The Codfather – British Fish n’ Chips

September 21, 2009 at 11:48 am | Posted in Food, Restaurant Review | Leave a comment
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The Codfather is another great strip-mall find! This one is on 16th St. &  Bell.

It’s an interesting style of joint. Seems to be part take-out, part sit-in, part pub, part mini-grocery. You can run in and get some fish n’ chips to go, or sit down and have them bring your order to you on real plates, with your ale in real pint glasses (16oz not imperial pints). There’s even some gaming in an adjoining area. Billiards, anyone?

The cod was excellent. Heavy fillets battered up and fried crisp.  A little bit greasy, but I suppose if it was wrapped up in newsprint – it would be perfect. Fries are large and fresh. A little on the limp sde, but they sure beat the stuff fast food joints call fries. They even make sure to give you the scrap batter chips along with the fries and fish. That’s the best part of “chips” in my opinion. Of course malt vinegar is on the tables – you have to walk to get ketchup if you choose to do that to your fries.

Too bad we were both in the mood for cod, because we didn’t bother to explore the menu, which is pretty much typical English fare. Bangers n’ mash (or squeak), sausage rolls, scotch eggs, shepherd’s pie…and they offer daily specials of different fish, shrimp, scallops and other goodies. They have happy hour too 3-6p  if you want to toss back a few pints of their awesome selection of import beers on draught or in bottle!

Even though it was almost closing time on a Sunday – the staff was congenial and helpful. Because it was almost closing time we didn’t bother to really check out the game room nor the selection of British foods, candies and trinkets available behind the bar. We will save that for our next trip…which will be soon.

4 Stars.

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