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“Perfect seaside food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Famous Fish Pan

The Famous Fish Pan
28 Foreshore Rd | Scarborough, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
01723 365003
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Ranked #63 of 304 Restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Perfect seaside food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Growing up, my family always used to holiday in Scarborough and I remember always coming to the restaurant on holiday as the food was good, the kids menus came with crayons and felt-tips to colour in and the tables by the window had an amazing view of the beach and sea.

Years on, we arrived in scarborough late on friday night and decided to go to the take-away. Slight queue but was dealt with quickly. Got haddock and chips and was by far the best I've had anywhere. Tasted great and was lovely to eat overlooking the beach.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nom nom nom Friday Night Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is the best chippy I've been too, no doubts, chips were great and fish was lovely for a last minute takeaway to eat on the beach under the stars.

Good value and great service, I would definitely go again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Very average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Having read other reviews, we had great expectations of here, but it did not live up to the hype, the batter although crispy was patchy, thick in places and nonexistentt in others, the overall ratio was batter heavy, the fish was fresh but very thin, it would of been better to be shorter and thicker, and cooked to order rather than precooked and kept warm, the chips for my taste were very pale ( I like a bit of colour on my chips), on the up side the front of house service was first class, I regret to say we will not be back

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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““Excellent food & service"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We passed the fish pan on a very busy sunday, we were greeted by a young man called James who was very friendly and polite, we had to wait a few minuets as tables needed to be cleared, and we were offered a menu while we waited,however we decided we were not going to eat and asked if we could just have drinks.Once sat at our table James came over to take our order, we ordered ice creams and coffee's.James was brilliant,very friendly and had a smile,and was a very pleasent young man, despite being very busy,James brought our order over in double quick time very impressive,the ice creams looked AMAZING!!! Nothing was too much trouble, we will be back

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Nothing fishy about this plaice :-D”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Sorry for the puns but you'll be glad to know, that's as bad as it gets!!

There are plenty of fish and chip places on the front but this one stands out by a country mile - take a look at the queues and that will tell you something about how good the food is!

Sure, at peak times, there is a queue but it is definitely well worth it and just as surprising, the costs as low as anywhere I've ever seen - a haddock and chips for under a fiver!!!

We did takeaway over 2 different nights and were not disappointed, including a couple of fussy kids. I did take a look at the sit in menu and should we have been looking for sit in option, it definitely would have been here.

Feel free to try others (including a certain chain fish and chip place) but you'll only be throwing your money away!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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