Fish & chips are the greatest takeaway food and a favourite in Yorkshire. If you’re wanting to visit the best chippies, it has to be in the North. Getting the right chippy can be hit and miss, and if you’ve travelled all the way to enjoy a day out, you don’t want a chippy tea to ruin your day. We’ve put together a list of the best fish & chips in North Yorkshire according to TripAdvisor reviews to help you get the best when you visit the North of Yorkshire.
1. Lifeboat Fish Bar, Scarborough
Lifeboat Fish Bar is a family run traditional fish & chip shop that prides itself on providing good quality food and service. It is located in the seaside town of Scarborough, which is the perfect place for a family day out, that can be topped with some lovely fish & chips at this local restaurant.
2. Drakes Fisheries, York
Tucked away in the city centre on Lower Petergate, the fish & chip shop was established in 1984. Although it may be an oldie, this fish & chips shop moves with the time and even has gluten-free options for customers.
3. Papa’s Fish & Chips, Scarborough
The second mention for a Papa’s restaurant on the list. It’s easy to see how the years of experience in the industry has worked their magic on a number of its restaurants. has won many awards for its top-quality produce. Sustainable and locally produced fish and potatoes seem to agree with the customers.
4. Trenchers, Whitby
A point of interest itself in Whitby, Trenchers opened way back in 1980 and has been selling traditional fish & chips in the seaside town of Whitby ever since. They have some of the best seafood you’ll find in Whitby, and their fish & chips are top-notch as well!
5. Hadleys, Whitby
With over 75 years of experience in the industry, Hadley’s have perfected the humble fish and chips. Whether you are a couple, a family or a group they aim to offer each customer the perfect portion of fish & chips that money can buy. New to this year’s list, they’re sure not to disappoint.
6. Magpie Cafe, Whitby
The Magpie Cafe sits right on the Harbour Front opposite the 199 steps, the seafood restaurant comes highly commended by TripAdvisor users. With generous portions and the typical menu you’d expect, The Magpie Cafe has some glowing reviews. Users have left reviews such as “best fish and chips I’ve ever had” and “the fact that people queue up outside tells you how good it is”.
7. Papa’s Fish & Chips, Whitby
Papa has won many awards for its top-quality produce. The family-run fish & chip shop has been going for over 50 years. They pride themselves on sourcing the most sustainable locally produced fish and potatoes to create some of the best fish & chips the Nation has to offer. Over 50 years of the best fish & chips in North Yorkshire.
8. North Bay Fisheries, Scarborough
The North Bay Fisheries is a local favourite and likes to keep to the basics. The award-winning chippy is as traditional as they come. If you’re wanting some classic fish & chips, they’re one to visit. Over 900 TripAdvisor reviews can’t be wrong! There is no surprise it is one of the best fish & chips in North Yorkshire.
9. Quayside, Whitby
Situated along the seafront, Quayside in Whitby was the National Fish and Chip shop of the year 2014, and they’ve made it in TripAdvisor’s top 10 chippies in North Yorkshire. The family-run business aims to please, and we are sure they will not disappoint.
10. The Famous Fishpan, Scarborough
Regularly recommended as some of the best fish & chips in Yorkshire, these fish and chips are cooked in beef dripping – for a nice treat. Expect friendly staff and tasty grub at this fish & chip restaurant along the Scarborough Coastline.