibut, succulent scallops; tasty fries, and a sweet homemade tartar sauce. And a plus, the beers were only around $4. Best fish 'n chips I've had in years. My secret. Now...it's yours.
BEST RUNNING SHOES / August 13, 2011 at 08:54 am
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Although I don't live in that area anymore I have to honestly say it is truly worth the drive.
smartygirl / August 15, 2011 at 10:20 am
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who picked these places? chippy's makes the top ten, but if you follow the link to the blogto review, the food is described as soggy and disappointing! also, the annex location has been closed for months.
Mike / September 6, 2011 at 08:59 pm
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You all missed Long Branch Fish and Chips. They are a few lights west of Kipling on the Lake Shore on the north side where the 7-11 is. Hasn't disappointed me yet. Actually all the places in Etobicoke are excellent !!! Sad to see Caz's go. Chippies SUCKS !!! It used to be good many moons ago. Have no idea where a few of the other ones are downtown people mentioned? I have forgotten downtown. Its all washed up as far as fish places go as far as I'm concerned!
Bernice Reid / September 14, 2011 at 09:38 pm
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RIP Chippys! The Queen West location is now closed. Although the Queen St location suffered from inconsistency, I'll miss the quirky characters that ran the place.

'The One That Got Away' on King St.W is my new 'go to' place for Halibut & Chips. Large portions reminiscent of Chippys, but without the grease.
Norm / September 23, 2011 at 04:58 am
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Try hamish f&c ,always the number one!

Ken Dacey / September 29, 2011 at 09:31 am
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B&B Fish & Chips in Leslieville was the best in my opinion. I've been going there for years. Lately his fish isn't that great and he put his prices up again and the portions are getting cheaper and cheaper. I think I'll have to start looking elsewhere. This forum will certainly help me with that.
Danny replying to a comment from Uhaveshittastebuds / October 6, 2011 at 01:20 am
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Gotta agree, Fresco's is great. And the owner is super friendly too.
Sue / October 7, 2011 at 09:18 am
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JUst to clarify:
- Chippy's in the Annex is closed. The Queen West location stands. Not sure about all the negative press as I have eaten at both several times, and always enjoyed my food. I also rew up in a fishing village where fish and chips were a regular part of my life.
- Harbard F+C is closed on Sundays. I learnt the hard way.
Droqen / October 13, 2011 at 02:10 pm
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Well, the chips weren't anything special. The fish was.

Nice place, too.
Keziah P / October 22, 2011 at 12:20 am
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Why isn't St. Andrew's in the list? Yummy Halibut and meat pies!
yt replying to a comment from Fran / December 15, 2011 at 07:25 pm
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Hey Fran,
Thanks for replying! i agree they make good black/mealie pudding. grew up in oshawa, so we'd occasionally trek there instead of balmoral in ajax.
i was hoping there was somewhere downtown on the subway line i could go when i needed some comfort food.
on a related note: my no frills stopped stocking irn bru a couple years ago. :(
bob smith / February 22, 2012 at 04:49 pm
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Kingsway fish and chips is good food but not good value as every year there are various price increases accompanied by smaller and smaller portions
jakie / March 20, 2012 at 09:30 pm
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John`s Fish n Chips in etobicoke is by far the best fish and chips in Toronto! Every time we go its always the best. large portions and reasonable prices.
Al / March 29, 2012 at 01:00 pm
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You Have to try the THE LOADED DOG Sports Bar & Pub in Scarborough, there Fish N Chips are Amazing, great size and the fries are very tasty...
Tracy replying to a comment from Tanya / April 11, 2012 at 05:35 pm
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I still go to Black Cat Fish & Chips whenever I'm near the area. Still the best I've ever had... and there's a sinfully delicious little cupcake shop almost right next door. Double yum!
Lynne / May 5, 2012 at 01:45 pm
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VIKING FISH AND CHIPS I great. The Best fish and chips in Etobicoke! I've been going since my childhood and its great. The chips are cooked nice and crisp and the fish is crispy with a nice flavor. Thanks Ernie for your great cooking all these years! Cheers! Location 826 The Queensway, (416) 259-2051 I strongly recommend this fish and chips.
Richard replying to a comment from W. K. Lis / May 20, 2012 at 07:48 am
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Great food, problem is you get a kids meal for $10. I got a combo here a few days ago. The piece of fish was the size of a playing card, the chips where great but again a very small portion. They do not have cups but instead give you some plastic glasses. for 2 people that do not eat alot and get full quickly we felt ripped off. Not only did we pay $30 for our meals almost, we left hungry. This place should not be ranked or even mentioned. Its a rip off and there are 10000 better places in Toronto to eat then here.
Jamie / July 25, 2012 at 04:31 pm
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Seriously? One word Toronto: Fresco's. It's in Kensington market. It's better.
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm
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I've only been to Chippy's on Queen once, but the fish was really soft and soggy. Chips were good though. Not impressed enough to go back.
Dave / October 31, 2012 at 03:13 pm
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My Place
Just back from lunch at my usual.While New Toronto has long been a favourite (it was my mom's local) I have yet to find anything to surpass My Place Fish & Chips on Victoria Park south of Sheppard. and my first job in a Fish &Chip shop was 65 years ago. I've eaten a lot of fish.
Vincenzo / November 18, 2012 at 06:07 am
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Allen's pub on The Danforth has amazing fish and chips along with friendly pub atmosphere. O&B at Bayview Village also has great kick ass F/C and a large serving not to mention a good looking place with awesome friendly staff. Want some great food try these two fine establishments. :)
Liam replying to a comment from Magda / December 18, 2012 at 10:36 am
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Great Gluten-Free Fish & Chips at Off the Hook on the Danforth. Lots of interesting tartar sauces / dips as well.
Sammy / January 11, 2013 at 05:27 pm
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A new place opened up 2584 yonge st ( I think) fish street market and open kitchen, not only do the make the best fish and chips but you pick fish from there display case and let the chef (Anthony) do his magic with your fish. They have a prepared food case that changes daily so you can make a complete meal for such a low price.
I'm there almost everyday myself. Just my 2 cents :-)
Sammy
Dave Darichuk replying to a comment from Dave / March 27, 2013 at 03:55 pm
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Is New Toronto Fish and Chips the same place as in the 50s early 60s? We lived around the corner on 6th Street and I was always sent to pick up our Fish & Chips there as a young kid (10-12years old).
DC / March 31, 2013 at 05:49 pm
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This list needs updating. Chippy's for example... who paid to put that on here? Maybe a style / location decision. Fresco's in Kensington definitely should be on the list. Call to order first if taking out, and try the extra crispy batter.
Ano replying to a comment from Fifi / April 6, 2013 at 07:58 pm
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St. Andrews at Scarborough is the way to go-- Don't forget- Iron Bru !! lol..
Tony / April 9, 2013 at 05:22 pm
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HIGH STREET FISH & CHIPS IS BY FAR THE BEST OF THESE PLACES. NAME ANY OTHER ONE THAT FLIES IN THE FISH FRESH FROM THE BAY OF FUNDY. i TRIED THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY AND HAD TO SEND IT BACK IT REEKED OF SOAP OR BAD OIL. 905 OF FISH SOLD IN THESE PLACES IS TWICE FROZEN RECYCLED THRU CHINA

OLDE YORKE IS NUMBER 2
Dan the man / April 10, 2013 at 03:03 pm
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Fish street market and open kitchen makes the best fish and chips. Had cut flavoured fries, awesome coleslaw and home made tartare sauce make the hand picked fish from there display case make this the best in the city.
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Debbie / May 13, 2013 at 01:53 pm
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McCowan Fish & Chips is good. The owners are very friendly.
Debbie / May 13, 2013 at 02:00 pm
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Does anyone remember Gason's Fish & Chips on Kingston Road, east of Warden?
Katiemo replying to a comment from Kevin / May 27, 2013 at 04:38 pm
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So glad someone mentioned Hamish's Kitchen - been going there for decades and LOVE them and their F&C!
Krissy / June 22, 2013 at 08:18 pm
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This list needs major updating! How can you have a best of list without Fresco's!!! Their Miss Vickie's extra crispy batter is amazing!!
Ash / July 23, 2013 at 10:28 am
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Not in the GTA, but...thee best fish and chips ever(and I lived in New Zealand twice!) is Stanleys in Cobourg. The batter is ALWAYS thin and the fish is thick, solid and juicy! The cod you get for $15.95 is the size of a fore arm and comes straight off the boat every Thursday. They also have a wide ranging menu with incredible burgers. The only thing they don't make themselves are the onion rings.
The staff and owner are fantastic.
Its a bit of a drive, but...there are plenty of scenic routes to take and, believe me, I have taken(and it keeps growing)15 or so people out there in the last few months....ALL of them leave happy and cant wait to go back! You can even get it as take out, and go 2 blocks east and sit on the 1/4 mile long pier and enjoy one of the best views around.
I kid You not..its worth the drive!
Jordan / September 7, 2013 at 01:10 am
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Honestly, all these places are pkay, but the best for me is The Feisty Jack, a British food truck that travels around Toronto, its a superbly thick piece of Haddock with chunky chips served by some amazing folks... check them out if you see them around, its hard to miss a 30 foot union jack rolling around Toronto... lol
Wanda / September 7, 2013 at 03:51 pm
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Best Fish and Chips ever....yum!
I live in Nova Scotia and never has anyone one come close to the Golden Crisp, I recomend if you are ever in T.O try these. I go everytime I visit
Kathleen / March 23, 2014 at 07:39 pm
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Fresco's is definitely the best-co's in the city!
Neil / March 23, 2014 at 07:43 pm
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not sure if this was mentioned yet or not but the one that got away has a location in Bloor West Village... been there a few times it is excellent!!! http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-one-that-got-away-toronto-2
Amy / March 23, 2014 at 07:52 pm
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Chippy's Awful awful awful... I can't trust this list if chippys is on it! Haha! Duckworths however is awesomeness. Been meaning to try Old Yorke. Also on a side note, in my area (upper beach) we go to Mikes fish and chips at woodbine and danforth. The people are amazing (will always give me extra lemon or tartar sauce) and the fish is half the price of British style. Nice and light. It's hard to get fries home and they aren't soggy. :(
Stacey / March 23, 2014 at 08:00 pm
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I know everyone has their own favourite joint, but I am not impressed with this list! Coming from the went end, Kingsway and McNies are simply the best!
Stacey / March 23, 2014 at 08:02 pm
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*west
Kelly Adams / March 23, 2014 at 08:12 pm
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OFF THE HOOK at Broadview & Danforth! Best fish & chips IN THE WORLD! Also they get bonus points for offering GLUTEN FREE! OTH FTW!!!
john / March 23, 2014 at 08:15 pm
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I have tried almost the whole lot. The best one which is always crowded shall not be named although one chap named it in a comment...damn: HOPE THE UGLY CROWD WONN T PACKED THIS RESTAURANT. The best F&C ever was in Scotland ( not England) and was , as many other F&C establichments, run by an ITALIAN familly.
andrea / March 23, 2014 at 08:26 pm
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Fresco's should be on here. Best Fish'n'Chips place I've been ever.. let alone Toronto.
Sean Burton / March 23, 2014 at 09:01 pm
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West end has some great fish and chip joints. One being Mr. Jerky on Royal York just north of Mimico.

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/mr-jerky-fish-and-chips-toronto
beth replying to a comment from W. K. Lis / March 23, 2014 at 09:13 pm
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Yes I grew up right around the corner from golden crisp on Weston Road and it is by far the best! Thank you for mentioning this one!
Kate / March 23, 2014 at 09:51 pm
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Hamish's at Pharmacy/St. Clair used to be decent (another former McNie's spot). Kingsway Fish and Chips is good.
Patrick / March 23, 2014 at 11:44 pm
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McNies has the best rings but Kingsway Fish and Chips has the best fish in Etobicoke. And they have deep fried Haggis!
Karen / April 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
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Love McNies in Etobicoke, and love that they give you a big squeeze bottle of homemade tartar sauce on the table.
Kim / April 18, 2014 at 11:35 am
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BlogTO! Time to update this article - it's 3 years old. Read through ALL the comments and you'll see that Fresco's in Kensington Market needs to be added to the list - maybe even #1. The review of Fresco's on BlogTO has nothing but raves in the comments.

I used to go to Harbord F&C regularly, but I didn't know any better. It's good if you like the kind of fish that's 33% fish and 67% batter. The fries are good when they're hot, but when they start to cool they get really starchy and inedible. I never went back after I discovered Fresco's. Pay $1 extra and get potato chips added to the batter.
ktmo replying to a comment from Kevin / April 18, 2014 at 11:59 am
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glad you mentioned Hamish's - been a fave of mine for more than 25 years!!
Amy W / April 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm
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Duckworth's on Kingston Rd is greater than Duckworth's on Danforth by a large margin. St. Andrew's on Ellesmere is well worth the journey east. My British parents swear by these two places.

The best authentic fish & chips I've had outside of the UK is Captain George's Fish & Chips in Port Perry. (not toronto, but worth the drive!)
Maureen / April 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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Wow - it's interesting to see that whilst there are nice fish and chips places in the East End and in Mimico, there are NONE in the west end where I am currently living. Nothing, nada, zilch, zippo! All we have are pizza places, sub places, curry and Chinese/Portuguese restaurants. For this reason, the west end totally sucks!
Ed / April 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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LongBranch Fish & Chips on the Lakeshore
DC replying to a comment from Kim / April 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm
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What Kim said. BlogTO and lists... sigh. Comments going back six years pretty much sum it up. Time to add and subtract a bit here. Lose Chippy's (have you seen the insects in this place??) and replace it with Fresco's in Kensington Mkt.
toronto dude / April 18, 2014 at 01:31 pm
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My Place F&C @ Vic Prk & Shep...simple...no-frills and awesome! just big chunks of fish and hand cut fries doused in vats of hot oil right in front of you, salted and served in paper.....no muss..no fuss and if i recall from 2013...i think was only $8 or something...worth a drive or subway up there
JR / April 18, 2014 at 02:34 pm
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British people out there... Do any of these places have proper British chips rather than North American fries like all the fish and 'chip' places I have been to here? I'm talking about the thick and slightly soggy chips that we get back home. Also, while I'm here, do any of these places serve potato fritters? Battered sausages?
Janet / April 18, 2014 at 03:03 pm
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I'll tell you what's missing here -- High Seas (Islington Avenue, Etobicoke) and Kingway Fish & Chips (Bloor & Royal York). Both are family-run businesses and offer outstanding fish & chips. Either battered or grilled. The one bonus on High Seas is that the fish is bigger. Happy fish Friday, everyone.
Paul McE / April 18, 2014 at 03:13 pm
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I grew up in the beach. There were two great chippies on Queen East, one on each end of the Beach strip. Nova on the west side at Lee Ave. and Willow on the east side at Willow Ave. Willow offered potato fritters (a dime each if I rememmber well). Nova was the other mom and pop run by a very nice family and made great fish and chips. Right next to the library and Kew gardens it was a good stop on the way home from hockey on the outdoor rink or studying at the library.
Gonzo / April 18, 2014 at 08:06 pm
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This list is almost as bad as the batter at chippys.

1) my place
2) high street
3) St. Andrews
4) hamish's
Those are the best I've had.

And if you're not getting haddock or cod does it even count? Halibut? GTFO.
Laura / April 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm
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This list is 3 years old!

Happy Hooker FTW!
Andrew replying to a comment from Neidi / May 1, 2014 at 03:50 pm
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I have to agree Busters at the St. Lawrence Market is A-mazing and definitely should have been on the list!
Eric F / May 10, 2014 at 03:21 pm
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@Paul Mce. Glad to see someone mention Willow Fish@ Chips! That place was amazing. My very first job was working as a potato peeler at Nova Fish& Chips. Very nice owners. One of the best places I ever went was Glenmore Fish & Chips which closed years ago. The fish and chips were just phenomenal.
Daniella / May 20, 2014 at 05:31 pm
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Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological
world everything is presented on web?
Gene / August 3, 2014 at 06:23 pm
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This list is ancient. How about updating it?
Lolalorz / August 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm
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Anyone wishing for great fish and chips then DO NOT go to SeaWitch on St. Clair West. Unless you like waiting for 35 minutes for your take-out order to only be told they no longer have any chips left and only a few odd pieces of fish, then I guess this is the place for you. I was very much looking forward to trying this new place that just opened approximately 2 weeks ago. No more. I didn't even get the chance to eat the food but after this horrible first impression experience I have no desire to. The manager was continuously and profusely apologizing to patrons as to why things were so chaotic. Who cares...no excuses in my opinion. I was also offered my money back which I readily accepted. I asked why I wasn't told of their lack of food from 35 minutes ago and asked the manager..."didn't you know of this 35 minutes ago..." . His response to me was simply..."I did, but...". (!!!) Seriously??!! 'I did but...' was all he had to say. BUT WHAT??! I was left hanging.
I wasn't the only one not impressed, but I cannot speak for them. Mind you, one customer's parting comments after having to bag her own food order were, 'You guys really need to work on your organization skills'.
If you truly want a great place to go for fish and chips, then you must go to Kingsway Fish and Chips at Royal York and Bloor. SUPREME!!

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