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25 Melbourne Restaurants That Own The Fish And Chips Game

When it comes to comfort food, I think most of us can agree that a good old serving of fish and chips will always have a special place in our hearts. And who can blame us? This classic dish is not only affordable but also filling and most importantly tasty! 

Melbourne is overflowing with great restaurants, and some of the best fish shops, cafes, and grill houses in the country. So, if you’re in the mood for some delicious fish and chips and you’re googling “best fish and chips near me” then you are gonna love this post as we’ve got a whole list of the best places serving up fish and chips near you.

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Best Fish and Chips Melbourne:

Fish and Chips Melbourne – CBD / Docklands / Southbank

  1. Fish & Chippery By The Atlantic

If you’re in the CBD area and you’re craving fish and chips, Fish & Chippery By The Atlantic is a must-try! Their contemporary take on classic fish and chips uses ingredients you wouldn’t find at your everyday fish and chip shop and they always use the freshest fish possible which is cooked to order.

Fish & Chippery By The Atlantic, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, +61 3 9698 8880

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Fish and Chips Melbourne – South / South-East / Bayside

  1. Tommy Ruff Fish Bar, Elsternwick / Mordialloc / Windsor

If you want to enjoy the best local seafood all year round, you can’t go wrong with Tommy Ruff Fish Bar – an affordable and unique local seafood fish bar that serves up your classic fish and chips along with other diverse seafood delicacies!

Get your classic house fish and chips served with tartare sauce and lemon when you order the Aussie Angler at Tommy Ruff Fish Bar. If you’re looking for something a bit more extra, try the Rod and Reel which includes fish bites, a king prawn, scallop, calamari ring and chips, all served with tartare sauce and lemon.

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Need something that’s good for two? Try ordering the Tacklebox for 2 which comes with two pieces of their house fish, four calamari rings, two king prawns, two potato cakes, plus of course the chips and tartare.

Tommy Ruff Fish Bar, 3/1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, +61 3 9077 8815, hello@tommyruff.com.au

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Tommy Ruff Fish Bar, 564 Main St, Mordialloc, +61 3 9580 2525, hello@tommyruff.com.au

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Tommy Ruff Fish Bar, 121 Chapel St, Windsor, +61 3 9521 7195, hello@tommyruff.com.au

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  1. Captain Gummy’s Fish and Chips

Well-known for its splendid service and delectable meals, Captain Gummy’s Fish and Chips is a family-run business that, for the past 25 years, has been serving customers nothing less than the freshest and highest quality cuts of fish. The shop which can be found in Frankston offers a mouthwatering serving of satisfyingly crunchy and crispy fish and chips that is so addictive you might even find yourself ordering a second plate!

Captain Gummy’s Fish and Chips, 145 Beach Street, Frankston, +61 3 9770 1414

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  1. Paper Fish

Grab a seat by the sea as you eat your delicious fish and chips made fresh daily by Paper Fish in St Kilda. The kiosk located right by the beach offers a refreshing take on fish and chips and is a great food option if you’re planning on having a picnic by the shore. They are currently closed for the winter period but will reopen once spring comes around.

Paper Fish Beachside, Stokehouse Precinct, 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, +61 3 8691 6830

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  1. Hunky Dory

If you’re looking for a healthier version of fish and chips, then Hunky Dory has got you covered. The store that first opened its doors in 2004 has continuously worked to serve its valued customers delicious meals with a healthy twist! For a completely healthy vegetarian version of the fish and chips dish, order ‘The New School’ which includes two plant-based fishless fish fillets, sweet potato wedges, garden salad, lemon and aioli! 

Hunky Dory, 3/181 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, +61 3 9646 1020

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  1. D’lish Fish

Just as the name suggests, D’lish Fish serves up some of the most delicious fish and chips in Melbourne. On top of their fresh fish which is locally sourced on a daily basis, the store also serves dim sims, potato cakes and more. 

D’lish Fish also offers gluten-free options for those with dietary requirements. 

D’lish Fish, 3/105 Beach St, Port Melbourne, +61 3 9646 0660

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  1. Ripponlea Fish Supply

Ripponlea Fish Supply is a fresh fish and seafood family business that is currently being run by the family’s third-generation fishmongers. The restaurant that first came up with the idea of grilled fish many years ago continues to offer quality dishes specialising in fish & chips, grilled and fried fish, fresh salads, hamburgers and fish burgers, fish wraps, souvlakis, dips and sauces.

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The store is open six days a week and opens at different times depending on the day.

Ripponlea Fish Supply, 49 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea, +61 3 9528 5625

  1. Oakleigh Fish and Chippery

Oakleigh Fish and Chippery has been owned and operated by the same family for over 25 years and still to this day, the store’s front is always lined with people who are patiently waiting their turn to get a piece of their old-school yet famous fish and chips.

Their fish, whether grilled or fried, is highly regarded amongst their beloved customers and always comes with the perfect amount of sauce of your choice!

Oakleigh Fish and Chippery, 45 Chester Street, Oakleigh, +61 3 9568 3868

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Fish and Chips Melbourne – East

  1. Hooked Fish and Chipper

Looking to take a bite of a traditional fish and chips meal? Head over to Hooked Fish and Chipper where they’re serving up a menu solely dedicated to this British dish with different variations to make the last dish as exciting as the next!

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On top of serving British and classic fish and chips, Hooked Fish and Chipper also offers an Australian take on this dish with their Aussie Fish and Chips – it includes a gummy flake, a dim sim, a potato cake and chips with lemon and tartare sauce.

Hooked Fish and Chipper, 669 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, +61 3 9939 4412

  1. The Fish Market

The Fish Market is a comfortable eat-in fish and chipper restaurant that serves up tasty seafood and burger meals that are healthy, delicious and affordable in a comfortable no rush environment. They offer different sizes of their fish and chips offering – there is a pack that is good enough for a group of two, a family of four and a little bait box perfect for families dining in with kids who want a kiddie-sized serving all to themselves!

The Fish Market, 272 Bridge Rd, Richmond, +61 3 9428 8574, fishmarketrichmond@hotmail.com

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  1. Richmond Oysters

Though they specialise in oysters, Richmond Oysters also offers takeaway fish n chips and a world-class restaurant dining experience for those who want to sit and relax for a while. For a fish and chip recommendation ask for the ‘Lunch Pack’ which will include a serving of delicious fish fillets coated with batter, hot crispy chips, a potato cake and dim sum. The dish also comes with tartare sauce and lemon.

Richmond Oysters, 437 Church Street, Richmond, +61 3 9428 5121

  1. Harry’s Fish & Chips – The Chip Professionals

With 40 years' worth of fish and chip experience, it is no wonder that Harry’s Fish & Chips – The Chip Professionals has become a local favourite in Blackburn. On top of their fantastic fish and handmade chip offerings, Harry’s Fish & Chips – The Chip Professionals also offers a variety of other options, such as juicy burgers, souvlaki and more. To top it off, they’ve even got a full gluten-free menu!

Harry’s Fish & Chips – The Chip Professionals, 104 Middleborough Road, Blackburn South, +61 3 9808 8055

Fish and Chips Melbourne – West

  1. Ebi Fine Foods

When you hear the name Ebi Fine Foods, what comes to mind? Usually, it’s great pho, fantastic Japanese food and the likes… but did you know that this store also serves excellent fish and chips? 

That’s right! With a bit of an Asian twist, Ebi Fine Foods fish and chips is a Japanese/British fusion that is served with hints of Japanese influences adding a breath of fresh air to the classic serving of fish and chips, and earning it a place in our must-try best fish and chips Melbourne list!

Ebi Fine Foods, 18A Essex St, Footscray, +61 3 9017 3481

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  1. Altona Pines Fish and Chips

Come and experience the delicious menu at Altona Pines Fish and Chips by the beach! On top of serving a great fish and chip fix, the well-known fish and chip shop also specialises in all your fish-related needs.

Altona Pines Fish and Chips, 18 Pier St, Altona, +61 3 9398 4903

  1. Off the Pier Fish & Chippery

Off the Pier Fish and Chippery is one of Melbourne's best places to enjoy fresh, locally sourced fish that is cooked to perfection. The cosy location is well loved by many of its customers and it’s all thanks to their wonderful atmosphere, great food, quick service and friendly staff.

Off the Pier Fish and Chippery, 1A Syme St, Williamstown, +61 3 9397 4688

Fish and Chips Melbourne – North / North-East

  1. Blu Australian Seafood Group Fish and Chippery

Blu Australian Seafood Group Fish and Chippery were voted Number One in Victoria by the FRDC for best fish and chips back in 2018 and you can expect that they’ve kept that top-quality fish and chips offering up until today. 

The crowd-favourite store only uses the freshest fish fillets from their wide seafood range and coats these in a thick, golden batter complemented by perfectly fried chips that you can’t get enough of!

Blu Australian Seafood Group Fish and Chippery are open at 8 am daily seven days a week.

Blu Australian Seafood Group Fish and Chippery, 146 Gaffney St, Coburg North, +61 3 9350 3200

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  1. Fish on High

Fish on High is a family-run business established in 2009 but before that the family have a long history in the industry and have been delivering quality fish and chips since the 1970s.

At Fish on High, you can enjoy classic fish and chips while also experiencing some modern twists as their menu features both fried fish and burgers with all the fixings as well as grilled salmon and fresh Greek and grain salads. 

No matter what your dietary preferences are, they’ve really something for everyone!

Fish on High, 844 High St, Thornbury,  +61 3 9484 2668

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  1. Sea Salt

On top of providing you with endless options of the tastiest and finest quality seafood, Sea Salt also serves a delicious fish and chips dish that uses a blue grenadier fillet generously coated in a crunchy batter that perfectly pairs with their starchy side of chips. It’s a clean and fresh-tasting dish that you’ll definitely love. 

Sea Salt, 364 Lygon Street, Carlton, +61 3 9347 4777

  1. Flakes on Sydney Road – Fish & Chips

Best known for its fish and chips and great range of traditional burgers and souvlakis, it’s no wonder that Flakes on Sydney Road – Fish & Chips has been a favourite in Brunswick for many years now. As well as their many seafood offerings, Flakes on Sydney Road – Fish & Chips also offers a range of Italian dishes such as gourmet pizzas, pasta, salads and more. 

Flakes on Sydney Road – Fish & Chips also offers many gluten free and vegetarian options including gluten free fish batter, gluten free pasta and more.

Flakes on Sydney Road – Fish & Chips, 726 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, +61 3 9383 6900

  1. Theo’s Fish Bar

Want to enjoy fish and chips in Melbourne but can’t eat anything with gluten in it? Check out Theo’s Fish Bar, a no-frills fish and chip shop that offers gluten-free options for your fried favourites. Theo’s Fish Bar uses a gluten-free batter that’s just as crisp as the usual wheat-based batter and also serves other gluten-free dishes such as potato cakes, calamari, dim sims and rotating salads!

Theo’s Fish Bar, 5 Olive York Way, Brunswick West, +61 3 9384 5096

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  1.  King George’s Seafood and Oysters

Located on busy Station Street in Fairfield is King George's Seafood and Oysters – a delightful takeaway fish and chips shop that offers lovely customer service plus fresh, clean and well-made food. If you and your family are longing for some of that fish and chip goodness, their family pack has more than enough to satisfy all of your cravings. But, fair warning, you might find yourself craving more the day after!

King George's Seafood and Oysters, 134A Station Street, Fairfield, +61 3 9481 3790

Fish and Chips Melbourne – Regional Victoria

  1. Fish by Moonlite

As well as offering the freshest seafood on a daily basis, Fish by Moonlite also creates quality fish and chips and arguably Victoria’s best potato cake!

Fish by Moonlite also offers fish and salad if you’re looking for a healthier alternative. If you’d like to change your fish to the catch of the day you’ll have to add an additional three dollars.

Fish by Moonlite opens at midday every Thursday to Sunday. Depending on the day, the store either closes at 7 pm – 7:30 pm but may close earlier once all their stock has been sold out. Also note that when ordering your fish and chips, Fish by Moonlite does not accept advance orders.

Fish by Moonlite, Shop 4, Anglesea Shopping Village, 87-89 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea 0480 224 173

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  1. Geelong Boat House

Whether you choose to eat a meal at their bridge deck, sit at tables on their gangplank or grab a rug and have a picnic on the grass, The Geelong Boat House located on Western Beach is a unique and beautiful location to enjoy fresh seafood such as their famous fish and chips. On top of this, end your meal on a sweet note by ordering a slice of cake and maybe even a cup of coffee.

The Geelong Boat House, Western Foreshore Road, Western Beach, Geelong, +61 3 5222 3642 / 0427 319 019, thegeelongboathouse@aussiebb.com.au

  1. Apollo Bay Fish and Chips Co-op

Looking for the best place to eat fresh? You can't go wrong with Apollo Bay Fish and Chips Co-op, the last working fishing harbour on the Great Ocean Road and one of the three remaining fisherman’s co-operatives in Victoria. 

Their fisherman basket comes in options good for one and two people. Included in this order are flake, scallops, calamari, prawns, chips and of course tartare sauce and lemon.

Apollo Bay Fish and Chips, 2 Breakwater Rd, Apollo Bay, +61 3 5237 1067, info@apollobayfishcoop.com.au

  1.  San Remo Fisherman's Co-op

Another of the last remaining fisherman’s co-operatives in Victoria, set beside the pier and fishing boats is the San Remo Fisherman's Co-op. It is a big, light-filled space and overlooks the foreshore and the bridge across to Phillip Island. Gummy shark is complemented by the catch of the day, the chips are delicious and crunchy and the batter is light and tasty. Southern rock lobster is also available. It is a great place to stop for lunch before you head over to the island.

San Remo Fisherman's Co-op, 170 Marine Parade, San Remo, +61 3 5678 5206, info@srfco.com.au

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