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The Frying Scotsman

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SW 9th and Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, Portland, OR
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Here is his facebook page...
Here is his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Frying-Scotsman-Portland/135370609444 This is a foodcart, so it might not qualify for your purposes, but this was the best Fish and Chips I have ever had. And I've had fish and chips is over 12 counties. I was so impressed, I had to try to get him listed here.
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  • 14
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Good fish and fries

My wife and I stopped at a few different food trucks/carts and we both enjoyed our fish and fries. The fish wasn't overly breaded but the breading that was on it fried up incredibly crisp. The fish itself was moist and delicious and didn't need any additional seasoning. The fries were hot and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
trbeer
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Hell, Michigan
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Hell, Michigan
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425 reviews 425 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I stopped at a few different food trucks/carts and we both enjoyed our fish and fries. The fish wasn't overly breaded but the breading that was on it fried up incredibly crisp. The fish itself was moist and delicious and didn't need any additional seasoning. The fries were hot and the malt vinegar was an authentic touch... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've been visiting Portland for years now and having hear so much from my son about The Frying Scotsman, I eventually got to visit it earlier this month. My husband and I decided to share a portion of cod and chips and we weren't disappointed. The portion was huge and was so tasty that we promised ourselves we would go... More 

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Austin, Texas
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103 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Based on some reviews, my hubby and I decided to hit this food truck for lunch while staying in downtown Portland. We opted to split a large order of the haddock and chips, which was more than enough for two hungry people to share for lunch. Judging from the line, we were definitely not the only ones ordering from this... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love Portland's food carts and am always trying to discover the great ones. A 2013 article suggested that The Frying Scotsman was one of the top 21 food carts in the city, so I checked it out. I don't agree. The French fries are terrible, lumps of potato with no seasoning at all. I ordered the cod upon the... More 

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Paignton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

So ordered my good and sat waiting all seemed ok until my fiancée sees a member of staff was behind the counter eating. He was asked to put a roll in and so licked his fingers and then picked his nose before putting the roll in the toaster. Wouldn't want to be eating that roll tonight. For me that's unforgivable... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If traveling through Portland, you MUST stop at this fish and chips stand., He has multiple types of fish, my favorites being Red Snapper and Haddock. Absolutely delicious. He makes his own tartar sauce to go with it! Every time I'm in Portland, I make sure to stop by. You can get a 2 piece order or 4 piece order.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Frying Scotsman (from Ardrossan, Ayrshire) produces beautifully-cooked fish and chips in the confines of a small trailer in the pod of food carts at 9th and Alder. Already a chef when he moved to the US, he used his skills to introduce Americans to how fish and chips should really be served: cooked to order, with a thin coating... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having been to England and tried several different traditional fish and chip places, I was blown away to discover that this food cart in Portland beat out all the other places I had been to!!! Incredible. Try it! Try it! Try it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This wonderful food cart in downtown Portland, OR has the best fish and chips I've ever had in my life! The owner frys them upon order - they're not pre-made and sitting in a warmer. It's fun conversing with the owner while waiting for your meal! I went back again the next day for more, but the cart had closed... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

You don't have to go looking for the best fish n chips, when it's all here and ready for the taking, at this lil cart in downtown PDX. I recommend the haddock n chips for the best deal ($9.00). The full size comes with 2 crispy pieces of golden fried goodness, along with traditional English style "chips" (that's the term... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: SW 9th and Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

Here is his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Frying-Scotsman-Portland/135370609444 This is a foodcart, so it might not qualify for your purposes, but this was the best Fish and Chips I have ever had. And I've had fish and chips is over 12 counties. I was so impressed, I had to try to get him listed here.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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