Fish and chips English-style
1345 Polk Street (at Pine), 771-6477
Open 7 days, MonThurs 11am11pm , Fri 11ammidnight,
Sat 11am11pm, Sun 111pm.
There are only a few real English-style fish-and-chips places in the City. This is a real one.
Piccadilly is a bare-bones hole-in-the-wall that serves some of the best chips (French fries) in the City, and has been doing so for many years. The chips are made English-style, i.e., double-fried, once lightly, and, just before serving, once again to achieve crispness. (They will sometimes serve from a previously fried basket. If so, do not accept them, and ask for freshly fried ones. They will oblige).
The fish and chips are served English-style, wrapped on the outside in newspaper. Servings are large. Eat in or take out. Side orders are not taxed.
Tartar sauce for the fish, and mayonnaise for the chips are available, if asked for.
Serving is counter-service. Tipping is not required. A few small tables are provided.
Fish with chips or onion rings with 2 pieces of fish $5.40,
3 pieces $7.50, 4 pieces $9.90, 5 pieces $12.30.
Chips with Chicken $5.70, with clams $4.50, with oysters $6.30, with prawns $7.90, with scallops $7. Prices with onion rings are about the same.
A la carte (without chips or onion rings) 2 pieces of fish $4.60,
3 pieces $6.80, 4 pieces $9, 5 pieces $11.30, chicken $4.90, clams $3, crab $5.40, oysters $5.70, prawns $7.20, scallops $6.30.
Combination 1 piece of fish, 2 prawns, 3 oysters, onion rings, and chips $8.60.
House Special large serving of 2 pieces of fish, chips, and onion rings $3.25. This is the bargain of the day!
Side orders and drinks home-made coleslaw $1.50, chips $2, onion rings $2.25, fried mushrooms $2.25, fried zucchini $2, corn dog $1.75, can soda 85 cents, bottle soda $1.50
Piccadilly reviewed 1/30/03 by Louis Madison
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English-style Fish and Chips