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“WHAT A FIND - Fish and Chips !”

Portuguese Holy Ghost Society
Ranked #10 of 28 Restaurants in Stonington
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Every Friday during Lent the Portuguese Society has a Fish and Chips Dinner - wow what great cooks they have there! Other offerings are chowder, clams and shrimp. I had the fish and chips - one bite and I was back in York, England eating fish and chips at 10:00pm with my rugby team. What great flavor, NO greasy fish here and the chowda....wow. Look for their advertisements. Its cheap and great.

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Had to try their famous fish and chips which are only available on Friday’s during Lent. The freshly prepared food and volunteer service were both very good and what a lovely historic building. This should be a must on your bucket list.

Thank LandJNewEngland
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is my favourite place for fish n chips. Not only are the options inexpensive for what you get, the money goes towards various local charities.

The menu is your basic New England Fish Fry Menu. There is Fish n Chips, whole belly clams, calamari, shrimp and of course the scallops that Stonington is famous for. While there is no fisherman's platter option, there is a fish and scallop combo plate. For those who are looking for clam chowder, it is made Rhode Island style here which does not have any cream but is a clear broth with onions and potatoes.

All the seafood is extremely fresh as it all comes from the local fishermen in town. Stonington has the last commercial fishing fleet in the state of CT. To showcase the freshness, the seafood is lightly dusted with flour and spices so each mouthful is seafood and not batter. If you like your fish n chips with a thick batter, this may not be the place for you.

I looked forward to the fish fry here every Lent and every Fall. Occasionally, there is a charity fish fry too during the year as well as an all-day barbeque party in the summer.

A quite tip for diners: after paying for your food, walk up to the kitchen door to hand in your ticket and then pick up for utensils and find a seat. There is a cash bar for inexpensive beer,wine and basic mix drinks. Again all proceeds go to local charities.

Note that is is not an actual "restaurant" but rather a meal served in a community hall type setting with plastic plates and plastic cups.

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Thank Tleemur
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we went to the PHGS ( their acronym on their aprons ) to celebrate our friend's birthday. Could not have made a better choice. We had fish and chips, deep water scallops and whole bellied clams. Came with fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. I really never enjoyed this selection any better than here. Cooked to order ( yes, you wait your turn and listen from your number to be called, then wave madly so that the runner/waiter can find you to deliver your food). Fresh fish and mollusk, hometown atmosphere and a genuine feeling of being part of a community. We are part of that group that loves to eat where the locals do; fine dining is ok but often the ambience takes precedence over the food. This place reminds me of the No Name restaurant on the Boston Waterfront. The difference is very evident as the members of the PHGS hustle to make their guests welcome and comfortable as well as pleasantly stuffed. BTW, you will not be saddled with too many fries and will have real plates and silverware, too. Might return for more one go at it before Lent is over. Prices are on the $; atmosphere, fun and setting, more than fun. We took some pics so that you know what you should expect: long tables, plastic table clothes and camaraderie. What really hit the spot was having our table waiter lead the whole place in song to celebrate our friends birthday, Nothing like getting over a 100 disparate voices in song to demonstrate good will. An afternoon to remember, for sure. Now, some hints to make your meal/visit more pleasant. Doors open at 11A ; get there early for seating and getting parking , which is all OnStreet. Really gets packed by 11:30A. So either get there early or come after 1:00P. Cash only. Parking can be difficult. Yes, street parking is parallel ..:)) The entrance is one flight of stairs up from the street. So, not wheelchair accessible that way. They do have a bar on the street level . Might be worthwhile to see if you can get your food upstairs and then eat it there. Bon Appétit! We loved it!

Thank vjc735
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Leslie and I decided to go in and try the fish and chips at the Lenten fish fry. They were excellent. I have had better but only in England. Well worth stopping in!

Thank silvaja01
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