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Chef John's Fish & Chips

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8047 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2533
+1 619-465-7060
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San Diego, California
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Have an extensive menu of fish, shrimp, calamari, etc to keep you in fried food heaven. Batter is wonderfully light and crunchy. They know how to make it right here.

Thank 619SDGirl
Spring Valley, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good fish and chips. Variety menu and specials Always a nice place in town to go and not have to drive to the beach area

Thank chapmanh2001
La Mesa, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Don't let your first impression of the neighborhood fool you! We had fish, shrimp, and chips. Batter was light, crispy and absolutely delicious. Tartar sauce was definitely homemade and wonderful! The interior was clean, well-maintained, and authentic retro. Love, love, loved it as did my 7 and 9 year old kids. Will definitely be back to try more things and... More 

Thank Amy D
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

My uncle wanted to come here for his birthday. I don't like seafood so I called ahead to see what other foods they served. They also served chicken strips which was great. I was also told by a company I used to move that this was a good place for seafood. I ordered the 3 piece chicken strips with fries.... More 

Thank zwicked
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I found this place on TA and finally made the pilgrimage to Lemon Grove today, a little out of my way, but was delighted with the Fish and Chips... the fish is prepared when order so and Chef John makes a great job doing so. I only wish they would have a nice cold beer to wash it down... I... More 

1 Thank Carlos C
Chandler, Arizona
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180 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Drove here from Kensington because of the previous yelp reviews! Nice little place, bright, colorful and clean. Can't really be compared with other fast food fish places. Where else can you get perfectly deep fried zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, hush puppies, onion rings, lumpia, chicken legs & wings, cheese sticks and french fries with the most delicious perfectly fried fish, shrimp,... More 

1 Thank Lloyd B
Bonita California USA
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Loving the fish and chips in London and Toronto,I missed them when we moved to San Diego. This place is in Lemon Grove, freeway close and is a gem. The restaurant was some sort of drive thru in a former life but has the taste, batter and style of the real deal. Chef John has pictures surrounding the walls of... More 

1 Thank Rick B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Fries and hush puppies are average. The fish was really good but the place did not meet the ranking it has.

1 Thank Ernesto C
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Our daughter-in-law, who lives in Lemon Grove, took us there for lunch. it doesn't look like much from the street, but the fried fish, shrimp, "chips" aka French Fries, and onion rings were perfection. I wish we lived close so we could go back often!

1 Thank Lele101
Alpine, California
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Let's start by saying that 1. its not the best neighborhood. 2. They could use some better signage. It's built in what was probably a taco/mex place at one time. I almost never go to lemon grove but was in the area and the wife wanted me to pick up some fish and chips so I thought I would try... More 

3 Thank tim s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8047 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2533
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lemon Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 619-465-7060

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