We’d be willing to put money on fish and chips as the most summery takeaway that exists – whether it’s eaten on the beach with a sneaky squeeze of lemon, and a cold beer balanced on the sand, or wrapped in paper and taken home for a lazy Sunday night dinner while you binge watch Stranger Things, it’s an Aussie essential.
But sometimes there’s too much of a good thing out there – how can you tell if a place is whipping up their beer batter from scratch and handcutting their chips, or if they’re just reheating imported, pre-battered fillets of… something? Never fear, we’ve done the hard yards for you, and lined up some of the best spots on the Coast to pick up your Hoki, Dory, Barra or Cod. That's right guys, here is our pick for the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast.
If you love fat chips as much as we do, cruise on down to the Noosa riverfront for a feast. You’ll find pretty much every type of fish at Red Emperor that you can crumb, batter or grill, and if you’re looking to get fancy, (you’re in Noosa after all) grab a serve of Thai fish cakes or a dozen oysters to takeaway or eat in.
Mooloolaba Fish And Chips
This family-owned joint dishes up top quality locally-sourced fish, along with a solid menu of non-seafoody goodies like lamb tzatziki burger and salads. The calamari is a local favourite that you can’t miss. These guys are looking out for our coeliac buddies too, with a completely gluten-free fryer, so everyone can share in the fish and chippy goodness. It's just another reason we love Mooloolaba Fish And Chips.
If you want to enjoy your fish as chips at the hottest new spot in town, Saltwater is the place for you. We’re talking next-level fish and chips, right on the river, guys. It doesn’t get much better than this! And while you could grab your takeaway fish and chips to go, why would you want to? We’re talking seriously stylish dining with swordfish skewers, Mooloolaba prawn risotto and a to-die-for wine list – and that’s on top of a super affordable $10 fish and chips! Where do we sign up?
Nambour Fish And Chips
Just because you don’t have sand in your togs doesn’t mean you don’t deserve awesome fish and chips! The crew at Nambour Fish and Chips have put together a classic menu of cod and chips and calamari, as well as killer loaded fries. And if that’s not enough, you can order pretty much anything else you can chuck in a deep fryer – dim sims, old-school Chiko Rolls, battered sausage and pineapple fritters. Because we all know that everything is more awesome when it’s fried!
If you're looking for the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast then look no further. Tucked away in Forest Glen, 98 Fish serves up everything a seafood-lover could ever possibly need. There’s fresh and smoked seafood, including smoked cod and kippers, as well as freshly shucked oysters and mud crabs for an at-home feast. Because sustainability is something we all care about, the menu lets you know where all the seafood is sourced from, and of course there’s all your good ol’ fashioned fish and chip favourites, cooked to order. Don’t forget to grab some housemade fish cakes to pop in the freezer at home!
Fish and Chippery Mooloolaba
When it comes to location, this place nails it. Right on the Esplanade at Mooloolaba, if you like to eat your fish and chips with your feet in the sand, we’ve got the spot for you. The menu is small and compact – but you know what they say about good things and small packages! There are plenty of fresh, locally-sourced seafood options and we can totally vouch for the sweet potato chips. Fish and Chippery Mooloolaba is a fave of ours for seafood on the Sunshine Coast.
Fisheries on the Spit
You can’t go wrong with this Mooloolaba institution, where your fish literally comes straight from the trawler. This crew is always serving up the freshest seafood for your classic fish and chips – think Barra, Hoki, Whiting and Dory – or you can go retro with a Sea Shanty. The calamari in garlic butter is epic but if you’re feeling, super-luxe, bring along a bottle of champagne and splash out on a lobster mornay. Fisheries on the Spit is an instituition here on the Coast and you're gonna love it!
Off The Hook Takeaway
If you’re up for a bit of a gourmet fish and chips experience, head to Sunshine Beach. We’re obsessed with the sweet potato fries and aioli, and if you match it up with grilled snapper and a few panko-crumbed prawns, we promise you’ll be sorted. We know our vego mates can sometimes feel a bit left out, but the haloumi burger will definitely keep them happy from Off The Hook Takeaway. This place is open seven days, so you can grab a chip butty for less than a fiver, any day of the week.
De Lish Fish
De Lish Fish located at Kings Beach is where we head to get out uber fresh local caught fish. These guys even make their own original batter, serve up juicy burgers and crispy potato scallops. Yummmm! Making the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast is their passion, but if you feel like something a little lighter they also have recently introduced their own juice bar called Presso. Sounds like the perfect combo to us!
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