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Eater's Fish and Chips Guide

Where to eat fish (and fries) for the next 40 days and beyond.

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Lent began Wednesday, so much of D.C.'s Catholic population will be looking for pescetarian options for the next several Fridays. For non-observers, fish and chips are still a delicious option every day of the year.

Here are those restaurants offering fish specials directly targeting Lent observers this year, as well as places that just do a good job with a classic: fish and chips.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nage Bistro

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1600 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 448-8005
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Nage is doing a special Meatless Fridays promotion specifically geared at the Lent-observing crowd. Despite the name, the emphasis is fish rather than vegetarian fare. Dishes include miso glazed salmon with rice noodle salad, a scallop Po'boy with beefsteak tomatoes, romaine lettuce and sauce remoulade, black pepper cod and more.

2. DC Coast

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1401 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 216-5988
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DC Coast is doing a "whole fish Fridays" promotion during Lent. Look for whole preparations of fish such as black bass, dover sole and branzino.

3. The Codmother

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1334 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-0709
Fish and chips are the specialty of the divey Codmother (Photo: Foursquare).

4. Eamonn's, A Dublin Chipper

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728 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-8384
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Eamonn's, from the Restaurant Eve, is wholly devoted to fish and chips (though they have a few items on the side like fried candy bars). Cod and ray are always on the menu, and there is often a fish of the day as well.

5. Fish In The Hood

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3601 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 545-6974
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Though not a traditional fish and chips offering, Fish & the Food has a large selection of fried fish as well as french fries available. Order by weight and consider the spicy mango sauce.

6. Fishnet

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7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Ferhat Yelcin's Fishnet, now with two locations, uses only fresh, never frozen, fish for its grilled and fried fish. The fish and chips is made with catfish and tempura fried.

7. Horace & Dickie's Seafood Carryout

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809 12th St NE, Washington
D.C., 20002
(202) 397-6040
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For Maryland/D.C.-style fish and chips, head to Horace and Dickie's for its cornmeal-coated whiting and French fries. The restaurant now has a location in Takoma as well.

8. The Queen Vic

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1206 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 396-2001
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The Queen Vic couldn't call itself a proper British pub without offering fish and chips. They're on the menu year round for $14.55.

9. Hank's On The Hill

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633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 733-1971
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Hank's light, airy take on fish and chips is always a solid ordering choice.

10. Pop's SeaBar

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1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 534-3933
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For a less traditional take on fish and chips, order Pop's catch of the day as a platter with curly fries.

11. Del Frisco's Grille

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11800 Grand Park Ave
North Bethesda, MD 20852
The newest location of Del Frisco's Grille is offering beer battered haddock served with frites and tartare sauce on Fridays during Lent. It's $16.50 at lunch and $24 for dinner.

12. District Fishwife

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 543-2592
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Reader favorite District Fishwife has a rotating menu, but it always includes fish and chips with homemade tartar sauce and Aussie ketchup.

13. Willow

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4301 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 465-8800
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Willow has been offering a Fish Fry Friday throughout Lent. $22.95 gets a choice of fish, two sides and more. Info here.

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1. Nage Bistro

1600 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Nage is doing a special Meatless Fridays promotion specifically geared at the Lent-observing crowd. Despite the name, the emphasis is fish rather than vegetarian fare. Dishes include miso glazed salmon with rice noodle salad, a scallop Po'boy with beefsteak tomatoes, romaine lettuce and sauce remoulade, black pepper cod and more.
1600 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

2. DC Coast

1401 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
DC Coast is doing a "whole fish Fridays" promotion during Lent. Look for whole preparations of fish such as black bass, dover sole and branzino.
1401 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

3. The Codmother

1334 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Fish and chips are the specialty of the divey Codmother (Photo: Foursquare).
1334 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Eamonn's, A Dublin Chipper

728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Eamonn's, from the Restaurant Eve, is wholly devoted to fish and chips (though they have a few items on the side like fried candy bars). Cod and ray are always on the menu, and there is often a fish of the day as well.
728 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

5. Fish In The Hood

3601 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Though not a traditional fish and chips offering, Fish & the Food has a large selection of fried fish as well as french fries available. Order by weight and consider the spicy mango sauce.
3601 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

6. Fishnet

7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Ferhat Yelcin's Fishnet, now with two locations, uses only fresh, never frozen, fish for its grilled and fried fish. The fish and chips is made with catfish and tempura fried.
7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. Horace & Dickie's Seafood Carryout

809 12th St NE, Washington, D.C., 20002
For Maryland/D.C.-style fish and chips, head to Horace and Dickie's for its cornmeal-coated whiting and French fries. The restaurant now has a location in Takoma as well.
809 12th St NE, Washington
D.C., 20002

8. The Queen Vic

1206 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
The Queen Vic couldn't call itself a proper British pub without offering fish and chips. They're on the menu year round for $14.55.
1206 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. Hank's On The Hill

633 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Hank's light, airy take on fish and chips is always a solid ordering choice.
633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

10. Pop's SeaBar

1817 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
For a less traditional take on fish and chips, order Pop's catch of the day as a platter with curly fries.
1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

11. Del Frisco's Grille

11800 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852
The newest location of Del Frisco's Grille is offering beer battered haddock served with frites and tartare sauce on Fridays during Lent. It's $16.50 at lunch and $24 for dinner.
11800 Grand Park Ave
North Bethesda, MD 20852

12. District Fishwife

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Reader favorite District Fishwife has a rotating menu, but it always includes fish and chips with homemade tartar sauce and Aussie ketchup.
1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

13. Willow

4301 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Willow has been offering a Fish Fry Friday throughout Lent. $22.95 gets a choice of fish, two sides and more. Info here.
4301 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203

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