Mac's Fish / Chips / Strips

★★★★★
  • 1330 Larpenteur Ave W

    Saint Paul, MN 55113

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  • 651-489-5299

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I was just at MAC'S fish&chips and for 27$ the fish was cooked but the out side crust was under cooked the cole slaw was really bad and the chips where french fries and they sucked too . The tarter sauce was too sweet. I would not

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★★★★★

I was just at MAC'S fish&chips and for 27$ the fish was cooked but the out side crust was under cooked the cole slaw was really bad and the chips where french fries and they sucked too . The tarter sauce was too sweet. I would not

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I used my Groupon on a Tuesday after it had expired. When I explained the misprint on the Groupon said open Mon-Sat, but they were closed on Mondays, the owner said "no problem." Friendly service. The food was delicious, crispy cod with

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★★★★★

I used my Groupon on a Tuesday after it had expired. When I explained the misprint on the Groupon said open Mon-Sat, but they were closed on Mondays, the owner said "no problem." Friendly service. The food was delicious, crispy cod with

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I went to Mac's Sat Feb. 26th to use my Groupon and I plan to come back frequently. The building is tiny, and when I saw I needed to wait for a parking spot I knew I was in for a treat. Inside was a buzz. The smell was fantastic, the

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★★★★★

I went to Mac's Sat Feb. 26th to use my Groupon and I plan to come back frequently. The building is tiny, and when I saw I needed to wait for a parking spot I knew I was in for a treat. Inside was a buzz. The smell was fantastic, the

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Disappointing. The woman answering the phone/ringing up was pretty unfriendly to me and the others who came in. The wait was also a good deal longer than estimated. When it was ready, she handed me the bag and informed me that they were

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★★★★★

Disappointing. The woman answering the phone/ringing up was pretty unfriendly to me and the others who came in. The wait was also a good deal longer than estimated. When it was ready, she handed me the bag and informed me that they were

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MAC's has changed hands.

THE OLD MAC'S:
In the past, the upside of MAC's was that the fish (breaded and deep fried halibut) was pretty good fish and had good sized portions, but rather expensive for what you got. The downside, besides

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★★★★★

MAC's has changed hands.

THE OLD MAC'S:
In the past, the upside of MAC's was that the fish (breaded and deep fried halibut) was pretty good fish and had good sized portions, but rather expensive for what you got. The downside, besides

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Probably not for the wal mart lover small quarters, tight budget and great food are what this place have to offer. The owner mike or mac as we call him has had the place for ten years and is here most every day they're open.The two beautifull fillipino girls he has there are great and always serve your food fresh. Now i was born here in the states but mom was from Ireland and dad was from England they say the fish n chips isn't exactly the way it is back home, its better.

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★★★★★

Probably not for the wal mart lover small quarters, tight budget and great food are what this place have to offer. The owner mike or mac as we call him has had the place for ten years and is here most every day they're open.The two beautifull fillipino girls he has there are great and always serve your food fresh. Now i was born here in the states but mom was from Ireland and dad was from England they say the fish n chips isn't exactly the way it is back home, its better.

Pros: a great meal at a good price good service

Cons: gets real packed during lent but not the rest of the year

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When you think of traditional fish and chips, you should think of a sidewalk stand or a dank and dark Britich pub also serving mushy peas. For me, Mac's is the Americana version of the sidewalk stand in the Midwest. I don't know how one of the previous reviewers can even dare to compare to someplace like Kincaid's...but to each, his own....you just set yourself up for disappointment that way....and, for the other reviewer who mentions halibut...are you nuts? nobody would do this to halibut..you were eating haddock. Back to Mac's.....food is fresh and plentiful. The fish is fresh, the batter light (and yes, there is a good coating of it as there should be), the cooking oil fresh (reflected in the lightness of the batter and the french fries and the nice light golden brown of both) and the portions more than you would hope for. Surroundings, however, dirty!!!! Mac needs to spend some time in his dining room giving everything a good degreasing. For this reason only.....Not for the faint at heart but if you need a good fix of deep fried joy, stop in. Only thing missing.....mushy peas and pints of Guiness.

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★★★☆☆

When you think of traditional fish and chips, you should think of a sidewalk stand or a dank and dark Britich pub also serving mushy peas. For me, Mac's is the Americana version of the sidewalk stand in the Midwest. I don't know how one of the previous reviewers can even dare to compare to someplace like Kincaid's...but to each, his own....you just set yourself up for disappointment that way....and, for the other reviewer who mentions halibut...are you nuts? nobody would do this to halibut..you were eating haddock. Back to Mac's.....food is fresh and plentiful. The fish is fresh, the batter light (and yes, there is a good coating of it as there should be), the cooking oil fresh (reflected in the lightness of the batter and the french fries and the nice light golden brown of both) and the portions more than you would hope for. Surroundings, however, dirty!!!! Mac needs to spend some time in his dining room giving everything a good degreasing. For this reason only.....Not for the faint at heart but if you need a good fix of deep fried joy, stop in. Only thing missing.....mushy peas and pints of Guiness.

Pros: Fresh food and more than fair portions

Cons: Dirty. If someone gave this place a good degreasing and a face lift, it would be one of the trendyest places in town.

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We arrived on Friday around noon and the place was packed. It was Friday and durning Lent season. The parking lot was full so we had to park at a nearby place. We came into the store and all of the 5 tables was taken. It looks like it's own by Thai or Singaporean. One woman was taking orders; another person was doing the deep frying of the food, and the third person was packing the food for the customers because there was no more seats left to sit down.

The place is very small and tight. Once we got our food, fish and chips after 10-15 minutes of ordering, we sat down and shared a table with one woman. The fish pieces looked big, but in fact it was small on the inside. It was the battered that made it look big. Upon taking the first bite, it's not that great. That's comparing it to the fish that we've eaten at The LIffey's and Kincaid's. The fries portion was a lot but we threw 80% of it away.

It was an experience to tryout this place because we saw a lot of cars in the small parking lot, but we won't be coming back.

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★☆☆☆☆

We arrived on Friday around noon and the place was packed. It was Friday and durning Lent season. The parking lot was full so we had to park at a nearby place. We came into the store and all of the 5 tables was taken. It looks like it's own by Thai or Singaporean. One woman was taking orders; another person was doing the deep frying of the food, and the third person was packing the food for the customers because there was no more seats left to sit down.

The place is very small and tight. Once we got our food, fish and chips after 10-15 minutes of ordering, we sat down and shared a table with one woman. The fish pieces looked big, but in fact it was small on the inside. It was the battered that made it look big. Upon taking the first bite, it's not that great. That's comparing it to the fish that we've eaten at The LIffey's and Kincaid's. The fries portion was a lot but we threw 80% of it away.

It was an experience to tryout this place because we saw a lot of cars in the small parking lot, but we won't be coming back.

Pros: none

Cons: Small parking lot and sit-down tables. Prices was too high for the portions.

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The fish is absolutely delicious and the portions are good. Fairly inexpensive considering how fresh it is and how much you get. The dining room is very small - only three tables. But I dont come for the atmosphere - I come for the food and it is worth it every time!

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★★★★★

The fish is absolutely delicious and the portions are good. Fairly inexpensive considering how fresh it is and how much you get. The dining room is very small - only three tables. But I dont come for the atmosphere - I come for the food and it is worth it every time!

Pros: Food, parking

Cons: dining room

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: superb fish

Cons: very small, no "chips", slaw serving to small

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: taste, texture, quality

Cons: street access, seating

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Good Fish, Easy Parking

Cons: Expensive, Spartan, Small

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Food, Price, Service

Cons: Crowded

 

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