Deep frying makes everything taste glorious. The crispy, salty batter. The moist, almost velvety inside. Few dishes exemplify the glory of deep-fried food as good old fish and chips. Many restaurants use cod. Some use tilapia, pollack, or catfish, which usually comes fresh. Whatever fish goes into the dish, the meaty fillets, fried piping hot and dipped in malt vinegar or tartar sauce are simply irresistible, especially when they are paired with hand-cut fries. Read on to find out where to find these deep-fried delicacies in Hoboken + Jersey City.
Carpe Diem | 405 Grand Street, Hoboken
This is a popular Irish pub on the northern tip of Hoboken. Its fish and chips is made from beer-battered tilapia and is paired with thick-cut chips. The pub is also famous for its buffalo wings.
Elysian Cafe | 1001 Washington Street, Hoboken
Elysian Cafe is a beloved French bistro with a crowd-pleasing fare. Popular pub food is served at the bar. Its Fish and chips is made of cod fillets and malt vinegar for dipping.
Mulligan’s | 159 1st Street, Hoboken
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One of the most frequented soccer bars in the area, Mulligan’s attracts crowds from all over New Jersey. Opt for the fish and chips with a pint of Guinness.
City Diner | 31 Montgomery Street, Jersey City
City Diner is a laid-back and affordable local spot that makes all-day breakfast and comfort food-style meals. The fish and chips is made with beer-battered cod and is served with Creole slaw. Craft beer on tap is also available.
Ed & Mary’s | 174 Coles Street, Jersey City
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This cozy spot in Hamilton Park is an easy-going neighborhood restaurant that serves American favorites with craft beer and creative cocktails. The fish and chips come with 12 ounces of cod.
Frankies | 264 Grove Street, Jersey City
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This stylish restaurant serves natural wines and craft cocktails along with a colorful Australian fare. The food menu can be loosely described as comfort food with trendy Meditteranean and Asian twists. The fish and chips is made from wild-caught pollock. What’s more unique is the dip, which mixes lemongrass in tartare sauce.
Grace O’Malleys | 140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
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This lively spot located in the Pedestrian Plaza serves up its fish and chips use seasonal catches and can be made either batter-fried or broiled.
Hooked JC | 467 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City
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The restaurant has recently adopted the ‘ghost kitchen’ model but still makes some of the best quality seafood dishes in town. The fried pollock platter comes with jalapeno-honey hushpuppies and green apple coleslaw.
Hudson Hound | 8 Erie Street, Jersey City
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This large and popular Irish spot also has a location in NYC. The menu is part Irish classics (shepherd’s pie is very popular) and part New American favorites. Its fish and chips (which uses cod) is one of the best in the area, according to some hardcore local fish and chip lovers.
The Chippery | Location Changes
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The food truck sells fish and chips and all kinds of fish and chip variations (with shrimp, with calamari, fish in sandwiches, and many other items along the theme). Customers love the combos with mixed seafood. Fried Oreos and funnel cakes are also available. Go to its website to find the exact location and place orders.
White Star Bar | 179 Warren Street + 230 Brunswick Street, Jersey City
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Many people come here for its famous burgers, but its fish and chips is a great alternative for those who want an alternative to red meat. It uses Alaskan cod and is served with coleslaw and remoulade.