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Ches's Fish and Chips

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Seafood, Fast Food, Delicatessen
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655 Topsail Rd., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 2E3, Canada
709.368.9473
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A great scoff and easy parking!

Many people claim that only the original Ches's is the best. While that may be true, the Torbay Rd location is a VERY close second. Especially when the cod is fresh! Great service, clean restaurant, and loads of easy parking. I recommend the fish & Chips with dressing, gravy and onions. Settle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Ken M
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London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Many people claim that only the original Ches's is the best. While that may be true, the Torbay Rd location is a VERY close second. Especially when the cod is fresh! Great service, clean restaurant, and loads of easy parking. I recommend the fish & Chips with dressing, gravy and onions. Settle for no less! Also, if they have fresh... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

You will never go wrong by having an authentic Newfie feed of Fi' and Chi' at Ches'...and don't forget the gravy and dressing...you won't be disappointed. One thing to note, however, the vinegar isn't malt 😕. I was told by staff at the Topsail Road location that it is just colored white vinegar. Don't get the rationale but if you... More 

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Our wings are one of my favourite things as well. All that crunchy, yummy chicken goodness. We do not say our vinegar is a malt vinegar as our staff member explained. It is just a brown vinegar... (which yes is a white vinegar with caramelized sugar to take away some tart and add colour)... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

LIghtly battered with all the fixin's you want. Even a free mini-cupcake when we left! Service was very fast and friendly.

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff. Jennifer More 

Aubrey, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went to the second location by the Fairfield inn and suites. I was there on a day that the fish was fresh and not frozen. The batter is light like tempura batter, that made for a light and crispy coating and not soggy. Food was hot and fresh, what more could you ask for?

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Kenmount Road location. Thank you for coming to visit us and i hope you will spread the word about your visit. Jennifer More 

Guelph, ON
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Read about this restaurant, and tried it out. Very good service, friendly, and good food. Has a nice family feel to it. The cod fish and chips was great.

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you choose to come visit us and we hope you will come back the next time you are able to. Jennifer More 

Pickering, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was the service that made it for us here. Our waitress was friendly and courteous. The food was typical fish and chip. I had fish and chips and a few places during our stay and this was at the bottom of the list. It was right next door to our hotel so made a quick meal easy to get.

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I would like to know why you found our fish and chips average compared to others? Was it the batter (as we do not add spices or beer?) your feedback would be greatly welcome. Thank your or your visit and i hope you will dine in with us sometime so you will get the full... More 

Richmond Hill
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202 reviews 202 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Having read a lot about Ches's, we figured that we had try it before we left, so, take out lunch it was. 3 pieces of fish and chips to go. The strip mall was easy to miss, but once we made the order, it was quite fast, all done within 15 minutes. To be fair though, we did not eat... More 

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your review. I am sad to see you would rate us on a take out experience. Take out is never as good as it is not fresh, but none the less i am glad you came to visit. Our batter is so light it shows the taste of the fish and... More 

St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This evening was the first time I'd been in Ches's Fish and Chips on Topsail Road in a year or more.I had a work colleague from Ontario visting who wanted to experience some authentic Newfoundland fish and chips. So where else would I suggest other than Ches's. I didn't catch the name of our server, but boy was she ever... More 

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear you say that we are "just as good as we ever were" we always strive to keep the same consistency that Ches himself had over 60 years ago. Don't stay away so long. We miss you! Jennifer More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Usually I'm a picky eater but when I was served fish and chips on top of dressing with gravy all over I was pleasantly surprised. It was delicious and I would def recommend u try!! :)

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Dressing and Gravy is a YUMMY addition to any food but when paired with Fish and Chips it is a match made in heaven. Hope to see you again soon. Jennifer More 

St. John's, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to more than one location. I have had several different menu items. I was never that impressed by any of their food.

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jbn2010, Guest Relations Manager at Ches's Fish and Chips, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. I am sad to hear that you are not a fan of our food. feel free to contact us personally if you ever have problems so we may correct them or find out why Ches's is not on your favourites list. By posting here we do not know what fell short so that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 655 Topsail Rd., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 2E3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: 709.368.9473

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fast Food, Delicatessen

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