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The Fish Wife

#24 of 448 Restaurants in Cork
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Irish, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Fast Food, Hamburgers
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45A McCurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
087-264-4266
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food, Takeout
Description: The Fish Wife is a new Take away on the Cork scene. the Fish Wife prides...
The Fish Wife is a new Take away on the Cork scene. the Fish Wife prides itself on quality locally sourced fresh food. Burgers are produced daily by the local butcher. Chips are cut daily in the shop and fish are sourced locally. Specials vary depending on availabilty. Shop is charming, quirky and homely. Small but cute!!
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Fast Food in Cork

Fabulous food with excellent ingredients, very tasty you won't go wrong. I live locally and use it all the time, it is by far the best chipper in Cork. Lovely helpful staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous food with excellent ingredients, very tasty you won't go wrong. I live locally and use it all the time, it is by far the best chipper in Cork. Lovely helpful staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food is served hot and fresh and tasty! The staff is friendly and the service is fast! We enjoyed our time at The Fish Wife!

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Kosice, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

perfect service, nice look, great taste, average prices.... this place is the one to go for local and typical fish/chips

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Such a great place for super cheap and delicious fish and chips. The service is fantastic and food is spot on. Five euro on the student menu for a ton of food.

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Almeria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Bad service, The guy couldn´t be more rude. Poor food. Fish was , not fresh at all. I don´t even want to know what oil you use to fry. Garlic chips: Same cheap oil, Mayonaisse... worst I have ever tried and all topped with cheap and greasy cheese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After I started to live in the city, a lot of people recommended me to go there and try the fish and chips. I was not disappointed at all! It's just awesome and not expensive

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What a place. History, history I tell you. I had the pleasure of living opposite, and can without a doubt say this this is the reason I got fat. The fish is lovely and battered to perfection, the burgers are fantastic, and the service fast, especially when you call ahead ;-) Hmmm, I know what I'm getting for dinner tonight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My parents love when I take them there! And I love an excuse to go there too! The staff are friendly and the fish and chips are amazing!!!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went here for some late evening fish & chips after a long day out and about. Service was very friendly. Food was very tasty - haddock and chips for both of us. They'll deliver your food to The Cork Arms across the road- brilliant!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was visiting Cork last night and fell into the fishwife about midnight, having seen the queues earlier in the day we figured it was a good bet. It was. I had the chicken goujon supper box, 5 generous chicken mini fillets, a tonne of chips, mushy peas and sweet chilli dip. Really fresh and delicious and I think it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45A McCurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: 087-264-4266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Irish, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Fast Food, Hamburgers

Description

The Fish Wife is a new Take away on the Cork scene. the Fish Wife prides itself on quality locally sourced fresh food. Burgers are produced daily by the local butcher. Chips are cut daily in the shop and fish are sourced locally. Specials vary depending on availabilty. Shop is charming, quirky and homely. Small but cute!!

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