The 5 best fish and chip shops in Dundee, according to our readers

Did you know there are nearly 400 million meals ordered from fish and chip shops across the UK every year?

And Dundee Live reckons at least half of those must be in the City of Discovery.

This is partly down to the huge amount of amazing family run chippers in Tayside’s communities, but also the overwhelming response to our super-scientific online questionnaire last week.

We asked the four main community Facebook pages what their members’ favorite chip shop was and you didn’t disappoint.

A weekend of tallying nearly two hundred responses from meh Dundee, Braw Dundee, From Dundee and Proud and the Broughty Ferry community page later, and we have a clear winner.

Importantly we also have some amazing runners up and very worthy mentions.

It’s not the most scientific market research, we know, but it’s not a bad gauge of where you’re guaranteed to get a gut-busting pile of super-tasty, cooked-while-you-wait, fish and chips, in Dundee or Brough Ferry.

One thing’s for certain, with nearly 20 different chip shops mentioned in our survey – Dundee locals have a huge selection of brilliant, family-run chip chops to choose from.

First up are our honorable mentions:

They include The Bridge on Logie Street in Lochee, that Kelly and KConnell love.

They said: “The bridge chips are nice and fresh – the chips are amazing when you get delivery food is always really hot batter is nice and crispy.”

the Tailend in the Nethergate also makes this list with delighted customer Ally MacDougall telling us: “A good chippy has always got to have the batter spot on. Its always good quality and perfect batter.”

Another in this section is Tonys near Happyhillock Road which had a number of mentions including from Jane McGrath who said: “Tonys happyhillock best steak pies in town, no grease taste great.”

The last chipper to get a shout out here is The Steeple Fish Bar in Fintry which is a favorite of local woman, Denise Laurie.

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She told us: “The fish is lovely, the batter crispy, I’m not one for “chippy chips” but they are delicious, mostly get deliveries from them & it’s always quick & piping hot when it comes.”

We now get to our top five chippers in Dundee – in reverse order as voted by locals they are:

5. Fresh and Chips

Unit 3 Lothian Crescent DD4 0SX, Website here

Fresh and Chips, in Whitfield, Dundee, has a really loyal customer base.
Fresh and Chips, in Whitfield, has a really loyal customer base

Fresh and Chips has a really loyal customer base in Whitfield and received a solid amount of votes in the Dundee Live survey.

Its website says: “We aim to cook the highest quality Fish & Chips using only the best ingredients.

“All our food is made to order to ensure you have the best experience.

“Freshly cooked Fish & Chips made to the highest quality alongside our amazing Homemade Gourmet Burgers and Pizza’s made with the best ingredients.

“Cooked with care by us freshly for you.”

4. The Popular, Seagate

14 St Andrew’s Street, DD1 2EX, Website here

Family run chipper, The Popular, in Dundee was established in 1987.
Family run chipper, The Popular, was established in 1987.

Established in 1987 this family run chipper in St Andrews Street is definitely a city center institution and locals love the food and staff there.

Pat Flynn said: “Fish is great and love the mock chops and its a very friendly staff and great service from the staff.”

June Mackie added: “Great service from great friendly staff, place always immaculate, good value for money. Also food is fab especially the fish as you get great portions too.”

While Gonna Mackey wrote: “Best fish in chips in the toon, traditional chip shop with the best batter and chips.”

And Jane Provan competed: “The popular in seagate best chips in town King rib and chips the best.”

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3. Murray’s

23 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, DD5 2BH, Website here

Murray's was one of two Broughty Ferry chip shops to make our list.
Murray’s was one of two Broughty Ferry chip shops to make our list.

Murrays’ received exactly the same amount of votes as fellow Broughty Ferry eatery, Glenn’s, with the pair finishing in joint second place according to our wee survey.

Murray's and Glen's were hugely popular
Murray’s and Glen’s were hugely popular

Nothing could separate these two amazing chip shops.

It’s website says: “We are a family run Fish & Chip shop with over 40 years of experience in the business.

“Nothing beats sitting at the water’s edge looking out over The Silvery Tay eating your Fish & Chips.

“But don’t worry if you can’t get to us, we can deliver to you, so you needn’t miss out. We look forward to seeing you soon!”

2. Glenn’s Broughty Ferry

188 King St, Broughty Ferry DD5 2AY, Website here

Customers love Glenn's portion sizes.
Customers love Glenn’s portion sizes.

Glenn’s is the second of our Broughty Ferry chippers to make the list with customers loving the different sized portions and super-friendly staff.

Hez Val wrote: “Glenn’s Broughty Ferry Freshly cooked, variety of portion sizes, very friendly understanding staff. Reasonably priced for good quality food and service.”

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Debbie Inglis added: “Glenn’s in the ferry is the BEST hands down, it’s on par with the wee chippy in Anstruther and believe me I know my fish and chips.”

While Julie ann McKechnie commented: “Glenns! My other half is from Grimsby and fish and chips is serious business to him and Glenns is the winner in his book for all of the Scottish fish suppers he has tried!”

1. Silvery Tay

91 Charleston Drive DD2 2HB, Website here

Customers loved Silvery Tay's crispy batter and 'lovely white fish'.
Customers loved Silvery Tay’s crispy batter and ‘lovely white fish’.

The Silvery Tay, in Charleston, came out on top in our survey with four more votes than Glenn’s and Murrays.

Its website says it is a “family run fish and chip shop dedicated to providing the highest standards of service when it comes to our food.

“Freshly cooked to order, meaning that your order is fresh and hot for you to take away.

“We are currently holders of the ‘National Federation of Fish Fryers Quality Award’ recognizing us for the quality of our products, service and the high standard of health and hygiene.”

Local customers love it.

John Bissett said: “Silvery tay on Charleston drive crispy batter and lovely white fish consistently good all the time, friendly staff and all the other stuff is fab too.”

While Catherine Moore wrote: “Silvery Tay at Charleston Drive. Good cooked to order and delicious.”

Dundee Live apologises for any of the city’s other amazing chippers that we may have missed.

Feel free to drop us a line with any other recommendations and we’ll happily give them a shout-out.

This is because there’s nothing like a steaming hot fish supper to sort you out on a Friday or Saturday night.

And Dundee is very lucky to be home to over 20 of these fantastic, family run fast-food shops that have all built up loyal local followings.

Long may they continue – in cod, batter and mushy peas we trust!

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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