People Come From All Over Washington To Eat At This Tiny But Legendary Fish & Chips Restaurant
Every year, about 13,000 visitors come to Bainbridge Island… and we can’t blame them. This charming little island is just a short, beautiful ferry ride from Seattle, but it has a much more laid back vibe. It also happens to be home to some of the best fish & chips on the planet. When you bite into a puffy, crunchy piece of cod, you’ll swear you’ve been transported to the U.K.
Proper Fish is located on Madison Avenue North on Bainbridge Island.
This seafood spot opened in 2019 and is owned by Londoner Harvey Wolff, who is known for having a Seattle food truck called Nosh that served British-style pub food.
The interior is small and cozy, but you won't mind.
On a rainy day, it's fun to grab an indoor table. But for the most part, people sit outdoors or take their orders to-go.
The fish & chips are served in newspaper, a nod to the British tradition.
Traditionally, fish & chips are served in wrappings of greaseproof paper like newspaper. The other thing that sets them apart from most is the size of the fish filets... they're almost a foot long.
You'll be impressed by the perfectly fried beer-battered (and wild and sustainable) cod served here.
Every order of British Fish & Chips is served with mushy peas and fresh, hand-cut fries.
While fish & chips are the obvious main attraction here, Proper Fish also features regular specials, like their scrumptious fish tacos on Taco Tuesday and the occasional East Coast-style lobster roll...
... and don't even get us started on the freshly made chowder of the day.
The rotating chowder is always finished with parsley oil, scallions, and oyster crackers.
The next time you visit Bainbridge Island, a trip to Proper Fish is a must.
This place alone is well worth the ferry ride.
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Proper Fish, 112 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA