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Shakespeare’s English Pub

This spot does it by the book. Generously sized pieces of cod are coated with a light beer batter and served with long potato planks and a side of peas and tartar sauce. The batter is outstanding, with just the right amount of crunch. 

Walt's Fish Market

The just-caught flounder filets in Walt's basket are breaded (cornmeal and flour) and deep fried. The fried potatoes are wide and thick and the side of coleslaw is house-made fresh every single day. This is a big meal, and many diners end up taking some home for another day. 

Owen's Fish Camp

The kitchen here uses beer from the draft kegs in the bar to make a light, crunchy batter for the three large pieces of haddock in their newspaper-lined basket. The skinny chips are tucked under the fish. Malt vinegar and ketchup are on the table, along with hot sauce that’s worth trying. 

Irish Pub 32

Irish Pub 32 (the number of counties in Ireland) celebrates beer in the house specialties. So it’s no surprise that their batter is made with Smithwick (an Irish red-ale style beer). It’s light and crispy, an ideal coating for the moist, flaky cod inside. The chips are long and wide and the dollop of slaw shows the chef likes to pickle vegetables. 

Lazy Lobster

Not British traditional but quite appealing is the Lazy Lobster method of interpreting fish & chips. On a plate, wild Alaskan cod is dredged through a flour and cornmeal breading and then fried to a gentle crisp. A nice twist is the pineapple slaw, which shows the Florida influence of this dish. 

Kacey's Seafood & More

At Kacey’s, there’s a Southern spin on fish & chips. Two nicely fried pieces of battered cod sit atop a mound of medium-thick fries along with a plastic cup of rough-cut, tasty cole slaw, a bit of tartar sauce and three toothsome hush puppies. 

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Kacey's Seafood and More

$ American, Burgers, Seafood 4904 Fruitville Rd

A former hot dog joint, Kacey's still offers a varied selection of hot dogs, but now the focus is on seafood-lobster rolls, fish tacos and crab cakes, as well as burgers and chicken options.

The Lazy Lobster

$$$ Seafood 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Treat yourself to lobster any way you want it, or check out the myriad other seafood options at this casual neighborhood eatery.

Irish Pub 32

$$$ American, New American 8383 S. Tamiami Trail

"Irish playful" cuisine, including standard pub dishes like fish 'n' chips and bangers done right, as well as creative house-made creations like crispy curri...

Editor’s Pick

Owen's Fish Camp

$$ Seafood, Southern 516 Burns Lane

Located in a historic Burns Court cottage, Owen’s presents Southern-style cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.

Walt's Fish Market and Restaurant

$ Seafood 4144 Tamiami Trail

A Sarasota tradition for more than 30 years.

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Shakespeare's English Pub

$$ Beer, Burgers 3550 Osprey Ave.

Shakespeare's burgers have been helping locals soak up the beer selection at Shakespeare’s for more than a decade. Of particular note: the caramelized onions...