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“By Now, Tin Fish Should Have It Together”
Review of Tin Fish - CLOSED

Tin Fish
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2012

The owner and management of the Tin Fish may have taken the advice of the Palm Beach Post restaurant reviewer, but deficiencies still leap out to make the dining experience far less than optimal. My work/lunch partner and I, both locals, visited the Tin Fish for the first time this afternoon. I had the fish and chips with cole slaw and drink for $6.95. He ordered the fish sandwich with the same waffle-cut chips and cole slaw with a long hot dog bun and no drink for $7.95.

The Good News: The fried fish, probably cod, was present, succulent, and tasty inside a smooth batter that reminds me of that used by Arthur Treacher's during the 80s. The waffle fries were quite tasty with either ketchup or the vinegar present on the table.

The Other News: The cole slaw appeared to be not so much as tossed in vinegar rather than mayonnaise (which would have been a plus in my book), but instead being dunked in a lilttle plastic container pre-filled with vinegar... an uncaring top layer of undressed cabbage underlain by cabbage soaking in vinegar.

My co-worker's fish sandwich platter was presented to him five minutes before my fish and chips emerged from the kitchen. We noticed that other tables of different numbers of people were having the same experience of lunches coming out at different times. This service gaffe is inexcusable and, in itself, made this lunch not worth the price of the parking meter.

Perhaps the salad with shrimp would have been more to my liking, but at 14 bucks, shrimp over greens are ridiculously overpriced, as seemed all dinner items. For seven and eight dollars, we emerged unscathed but less than motivated to return. For what it's worth, the closed upstairs bar that must rock at night was a far-superior setting than the downstairs lunch space. If you're in town, the upstairs looks like a great place for a drink and a good view of Clematis Street below.

With real seafood places such as the Gulfstream Bistro and, yay verily, Red Lobster, within driving range, I'm puzzled as to why anyone would pay a second visit to this establishment. As with all restaurant ventures, it's a given that this extension of the Tin Fish is someone's labor of love. Several months after a shot over the bow from the restaurant reviewer, the service, some of the menu items, and certainly the prices beyond lunch are still confused and in need of remediation.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Had the fish n chips , amazing fast and friendly service , but the food was average. Location is nice across the street is a little water front park that has various enternainment depending on the night

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

If you're looking for an upscale seafood house, this is not the place for you, but if you're craving a good basket of fried seafood and don't care about carbing out, you won't be disappointed. A simple menu is posted on the wall. You order at the counter, find a table, and a server brings your food to you.

Although Tin Fish does have broiled seafood, we decided to go for our favorite: old-school fried baskets! We ordered the fried clam strips as an appetizer, I had the fried shrimp and mahi combo, and my sister had fried shrimp. The only non-fried basket was ordered by my niece, who loved her shrimp tacos. As a bonus, the place serves waffle-cut french fries, a pleasant change from the ho-hum usual.

Tin Fish's staff members are friendly and accommodating. Our food arrived at our table quickly, and one of the servers kept coming around to refill our beverages. The only thing I didn't like about this place was the cole slaw. It had a bit too much vinegar for my particular taste buds.

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Reviewed November 21, 2015
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Reviewed April 11, 2015
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