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The Codfather

Camelback East
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1618 E Bell Rd # 101, Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 788-1199
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Family Get-together

Food is terrible. $7.50 for a glass of IPA beer is ridiculous! I am really surprised this business is still open. Will never return.

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Jean M
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Phoenix ,AZ
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Phoenix ,AZ
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Food is terrible. $7.50 for a glass of IPA beer is ridiculous! I am really surprised this business is still open. Will never return.

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AZ
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177 reviews 177 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Indisputably the best English food, especially the fish in chips, in the state if not the southwest. The owners are from the UK where they used to have a place and came here for the sun. 16th st. And bell rd is not a convenient location, but worth the drive. I can't say enough about these folks

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Wendell, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My partner is from Scotland and was transported home through the authentic fare at the Codfather. We had sausage rolls for appetizer, fish and chips (cod and haddock) for our entree and a banana fritter to share for dessert. She also purchased some crisps, an Irn Bru and some sweets. Friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere made our meal here... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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147 reviews 147 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are looking for the ambience of an English pub, you won’t find it here. If you are looking for authentic English pub food, you WILL find it at Codfather’s! (We’ve traveled to the UK many times and enjoyed traditional pub food a lot. I don’t consider myself an authority, but I do feel comfortable making the claim that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've driven past this place several times and wondered about it, but one night recently, the boyfriend and I couldn't find a place to eat that wasn't deafening inside, and The Codfather popped into my head. So I asked him if he'd like fish and chips and/or to try a new place and off we went. We pulled up and... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Must say that the food I tried this time was better than before. Staff need some education on the difference between: England, the British Isles, and the United Kingdom. WARNING: The illustrations of the food are very wrong. They show much more than you get. Question it and you get: "They're old illustrations." Very sad for a family run restaurant.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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257 reviews 257 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Let me start by saying I wanted so bad to LOVE this place! I tried SOOOO hard to LOVE this place because what they are trying to do is so good! The beer selection was fabulous. Unfortunately, the praises stop there. The staff is very friendly. We ordered the homemade mozzarella sticks and onion rings. Both were very undercooked. Salad... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is now one of my favorite places and I eat here often. Also sometimes get carryout when in a hurry. If you want good seafood in the desert, this is the place to go! Excellent fish and chips and excellent shrimp. The "bubble and squeak" is a MUST and totally unique. Moderately priced and the service is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you've ever been across the pond in dear old blighty, then you know how important it is to find a good chippy that brings back memories of home. Not only does this place serve the BEST fish and chips with their secret batter recipe and fresh fish specials, they also have a plethora of ON TAP British beers including... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The fried cod was delicious. Very fresh, crispy batter, not greasy. The fish comes in two sizes small and large. The small was one piece for $7.50 with chips ( fries). The Saturday all you can eat special was only $12. Would recommend as a better value. The tarter sauce was amazing and I'm usually not a big fan. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1618 E Bell Rd # 101, Phoenix, AZ 85022
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighborhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: (602) 788-1199

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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