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Sunday
Jun122005

Matt Murphy's

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I love fish and chips. Though I've never had the so-called real thing in England or Ireland, I order fish and chips all the time when I see it. One day Jeremy asked me where to find the best fish and chips in Boston. After some research, the consensus appears to be Matt Murphy's Pub in Brookline Village. I ended up going with Jeremy and Tony to check it out for lunch.

crispy cod and chips served with malt vinegar and pickled onions - $13.95 Our first reaction was that $14 for a lunch of fish and chips seemed pretty steep, but we were there for a reason. The meal came wrapped in a huge bundle of newspaper. It actually took us a while to unwrap it well enough to eat! Anyway, once I started digging in, I was very satisfied. The fish was tasty, but perhaps even better was the absolutely delicious tartar sauce that came with it (not pictured). The fries were meaty and filling. They also have a homemade ketchup which a lot of people like, but you guys know where I stand on ketchup... By the end of the meal, all three of us were stuffed. I'll probably go back some time, but I admit it's tough to pay $14 for fish and chips.

Reader Comments (4)

Arthur,

This looks good, but I gotta say $14 seems pretty steep for any F&C. When you're back in Vancouver for visit, check out MR. PICKWICK'S F&C on South Granville Street (in plaza just south of W.70 Ave). One of the better and more consistent F&C spots in town:

http://mrpickwicks.bc.ca/index.html

Another famous spot is PAJO'S in the Steveston Village of Richmond, it's right on Fisherman's Wharf. Even better:

http://www.pajos.com/

Last but not least is GO FISH at the Fisherman's Wharf just west of Granville Island. Haven't tried this one yet but it's supposedly more "gourmet". They even have fish tacos, hmmmm !!

http://www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=5416



Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 12:34PM | Unregistered CommenterSaabKen
I forgot to mention the owner of GO FISH is the same guy who started BIN 941 and BIN 942, so you KNOW it's gonna be good !
Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 12:35PM | Unregistered CommenterSaabKen
Thanks for the tips Ken. I'm going to Vancouver again in August... looking forward to checking them out!
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 2:55AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che
this looks quite tasty but $14 for a chippy dinner? no dice! i'm coming over to america to open a chippy
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 3:24AM | Unregistered Commenterlex hall

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