Thursday, January 17, 2013

Best Fish and Chips!

Downton Abbey has created quite a renewed passion for everything English. You now hear people saying things like, "Cheerio, old man" and "TTFN (Ta Ta for now)".  What is more English, however, than fish and chips?

Well, if you are fish and chips lovers as we are and are visiting Southwest Florida, we can recommend what we think are the best fish and chips on this side of the pond (that's the Atlantic Ocean, of course).

Located in a small strip shopping center on Del Prado Blvd. S, in Cape Coral, Florida is a fish and chips shop called "Pete's Fish & Chips." It serves fish and chips and other typical English dishes such as sausage rolls and savory pies either for take out or dining in. But it is the fish and chips we came for and we were not disappointed. 

As the Moody Blues played in the background, we munched on the crunchy Icelandic cod and equally crisp french fries.  We doused the fish with the Heinz malt vinegar handy on the table. They serve the fish in two sizes, small ($7.95 for a 5-6 ounce fish) or regular ($10.95 for a 8-9 ounce fish).  Both are served with a small tub of cole slaw. Imported and domestic beers as well as soft drinks are available

In addition to the cooked food, there is also a small corner of the restaurant where various English foodstuffs such as Walker's, Cadbury, and HP steak sauce are available for purchase. 

The restaurant has been open since April 2012 and is owned and operated by Pete and Diane Rushton.  It promises that it is "Bringing a Taste of Great Britain to Southwest Florida" and the restaurant certainly delivers on that promise.

Pete's Fish & Chips is located at 311 Del Prado Blvd. S, Suite 5, Cape Coral, FL 33990.

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