Eatery - Codmother Fish and Chips (CA)

Codmother's Fish and Chips on Urbanspoon

2824 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf)
Pricing - $/$$ | Dining - Casual, To-Go | Cuisine - British, Seafood

Since my friends at NomNomCat had recently been to San Francisco, a quick Tweet sent Duc and me in the direction of Codmother Fish and Chips per their suggestion. So glad we took them up on the thought - it was a great find! It looks like a food truck that decided to stay put in the area and why not? The food's worth it. Suzanne, the owner, was so sweet about everything and made the experience even better than we had expected. Love her British accent too!

So of course we had to get the Fish and Chips. It had been so long since I had had any, so I was glad to be going somewhere where that was the signature dish (and which had good ratings on Yelp!). I didn't care too much for the chips part because I was really hankering for the fish. So good! The batter had ground black pepper mixed in before it was fried so it gave a nice, dare I say, peppering of flavor throughout each bite. The fish was so fresh and tender - I liked seeing its juicy whiteness just peel away in chunks in my fork. This was probably the best fish and chips I've ever had; most places have too much batter, oil, and/or salt.

Seeing as we were eating for two, we also had ordered the crazy chips/fries. I know I said I didn't care much for the chips with the fish & chips order but these...these were crazy fries! Smothered in what was called the Baja sauce and freshly minced garlic (and cilantro methinks), they were absolutely addictive. The sauce was a cool, tangy but sweet topping that was nicely complemented by the fresh spice of the garlic; healthy-feeling heaven in my mouth considering they were fries after all.


To combat that healthy sentiment, we had checked in on Yelp so we got free dessert. What's the dessert? Uh, the glorious, probably heart-attack inducing wonder that is fried Oreos. My goodness, look at the cross-section picture. It was like a sweet, sweet donut. I'm not a fan of Oreos but if I had to have them, please have them be deep-fried in this way.