Lent: Who Has The Best Fish And Chips in Middletown?

It's Friday during Lent which means it's time to get some fish and chips!

It's one of those Rhode Island traditions — picking up fish and chips on Fridays during Lent.

Deep-fried chips (or french fries if ordered with a hamburger) may have first appeared in Britain second half of the 19th century.  The Oxford English Dictionary notes as its earliest usage of "chips" in this sense the mention in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, which was published in 1859: "Husky chips of potatoes, fried with some reluctant drops of oil."

Dickens also mentions a "fried fish warehouse" in Oliver Twist, which was published in 1838.

Many Middletown restaurants carry on the English tradition of fried fish and potatoes, through a fish and chips offering on the menu. 

But which Middletown restaurant has the best fish and chips? Tell us what you think in the comments section below. 

Here are what a few people had to say on the Middletown Patch Facebook page:

Brian Ernest Coddington Brewery.....real flounder, not cod

Valerie Bissell Anthony's Seafood has the best fish and chips and a very pleasant staff!

Jim Lombardo Everyone knows a good fish n chips is made with cod. Anything else its just not fish n chips

Stacy Camara Rowland Atlantic Beach Club!!! Amazing

Christine Burdett McCormack Chelsea's! Yummy fish and chips also the best fried Clams! Oh god... Now I'm hungry!

Vincent Pawloski Flo's is good when the grease isn't old. When they have the right fish, nobody can beat Easton's Point for flavor, freshness and portion.

What do you think? Who is the best?

sue February 15, 2013 at 04:27 PM
CHELSEA'S! CHELSEA'S! CHELSEA'S! and the best priced too!
Stanley Martin February 15, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Laforge Casino - Crispy and golden brown, delicious...
Julie Mott February 15, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Dawn Patterson February 16, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Atlantic Grille has the best... with nice big portions... mmmmm now I have to go get me some!!!
maggie bulmer February 18, 2013 at 08:58 PM
I started my personal Fish 'n Chips taste off last Friday at Anthony's. I did take-out......had a choice of cod or flounder (chose cod). The fish was batter fried and done to perfection....2 good sized pieces along with coleslaw instead of chips, for a satisfying meal ....and smiling, congenial service. Stay tuned for the next reports. GO FISH!


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