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Whitby Fish and Chips, where to find the Best Fish and Chips in Whitby

Ah, fish and chips—quite the debated subject in Whitby! Here’s our guide to the best fish and chip shops in Whitby. You have the near-impossible task of trying them to find your favourite.

Whitby is well-loved for the freshest seafood you can imagine. Here, you get excellent quality, ethically sourced, and creatively cooked seafood you cannot leave without trying! Luckily, Whitby has many places to eat and try the best fish and chips. From longstanding family-run restaurants to contemporary takeaways, we have rounded up the best fish and chip shops in this beautiful town.

Please note: The fish and chip shops below are listed in no particular order.

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Hadley’s Fish and Chips

Hadley's fish and chips

The local gazette voted this fish and chip shop the best in Whitby!

This family-run restaurant has provided the same excellent service and quality food since 1937. It also offers takeaway. They receive glowing reviews, especially for their gluten-free options. Try their homemade tartare sauce and mushy peas alongside cod, haddock, and fishcakes.

The restaurant is bright, airy, spotlessly clean, and dog-friendly. It is relaxed and can seat up to 120 people on the ground floor and in upstairs dining rooms. Service here has always been excellent.

11 Bridge St, Whitby YO22 4BG

Abbey Wharf

Abbey Wharf fish and chips meal.

Abbey Wharf is a must-visit for us every time we’re in Whitby, especially when we’re accompanied by our furry friends or little ones. Its warm and inviting atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for family outings.

The menu has so much variety that you can easily please everyone. The fish and chips here are fantastic, and there are loads of classic sides to have with them. The restaurant offers a wide selection of freshly caught seafood, steak, chicken, and daily vegetarian specials for those who want a little more variety.

They often feature live music or a DJ, especially during busy periods and weekends. We love visiting this restaurant with anyone we visit Whitby with.

Read our Abbey Wharf Review.

Find further information here.

12 Market Place, Town Centre, Whitby, YO22 4DD


Quayside fish and chips.

Another fish and chips restaurant and takeaway along the pier; you can easily spot it and even see a queue at peak times of the year! Quayside is a firm favourite with many people.

Serving exceptional quality, sustainable fish and seafood is extremely important to the Quayside staff and has long been. The chefs here take pride in offering 100% MSC-certified fish, meaning it is sustainably sourced.

Quayside has an extensive menu, including a wholesome homemade fish pie, salads, classic cod and chips, and a host of gluten-free options.

The first floor boasts panoramic harbour views so that you can enjoy your meal with a backdrop. If you have room left, try their homemade gelato for dessert!

7 Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU

Mister Chips

Mister Chips fish and chips meal in Whitby.

Voted by the Guardian as one of Britain’s top ten seaside fish and chip shops, Mister Chips has an exceedingly high reputation to live up to!

They have been serving delicious comfort food since 1981. In addition to classic fish and chips, the restaurant offers an a la carte menu of gorgeously presented dishes, including seafood chowder and steak casserole.

The takeaway section of Mister Chips offers a far more casual dining experience and is the best way to enjoy their cod and chips. The homemade batter recipe is fried to prevent the fish from becoming too greasy, and they even offer gluten-free fish.

Mister Chips is part of the Responsible Fishing Scheme, which strives to use only ethically and locally sourced products.

68-69 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4AS

Fish Box

A takeaway from Fish Box in Whitby.

Ideal for families and travellers who are on the go, Fish Box is very reasonably priced and perfect to pop in before or after exploring Whitby. There’s also an indoor and a small outdoor seating area for those sunnier days.

At Fish Box, 100% compostable food packaging is used, so customers can rest assured that the food packaging used is eco-friendly.

The setting here is more relaxed, but the fish and chips are just as great as those at the other locations in Whitby. Despite what the name might suggest, Fish Box also offers chicken filets, steak pies, and jacket potatoes.

3 Langborne Rd, Whitby YO21 1YN, UK

Silver Street Fisheries

Silver Street Fisheries takeaway meal.

Silver Street Fisheries is a bit of a hidden gem in Whitby! And shhh, but it’s one of our favourites. Definitely in our top five. It’s a local takeaway shop with excellent reviews.

There is a small amount of indoor and outdoor seating here, but it’s also great if you’re staying nearby and fancy a fish and chips dinner or want to enjoy your food outside in Whitby; watch out for the seagulls!

This is a great option if you want great food, friendly service and the experience of a local favourite.

22 Silver Street, Whitby, United Kingdom YO21 3BX


Meal at Trenchers, seafood chowder and fish and chips.

We always rave about Trenchers’ greatness but don’t just take it from us. You can read hundreds of fabulous reviews. One of our favourite things about Trenchers is that you can get varied portion sizes here, so we often visit at lunchtime for a smaller portion.

The fish here is just so fresh and has so much flavour. The batter is light and crisp. The curry sauce here is particularly great! The menu includes fresh seafood salads, crab, lobster, fresh fish, homemade pies and lasagnas, vegetarian options, gluten-free options, and a dedicated children’s menu.

Don’t be put off by queues! This restaurant has loads of space, and the line will move quickly. The staff are always so friendly. The restaurant is clean and bright, and the atmosphere is lovely overall. They also have a takeaway.

Read our Trenchers review.

Find further information here.

New Quay Rd, Whitby YO21 1DH

The Fisherman’s Wife

The Fisherman's Wife fish and chips takeaway.

We reckon The Fisherman’s Wife tops them all for fish and chips with the most incredible sea views.

The restaurant serves traditional fish and chips along with an extensive seafood menu, including some mouth-watering shellfish dishes. All ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible, and the friendly staff is always happy to assist you with any meal selections or dietary requirements.

They also feature a heated outdoor area where they serve their takeaway menu. You can get fish, chips, Barista coffee, hot and cold drinks, and Mr. Whippy ice creams. Dogs are welcome in this area.

Market Pl, Whitby YO22 4DD

Railway Chippy

Railway Chippy fish and chips takeaway.

Offering home deliveries and in-store takeaways, the Railway Chippy is a typical local chip shop. Some unique items on the menu include Pineapple Rings, Cheese, Onion Fry Its, and Black Pudding. Their portions are huge for the price.

This is an excellent spot if you are staying nearby and fancy a night in with tasty fish and chips; the staff are very welcoming and friendly and always give us tips about visiting Whitby from a local point of view.

1 Fishburn Rd, Whitby YO21 1PU

The Magpie Café

Magpie Cafe Fish and Chips.

Located along the harbour, Magpie Café is one of Whitby’s most famous restaurants.

The Magpie Café is renowned for its fresh seafood, which is said to be prepared and delivered directly from the boat to the table within 24 hours. You can eat in the restaurant or sample delicious delicacies on the takeaway menu. Choose from cod, haddock, skate, or Whitby scampi.

If you only have time to try one fish and chip shop in Whitby, then the Magpie Café is a landmark on its right and well worth a visit.

Read our Magpie Cafe review.

Find further information here.

14 Pier Rd, Whitby YO21 3PU

Royal Fisheries

Fish and chips meal at Royal Fisheries in Whitby.

Royal Fisheries is a well-established family-run restaurant with a distinct local charm. With an interesting family history, Royal Fisheries aims to give customers great food at low prices. You can choose to eat in or take away here.

Their crinkle-shaped chips are delicious, and we thoroughly enjoy the fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce as a lighter option. The small cod and chips as part of the Yorkshire special, served with bread & butter, mushy peas, and tea, is fantastic. The attentive staff always make us feel very welcome. Expect a friendly atmosphere, tasty food, and plenty of local conversations.

48 Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BL

So there they are! The best fish and chip shops in Whitby. We hope you enjoy trying them. To be honest, when we talk to the locals, they always tell us that wherever you go in Whitby, you are going to get great fish and chips—the competition is fierce!

So the all-important question is, which is your favourite fish and chip shop in Whitby? Let us know in the comments below.

9 thoughts on “Whitby Fish and Chips, where to find the Best Fish and Chips in Whitby”

  1. Russell’s Fish and Chips has now gone guys. The takeaway has been refurbed and has new owners – now called Angel Fisheries. Still a decent Chippie!!

  2. Without doubt quayside is the best as well as excellent value. Tried most of the alternative ones but always go back to quayside

  3. I cannot argue with any of that. I have visited The Magpie several times, and Papa’s too, more than once. Fine operations. As are three of the others that I have been to just the once down the years.
    But I hope my friend Dino Papas won’t be offended when I say that the finest F&C in all Yorkshire is not to be found in Whitby, but just two miles out of town, in Sleights (rhyme with tights).
    Eskdale Fisheries Restaurant is quite nonpareil.
    Check it out if you have a car.

  4. There are fabulous fish and chips in Whitby,ive been numerous times.
    Magpie is top of the lot ,fabulous food great atmosphere reasonably priced

  5. They’re all good so far, except for Papa’s, served luke-warm. ????
    I’ve been eating Fish, Chips and Peas at Whitby over 50 years and recall an excellent Bouillabaisse at Greens in 2012. ????

  6. Always find Mr Chips excellent lovely restaurant good service seafood platter is scrumptious as are all fish dishes Take away is always good and would highly recommend Mr Chips


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