Spud Fish & Chips Restaurant Review – Seattle, WA

I was born in the Seattle area and have very fond memories of my Father taking my sister and I to Spud Fish & Chips near Green Lake.  Every time I’m in the Seattle area, I go out of my way to visit the Spud (the one on Alki Beach is my favorite).

I have traveled all over the world and often try the local fish and chips, but nothing has ever compared (except for Point Loma Seafood in San Diego) to the Spud.  I’ve even had fish and chips in London, which is supposed to be the one food item the English can actually do well…no such luck.

The problem is, most restaurants prepare their fish and chips in a beer and/or flour batter, and I think what the Spud and Point Loma Seafood uses is a corn-meal mix, which makes for a thin, crunchy texture that is far superior to the way most everyone else prepares it.

The Spud Fish & Chips has been around so long, that my Father’s Father used to take him to the place when he was a kid—the Spud has been around since 1934.  On a sunny day, be prepared to wait in a long, long line.  However, trust me when I tell you, it’s worth the wait.

I usually order a single with extra fish (that’s two pieces of cod fish with fries) and a chocolate shake.  Note: Be prepared to pay extra for tartar and ketchup (don’t ask me why).  I love getting my order to-go and then eating on the beach in Alki.


Mike Shubic

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