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The Best Fish & Chips in Toronto

The best fish and chips in Toronto combines naughty, nice, and desperately delicious, all into one. Your GP may not approve, but when the freshest fish and time-tested batter recipes hit the fryer for precisely the right amount of time, beautiful things happen. Golden-hued, crackly, light and satisfying, fish and chips is simplicity, refined.

Here's where to find the best fish and chips in Toronto.


Olde Yorke Fish and Chips
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Olde Yorke Fish and Chips

For a taste of jolly old England, there's no better spot than this family-run one in Leaside. Here, the team fries batter-coated fish fillets until they're superlatively crisp, light, and the colour of the morning sun. Splashed with malt vinegar, hand-cut fries are the perfect pairing.

Sea Witch Fish and Chips
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Sea Witch Fish and Chips

With a decade of fish-and-chip prep under its belt, it's safe to say that the team at this St. Clair West restaurant knows its way around a fryer. The result? Plates piled high with mesmerizingly golden fish (haddock, pickerel, halibut or trout), fluffy chips and tiny tubs of tangy tartar sauce.


Duckworth's Fish & Chips Kingston Rd.
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Duckworth's Fish & Chips Kingston Rd.

Is it the "world famous secret recipe" or the nearly 100 years in business that have made this veteran spot's fish and chips some of the city's most sought after? Either way, diners on Danforth East and in Scarborough swear by the fragile shell coating every piece of fresh saltwater fish. Family deals ensure there's plenty of everything to go around.

Kingsway Fish and Chips
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Kingsway Fish and Chips

A bright, spacious room and from-scratch approach welcome diners at this community hub in Etobicoke. Made from halibut or haddock, fish dinners boast light-as-air batter, a bed of hand-cut fries, tartar sauce, and the option to brighten things up with Caesar or garden salad.


High Street Fish and Chips
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High Street Fish and Chips

Proper fried fish — craggy, crunchy with a deep amber tan and a flaky, firm interior — and chips have solidified this North York spot's continued popularity. Haddock is the hero here, though halibut, cod, clam strips and shrimp are also on offer.


St. Andrews Fish and Chips
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St. Andrews Fish and Chips

Scarborough takes on a Scottish air at this quaint restaurant, where diners find fish and chips offered alongside haggis, mealy pudding and other Scottish delights. Hearty portions of fish, from haddock and sole to whitefish and salmon, arrive beneath a batter blanket with chips that match softness with crunch in every bite.

John's Fish & Chips Etobicoke
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John's Fish & Chips Etobicoke

Diners at this cozy Etobicoke restaurant have the option to pair their chips with seafood that's fried, breaded or simply grilled. Opt for the order you see on every table, and dive into a plate of fish covered in a thin batter that crackles under the slightest pressure from your fork.


McCowan Fish and Chips
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McCowan Fish and Chips

The usual suspects can all be found on the menu at this unassuming spot in Scarborough. Halibut, haddock and cod are hand-dipped, fried to order, then plated with piles of golden French fries. You'll see most diners rushing through with takeout, though the option to devour your meal on site is there.

New Toronto Fish and Chips
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New Toronto Fish and Chips

The family that runs this well-loved Etobicoke restaurant believes in doing one thing, and doing it exceedingly well. The menu here is big on fried fish and seafood — and little else. Trust the process, and be rewarded with a plate of fresh-cut chips paired with halibut, haddock, cod, shrimp or scallops enrobed in textbook batter.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim 


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