My first time… at Anchor Fish and Chips
Anchor Fish and Chips opened in NE Minneapolis last year with rave reviews. While I have been wanting to dine there for quite some time, every time I would drive past was a line out the door. Good sign but bad for a rumbling tummy; discouraged I would fall back on a favorite restaurant nearby rather than wait.
Well, WAIT NO MORE… I finally headed over to Anchor on an unusually warm Tuesday night when my parents were recently in town— and I am now kicking myself for not having stayed the course and just waited in line. Ahh… hindsight is always 20/20.
Well on this particular Tuesday it was still quite busy but my parents and I made it up to the dining bar (think sushi bar only at a non sushi restaurant), ordered a round of diet cokes, and of course, Fish & Chips. Now while this may come as a little odd (considering I grew up in middle America) but I would consider myself a connoisseur of this delectable dinner. I ate it often as a child when eating at one of our favorite local seafood restaurants and was pretty certain it was some of the best I had ever had. Then I headed to London my senior year of college and lo and behold… of course theirs was divine.
Heading to Anchor, I had high expectations. Rave reviews sometimes set my expectations too high and then I am disappointed. ‘Twas not the case in this scenario.
A massive piece of Alaskan Cod was served over – fries; the cook cut them right in front of us and fried away. The batter on the Cod was light, crisp and still allowed the fish to do all the talkin’. And the homemade tartar sauce was insane. The menu states “The Real Deal” it’s no lie. This is far and away the best Fish & Chips I have ever had. I will be going back, and I will not use a fall back when Anchor is inevitably busy… I will wait in line, no matter how long it takes.