~Mac's Fish and Chips~
After a day at the Minnesota State Fair with a friend, I was riding back to my car on the bus and we drove by this little dinky fish and chips stand in Roseville, MN. I leaned over and said, "I wonder if that place is any good?" My friend and I agreed that it most likely was because it always seems to go that the little hole-in-the-wall places are the best. Well, some time passed and my friend and I were sitting in a Barnes & Noble store and I was looking at Mpls/St. Paul Magazine. It had this "Best Of" section...and lo and behold, what was voted "Best Cheap Eats" none other than Mac's Fish & Chips which was the place that we passed on that fateful day. So, right then and there we decided that sooner or later we would go and eat there one day after work. Well, we made it, and let me tell you this, it is really a dive, but it is good, at least in the fish department. They also serve shrimp, scallops and clams.
What I had: Fish sandwich with tarter sauce, ketchup, and fries. My friend had the basic fish and chips basket with two rather large pieces of fish, coleslaw, and fries.
What I thought: The fish was good. It was a little on the greasy side, but we all need a little vitamin G every now and then! The tartar sauce was WONDERFUL! The coleslaw was very good. A little on the thick side, the the overall flavor was good. The chips were classic fried potatoes. Not much flavor unless you add the malt vinegar, and or salt. Or you can dip them in extra tartar sauce! On the whole I would give this place 4 out of 5 Yums. The service was quick and nice, and the prices were not bad, about 6 or so bucks for my whole meal and I was more than I could finish! The one downside is that I didn't get an lemons with the meal.
I would reccomend it just for the fish and tartar sauce!