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Patch Picks: 5 Best Places to Buy Fish And Chips

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This week's list: 5 best places to buy fish and chips in Bradenton ...

  • , 436 12th St W., Anna Maria Island native and award winning fisherman Joe McDonald opened his restaurant in 1992 and, since then, has been serving up some of the most popular dishes on the Gulf coast. His fish and chips are a local favorite – especially during the spring, when from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the fish and chips special comes with a drink for only $3.99.
  • , 12012 Cortez Rd. W., is a local favorite, frequently hailed for the classic “homemade” appeal of its dishes. Along with live music every night of the week, some of the best raw oysters around and a great beer selection, Pelican Pete’s also serves up one of the most popular fish and chips dishes in town.
  • , 6696 Cortez Rd. W., has been in business since 1998 and has maintained rave reviews for the past decade. The restaurant may be known for the obvious – its oysters – but its menu boasts that the fish and chips lunch special is its biggest seller. Upon tasting the dish, it’s not difficult to see why.
  • , 7205 Linger Lodge Rd., is a one-of-a-kind experience, to say the least. The campground was founded in 1945 by veterinarian and taxidermist Frank Gamsky, and to this day, the restaurant is adorned with all kinds of native Floridian creatures ranging from bobcat to alligator. Patrons frequent the restaurant for its authentic Florida cooking such as fried alligator, frog legs, and green tomatoes. One more noteworthy item is on the extensive list of fried food – and that, seafood connoisseurs, is the decadent fish and chips.
  • , 2505 Manatee Ave E., knows fish and chips – and rightfully so. No British pub would be complete without such a staple dish, and Firkin & Fox knows how to prepare the beer-battered fish to perfection.
Tim W. McCann March 24, 2011 at 07:31 PM
Amen on Fisherman Joe's! I usually get the hot wings but when I'm in the mood to not make too much of a mess of myself, I'll go with the fish and chips.
Demonica March 25, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Fisherman Joe's 436-12 St. W, (Old Main Street) Bradenton, FL 34205 The best! Will be closing soon though....go now..8.99 huge fisherman's platter!
Delphine Herman March 25, 2011 at 02:11 PM
Cortez Kitchen is one of our favorites. Wasn't sure if that would still be considered Bradenton, but you mentioned Pelican Pete's.
Jessi Smith March 26, 2011 at 03:26 PM
I've heard really good things about Cortez Kitchen. I'll have to check them out sometime! http://bradenton.patch.com/listings/cortez-kitchen
Cyndi August 15, 2011 at 04:22 PM
CORTEZ CLAM FACTORY has REAL New England food. The Haddock dinner is AWSOME & so are the Ipswich Clams!

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