A girl could go mad with choice! Haddock or cod? Most fish & chips use haddock, once in a while cod or halibut is offered as a choice. Haddock or cod for me. Deep fried, pan-fried? Deep fried of course. Hand cut chips or frozen French fries? Hand cut of course. Battered or crumbed? Crispy batter please. Wrapped in paper? Without the ink please. I have fond memories of fish & chips on a cardboard plate and wooden forks. With lemon or tartar sauce? Home made tartar and lemon please. Good quality ketchup for my chips. Vinegar? Malt or plain? Malt vinegar and lots of salt, this is the time to wallow in fat and sugar.
What defines the best fish & chips? To determine the best fish & chips in Nova Scotia we used a combined methodology of straw poll and travels around the province. We based our tests on taste, price, and the extra…hand cut fries, ambience, homemade tartar sauce, freshest fish or best batter. This non exact science provided me with a frame of reference to list the top ten. Lanes Privateer Inn, hit the top by providing fish so fresh, it was rude, crispy batter, hand cut fries, and top quality tartar sauce and ketchup. There were many others that kept popping up so we have included our list of the top ten places in Nova Scotia for fish & chips.
1. Lane’s Privateer Inn Liverpool
2. Roadside Grill Belliveau’s Cove
3. Murphy’s Fish & Chips Truro
4. Phil’s Seafood Quinpool Road Halifax
5. Island View Restaurant Western Shore
6. Durty Nelly’s Halifax
7. July & Joanne’s Digby (Truck Seasonal)
8. John’s Lunch Woodside
9. Steel City Tavern Sydney
10. The Snack Place Yarmouth