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Old 04-18-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Looking for suggestions on the best fish and chips in the w/nw burbs.

Oddly enough the best I'd come across was Max & Ermas but they have all gone out of business. Looking for best place to get fish and chips in the area.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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You might Hugo's Frog Bar or Catch 35 in downtown Naperville ... another option is Chinn's 34th Street Fishery on the East side of town.
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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You might Hugo's Frog Bar or Catch 35 in downtown Naperville ... another option is Chinn's 34th Street Fishery on the East side of town.
Both great places but a little on the high end. Dn't realy feel like spending $25 for fish and chips at hugos if they even have them.

Was hoping for more of a casual bar/pub type place though open to chains or anywhere if they got good fish and chips.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Country House does a fairly nice battered cod. It is even all you can eat on Fridays in Lent, so you can get one more bottomless plate if you hurry...

Clarendon Hills is original, but same recipe in Lisle and Geneva.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Country House does a fairly nice battered cod. It is even all you can eat on Fridays in Lent, so you can get one more bottomless plate if you hurry...

Clarendon Hills is original, but same recipe in Lisle and Geneva.
I shoulda asked a few days earier, I think they just had a groupon for country house a few days ago
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Both great places but a little on the high end. Dn't realy feel like spending $25 for fish and chips at hugos if they even have them.
Wow.. A fish and chips/chicken joint where you spend 25 dollars? How is that even possible? Do they charge you 15 bucks for the fried fish by itself, 4 bucks separately for the french fries, 3 bucks for the chips and 3 bucks for a can of pop?

Do you live in the west burbs? Maybe try coming down the southwest burbs looking for a good greasy spoons.

Coming from the south suburbs, I know Captain Hooks is a chain with great fried fish, acceptable mozzarella cheese sticks, okay chicken, amazing shrimp and very tasty fries. I googled the locations and saw there's one on the far western edge of Chicago on 5648 West Roosevelt Road. Like most good greasy food chains, there isn't a single location north of Roosevelt Road though.

Ironically, this is never listed as a strength or benefit. Instead we're left with city-data postings about how the south burbs suck because of all the dollar stores, nail salons and "fast food" we have down here. Yeah, we have great greasy food! I hate McDonalds and Burger King but I'd prabobly feel forced into eating there if I lived west or north! I'm just saying.

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Old 04-18-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Looking for suggestions on the best fish and chips in the w/nw burbs.

Oddly enough the best I'd come across was Max & Ermas but they have all gone out of business. Looking for best place to get fish and chips in the area.
Hey I went to that place wasnt too bad , cant remember where it was located.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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Hey I went to that place wasnt too bad , cant remember where it was located.
There was one by cantera in warrenville and antoher on 75th by 355 in westmont or woodridge or whatever that is over there.

Yeah, it was a cool place really sorta a chilis applebees type place but a little better in my opinion. The fish and chips were great though, they had the best batter I've had in a long time.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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"Fish and chicken joints"? It's very common and even expected for a place that specializes in fried fish to have fried chicken on the menu too. Hence, the name of two pretty major chains on the south and southwest sides of Chicagoland called JJ's Fish And Chicken and Sharks Fish And Chicken. For instance, it's common to be able to get three chicken wings with your deep fried shrimp for an extra few bucks. You should have no problem ordering chicken wings at a gyros joint either. I've been to a lot of these kinda places and if you don't understand this, it's either because you haven't or never bothered to look. Just because the name of the place says gyros or fish, that's not the entire menu. If you give me another ridiculous reply, I'm not even gonna validate it with a response.
Dont get me wrong I love JJ's but JJ's is kinda a ghetto fast food joint, was more looking for not something super upscale but not fast food either. A nice casual pub or bar or casual restaurant with fish and chips.

As for Hugos since there was a lot of discussion about it I dont think they even have fish and chips but if they do I imagnie it woud be expensive as everything there is.

Also, if I'm going to hugos I'm probably going to get some chilean seabass or something and not fish and chips.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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This thread makes me scared for my breathren....Am I trolling by making that statement? Pun intended. Anyone remember when Arthur Treachers was here?
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