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The Frying Scotsman

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SW 9th and Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, Portland, OR
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Anaheim, CA
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545 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cart is owned by a Scotsman, and while friendly, he wasn't very chatty. He helped us decide on some items and we narrowed our order to: Halibut n chips, large order Haddock n chips, regular order Bangers (sausage) and chips, regular order 3 diet cokes The order came to $30 and change, and they were served piping hot. The... More 

Thank callmemochelle
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The food cart scene is cool - lots of options. Fish and chips sounded good so we stopped by here. Your choice of fish and a nice selection to choose from. But mother of god it's so oily and greasy. The oil is not getting up to temp or something. We ripped all the batter off and just ate the... More 

Thank chuzzbro
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

For 12 dollars you get two pieces of fish and chips. It was really good, but beware - there's a lot of oil in it.

Thank Ran Y
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A friend and I tried both the cod fish and chips and the haddock fish and chips. Both were delicious. The cod is a bit flakier and lighter than the haddock, but both were great. We watched him batter fresh fish right there in the cart and fry it up. The chips (french fries) looked hand cut and were also... More 

Thank Northwest G
Portland, Oregon
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I don't eat a lot of fish, but when I do, it better be good. And fried. Those are my only two requirements really. Oh and it has to be cod. No one does fried cod better than The Frying Scotsman, although his glorious accent alone would be reason enough to visit his food cart.He makes all of his fries... More 

Thank mountainsara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I took a trip with a group from my college and the one thing I wanted to try was fish from the Frying Scotsman…They did not disappoint. The fish and chips were so good that I went back twice during our visit… this speaks volumes as there are so many other choices at the food cart pod. Absolutely loved the... More 

Thank Lori V
Turlock, California
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

2 of our group of 5 were happy and the other 3 were not. 2 got sick and blamed the cod which was a bummer because I really wanted this to be a good place and thought it would be because of the reviews. 2 had halibut and were fine ... Fries were nothing special. Wanted it to be more... More 

Thank Debbie D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

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.

Thank Lorraine J
Redlands, California
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550 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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 

Thank Robert C
Austin, Texas
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106 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank El_Pirata

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SW 9th and Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 5037063841
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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