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Where to Catch the Best Fish and Chips in Miami

Where to find Miami's finest fried fish

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While South Florida’s balmy temperatures, swaying palm trees, and obsession with Cuban coffee are staunch reminders, we bare little resemblance to our British friends across the pond; we still hold a soft spot for that accent, the ever-intriguing Royal Family and, of course,, fish and chips.

The tradition of battered and fried fish is said to have been brought over to England in the late 1880s by Jewish immigrants from Spain and Portugal and eventually paired with French fries, or “chips.” The humble dish soon found its way in every British city and town, served on newspapers in local “chippys” and pubs.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite local spots to indulge in this finger-licking favorite.

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Bubbys Fish ‘n Chips

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Hailing as Miami’s only restaurant dedicated to fish and chips, this North Miami spot offers several interesting takes on the classic pub dish. Here, guests can choose from five different fish options to create their fish and chip platter, providing everything from the traditional cod to salmon to tuna, which can all be prepared lightly fried or grilled.

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This micro-brewery in Little Haiti offers up some of the city’s best burgers and chicken sandwiches. But a new favorite has also appeared on the menu — it’s fish and chips made with perfectly crispy beer battered mahi, of course, served with a side of remoulade, malt vinegar, and fries.

Stiltsville Fish Bar

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Culinary powerhouse Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth recently offered diners their rendition of fish & chips at their popular seafood spot on Sunset Harbor. The Fish Tails ' N ' Chips offer an elevated twist to a classic, made with buttermilk fried yellowtail snapper tails and served with rosemary fries and a malt vinegar aioli.

Mike's At Venetia

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Take the elevator to the ninth floor of Venetia Condo to this old-time Irish pub. Surrounded by endless TV screens and a vast array of drink options, patrons can indulge in a wide variety of dishes, but for those craving Fish n’ Chips, it came prepared with the traditional cod and served with a side of cole slaw.

Finnegan's Way

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Politics aside, the Irish also love fish and chips, and this Miami Beach pub dutifully complies. The crispy, beer-battered cod comes served with fries and even a chardonnay recommendation for those who want to elevate their meal.

Catch of the Day

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Regulars flock to this longtime staple for its great happy hour and fun atmosphere. There’s an endless array of dishes to choose from the Catch’s seafood platter, Minuta snapper sandwich, and Black Angus burger. The Catch’s “Famous” fish and chips dish, boasting beer-battered fried fish, has its own beloved reputation.

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market

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Garcia’s may not wrap its fish and chips in a newspaper as the Scots do, but diners know this riverside staple is the place to go for some of the freshest—and best—fish in town. While there are plenty of fried fish fillet options here, the hog snapper or grouper serves as a tropical stand-in for the OG fish and chips. Do you want to give it an entire Miami feel? Swap out the chips for fried tostones.

Head to this spot on the ground floor of the trendy Yotel Miami hotel when craving the comforting combination of crispy, fried fish served with slaw, fried yuca, and creamy remoulade.

The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub & Kitchen

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Head to the heart of downtown for this traditional family-run Irish pub. This is the place for those seeking a steady supply of football (i.e., soccer), Guinness, and fish and chips.

La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market

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This South Florida seafood staple has every kind of sea creature served in every way. While the Little Havana restaurant is steeped in its Cuban identity (founded in 1973 by Cuban fishermen), fish and chips fans can easily conjure up a tasty understudy by ordering the corvina or mahi mahi filets that conveniently come with fries.

Prime Fish

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For an exclusive and elevated fish and chips experience, head to this luxe spot on South Beach and order the fish-n-chips: beer-battered branzino with kale slaw, french fries, tartar sauce, and a large side of people-watching.

John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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The landmark Irish pub on Miracle Mile has had a steady, loyal fan base since opening in 1989, and it came back to life after a nearly-three year closure, thanks to COVID-19. And while it came back to life with new owners and a revamped look, the fish and chips remain one of the best in town. Thick, crunchy batter seals in tender, perfectly cooked fish. The fries are also impressive. The only faux pas: It doesn’t automatically arrive with vinegar.

Classic Fish N’ Chips
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Monty's Coconut Grove

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This longstanding (50-plus years) casual hangout is the place to go for colorful tropical drinks, waterfront views, and fresh seafood. The fish and chips do not disappoint, particularly when paired with South Florida flair: A Miami Vice (half pina colada, half rum runner) cocktail.

Black Point Ocean Grill

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This casual waterfront in Homestead with a Florida Keys vibe has been serving various seafood and burger dishes since 2005. Diners can even bring their own catch and have it prepared onsite. Fish and chips is also a menu staple and comes with French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and malt vinegar.

Bubbys Fish ‘n Chips

Hailing as Miami’s only restaurant dedicated to fish and chips, this North Miami spot offers several interesting takes on the classic pub dish. Here, guests can choose from five different fish options to create their fish and chip platter, providing everything from the traditional cod to salmon to tuna, which can all be prepared lightly fried or grilled.

Offsite

This micro-brewery in Little Haiti offers up some of the city’s best burgers and chicken sandwiches. But a new favorite has also appeared on the menu — it’s fish and chips made with perfectly crispy beer battered mahi, of course, served with a side of remoulade, malt vinegar, and fries.

Stiltsville Fish Bar

Culinary powerhouse Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth recently offered diners their rendition of fish & chips at their popular seafood spot on Sunset Harbor. The Fish Tails ' N ' Chips offer an elevated twist to a classic, made with buttermilk fried yellowtail snapper tails and served with rosemary fries and a malt vinegar aioli.

Mike's At Venetia

Take the elevator to the ninth floor of Venetia Condo to this old-time Irish pub. Surrounded by endless TV screens and a vast array of drink options, patrons can indulge in a wide variety of dishes, but for those craving Fish n’ Chips, it came prepared with the traditional cod and served with a side of cole slaw.

Finnegan's Way

Politics aside, the Irish also love fish and chips, and this Miami Beach pub dutifully complies. The crispy, beer-battered cod comes served with fries and even a chardonnay recommendation for those who want to elevate their meal.

Catch of the Day

Regulars flock to this longtime staple for its great happy hour and fun atmosphere. There’s an endless array of dishes to choose from the Catch’s seafood platter, Minuta snapper sandwich, and Black Angus burger. The Catch’s “Famous” fish and chips dish, boasting beer-battered fried fish, has its own beloved reputation.

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market

Garcia’s may not wrap its fish and chips in a newspaper as the Scots do, but diners know this riverside staple is the place to go for some of the freshest—and best—fish in town. While there are plenty of fried fish fillet options here, the hog snapper or grouper serves as a tropical stand-in for the OG fish and chips. Do you want to give it an entire Miami feel? Swap out the chips for fried tostones.

Vela

Head to this spot on the ground floor of the trendy Yotel Miami hotel when craving the comforting combination of crispy, fried fish served with slaw, fried yuca, and creamy remoulade.

The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub & Kitchen

Head to the heart of downtown for this traditional family-run Irish pub. This is the place for those seeking a steady supply of football (i.e., soccer), Guinness, and fish and chips.

La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market

This South Florida seafood staple has every kind of sea creature served in every way. While the Little Havana restaurant is steeped in its Cuban identity (founded in 1973 by Cuban fishermen), fish and chips fans can easily conjure up a tasty understudy by ordering the corvina or mahi mahi filets that conveniently come with fries.

Prime Fish

For an exclusive and elevated fish and chips experience, head to this luxe spot on South Beach and order the fish-n-chips: beer-battered branzino with kale slaw, french fries, tartar sauce, and a large side of people-watching.

John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant

The landmark Irish pub on Miracle Mile has had a steady, loyal fan base since opening in 1989, and it came back to life after a nearly-three year closure, thanks to COVID-19. And while it came back to life with new owners and a revamped look, the fish and chips remain one of the best in town. Thick, crunchy batter seals in tender, perfectly cooked fish. The fries are also impressive. The only faux pas: It doesn’t automatically arrive with vinegar.

Classic Fish N’ Chips
Photo courtesy of John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Monty's Coconut Grove

This longstanding (50-plus years) casual hangout is the place to go for colorful tropical drinks, waterfront views, and fresh seafood. The fish and chips do not disappoint, particularly when paired with South Florida flair: A Miami Vice (half pina colada, half rum runner) cocktail.

Black Point Ocean Grill

This casual waterfront in Homestead with a Florida Keys vibe has been serving various seafood and burger dishes since 2005. Diners can even bring their own catch and have it prepared onsite. Fish and chips is also a menu staple and comes with French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and malt vinegar.

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