Where to Find the Best Fish N’ Chips in Ottawa

A family tradition I love is celebrating Easter with a Good Friday fish n’ chips dinner. My family has been doing this for as long as I can remember. No longer living in my hometown, and living through this past pandemic year, my partner and I ate our fish n’ chips dinner last year virtually with my parents. We plan to do the same this upcoming Good Friday – order fried fish in our respective cities and enjoy dinner together over video. We have many great Ottawa options to choose from!
Are you looking for the best fish n’ chips in town? Ottawa locals rave about these 12 traditional pubs and seafood restaurants for this dish. Whether you’re missing travel and wanting to have a UK experience close to home, or simply love this meal, check out these spots.




Ottawa Authentic Fish n' chips from the Cheshire Cat Pub in Carp, Carp's British pub with beer battered haddock served with fries and coleslaw

Cheshire Cat Pub

Location: 2193 Richardson Side Rd

Experience the traditions of an authentic British pub right here in Ottawa. This pub is a staple in the sub-city of Carp, offering British inspired dishes and many pub classics. Select from one or two sizable pieces of Haddock fish, beer battered and served with fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. They also have a lengthy beer menu, with local options from across Ontario.

The restaurant is open indoors, as well as their patio with tents and heaters. Email cheshiretakeout@gmail.com to order takeout.




Fried fish n' chips from Ashton Brewing Co, British pub and craft brewery in Ottawa offering crispy fish n chips, visit their historic mill and patio for some pub food

Ashton Brew Pub

Location: 113 Old Mill Rd

Located in an old mill in the sub-city of Ashton, you’ll find this authentic English pub, brewing pub ales on site. Ashton creates a variety of craft beers including an amber ale, cream ale, stout and seasonals. Enjoy your pint with your fish n’ chips, created in their own beer batter. Choose between haddock or perch. They carry other seafood dishes and English classic as well, including ‘Bangers and Mashed.’  

Ashton Brew has partner pubs Quinn’s Ale House and Patty’s Pub where you can also enjoy pub fair and craft beer.



Ad Mare Ottawa's Gourmet Seafood Truck, Food Truck at Kichesippi Beer, Where to find fish n' chips and seafood in Ottawa, fish tacos

Ad Mare

Location: Parked at 2265 Robertson Rd

This gourmet seafood truck offers fish n’ chips and other seafood dishes daily. Parked at Kichesippi Brewery, you’re able to grab food at the truck and enjoy a beer on the outdoor patio. Food is prepared on site and on the spot when you order from their window. Menu changes daily; check Instagram or twitter ahead of ordering.



Whalesbone seafood restaurants Ottawa, Classic Fish and chips from Whalesbone on Bank, find fish at Elmdale Tavern, known for fresh oysters

The Whalesbone

Locations: 231 Elgin St / 430 Bank St / 1084 Wellington St W / 504a Kent St

These Ottawa establishments are known for their freshly shucked oysters, and offer much more. Beyond seafood restaurants, The Whalesbone group includes a retail outlet, an online shop and a catering company. Find Fish n’ Chips on the menu at each location.

The Elgin Street and Elmdale (Wellington St W) locations are currently open for dine in and takeout. The Elgin Street location also has an outdoor patio (opening soon!). Bank Street location closed under further notice.



 Beer Battered Fish n' chips from the Heart and Crown, Irish Pub Chain in Ottawa, Haddock fish n chips is a Mealshare item

Heart and Crown

Locations:  3161 Strandherd Dr / 67 Clarence St / 353 B Preston St / 62 William St

If you’re looking for an Irish welcome in Ottawa, including pub fare, live music and a range of drinks, check out the Heart and Crown pubs. With four locations in the city, each one has Fish n’ Chips on the menu. This beer battered haddock comes with tartar sauce, coleslaw and fresh-cut chips. This meal is also a Mealshare item at all locations! This means that when you order the fish n’ chips here, they provide a healthy meal to a youth in need.



 Pelican Seafood Market and Grill in Ottawa, Delicious Fish n' Chips in Ottawa, battered or panko crusted fish, Ottawa's best seafood

Pelican Seafood Market & Grill

Location: 1500 Bank St

Dine in, order takeout or shop fresh seafood, from this family owned community hub in Ottawa. You’ll find some of the city’s best seafood here including meals such as pan seared scallops, seafood spaghetti, lobster poutine, tuna tartare and of course fish n’ chips! Choose from beer battered or panko crusted, haddock or halibut fish. Served with fries and coleslaw.



Homemade beer battered fish n' chips in Ottawa, D'arcy McGees Ottawa's Irish pub chain with pub food and seafood, slainte! Traditional food in Ottawa

D’Arcy McGee’s

Locations: 44 Sparks St / 675 Kirkwood Ave / 655 Terry Fox Dr

A local chain of festive Irish pubs in Ottawa, you’ll find a mix of standard pub food and Irish favourites on the menu, with a variety of drink options. You can enjoy live music, as well as outdoor patio seating at all locations. Their fish n’ chips are made with their made-in-pub beer battered cod, served with coleslaw, fries and their signature sauce. They offer a family fish n’ chips bundle; four pieces of cod with sides for $35.99.



 Fish n' chips in Ottawa at the Mill Tavern in Manotick, small town Ottawa British pub, UK vibes with fish n' chips, best fish and chips in Ottawa

The Mill Tavern

Location: 5544 Manotick Main St

The traditional comforts of a British pub, in the heart of Manotick. They have adaptations of classic pub meals along with signature dishes. Once the evening hits on weekends, you’ll often be able to enjoy live music here. Fish n’ chips are battered and served with fries, coleslaw and homemade tartar sauce. They also serve ‘fish bites’, an appetizer version of this classic British dish.



 Sir John A Pub on Elgin Street Ottawa, enjoy fish n' chips with local beer n tap, crispy fish served with fries and tartar sauce, where to buy fish and chips in Ottawa

Sir John A Pub

Location: 284 Elgin St

A casual, lively pub atmosphere with an outdoor patio and the largest beer selection of draft beer in Centretown. They offer weekend brunch, and their kitchen is open late. The fish n’ chips is Atlantic haddock, breaded in their handmade batter, served with tartar sauce and shoestring fries.



 Royal Oak Pubs, Your Favourite British Pub in Ottawa, Fish n chips in stittsville, family owned restaurant in Ottawa selling fish and chips

The Royal Oak

Locations: 1 Beechwood Ave / 318 Bank St / 6160 Hazeldean Rd / and more

An Ottawa local pub since 1980, they now have 12 locations across Ottawa and 2 in Whitby. Each location has their own vibe and amenities; such as a patio, TVs and/or fire pits. They offer a diverse menu including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Their fish n’ chips is prepared in house daily, including fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. Choose between haddock and halibut. The Friday special is $1 off fish n’ chips, and they also have an early bird special from 2-4pm.



Fish n' Chips from the Glen Scottish Pub in Ottawa, Find Ottawa's best fish n chips, Fresh fish battered handmade beer batter, family owned restaurant in Ottawa

The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub

Location: 6081 Hazeldean Rd, Unit 1010

This taste of Scotland has been in the Stittsville neighbourhood since 1988. It is still family owned and operated, with their specialty being none other than fish n’ chips. The ‘fish supper’, as they call it, provides you with options of how to enjoy your fish. Choose from 6 choices; battered, beer battered, breaded, pan seared, Cajun breaded or lemon pepper. Various side selections as well.



 Churchill's Westboro pub, fish n chips beer and cocktails in Ottawa, sit on the outdoor patio enjoying beer battered fish n chips


Location: 356 Richmond Rd

Churchill’s is a casual pub, with a rooftop patio located in the heart of Westboro. Among the selection of pub fare is fish n’ chips. Haddock fish battered in Pabst Blue Ribbon beer served with coleslaw, fresh cut fries and chipotle tartar sauce. Available for indoor and patio dining, or call for takeout.




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