A state with an abundance of local fish and potatoes must have a strong selection of fish and chips. Though the pairing of simple seafood and French fries doesn't get as much love in Maine as the lobster roll, readers still came out in force to recommend their favorite places to get this classic British-style dish. Don't forget a splash of malt vinegar. Note: map points are ordered roughly north to south.Read More
The 17 Finest Fish and Chips Restaurants in Maine
Readers recommend the places to get the classic dish.
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Graffam Brothers Seafood Market
One Facebook commenter loves the "super fresh haddock in a crispy fried crust" at this longtime market, revealing that "Down East staffers get it to go and have a picnic at Rockport Harbor.”
Try Pier 77 for a more formal dining experience than sister pub The Ramp — both serve the same menu, including the fish and chips recommended by a Twitter user.
Muddy Rudder Restaurant
Another Twitter suggestion, Muddy Rudder has been a local favorite for fresh seafood since 1976.
Black Point Inn
Recommended on Twitter, the Black Point Inn highlights its commitment to sustainable seafood. Get your beer battered fish and chips with brown sauce and a view at the inn's casual restaurant, The Chart Room.
Robert's Maine Grill
A reader insists the fish and chips dish on offer here is "the best I've had" — Robert's agrees, listing it on the menu as "Maine's best." Just down the street, sister restaurant Bob's Clam Hut offers a similarly satisfying experience. Both places often replace haddock with "under-loved fish" like local, sustainable hake.
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The King's Head
Multiple readers praise the "excellent" fish and chips option here, which makes sense given the bar's callback to British pubs of yore.
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According to one enthusiastic commenter, the fish and chips at this lively Irish pub "are the best I have had anywhere!"
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The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery
It makes perfect sense that a British-inspired brew pub like The Liberal Cup would serve great fish and chips alongside its housemade brews. The dish here comes recommended by a forum poster, and it's a safe bet there's a beer batter involved.
Congress Bar & Grill
This unassuming restaurant "makes some of the best fish and chips," multiple readers agree.
Ryan's Corner House Irish Pub
A commenter insists "you have got to try" the fish and chips at this Irish pub, her "absolute favorite" purveyor of the classic dish.
Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant
Any Irish pub worth its salt has to make a bloody good version of fish and chips, and this reader recommendation is no exception.
Pete And Larry's
What, Pete and Larry's restaurant in the Clarion Hotel isn't on your dining radar? Luckily for us all, a reader found that the eatery's fish and chips dish has "amazing light beer batter covering generous amounts of haddock," served with hand-cut fries and cole slaw.
The Thirsty Mule
A Facebook commenter loves the beer battered fish and chips at The Thirsty Mule, a self-described "takeout joint/sports bar" whose pub grub is prepared with a degree of care not found at every bar.
An obvious choice, this Portland-area food truck got nods from readers for its sustainable Gulf of Maine fish cooked with Maine beer and served alongside Maine potatoes. The company told Eater, "Before we took to the streets last year, we were thinking the same thing" about how strangely limited the choices were for fish and chips in the area. The truck is often at the Eastern Prom, but check Facebook for the latest coordinates.
Reader recommended, finish off a round of 18 holes at Riverside Golf Course then tuck into the Grill's fish and chips with house fries, slaw, and remoulade.
The Lost Gull
Recommended by a reader, this takeout spot proclaims its "Fish N' Chips" nearly as boldly as its own name on a roadside sign. Savor the fried chunks of haddock at this local favorite.
50 Local uses a sourdough batter for its fish and chips, which owner David Ross says allows the dish to retain its crunch for an extraordinary amount of time.
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