Where to go when you feel like eating fish & chips in Cape Town

There is nothing quite like chowing down on fish and chips: deep-fried hake or snoek wrapped in newspaper, a bag of slap chips and a hand swatting away the seagulls. So, where should you go when you feel like eating fish & chips in Cape Town?

Lucky Fish

With multiple locations across the city, Lucky Fish is known for serving some of the freshest fish in Cape Town. This spot is a great option for both sitting down to eat and grabbing something yummy for the road.

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Fish on the Rocks

Located on the outskirts of Hout Bay Harbour, this bustling fish & chips shop has stunning views of Chapmans Peak and West Fort Cannons.

The establishment has created a solid name for itself over the decades, known for being the place to go to enjoy legendary fish & chips “amongst hovering seagulls and lazing seals”.

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Kalk Bay’s Kalky’s is an iconic spot serving fish & chips that will make your stomach scream with happiness. Steaming hot portions of fresh fish, flavourful chips and the smell of the sea will give you all the right feels.

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Marinas Wharf

Marinas Wharf in Hout Bay is a local favourite and has been serving its delicious fish & chips since the 80s. The spot has become a destination where both internationals and locals come to experience mouth-watering food in an authentic harbour location.

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Open since 1951, the iconic Snoekies began in Hout Bay but expanded so that customers could get the great experience of fresh fish & chips in the city too. The Hout Bay branch is the perfect spot to eat your goods with a gorgeous view of the sea.

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