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“Have driven to Portland just to eat here”

The Frying Scotsman
Ranked #704 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Scottish
Description: 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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Description: 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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179 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Have driven to Portland just to eat here”
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.

Visited December 2015
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Redlands, California
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659 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
“Five Kinds of Fish”
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 way. The proprietor suggested haddock when I pressed him for the best kind, but I chose the red-snapper because I've never seen red-snapper available for battered frying. The red-snapper was firmer and stronger than I think other kinds of fish would have been, but what I expected. The fish was good, not the best I've ever had, but good, and the selection could not be beat. I would like to try all five kinds and do a taste comparison, but that will have to wait until I can get to Portland again.

Visited January 2016
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Austin, Texas
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149 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Halibut Fish and Chips”
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.

Visited December 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was a little difficult to find, but well worth the trip. As a big fish and chips fan, this is one of the best I've had. Also discovered a great drink IRN BRU, from GB.

  • Visited October 2015
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Penn Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best fish and chips”
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Haven't been able to have fish and chips for years due to celiac disease. The gluten free batter was light and delicious and the chips were crispy on the outside and soft inside. So good after a long day of travel!

Visited August 2015
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