Best restaurants for fish & chips in Toronto

Sitting on the dock of the bay, or a patio downtown, or in the cool comfort of an air conditioned restaurant, nothing says summertime like fish and chips. Here are the city’s top 5 spots:

Fresco's Cuisine

201 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

A light batter and even lighter fish is still mighty satisfying, thanks to large pieces of fish. Select from haddock, cod, halibut, salmon, lobster and crab cakes and regular batter or Miss Vickie’s extra crispy batter - for an extra buck. The fries are superb, as is the coleslaw. There is also a variety of chicken (wings, boneless wings, tenders and sandwich), sandwiches and chilis, as well as sides (sweet potato fries, onion rings, deep-fried pickles, battered mushrooms, mozza sticks, poutine) available, which is great. But it’s the fish and chips (some of which is Ocean Wise approved) that’s the main attraction.

Duckworths Fish

2638 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1L7

Established in 1930, Duckworth’s is all about consistency and classic fish and chips. A modern convenience? They now deliver Wed-Sat! The focused menu has it all - their famous Premium West Coast Halibut and Chips or choose haddock, blue cod, sole, shrimp, scallops. Sides are simple – chips, bread and butter, coleslaw and gravy. An added bonus? Homemade pies (berry, lemon meringue, and pumpkin, in season). Whipped cream is an extra 50 cents. p.s. They also have a location in Scarborough at 2282 Kingston Road.

The One That Got Away

2392 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P5

If you’re looking for a little more variety than the classic haddock and halibut, The One That Got Away has truly inspiring choices: Fish n’ Chips with haddock, halibut, cod, arctic char, pickerel, calamari, crab cakes and salmon burger. You can select fish to be grilled on top of a salad or snugged into a sandwich or wrap. Give it an international spin with chipotle or garlic mayo, mango salsa and pico de gallo. My favourite feature beside the vast selection of fish? They offer two chowders – the classic seafood and a Manhattan. It doesn't get much better than that.

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