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The Famous Fishpan

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28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
01723371299
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We never go anywhere else

We have been going here for years and years. The take away chips etc and scraps are world renowned, well they should be. But we go the extra mile and go into the upstairs restaurant and have a window seat. There isn't tons of room but who cares. The fish and chip special is great with the bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Paul N
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went there last night in the Que and were watching a member of staff putting fish and battered sausage on plates without tongs or anything just bare hands,then he started moving other food about again with his hands, shame had to walk out went elsewhere

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Best fish and chips on the beach. Very reasonably priced compared to the competition and the staff are always very polite.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited here for a spot of lunch after a long drive. After walking all along the promenade and trying to decide which chippy to go in, we chose this one. And we're glad we did! Upstairs is a bit cramped but that's fine! A window seat became free whilst we were sat looking at the menu,... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

AMAZING! BEAUTIFUL! GORGEOUS! DELICIOUS! Oh wow, these fish and chips are just the bloodey best!!!! I just keep going back for more and more!!!!

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have been there twice already. The fish is so refreshing you can really feel it. And it is fresh as you can see it's being made in front of you. Everything is delicious and yummy.It's a old school so cash only.

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West Yorkshire England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is situated in a prime position on Scarborough promenade. It does eat- in and takeaway and was very busy. The service was quick, bright and cheerful; the chips were OK; the mushy peas were excellent; the bread was soft; the tea was stewed: but oh dear the fish! If you like your haddock dry, rubbery and difficult to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have been going here for years and years. The take away chips etc and scraps are world renowned, well they should be. But we go the extra mile and go into the upstairs restaurant and have a window seat. There isn't tons of room but who cares. The fish and chip special is great with the bread and butter,... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We visit Scarborough 4 times per year and each time, we visit here for our fish n chips - simply wouldn't dare to visit anywhere as these are just great. My Husband states that their curry sauce is the best around.

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Yorkshire
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Called in here for a quick take out, nice portion of chips and decent size piece of fish, all tasted very nice and worth the £4.95. The young lad serving was polite and prompt with his service and he was doing well with the line of people waiting. Only down side was there was no chip spice to sprinkle on... More 

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have to visit here every time I visit Scarborough! The fish is always beautiful and the staff are always friendly and if you go early enough you can get a seat looking into the beach. Definitely worth the price. I love it here

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Address: 28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
Phone Number: 01723371299
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 01723371299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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