Top 10 places for fish and chips
This Top 10 started out as a request from Dave for places to find good fish and chips because I didn't think we'd ever come up with enough to make it a Top 10.
What I didn't want to make this was simply a repeat of our Top 10 Irish pubs list. I was impressed that the combined efforts of readers, reviewers past and present, and Midnight Sun Sam (who had done a carryout column on fish and chips) produced a legitimate 10 that were mostly pubs but not mostly Irish pubs. Some are Irish restaurants, and some are neither.
Note: They are in alphabetical order, not ranked. No, Galway Bay is not No. 1. It's a "G."
A great order of fish and chips marries flaky, mild, white, very fresh fish (golden-crusted, natch) with hot, fresh, crisp-edged fries. You know a lot of grease must be involved, but you don't notice it because they are so well done.
I'm hungry. Let's eat.
Here's the list: ...
* Galway Bay in Annapolis
* Koco's Pub in Lauraville
* Life of Reilly in Butchers Hill/Patterson Park
* Mama's on the Half Shell (2901 ODonnell St., 410-276-3160) in Canton
* McCabe's (3845 Falls Road, 410-467-1000) in Hampden
* Mick O'Shea's in Mount Vernon
* Nick's Fish House in South Baltimore
* Red Brick Station in White Marsh
* Ryan's Daughter in Belvedere Square
* Slainte in Fells Point
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