Fish and Chips

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Get ready to indulge in a taste sensation like no other with our mouth-watering Fish and Chips! Made with love and the freshest ingredients, this crispy dish is a true New Bedford classic.

Our talented chefs start with locally sourced haddock, guaranteeing the freshest and most flavorful fish. We then coat it in our secret homemade beer batter, creating a deliciously crispy exterior that will leave you craving more.

But it doesn’t stop there! Our Fish and Chips come complete with a side of homemade coleslaw, creamy tartar sauce, and perfectly seasoned premium-cut fries. Each element is carefully crafted to enhance the flavor of the fried haddock, ensuring a symphony of taste with every bite.

Whether you’re a local or just passing through, our Fish and Chips are an absolute must-try. Don’t miss out on this incredible seafood experience that has become the talk of the town. So why wait? Visit us today and savor the best Fish and Chips near you!


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The Best Fish & Chips in New Bedford!

Fresh, crispy, and packed with incredible flavor. Looking for a delicious seafood dish in the New Bedford area? Look no further than our Fish and Chips. This dish is easily our best seller . We make it with fresh local haddock coated in a homemade beer batter. Our Fish and Chips also features sides of homemade coleslaw, creamy tartar sauce, and crispy premium-cut fries.

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  • New Bedford
  • Dartmouth
  • Fairhaven
  • Westport
  • Acushnet

Our Fish and Chips recipe is entirely our own and made with love. It doesn’t get any better than Cove Surf and Turf’s mind-blowing #1 best seller. So, do yourself a favor and try it out next time you’re in the New Bedford area. Even if you aren’t in the area, take a little road trip and come see us at Cove Surf and Turf. We guarantee you won’t regret it.

Cove Surf and Turf is currently open for indoor dining, heated outdoor dining by the water, contact-free curbside pickup, and delivery service. Our curbside pickup and delivery services have been more popular than ever while many people aren’t comfortable going out restaurants to dine. We pack all of our fried seafood in biodegradable and compostable sugarcane containers. These help to release moisture while retaining heat and crispiness. That ensures your food arrives as fresh as possible in top-notch condition. And it creates a minimal impact on our precious environment.

About the Dish

The type of fish used in fish and chips is entirely dependent on the restaurant. Here at Cove Surf and Turf, we use local haddock that is delivered to us fresh, multiple times a week from the Port of New Bedford, our nation’s number one commercial fishing port. We believe that fish as delicious as our fresh haddock deserves to be made-to-order. So we hand-dip it with a homemade beer batter and never use pre-battered or frozen fish like some other places

For the perfect accompaniments to go with the best fish and chips recipe, we serve homemade coleslaw and creamy tartar sauce. We finish the dish with crispy, skin-on French fries and toss them in our homemade spice blend. Everything about this dish is unique to Cove Surf and Turf, making it a truly special dish for both our guests and our team. For those looking to switch it up with an upgrade, our French fries can be substituted for our beer-battered onion rings or cinnamon & sugar sweet potato fries with sweet dip.

It comes in three different sizes to ensure that you get exactly the right amount of food that you need to satisfy your appetite. Our fillets are a quarter-pound each. You can choose to order a small with one, a large with two, or an extra large with three fillets. Plus, each size has a little more fries than the smaller one. Other variations include our Fried Haddock Sandwich, Spicy Haddock Wrap and even Kid-Sized!

What is Haddock and Why Do We Use It?

Haddock is a North Atlantic white fish and a member of the cod family. It’s often used interchangeably with cod due to their similarities. But it’s known to have a bolder flavor and a more tender texture than cod. Most of the time you order fish and chips, you’re going to get cod, pollock or another lower-priced white fish. We prefer to use haddock because we believe it produces tastier results. This allows our restaurant to shine over other seafood restaurants in the New Bedford area.

People love haddock for its incredible flavor and for being one of the healthiest fish you can eat. Nutritionists and healthy eaters favor this prized fish because it’s low in calories and mercury, but high in protein. Packed with heart healthy Omega-3s, minerals, and B vitamins, haddock is a fish you can feel good about eating—even when it’s fried in our delicious homemade beer batter alongside crispy French fries, homemade coleslaw, and creamy tartar sauce. It’s all about balance, people!

History of Fish and Chips

Fish and chips is arguably the most famous dish in Britain’s history. The dish has over 10,500 shops dedicated to it just in the UK. We’d say it’s hard to get more British than fish and chips. After all, it is the country’s national dish. While there has been some debate on where the first fish and chips shop opened its doors, most historians agree that it was in London.  Credit goes to Joseph Malin for opening London’s first fish and chips shop, or ‘chippie’ as they call it in the UK, in 1860. While the shop eventually closed down in the 1970s, there are chippies in London that have been serving up the iconic dish since the 1870s.

As the Industrial Revolution brought about new inventions that would help ignite the growth of fish and chips across the country, fish and chips shops began popping up all over the place. It was the perfect cheap and satisfying meal to feed to factory workers. At the height of its popularity, there were over 35,000 chippies in the United Kingdom. After a visit to Britain, former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson wrote about enjoying a meal of fish and chips, so it’s no surprise that the famous dish would eventually make its way over to the United States.

Once the dish was brought to New England by immigrants, it blew up in popularity and is now one of the most beloved dishes in the region. With its convenient geographic location on the coast, New England was already well-known around the United States for its seafood cuisine. The introduction of fish and chips was a no-brainer, instantly becoming a staple dish throughout the area.


What people say about our Fish and Chips:

“We had the Fish and Chips they were delicious! Also started with the best onion rings we ever had! We will definitely be back!” —Pete N Sue T., Yelp

“Great food, friendly staff, great prices and quick to serve. Highly recommend stopping in. The fish and chips was perfectly battered and crisp” – Jeremy B., Yelp

“Great Fish and Chips Ordered the regular fish and chip and it was very good. It was a pretty large piece of fish fried just right. In addition the seasoned french fries were delicious.” – Htoad69 TripAdvisor

Read more reviews on our Facebook page here and below in the customer reviews section


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Extra-Large, Large, Small, Double XL (4pc)

44 reviews for Fish and Chips

  1. Alex

    My favorite spot in New Bedford for fish and chips!

  2. Stephanie Pineault

    Easily the best fish & chips I’ve ever had in New Bedford & surrounding area! I love the beer batter & the fries are delicious!

  3. Sharon (verified owner)

    I love the fish and chips. Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Delicious!!!

  4. dementiamaru1 (verified owner)

    Fish is always fresh and cooked beautifully. Coleslaw is delicious. Best in the area.

  5. Joanne Sardinha

    There’s nothing I have eaten at Cove that I haven’t enjoyed. One of my favorites is the fish & chips. The batter is light, not heavy and greasy. The fish is so fresh and delicious.

  6. Patty byrnes (verified owner)

    Best fish and chips in the area always cooked to perfection

  7. Alyson (verified owner)

    The fish here is always fresh and well cooked. The breading on the fish is nice and crispy and cooked to the perfect temperature. The French fries are addicting and the coleslaw is great too. I highly recommend it!

  8. cnieves187 (verified owner)

    I always order the fish and chips. They are the best . Crispy and has a good flavor

  9. cnieves187 (verified owner)

    I always order the fish and chips. They are the best . Great taste

  10. lsfournier0103 (verified owner)

    We routinely have the fish n chips . .light batter . .just right . .also love the three different sizes . One, two, or three pieces of fish . .smart!

  11. rladino1 (verified owner)

    My go to place for Fish &Chips. Love the Beer batter and the French Fries are always crisp.

  12. ashcunha (verified owner)

    very good fish and chips my kids love it too!

  13. krv227

    best fish and chips in the area! i like getting the light batter. always fried perfectly. the fish always tastes fresh

  14. Michael Nott (verified owner)

    Best Fish and Chips in the area!! Freshest Fish, Foolish to order from anywhere else!!

  15. robertandrelee (verified owner)

    Delicious. Very generous portions of both fish and fries. A+++ Will order again soon!

  16. apviveiros77

    Crispy batter perfectly seasoned.

  17. dillkat2 (verified owner)

    other than the soggy fries this is the best for the price

  18. sbfrugal2014 (verified owner)

    Perfect batter and flaky fish. Delicious

  19. Kelley Sears (verified owner)

    good price for the portion size of small. My son really liked it. Batter was light.

  20. Jeffrey Anderson (verified owner)

    The fish and chips are amazing. Breaded to perfection, and not oily like many places. Delicious!!!

  21. vanessarosex0 (verified owner)

    Another great choice , you will be satisfied. Tasty & very light batter

  22. Tricia Martin (verified owner)

    Great choice always!

  23. Margaret (verified owner)

    Best fish and chips in the area with generous portions. I have never been disappointed. Quality is always consistent.!

  24. pauligirlx (verified owner)

    Great spot for delicious fish and chips. 👍👍

  25. redsoxbabey33

    Delicious and always fresh

  26. rosemaryannemarie7

    Yummy and fresh

  27. h.kirbymedeiros (verified owner)

    Order often, never disappointed always yummy and fresh

  28. ALAN BRITTO (verified owner)

    The best fish and chips in the area. You can look for better, but you won’t find it. Tasty!

  29. vanessarosex0 (verified owner)

    Favorite fish and chips around

  30. Ellen Vaughan (verified owner)

    The coating on the fish is not too thick, just right. The fish practically melts in your mouth. Delicious!

  31. gibbonsdale2000 (verified owner)

    Love the fish and chips. First time I got the one pcs. This time I got the 2 pcs and just as good.

  32. Ellen Vaughan (verified owner)

    Great fish and chips. The fish is very fresh and tender, yet crispy on the outside. The fries are plentiful and some of the best around. The extra large portion is great for sharing or leftovers the next day .

  33. Justin Pereira (verified owner)

    Best fish and chips I’ve ever had. Definitely a return customer.

  34. Meagan Lincoln (verified owner)

    Can’t go wrong with the fish & chips here, and for the price, it’s one of the best fish & chip plates around.

  35. dillkat2 (verified owner)

    the fish was sooo soggy and greasy, the fries were awful ,the fish was mushy ,the coleslaw awful..we are so done with this place

  36. sweettreatsxo

    Great portions and super fresh

  37. lindasoares922

    Best fish and chips in the area. Love the tartar sauce as well. I prefer the light, dry batter but the other batter is good as well.

  38. robertandrelee (verified owner)

    Yum. Very generous portions of both the fish and the fries. A++++ Will order again!

  39. Nathan Justa (verified owner)

    purchased 8/12/23. Food was fresh and delicious. enough for 3 people!

  40. Alex Perez (verified owner)

    I have ordered this every time I place an order here, my wife always enjoys it, always hot and delicious.

  41. tonypatterson715

    Best spot to get fish and chips. Never dissapointed!

  42. Alex Perez (verified owner)

    My family’s favorite fish and chip place, always good.

  43. Michael Nott (verified owner)

    You cannot get FRESHER Fish and Chip anywhere around unless you went right to the Docks purchased and fried your own there! Jessie anmd crew always provide the Best fish and chips around

  44. robertandrelee (verified owner)

    A+++++ Will order again. Delicious!

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