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The 17 Finest Fish and Chips Restaurants in Maine

Readers recommend the places to get the classic dish.

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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Graffam Brothers Seafood Market

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211 Union St
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 236-8391
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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.”

[Photo: Courtesy of Graffam Brothers Seafood Market]

2. Pier 77

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77 Pier Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
(207) 967-8500
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Pier 77]

3. Muddy Rudder Restaurant

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1335 Route 1
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-3082
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Another Twitter suggestion, Muddy Rudder has been a local favorite for fresh seafood since 1976.

[Photo: Courtesy of Muddy Rudder]

4. Black Point Inn

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510 Black Point Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-2500
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Black Point Inn]

5. Robert's Maine Grill

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326 US Route 1
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-0300
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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.

[Photo: Adam H. Callaghan]

6. The King's Head

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254 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 805-1252
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Multiple readers praise the "excellent" fish and chips option here, which makes sense given the bar's callback to British pubs of yore.

[Photo: Adam H. Callaghan]

7. Bull Feeney's

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375 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 773-7210
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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!"

[Photo: Courtesy of Bull Feeney's]

8. The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery

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115 Water St
Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 623-2739
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of The Liberal Cup]

9. Congress Bar & Grill

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617 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 828-9944
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This unassuming restaurant "makes some of the best fish and chips," multiple readers agree.

[Photo: Courtesy of Congress Bar and Grill]

10. Ryan's Corner House Irish Pub

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17 Western Ave
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 967-3564
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A commenter insists "you have got to try" the fish and chips at this Irish pub, her "absolute favorite" purveyor of the classic dish.

[Photo: Courtesy of Ryan's Corner House Irish Pub]

11. Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

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72 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-4446
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Any Irish pub worth its salt has to make a bloody good version of fish and chips, and this reader recommendation is no exception.

[Photo: Courtesy of Rí Rá]

12. Pete And Larry's

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1230 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-5611
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Clarion Hotel]

13. The Thirsty Mule

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168 Old Waterville Rd
Oakland, ME 04963
(207) 465-9700
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of The Thirsty Mule]

14. Fishin' Ships

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(207) 479-9167
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Fishin' Ships]

15. Riverside Grill

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1158 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 797-3524
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Riverside Grill]

16. The Lost Gull

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479 Main St
Oxford, ME 04270
(207) 539-8669
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of The Lost Gull]

17. 50 Local

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50 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-0850
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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.

[Photo: Courtesy of 50 Local]

1. Graffam Brothers Seafood Market

211 Union St, Rockport, ME 04856
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.”

[Photo: Courtesy of Graffam Brothers Seafood Market]

211 Union St
Rockport, ME 04856

2. Pier 77

77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Pier 77]

77 Pier Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

3. Muddy Rudder Restaurant

1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096
Another Twitter suggestion, Muddy Rudder has been a local favorite for fresh seafood since 1976.

[Photo: Courtesy of Muddy Rudder]

1335 Route 1
Yarmouth, ME 04096

4. Black Point Inn

510 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Black Point Inn]

510 Black Point Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074

5. Robert's Maine Grill

326 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904
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.

[Photo: Adam H. Callaghan]

326 US Route 1
Kittery, ME 03904

6. The King's Head

254 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Multiple readers praise the "excellent" fish and chips option here, which makes sense given the bar's callback to British pubs of yore.

[Photo: Adam H. Callaghan]

254 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101

7. Bull Feeney's

375 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
According to one enthusiastic commenter, the fish and chips at this lively Irish pub "are the best I have had anywhere!"

[Photo: Courtesy of Bull Feeney's]

375 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

8. The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery

115 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of The Liberal Cup]

115 Water St
Hallowell, ME 04347

9. Congress Bar & Grill

617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
This unassuming restaurant "makes some of the best fish and chips," multiple readers agree.

[Photo: Courtesy of Congress Bar and Grill]

617 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

10. Ryan's Corner House Irish Pub

17 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043
A commenter insists "you have got to try" the fish and chips at this Irish pub, her "absolute favorite" purveyor of the classic dish.

[Photo: Courtesy of Ryan's Corner House Irish Pub]

17 Western Ave
Kennebunk, ME 04043

11. Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Any Irish pub worth its salt has to make a bloody good version of fish and chips, and this reader recommendation is no exception.

[Photo: Courtesy of Rí Rá]

72 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101

12. Pete And Larry's

1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Clarion Hotel]

1230 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

13. The Thirsty Mule

168 Old Waterville Rd, Oakland, ME 04963
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of The Thirsty Mule]

168 Old Waterville Rd
Oakland, ME 04963

14. Fishin' Ships

Portland, ME 04101
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Fishin' Ships]

15. Riverside Grill

1158 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of Riverside Grill]

1158 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103

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16. The Lost Gull

479 Main St, Oxford, ME 04270
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of The Lost Gull]

479 Main St
Oxford, ME 04270

17. 50 Local

50 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043
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.

[Photo: Courtesy of 50 Local]

50 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043