Whether you’re heading for a day out at the seaside or for a wander around the North York Moors, fish and chips are an absolute staple in British culture when venturing out for a wholesome day trip. Giant fish, chunky chips, and golden batter are all at the 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).
Right by the seafront, 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 its 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.
On the seafront, Papa’s Fish and Chips rank highly when it comes to good chippies 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!” and “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.
With over 800 ‘excellent’ reviews on TripAdvisor it’s no surprise that North Bay Fisheries – which is found next to Peasolm Park – has managed to feature third in the top fish and chip restaurants in Scarborough. They serve up fantastic traditional fish & chips perfect to enjoy next to the sea.
Customers have left raved reviews with one person writing: “Excellent fish and chips, but make sure you arrive there well before closing time, as they soon sell out. They are renowned in Scarborough and have a very high well-deserved reputation.”
Another wrote: “What can I say delicious fish and chips. My husband and I had a small fish each and shared chips, there was plenty. Batter crispy and tasty. Busy shop but very organised.”
North Bay Fisheries, 179 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, YO12 7QZ.
Conveniently located right on the seafront, 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.
A spacious restaurant serving up pots of tea and traditional fish and chips, Mother Hubbard’s sits right in the town centre of Scarborough and is a great example of a fine fish and chip restaurant in 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.
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 UK!” and “we will certainly be returning to this fine emporium of fishy delights!”.
Walkers, 17 Main St, East Ayton, Scarborough, YO13 9HJ.
Another North Street chippy, Smallfry is a hit with locals! With crips lightly battered fish with a decent serving of chips and a nice brew on the side, it’s a lovely little hidden gem in Scarborough.
But, don’t take out word for it! One TripAdvisor user wrote: “The haddock and chips were the best I’ve had in a long time. Very friendly ladies working there. Enjoyed our meals very much, thank you.”
Smallfry, 52 North St, Scarborough YO11 1DE
Having been around for over 30 years and owning over seven shops, it’s not a surprise that it’s one of Scarborough’s top fish & chip shops.
Ramsill Fisheries prides itself on quality traditional Fish & Chips and service, and you can even have your fish and chips traditionally wrapped in paper – which is quite the rarity these days.
They offer the standard grub including sausages, pies and fish accompanied by a choice of traditional mushy peas, curry or gravy.
Ramsill Fisheries, 21 Ramshill Rd, Scarborough, YO11 2LN.
9. Golden Grid
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.
Leeds Fisheries is a tiny place found off the beaten track, but clearly popular with those in the know.
If you enjoy friendly staff and top-quality nosh, then this fish and chips shop in Scarbrough is for you. It has a small seating area upstairs for those who want to eat in, or you can take it away and enjoy it along the seafront.
Reviews seem pretty in agreement with one another, with one person writing: “Really excellent quality fish & chips (and mushy peas) with generous portions.”
Another wrote: “just come to Scarborough for a day out with my panter and we went to this fish shop and had a lightly battered haddock and chips well it was the best haddock we have ever had.”
Leeds Fisheries, 35 Eastborough, Scarborough YO11 1NH
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