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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Have driven to Portland just to eat here

Closest thing I have found to traditional English fish and chips. I always get both the fish and the battred sausage. I wish they were open on weekends as that is usually when I am in Portland, but I will admit I have gone to Portland for a day trip just to eat here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Closest thing I have found to traditional English fish and chips. I always get both the fish and the battred sausage. I wish they were open on weekends as that is usually when I am in Portland, but I will admit I have gone to Portland for a day trip just to eat here.

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Thank Lorraine J
Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Frying Scotsman offers five kinds of fish for deep-frying: cod, haddock, halibut, red snapper and mahi-mahi. In addition, you can have the fish fried panko style, as opposed to the regular batter, and can try haggis, mushy peas, or even a deep fried Mars bar. I've never seen more than two kinds of fish available for frying in this... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Went for lunch. Halibut fried well. Almost too much coating, almost. Fish was firm and flakey. Excellent meal. Chef Kim was a pleasure to take talk with.

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Thank El_Pirata
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was a little difficult to find, but well worth the trip. As a big fish and chips fan, this is one of the best I've had. Also discovered a great drink IRN BRU, from GB.

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Thank Elizabeth C
Penn Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Haven't been able to have fish and chips for years due to celiac disease. The gluten free batter was light and delicious and the chips were crispy on the outside and soft inside. So good after a long day of travel!

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Thank ladyofhealing
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ive eaten alot of fish and chips all around the states and i could say these were average. The fry oil smelled and tasted like it need to be changed. Cod was fine, service was all you could expect from a food cart. The actual price was higher than on their web site.

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Thank Kathy K
Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this was truly the worst I've ever eaten. Flavorless chips- great size though but ice has more taste. The fish was large but how can anyone louse up haddock so badly? I really felt that the whole operation was very poorly set up. First, no seating, anywhere. You have to walk a block to a park that's infested with drunks... More 

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Thank Mark M
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I tried this food-cart on a mid-day Saturday. He had already ran out of mostly everything; I was able to get the cod and chips. Good fish, it was seasoned well and had a nice texture. The tartar sauce was good too thats important for me, i was pleased! Fries, eh....The only thing about fish and chip and thats everybody's... More 

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Thank eekennaj
Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Frying Scotsman food cart in downtown Portland serves the best halibut fish & chips I've ever had. A must for a complete Portland OR experience.

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Thank Carlos D
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Location: Downtown Portland where all of the food trucks are located! Customer Service: Fast considering the line!!!! Decor: It's a small white food truck. Presentation of Food: Big portion of fried fish and thick cut steak fries. How did the food taste?: AMAZING! I've had plenty of fish n chips back in the Bay Area but this place takes the... 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: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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