Finding a shady spot under the trees and tearing open a paper parcel of fresh fish and chips—we can taste the Sunshine Coast summer vibes already.
Whether you like your fish and chips with a side of salty air and sand, or would rather your seafood be served on a platter, we’ve found the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast.
If you’re mad keen to find the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast, then jump in the car and head to Red Emperor in Noosa. Here, you’ll find pretty much every type of fish, served with big fat chips. If you’re not a superfan of seafood, there is loads on their menu for you too, with potato scallops, pineapple fritters, vegie patties and dim sims among our faves. Located along the Noosa River, scout out a prime position and enjoy your catch from Red Emperor.
Fisheries On The Spit
When it comes to ordering fresh prawns for Christmas, Fisheries on the Spit always has a massive line winding down the street, so it’s no surprise that these guys are also the go-to when you want the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast. Serving up the freshest seafood straight from the trawler, their juicy barramundi and whiting goes down a treat with a side of their crispy chips. Best enjoyed for lunch on the beach, with everyone gathered around, using the torn paper as plates, still dripping wet from the morning of ocean frolicking. Now, that’s what we call summer perfection.
When looking for the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast, you’d be forgiven for trawling the coastline, but then you’d miss out on this hidden gem. Located off the Bruce Highway in Forest Glen, 98 Fish is proof that you don’t need to have sand between your toes to pick up a tasty seafood takeaway.
Picture this: You’re reclining on the lush lawn overlooking the moored boats at the Mooloolaba Marina, with an icy cold cocktail in hand, grazing on an epic spread of fresh seafood. Sounds like bliss! The market fish fillets and crushed kipfler potatoes come as a large share-style plate, so make sure you bring your friends along. And if you love your fries with the perfect amount of crunch, then you’ll be mighty impressed when the bowl of shoestring fries with signature seasoning is planted down in front of you (it’s a generous serving too, so plenty to go around). It’s no wonder Pier 33 is rated as having some of the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast.
The Boat Shed
We all know The Boat Shed has a stellar restaurant offering, and now you can enjoy a more casual dining experience from their hole-in-the-wall takeaway. Sure, there are the usual suspects of sea scallops, calamari, prawn cutlets, potato scallops and fish bites, but what we’ve come for are the Sunshine Coast’s tastiest fish and chips—battered or crumbed cod, whiting, reef fish, barramundi and snapper and chips that come with either plain salt or chicken salt. With your piping hot parcel in hand, park yourself down and enjoy, with unsurpassable views of the Maroochy River.
The Captain’s Daughter
Eager to feed the hungry punters this summer, The Captain’s Daughter is serving some of the best fish and chips north of the bridge. Whether you’re enjoying in the park as a takeaway style, or in the alfresco courtyard area, the crew doesn’t muck about with a classic. Here, you’ll find snapper, barramundi and flake, perfectly salty chips and a wedge of lemon on the side. Simple and oh so tasty.
Overlooking Bulcock Beach, Sandbar is one of the best places to enjoy a bite to eat, and their fish and chippery means you can order up and pop across to the beach—dining Sunshine Coast-style, in the great outdoors. Our top pick is the fisherman’s basket for one, complete with cod, fish croquettes, a whiting bite and chippies. Happy days!
Chips & Co. Eatery
If you’re searching for sustainably caught fish and thick cut chips that are loaded and cooked-to-order, then you’ve come to the right place. Chips & Co. Eatery is all about serving real food, and while they have some of the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast, we think their calamari, sea scallops and king prawn cutlets are finger-licking delicious. And if burgers are more your thing, try the Swim & Slaw—it’s seriously good.
Hole in the Wall
Marcoola has reeled in a new eatery in the style of a fish and chip joint and it’s already amassed a band of loyal local followers. Serving good old fashioned fish and chips, Hole In The Wall has battered or crumbed cod, flake and barramundi, as well as all of your deep-fried favourites. The best bit? You’ll be able to grab food for the whole fam without breaking the bank, because this place is as cheap as chips.