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The Famous Fishpan

28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
01723371299
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Ranked #140 of 304 Restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
North Yorkshire
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Fish & chips is our one vice at the seaside before setting off home but this was our first visit here. The atmosphere is surprisingly good and welcoming; seaside spots are usually a bit bland. Also the waiter was noticeably pleasant and helpful and I'm always encouraged when they try that bit more to make it enjoyable. Never thought to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fish was as dry as if it had been oven cooked then put in batter twice. Chips were edged in bright green potato skin. I could snap the fish! £4.95!! I will never go there again, even it offered free food! The children's cone chips were very small for £1.25 and again solid green edged. We all just threw the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We travel from selby all year round to go to the fishpan in Scarborough best fish and chips ever we been going for the last 3years and we love it kids do too the staff are the best great service 10 out 10 from me and the family fishpan rules

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North Yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I eat here regularly with my husband and daughter. We are always happy with the food and the service. I am a local and never have fish and chips anywhere else on the seafront. James is brilliant with our daughter and she thinks he is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After debating which place to choose for our fish and chips from the plethora available on the front we chose the fish pan. We weren't disappointed, we both had the fish special, just the right amount of food, crispy not too greasy batter on the fish and prompt service.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Did not book, and arrived early evening on a Sunday. Was taken upstairs and given a window seat. As it was hot, the windows were open and a seagull was sat on the window ledge for the entire meal. There were signs up asking people to not feed the gulls, but I guess that some have ignored this. The food... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lovely fresh scampi n chips my husband and the biggest freshest fish, kids loved it, they got a small airplane when leaving which was a lovely little touch!! lovely friendly staff will be back next time in area

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Absolutely horrendous! Three of us had the battered sausage and chips and three of us ended up either feeling sick or being sick. It was absolutely vile. The sausage in itself was so chewy gave most of it to the poor dog. Ended up throwing virtually all of it away. I can't stress how disgusting it was. Don't go!

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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The fish and chips were the best fish and chips I have ever had! The fish was in fresh an light batter and the chips were hot and scrumptious. The service was quick and speedy and the staff were very friendly, would recommend to anyone!

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a meal in the restaurant upstairs. I had steamed haddock, chips, and mushy peas - truly the most delicious I have eaten. Views over the beach added to the delight.

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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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