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Where to Catch the Best Fish & Chips in LA, 2018 Edition

18 of LA's finest fried fish specialists

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Fish & Chips from Lucky Baldwin’s
| Farley Elliott

There are few things more satisfying than digging into a plate of fish and chips. The shattering crunch of a perfectly battered piece of white fish that gives way to soft, steaming flakes of meat is quite the hedonistic experience. The British export is pretty easy to find in Los Angeles, with excellent versions stretching from The Valley all the way down to San Pedro. Here now, 18 of the best places for fish and chips, presented from north to south.

Removed: The Albright, Hot Red Bus, FishBar, Badmaash, Malibu Seafood

Added: Son of a Gun, Village Idiot, Northridge Fish & Chips

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Northridge Fish & Chips

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10336 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91326
(818) 360-3474

This is strip mall dining at its finest. With few chairs and one seriously truncated menu. Northridge Fish & Chips has managed to carve out a seafood name for itself in the far reaches of the greater Valley, doing inexpensive fries and fish for the strip mall masses.

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2. Springbok Bar & Grill

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16153 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 988-9786
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Springbok Bar and Grill (“The #1 Rugby Bar in the USA,” says the website) fries up sole rather than cod for a fish and chips that’s less oily than most.

3. Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-0652
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When sipping a few evening brews, there’s no better time to dive in to a heaping plate of fried fish. Old Pasadena pub Lucky Baldwin’s serves theirs with wide, thick fries and the requisite British accompaniment, peas.

4. The Morrison

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3179 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 667-1839
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Atwater Village’s The Morrison is a Scottish haven with plenty of beer and whiskey to help wash down orders of fish and chips.

5. Catch 56

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5615 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
+32 3 667 27 77

One wouldn’t expect to find a kitchy British-themed fish and chips house right in the middle of Thai Town, but that’s the deal at Catch 56, a counter-service spot that allows diners to customize their fish selection, cooking style, and side.

6. The Pikey

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7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400
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This gastropub has settled in nicely on the West Hollywood stretch of Sunset Boulevard. A generous piece of fish is nicely seasoned before being fried and served on fresh French fries in some of LA’s nicest UK-inspired surrounds.

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7. Connie and Ted's Seafood

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8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
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It’s no surprise that Connie & Ted’s scored a spot on this list, as the New England-inspired seafood specialist is one of the most pleasant places to sun out on a patio while munching on Michael Cimarusti’s perfectly prepared fish and chips.

8. Village Idiot

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7383 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-3331
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Melrose tavern The Village Idiot is a longtime haunt for Europhiles to frequent. The bar leans on international beers and a multi-cultural local crowds, and has earned a reputation over the years as a place for some pretty killer fish and chips.

9. Son of a Gun

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8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9033
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One of Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s first projects, Son of a Gun also remains among their best. The soulful seafood restaurant is famous for, surprisingly, its fried chicken sandwich, but don’t sleep on the wonderfully crispy fish and chips. This is not the inexpensive boardwalk version though, so price-point conscious diners be aware.

10. Charlie's Fish & Chip

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5677 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 935-6886

This family-owned business has been slinging fish and chips on Pico since 1993. Come in for sub $10 lunch specials or choose from fried fish specials like catfish, red snapper, sole, and orange roughy.

11. The Water Grill

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544 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 891-0900
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Downtown office workers are lucky to have the Water Grill’s thick chunks of fried cod and French fries on their power lunch break.

12. John O'Groats

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10516 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 204-0692
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John O’Groats isn’t just for breakfast. Dive into some of the flakiest fried haddock and seasoned fries in town in its heavily tartan-patterned digs.

13. Santa Monica Seafood

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1000 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-5244
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Super fresh fish is the name of the game at Santa Monica Seafood, where the lines are a testament to the quality of the fried Alaskan cod inside.

14. Seasalt Fish Grill

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508 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 656-9777
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This fast-casual chain with locations in Santa Monica, Culver City, and Downtown boats an outstanding quality-to-price ratio in all of its dishes, including its beer battered Alaskan cod.

15. Ye Olde King's Head

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116 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-1402
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This longstanding Santa Monica pub is a Westside go-to for classic fish and chips. Order a side of mash for a real trip to the UK.

16. Fishing with Dynamite

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1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299
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Manhattan Beach’s preeminent seafood restaurant, Fishing with Dynamite, serves its fish battered in 24th St. Pale Ale with a hearty helping of fries and dill pickle remoulade.

17. Captain Kidd's

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209 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-7703
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This Redondo Beach restaurant has been serving up fish and chips with views of the Pacific since 1976. Take a gander at all the fresh seafood available, squeeze into a picnic table, and grease up one’s fingers on some of the best fried fish in this neck of the woods.

18. The Whale & Ale

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327 W 7th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 832-0363
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Head to San Pedro for one of the South Bay’s best versions of the British classic. Deeply fried until the Icelandic cod turns a dark brown and nicely seasoned with a generous sprinkle of salt, these are fish and chips as they should be.

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1. Northridge Fish & Chips

10336 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91326
Northridge Fish & Chips Farley Elliott

This is strip mall dining at its finest. With few chairs and one seriously truncated menu. Northridge Fish & Chips has managed to carve out a seafood name for itself in the far reaches of the greater Valley, doing inexpensive fries and fish for the strip mall masses.

10336 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91326

2. Springbok Bar & Grill

16153 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Springbok Bar and Grill (“The #1 Rugby Bar in the USA,” says the website) fries up sole rather than cod for a fish and chips that’s less oily than most.

16153 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

3. Lucky Baldwin's Pub

17 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

When sipping a few evening brews, there’s no better time to dive in to a heaping plate of fried fish. Old Pasadena pub Lucky Baldwin’s serves theirs with wide, thick fries and the requisite British accompaniment, peas.

17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

4. The Morrison

3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Atwater Village’s The Morrison is a Scottish haven with plenty of beer and whiskey to help wash down orders of fish and chips.

3179 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

5. Catch 56

5615 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

One wouldn’t expect to find a kitchy British-themed fish and chips house right in the middle of Thai Town, but that’s the deal at Catch 56, a counter-service spot that allows diners to customize their fish selection, cooking style, and side.

5615 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6. The Pikey

7617 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Pikey
The Pikey
The Pikey

This gastropub has settled in nicely on the West Hollywood stretch of Sunset Boulevard. A generous piece of fish is nicely seasoned before being fried and served on fresh French fries in some of LA’s nicest UK-inspired surrounds.

7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

7. Connie and Ted's Seafood

8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

It’s no surprise that Connie & Ted’s scored a spot on this list, as the New England-inspired seafood specialist is one of the most pleasant places to sun out on a patio while munching on Michael Cimarusti’s perfectly prepared fish and chips.

8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

8. Village Idiot

7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Melrose tavern The Village Idiot is a longtime haunt for Europhiles to frequent. The bar leans on international beers and a multi-cultural local crowds, and has earned a reputation over the years as a place for some pretty killer fish and chips.

7383 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

9. Son of a Gun

8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

One of Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s first projects, Son of a Gun also remains among their best. The soulful seafood restaurant is famous for, surprisingly, its fried chicken sandwich, but don’t sleep on the wonderfully crispy fish and chips. This is not the inexpensive boardwalk version though, so price-point conscious diners be aware.

8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

10. Charlie's Fish & Chip

5677 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

This family-owned business has been slinging fish and chips on Pico since 1993. Come in for sub $10 lunch specials or choose from fried fish specials like catfish, red snapper, sole, and orange roughy.

5677 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

11. The Water Grill

544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Downtown office workers are lucky to have the Water Grill’s thick chunks of fried cod and French fries on their power lunch break.

544 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

12. John O'Groats

10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

John O’Groats isn’t just for breakfast. Dive into some of the flakiest fried haddock and seasoned fries in town in its heavily tartan-patterned digs.

10516 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

13. Santa Monica Seafood

1000 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Super fresh fish is the name of the game at Santa Monica Seafood, where the lines are a testament to the quality of the fried Alaskan cod inside.

1000 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

14. Seasalt Fish Grill

508 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

This fast-casual chain with locations in Santa Monica, Culver City, and Downtown boats an outstanding quality-to-price ratio in all of its dishes, including its beer battered Alaskan cod.

508 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

15. Ye Olde King's Head

116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

This longstanding Santa Monica pub is a Westside go-to for classic fish and chips. Order a side of mash for a real trip to the UK.

116 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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16. Fishing with Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Manhattan Beach’s preeminent seafood restaurant, Fishing with Dynamite, serves its fish battered in 24th St. Pale Ale with a hearty helping of fries and dill pickle remoulade.

1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

17. Captain Kidd's

209 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

This Redondo Beach restaurant has been serving up fish and chips with views of the Pacific since 1976. Take a gander at all the fresh seafood available, squeeze into a picnic table, and grease up one’s fingers on some of the best fried fish in this neck of the woods.

209 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

18. The Whale & Ale

327 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Head to San Pedro for one of the South Bay’s best versions of the British classic. Deeply fried until the Icelandic cod turns a dark brown and nicely seasoned with a generous sprinkle of salt, these are fish and chips as they should be.

327 W 7th St
San Pedro, CA 90731

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