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The Fry Traditional Fish & Chip Shop

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Station Road, Ballincollig, Ireland
17:00 - 00:00
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Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Ever since I was a child, my father drove me miles in from the country to get chips and batter burgers in our favourite 'restaurant': The Fry. When I became a college student vegetarian, I lived all week for the veggie burger (always ask them to omit the ketchup though) suppers he'd buy me driving me home at the weekend.... More 

Thank B. M
Ovens, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I went to the fry to get some chips because I was too lazy to cook my own and I must say I was quite happy with it. It was fairly cheap and I got a load of chips. The staff had a great sense of humour and were very friendly. Great chipper

Thank Boines
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I went here a good few times it's always nice really good food and plenty of it good prices also staff are nice I would definitely recommend going here if you want a really good food

Thank Colin o
Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Ordered Burgers, Breast in bun, chicken tenders, and sausage supper, all excellent, only gripe was the chips! The chips were disappointing, very crispy, burnt, not a decent chip in the packs. I have got take away from the Fry previously and I might have just got unlucky this time!

Thank mcrexon
Cork , Ireland
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The best chipper in Cork. That says it all really. I guess one of the best things about The Fry is how fresh everything is. Their chips are home made, which you can clearly see behind the counter. Everything is prepared fresh in front of you. Portion sizes are extremely generous, huge in fact. If you order a small chips,... More 

Thank Patrick O
County Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Regular customer here, food is always fresh, chips are best in town, homemade, gorgeous! Chicken, fish, onion rings all fab!

Thank Stephanie M
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is a real fish and chip shop. The chips are fantastic. I would recommend the chicken breast. The portions are huge. Very friendly staff. There is always a queue, but it moves along quickly enough.

Thank David N
Province of Munster, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Old school chipper, proper chips and tasty grub. Would highly recommend. Great value and a friendly bunch of people. Anytime I am passing through I just can't resist the chips, McDonalds this is not.

Thank huddlejonny
Ballincollig, Ireland
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Excellent food, the best traditional fish and chip, the staff are really friendly and are always very happy.

Thank Mary O
Cork, Ireland
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I call in here regularly because they have the best chips in the County. Real chips, that they make themselves from potatoes that you can see for yourself by looking into the prep area from the counter. I say that they are the best in the County because I've sampled a lot of chips over the years. Very generous portions.... More 

Thank eoin234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Ballincollig, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Ballincollig

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?