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The Frying Scotsman

SW 9th and Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, Portland, OR
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Ranked #462 of 3,555 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Scottish
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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.
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Exeter, New Hampshire
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211 reviews 211 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Used to be top quality with an excellent batter and fish, but fish quality has definitely slipped enough to no longer be a choice.

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Aurora, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

You really can't go wrong with most of the food trucks around Portland. It's quite the place to satisfy whatever taste you may be searching for...and if you happen to be searching after a drinking few locally brewed beers, then you have to stop at The Frying Scotsman. Simply put, this small food truck has great fish n chips. You... More

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Walla Walla, WA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The best fish and chips I have had. We decided on the Cod, because we were not sure about haddock. The fish was perfectly cooked and the batter fried up pefectly. Chips great as well. Our Son, loved it and wanted more. This is a must stop if trying out the Portland Food Carts. Friendly service and answered all my... More

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