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The Famous Fishpan

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28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Specifically went to their takeaway as had great f&c before. Lovely girl on till, reasonable prices. Very nice chips, quite chunky but I like them like that. Not the generous portion I recall from previous visits, but the most disappointing thing of all was the mediocre size piece of fish, coated in batter which wasn't crispy! I'm no chef but... More 

Thank DurhamCustard
Selby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hate writing negative reviews, and I do believe this is my first one so here goes. Myself, partner and son came for a day trip to Scarborough, just for fun really, we joked on the way there about how it should be a criminal offence to not have fish and chips on a visit to the coast. If it... More 

Thank Amy H
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Listed a few possibilities on Trip Advisor prior to visiting Scarborough. Came across one, the Famous Fishpan, by chance and decided to try it. We were greeted by Harry who showed us to our table, and after our meal, chatted with us for ages and gave us information to enhance our time in Scarborough. James was our waiter and couldn't... More 

Thank cyberbabs
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of choice on the menu, including weight watchers option or fish only etc (which comes with a nice salad not just a bit of Iceberg!). Great childrens menu only £4.50, crayons, colouring sheet etc. Really friendly staff, offering window seat etc. Really recommend and will be back next time in Scarborough.

2 Thank Adele A
Halifax, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was good but the batter on the fish wasn't nice and ruined the fish (which on its own was ok) The curry sauce ruined the chips as well.

Thank John G
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Takeaway. Might be the best chips in Scarborough but the fish was awful. Must have been cooked for 10 minutes it was that tough, the fish fell apart into very small Bits, the batter had a lining of fat inside and to top it, bones. Not on my recommended list.

Thank BengalTiger_12
York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited this place for years! Yesterday's trip to Scarborough included another one I can honesty say that I think these are the most delicious fish and chips ever!!!!! The batter is top notch, lovely, golden and crispy- none of your stodgy batter here! Portion sizes are good too We usually eat upstairs, although they do have a downstairs place... More 

1 Thank DDowker
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food and very generous size of servings! Waitress was very nice and very prompt 😁 price is very very good for location

2 Thank dave_fluffy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family lunch for 5, great food and good value with bread n butter and a pot of tea/coffee or soft drink in with price. I went for the jumbo version. Haddock was cooked to perfection, too many chips for me to cope with All family fully satisfied and at a good price Enjoy

1 Thank Simon T
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on August 18th 2016, as a family of 6.great service, great price, very big food positions, great value for money, the best food in town.we sat up staires, great sunset views over the bay.this place is a little gem.

1 Thank adtay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Fast Food, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 01723371299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?