Where to Feast on Fish and Chips

This week marks two things: the beginning of Lent and (on a related note) the start of fish and chip season! Whether you’re devoutly religious or not, everyone can enjoy a good plate of this seafood classic. Here are six places to get your fix:

Ye Olde Fish and Chips

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One of the oldest chip shops in the state, Ye Olde Fish and Chips has been around for five generations, and their spectacular batter recipe has remained unchanged. This Woonsocket favorite was founded in the 20s by Yorkshire natives Harry and Ethel Sowden. You’re not going to get any more authentic than this! yeoldeenglishfishandchips.com

Scituate Fire Department

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Otherwise devoted to quelling uncontrolled fires in all forms, come Lent, the Scituate Fire Department also plays host to a fish and chips fundraiser every Friday. Sit in the station while you wait for your meal to be fried up, and admire the blaze-fighting gear lining the walls. facebook.com

Buttonwoods 416

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They may offer breakfast, but it’s the seafood that really stands out. Whether you try the fish sandwich, the fried smelts or the seafood platter, you’re going to taste the best that the ocean has to offer. With a light, subtle batter and a perfectly cooked fish fillet, F n’ C never tasted so good. buttonwoods416.com

Stadium Fish and Chips

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You can get all your seafood staples at Stadium Fish and Chips, from lobster rolls to bay scallops. Wondering about the name? They’re located behind Stebbins Stadium, which is home to several athletic fields and high school sports teams. Grab a bite to eat after a game. facebook.com

Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House

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We all knew this seafood paragon did chowdah and clam cakes (and doughboys for dessert of course), but it also cooks up some mean fish and chips. Enjoy your meal near Oakland Beach if you visit the Warwick location, or experience their new and improved Narragansett location, just a stone’s throw from the ocean. iggysdoughboys.com

Amaral’s Fish and Chips

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You’re going to find some great fish and chips at Amaral’s, but they also have a sizable selection of Portuguese inspired dishes. The Portuguese sweet bread, which is served Wednesday through Friday, is in such high demand that customers may want to reserve theirs ahead of time. Also try their chourico grinder or acclaimed stuffies. amaralsfishandchips.com