There aren’t a ton of places in Columbus for fish and chips, but these are definitely the ones you’ll want to scope out for your next craving.
Blame it on watching way too many BBC cop dramas, but every once in a while I start to get hardcore cravings of a good, greasy batch of fish and chips. A nice, crisp Atlantic cod or some soft and juicy white perch sits in my belly just right, especially with a pint of brown ale or a deep and tasty porter.
Whether you’re looking for a British pub-style order of fish & chips or you’re hoping to throw it back to the good ole days of Arthur Treacher’s, Columbus has a spot where you can pop in and get your fill of fried, yummy goodness.
Matt & Tony’s
Beer-battered cod served with fries and slaw? What could be better? Matt & Tony’s is one of my favorite additions to the restaurant scene here in Columbus in the last few years. The fish is perfectly cooked, the fries are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and the service at Matt & Tony’s is always phenomenal.
Where: 340 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Matt & Tony’s
Matt The Miller’s Tavern
Matt the Miller is well known for its upscale pub food, so it’s no surprise that the chaps at Miller know how to fry a decent set of fish. Their fish is battered just right, giving it a bunch of crispy flavor with a soft and juicy interior. Seriously, try not to bite your fingers off.
Where: Multiple locations
Website: Matt The Miller
Wendell’s is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends after work or to enjoy a fun night out. While the pub may be labeled as an American pub, they’re famous for its British-style beer-battered fish & chips. It’s served with coleslaw and housemade tartar sauce.
Where: 925 N. State St. Westerville, OH 43082
Website: Wendell’s Pub
Marino’s Fish & Chips
Specializing in “Calabash” style seafood (a type of southern fried fish cuisine), Marino’s has been known for its fish and chips in the Central Ohio area for decades. Their food comes slightly battered and deep fried for a wonderful, nostalgic taste. If that weren’t enough, every order of fish and chips comes complete with an order of hush puppies. It’s pure deep-fried heaven that will transport you back in time to the glory days of Columbus’s favorite Arthur Treacher’s.
Where: 1216 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
Website: Marino’s Fish & Chips
I don’t know how The Pearl can do so many dishes right but they do. Their fish and chips are just one of a few awesome comfort foods that they can’t seem to fail at making. Trust me, you’re not going to go wrong with picking this off the menu, and once you dip them in a bit of tartar and try them yourself, you’ll taste why.
Where: 641 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: The Pearl