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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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Northridge Fish & Chips

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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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Springbok Bar & Grill

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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.

Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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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.

The Morrison

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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.

Catch 56

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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.

The Pikey

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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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The Pikey

Connie and Ted's Seafood

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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.

Village Idiot

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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.

Son of a Gun

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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.

Charlie's Fish & Chip

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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.

The Water Grill

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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.

John O'Groats

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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.

Santa Monica Seafood

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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.

Seasalt Fish Grill

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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.

Ye Olde King's Head

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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.

Fishing with Dynamite

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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.

Captain Kidd's

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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.

The Whale & Ale

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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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Northridge Fish & Chips

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.

Northridge Fish & Chips Farley Elliott

Springbok Bar & Grill

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.

Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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.

The Morrison

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

Catch 56

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.

The Pikey

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.

Pikey
The Pikey
The Pikey

Connie and Ted's Seafood

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.

Village Idiot

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.

Son of a Gun

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.

Charlie's Fish & Chip

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.

The Water Grill

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

John O'Groats

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.