There are some pretty serious debates about where in Walt Disney World you’ll find the best fish and chips. Today, we thought we’d throw a little fuel on that fire by taking a closer look at some of our favorites.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Mention that you’re visiting Walt Disney World and you’re hankering for this traditional British fare, and it’s a sure bet that somebody’s gonna have an opinion. And chances are good that you’ll be told to make a beeline for the UK Pavilion in Epcot.
When you get there, you’ll find two different spots that offer fish and chips. We’ll take a look at Yorkshire County Fish Shop first.
Located just before you cross the bridge into France, Yorkshire is a walk-up window where they keep it simple: you can order fish and chips, a cookie, or your choice of a few beverages.
And thank goodness for simplicity, because even with it, the lines here can get loooooooonnng. But there’s a really good reason for that…the fish and chips are pretty great.
Because this spot is so busy, the fish is usually pretty fresh. The crunchy batter isn’t too greasy or heavy, and the chips really are more chip-py than french fry-like.
And since it’s counter service, you can score delicious, filling food with no advance dining reservation. We also hear from lots of you that a stop at Yorkshire is a WDW ritual worth keeping during every visit!
BUT — seating can be hard to find on busy days. We’ve enjoyed our Yorkshire fish and chips sitting on a curb or while standing a time or two.
Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room
And that brings us to the next contender: Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room right next door.
Whether you’re just after a pint or you’re looking to enjoy a meal, this traditional British pub is an extremely popular stop. If you’d like to dine here, we strongly recommend you book an advance dining reservation.
At Rose and Crown, you can order fish and chips off of the pub menu, or you can order them in the restaurant as well. Size and price vary depending on where you’re enjoying your fix.
But having them served at a table service restaurant means that you have more choices. With a menu that includes other fish and chip shop standards, like mushy peas, you can round out the meal a bit.
Seating choices include comfy a/c inside, or gorgeous views of World Showcase Lagoon on the patio.
Cookes of Dublin
But then, there’s the relatively new kid on the block who has brought some serious fish and chips game. Yep, we’re heading to Downtown Disney for a trip to Cookes of Dublin.
This counter service spot, located right around the corner from Raglan Road Irish Pub, offers a far more extensive menu than Yorkshire. With a wide array of savory pies, plus several other fried offerings, this could be the answer to satisfying everyone in your party — even if there’s a non fish and chips lover among you.
Cookes prides itself on fresh ingredients and old family recipes.
We quite agree that the fish and chips here are some of the best we’ve had outside of the UK.
Gluten Free Fish and Chips at Raglan Road Irish Pub
But what if you follow a gluten free diet? Are your fish and chips dreams dashed for all time?
We’ve tasted them side-by-side, and there’s absolutely nothing missing from the GF experience in terms of flavor or texture. Of course, you can also get the customary recipe, too.
But how awesome is it to know that everyone can have their fish and eat it, too??
Columbia Harbour House
Our final stop on our quest for the best fish and chips takes us to Columbia Harbour House at Magic Kingdom.
Known for offering some interesting counter service options, the restaurant, which straddles Liberty Square and Fantasyland, is another spot that ranks highly on the “must visit every trip” list!
Technically, they don’t call it “fish and chips” here, but rather the Battered Fish Plate. I suppose that’s more accurate, since the potatoes are definitely more french fry like, and less chip-py.
Either way, the fish here is tasty. But if you’re looking to change it up a little, you can get a combo of fish and the world’s best Chicken Nuggets!
That fact alone makes Columbia Harbour House a major contender in this battle.
And for even more great seafood recommendations, be sure to check out our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! With hundreds of details and pictures covering every food you can think of in Walt Disney World, we’ve got you covered, regardless of your craving!
Now It’s Your Turn!
Ok, guys: you’ve seen the pictures and you’ve heard the arguments. So now, we want to hear from you! All of you who are passionate about fish and chips, let’s hear your favorites.
Who has the BEST fish and chips in all of Disney World?
Leave a comment below and tell us which Disney World dining spot you think offers the best version of fish and chips!