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These are the must-visit fish and chips hubs in Toronto this spring

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DH Toronto Staff Apr 18, 2019 12:24 pm 114

Batter up, Toronto.

There are not only plenty of fish in the sea city, but plenty of excellent kitchens to cook ’em in.

Here’s where to find all the best fish and chips (and vinegar) in Toronto.

Harbord Fish & Chips

 

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This gem in Harbord Village is a favourite with the locals. Those who frequent the spot love to slide into the picnic tables on a sunny day to unwrap their newspaper package, filled with crispy battered fish and fries.

Address: 147 Harbord Street
Phone: 416-925-2225

Buster’s Sea Cove

 

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The St. Lawrence Market fishmonger, turned lunch counter, now boasts locations dotting Toronto’s downtown and a food truck! On the menu, find an abundance of seafare including classic halibut, haddock, and various other battered and fried seafoods with golden chips.

Address: St. Lawrence Market, 93 Front Street East
Phone: 416-892-8140

Address: 120 Bremner Boulevard
Phone: 416-892-8140

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Reliable Fish & Chips

 

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This old school spot on the east side is looking better than ever while the menu – featuring fish, chips and seafood tacos – is as reliable as ever. Cod, haddock, salmon, and halibut are all on the menu along with coconut shrimp, jalapeno popcorn shrimp, fried clam strips, and more!

Address: 954 Queen Street East
Phone: 416-465-4111

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Sea Witch

 

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Let this St. Clair West chippy bewitch you with its Ocean Wise-friendly menu. The selection includes everything from haddock and halibut to trout, cod, and pickerel, beautifully battered and fried to a golden crisp.

Address: 636 St. Clair Avenue West
Phone: 647-349-4824

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Hooky’s Fish & Chips

 

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Across from Trinity Bellwoods, Hooky’s (formerly Chippy’s) slings a line up of halibut, haddock, and cod along with prawns, calamari, scallops, and the occasional deep fried soft shell crab special. The mushy peas and hot curry that accompany your fries are just gravy on top of it all.

Address: 893 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-866-7474

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Fresco’s Fish & Chips

 

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This fish ’n chip outfit in Kensington Market offers plenty of fish to choose from. Haddock, halibut, cod, and salmon are all on the menu along with exceptional sides like a killer poutine and deep-fried pickles.

Address: 201 Augusta Avenue
Phone: 416-546-4557

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Len Duckworth’s

 

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Since 1930 this stalwart near Main Street Station has been dishing up battered fish and seafood specialties along with hand-cut fries, slaw, and slices of pie.

Address: 2638 Danforth Avenue
Phone: 416-699-5865

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Off The Hook

 

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With a full bar, broad seafood-focused menu, and quirky eclectic decor, this proper sit-down restaurant in Riverdale is positively date-worthy. Of course, they do take out too, so if you want your three-fish-in-a-basket to go it’s no big deal.

Address: 749 Broadview Avenue
Phone: 416-465-4356

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Kookoos Kitchen

 

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Wacky creations are what this kitchen, north of Toronto, is known for… but don’t let the beastly burgers distract you: the fish and chips are very worthwhile.

Address: 5100 Rutherford Road
Phone: 905-893-9153

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Old Yorke Fish & Chips

Olde Yorke Fish and Chips

Olde Yorke Fish and Chips

British ex-pats have owned this Leaside chippy since 1992, though they had been perfecting their craft as far back as 1969 in England. Not only can you get a proper fry up at this joint, but they also offer mushy peas on the side.

Address: 96 Laird Drive
Phone: 416-696-9670

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High Street Fish & Chips

 

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Great Scott! This North York establishment serves everything from fish and chips to steak and kidney pie, mushy peas, and tattie scones. Sticky toffee pudding for dessert and Irn Bru will surely seal the deal for home-sick Scotts.

Address: 55 Underhill Drive
Phone: 416-510-8905

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