St. Paul >Food & Dining > Mac's Fish & Chips
1330 Larpenteur Ave W, St Paul, MN | Directions 5511344.991631 -93.156181
Classic Hole in the Wall – Good battered deep-fried fish is hard to find. It usually ends up being a mushy molten mass surrounded by a leathery exterior. Not at Mac's, though. The batter is a golden brown, tasty and light as air. The fish is fresh and flakes apart when cut or bitten into. The fries are hot and crunchy. The diced style cole slaw is fresh and creamy. The meal itself is nearly perfect.
The only complaints are that it would be nice for a place with the name "Chips" in the title to actually serve authentic chips. The cole slaw ultimately dissapoints because you run out of it before long before you finish your meal. It would also be nice if they tore down the shack they ran the business out of and doubled or tripled their space.
top quality food highly recomended – I've only had the fish and chicken but excellent every time.
She goes to the airport and picks up the fish daily. Seafood in Minnesota is expensive and considering. seems quite reasonable. With the Fish meal you get coleslaw, more fries than you can eat, and can of pop and bread (like wonderbread with a plastic container of margarine..I think its hilarious) The honeymustard with the chicken fingers (I've never seen chicken fingers like them before) is excellent. the owner is sassy so don't make her angry, like that soup guy from seinfeld of seafood. (i don't think citysearch will allow the SS reference)I live in maple grove and don't hesitate to go there when I want quality.
Over-Priced – Yes, the fish is good. However, that's where it ends. "Mac's" advertises 'genuine British' - I don't think so... I came here from Ireland a few years ago, I know.
Here they sell "fries" that bare no resemblance to "chips". Plus, their menu is severely limited. A chippy as they are known in Britain wouldnt last a week with Macs menu.
Lastly, I strongly believe that over $8 for a value meal is way over priced. About $3 for a piece a fish three inches square doesnt seem to be warranted no mater how good it is.
Catchy title not necessary – Mac's is a great place for no frills fried fish and chips. The portions are good, although it isn't all you can eat, it is all you need to feel well fed.
The dining area is, well lets just say broken in; and not nearly plentiful enough as there are always a few people waiting for a table.
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