- Address: 3034 Don Mills Rd, Toronto
- Visited: 08/22/2015, Lunch, 2 people
- Cuisine: English
- Rating: 4.5 5.0 Excellent, worth every $
4.5 Good, food & value
4.0 Good, but $$, would re-visit
3.5 Meh, good $, would re-visit
3.0 Meh, would not re-visit
2.0 Did not like $ [$] <20; [$$] <40; [$$$] <80; [$$$$] >80
- Website: N/A
One of my worst habits is finding excuses to eat out. Oh I’ll schedule a dentist appointment at 2pm so we have time to grab lunch somewhere before hand. An oil change? Perfect it’s at 5pm so I can grab dinner somewhere on the way home. So finding Harbour Fish and Chips in the same plaza as where The Hubby and I get groceries may be a blessing or a curse.
Pretty much the definition of hole in the wall, Harbour Fish and Chips was tucked away in a strip mall with a simple store front and handwritten promotion signs. The mom and pop shop was quaint with dated signs and a handful of seats. They reminded me of the family run pizza place I’d go to during high school for lunch, where slices were only a $1.
The Hubby and I settled on splitting a Lunch Special ($6.99) of fried haddock that came with fries, a drink and gravy or coleslaw. We chose the gravy. Considering the price, I was surprised with the large portion of food. A heaping plate of chips, freshly fried (we could easily see into the kitchen) and a carton of thick gravy. I’m not sure what went into that gravy, but it was savoury, rich and amazing. I don’t think I’ll ever be ordering the coleslaw.
Two large pieces of haddock were deep fried to a light, crispy finish and served with a dollop of tartar sauce. The batter was thin, crunchy and not oily. Inside, the fish steamed with the first bite and was soft and flakey. Cod and Halibut were also available.
I am worried this will become a weekly tradition, if not the whole combo at least a poutine with that gravy. Note that Harbor Fish and Chips was cash only.