Whether you’re heading for a day out at the seaside or for a wander around the Forge Valley Woods, fish and chips is an absolute staple in British culture when venturing out for a wholesome day trip. Giant fish, chunky chips and casual service are all top of the list when choosing the perfect place to eat – and to save you the trouble, we’ve rounded up the best fish and chips in Scarborough (according to you).
Lifeboat Fish Bar
Right by the sea front, Lifeboat Fish Bar ranks right at the top of Tripadvisor for the best chippy’s in the seaside town – even ranking as the best restaurant overall in Scarborough. Mostly receiving five star ratings from users, popular reviews praise the chippy for their generous portions, tasty haddock and friendly service. Some users have even dubbed it “the best fish and chips” they’ve eaten, as well as leaving reviews such as “Had to go back to this place and it is still the best fish and chip shop I have been to”. High praise indeed. Lifeboat Fish Bar, 76 Eastborough, Scarborough, YO11 1NJ.
A chippy with a bay view and casual nautical decor, Molly’s offers both dine-in and takeaway, with low prices and a whole host of fantastic reviews. Just back from the sea front, the restaurant is ideally located for picking up some scran before heading to the beach for a wander. The chips are the proper chippy chips you’d expect from a Yorkshire establishment, with reviewers also banging on about the mushy peas, portion sizes and the fish cakes in particular. Reviews include “we’ve made it our go to plaice for fish and chips” and “Perfect fish and chips are hard to find anywhere, so imagine my delight when I found them here!” Molly’s, 9 Eastborough, Scarborough, YO11 1NG.
Walkers Fish Restaurant
Outside of town by the North Riding Forest Park, Walkers Fish Restaurant is a lovely stopping point after a stroll around Ayton. Offering vegetarian and gluten free options, it’s no wonder Tripadvisor reviewers love it so much. The overarching themes for positive feedback include their traditional approach to fish and chips, as well as their delicious gluten free batter and sizeable fish. Reviewers have even gone as far as to name it the “best fish restaurant in Scarborough”, as well as leave glowing reviews such as “exceeded all but one restaurant we have been in in UK!” and “we will certainly be returning to this fine emporium of fishy delights!”. Walkers, 17 Main St, East Ayton, Scarborough, YO13 9HJ.
The Famous Fish Pan
Conveniently located right on the sea front, The Famous Fish Pan is well known for being one of the best fish and chips spots in Scarborough. Offering takeaway, gluten free and vegetarian grub, reviewers tend to rate their curry sauce, sea view and welcoming service. All key ingredients for a great chippy. Visitors have described the ‘plaice’ as “unbelievable”, leaving reviews such as “We must have tried every fish and chip restaurant along Scarborough seafront, but the Fishpan is undoubtedly the best” and “this is probably the best fish and chips that ive ever had, on my next trip to scarbados i shall definitely return to this place”. The Famous Fish Pan, 28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB.
Papa’s Fish and Chips
On the seafront, Papa’s Fish and Chips rank highly when it comes to good chippy’s in the area. Serving fresh, traditional fish and chips that guests can take away or dine on inside, visitors couldn’t rate the place enough for their service and quality of food. Testimonials from happy customers say lovely things such as “Absolutely amazing fish and chips, huge portions too!”, as well as “Best fish and chips ever, lovely batter and fish, excellent staff friendly service, couldn’t ask for any more”. Well, isn’t that nice? Papas Fish and Chips, 22 Foreshore Rd, Scarborough, YO11 1PB.
A spacious restaurant serving up pots of tea and traditional fish and chips, Mother Hubbard’s sits right in the town centre of Scarborough. Bread and butter pudding, the fish, and gluten free batter appear to be popular options as recommended by Tripadvisor users, with glowing feedback including “Every time I come here I leave having enjoyed my meal immensely” and “one of the best fish meals we have eaten in a very long time”. I’m sold. Mother Hubbard’s, 43A Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1UN.
Golden Grid is a seafood wonderland, with a huge menu offering a variety of fish and shellfish for hungry travellers to chow down. While the menu has a ton of British dishes to choose from, Tripadvisor users particularly rate their tuna, oysters and fish in general. The service and sea view is also commended, with comments such as “I have to say some of the best fish and chips that I have ever tasted!” and “Exactly what you would hope for on a day in Scarborough”. Golden Grid, 4 Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PE.
The Anchor Fish & Chips
A gem right on the sea front with sea and harbour views, The Anchor is often busy, with outdoor and indoor seating available for a spot of casual fish and chips. Guests can, of course, take their meals away with them while they explore, too. The place has some great reviews, including lovely comments such as “Was definitely the nicest fish & chips we have had for a long time, would highly recommend.” and “Fabulous fish and chips with a pint looking at the sea”. What more could you ask for? The Anchor Fish and Chips, 37 Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PG.
Winking Willys Fish & Chips
Our final sea front chippy on the list, Winking Willys customers rate the food here as delicious, with a ton of great reviews to back it up. It’s a casual seafood restaurant that guests can take away from or eat in, close by to the beach and overlooking Scarborough’s sea front. Top reviews include “Properly greasy, tasted superb. Just what proper chip shop chips should be like!”, and even “Great Scarborough landmark”. Winking Willys, 9-10 Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PE.