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Where are the Best Hot Chips in Adelaide?

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Published January 25th 2013
A good chip should be crisp and golden on the outside and full of fluffy potato on the inside. After that, what makes hot chips great is entirely up to you.

Do you like your chips cut thick and chunky or thin and crispy? Sprinkled with plain or chicken salt? Smothered with tomato sauce, aioli, vinegar or a squeeze of lemon? Eaten on their own, as a side or sandwiched in bread? Served on a plate, in a cup, a cone or wrapped in paper?

One thing is for sure, they certainly are yummy. There are many places in Adelaide to get chips but where will you find the best hot chips?

Deep Blue Cafe, Moana, Hot Chips
Deep Blue Cafe


If you are craving fresh, chunky cut chips then visit the Deep Blue Café on the Esplanade at Moana where you can dine in or take away. If take away is your preference, you can order a serve of hot chips to feed two for $5.50 and then wander across the road to eat by the beach.

Hit the road on the weekend and head to the Myponga Brewery off Main South Road for beer tasting and an enormous plate of thick cut chips to share. At $9.90 the chips aren't cheap but slathered in the Myponga Brewery beer batter, they are worth it. Don't forget to stop and check out the view at the Myponga Reservoir while you are in the area.

Hot Chips, Myponga Brewery
Myponga Brewery


Another road trip worth making is to the Flying Fish Café, which is situated on the foreshore of Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot. After your swim in the ocean, step off the sand and into the beachfront Flying Fish Café where your chips will be battered in Coopers Sparkling Ale and served in a cone.

You get more bang for your buck at Chicken Legends on Commercial Road, Seaford with generous serves at a reasonable price. Most of the time the chips here are cooked perfectly- golden, crunchy and a chunky cut. On the downside, they can be unpredictable with the chips being under-cooked occasionally and overly generous with the salt. Roll the dice though, the risk is worth it because when they're good, they're great.

Hot Chips, Chicken Legends, Seaford
Chicken Legends


For a crispy, thinner style of chip, Barnacle Bill never fails to satisfy. There are restaurants all around Adelaide where you can eat in or take away. Barnacle Bill cook with a healthy oil which is allegedly better for you than other oils. It is high in the good fats, low in the bad, naturally free of cholesterol and makes it sound like the chips here just might be good for you.

Hot Chips, Barnacle Bill, Moana
Barnacle Bill


Put both Verve Bar & Kitchen and Enuf Burger Bar at the top of your chip hit list. Both of these places seem to have a secret ingredient that make their chips exceptional.

Enuf Burger Bar produce gourmet burgers at two locations- Jetty Road, Brighton and Anzac Highway, Glenelg North. You can order a serve of specially battered fries on their own for between $2.50 to $6.00 or add them to your Enuf Burger Bar burger order. For an extra $1 choose your favourite dipping sauce from tomato, sweet chilli, mayo, chilli lime aioli, barbecue or hollandiase.

Perhaps it is the dazzling customer service at Verve Bar & Kitchen that enhances the flavour of their chips. For $6.50 you get a bowl of chips that seem to be hand cut, beer battered and cooked to perfection. Verve Bar & Kitchen can be found on the second level, outside of Westfield Shopping Centre, Marion.

Hot Chips, Verve, Marion
Verve Bar & Kitchen


Whilst I am yet to experience them, I have heard stellar reviews of the chips at The Dublin Hotel, Glenelg. Considered fries, you can order a plate with aioli dressing to share for $10. If it is possible, they apparently taste even better than they look in this photo sent in by a fellow chip lover.

Hot Chips, Dublin Hotel, Glenelg
Dublin Hotel


That concludes my list of favourite chipperies. Now it is time for you to chip in and have your say, where do you think are the best hot chips in Adelaide?
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The strand restaurant at glenelg
by Orlo7 (score: 0|6) 2029 days ago
Fat Chicken, the chain hot chicken shops. Always hot and crispy, yet fluffy inside. Quite a generous serve with a 1/4 chicken too.
by Gus (score: 0|6) 2116 days ago
Milang fish n chip shop (there's only one) run by English couple do the crisp n fluffy kind. Awesome! Worth the scenic one hour drive through Strathalbyn. Go down to the lakefront to enjoy the view while you feast.
by Ccden (score: 0|6) 1663 days ago
New English chippy opening up next month at the hub shopping centre Aberfoyle park. It's called blightys and is promising to be an authentic English chippy with steak puddings, peas and real chips. Yippeeee.
by Toppi (score: 0|6) 2038 days ago
Williamstown take away , hand cut chunky
Wow

Brenton
by Cybil (score: 0|6) 2054 days ago
Botanic chickens and seafood - Shepherds Hill Road Blackwood. These guys have been the best takeaway fish/chips/chickens joint in the area for at least the 18 years that I've been around. Same people - same consistently great fish and chips.
by jai_d (score: 1|21) 2119 days ago
Caesar's Palace. Main North Rd Evanston.
Great chips from this modern chipery, good prices too. Always fresh and hot.
by jmart (score: 0|7) 2119 days ago
A few months ago I would have said Botanic at Blackwood have the best chips, but now I think the new Fighting Tempura Japanese place in Blackwood, opposite Barnarcle Bills have the best chips. They are crisp and crunchy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Best chips ever! Tempura calamari is great too!
by ftang (score: 0|6) 2112 days ago
The chips at the Beach Pit Cafe, Lady Gowrie Drive, North Haven, are always freshly cooked, hot and crisp. A small bowl (enough for two) costs $4.00 with sauce an extra 50 cents. Well worth the drive.
by bethj (score: 0|6) 2120 days ago
Fairview park chicken shop.....best ever!!!!!
by colan (score: 0|6) 2113 days ago
The Fish Bone Cafe do the best chips in Adelaide .relatives that come from overseas rave about them .Try them and you won't go anywhere else .Fantastic ..they are at Glenelg at the entrance of the Beach house lane way .on Jetty rd .
by Theal (score: 1|10) 2115 days ago
Colonels Fish and Chips
Goodwood Rd at Colonel Light Gardens ...... Best Ever !!
Brown, Crispy, not precooked, and served in a paper bag to keep them crisp
by melro (score: 0|8) 2120 days ago
Marino Rocks cafe has consistently excellent chips. Crunchy on outside and soft and fluffy inside. I have never had a bad chip there. And you can take them out to a park bench on the cliffs overlooking the sea and devour them with a spectacular view.
by Caleb (score: 0|6) 2030 days ago
sotos at semaphore have the best chips in adelaide but beware in summer you can wait up to an hour for your chippies so do like i do i go for a swim then ring a phone order in by the time i towel off and pack up all the stuff and drive there the wait is almost over and they will tell you how long before your order is ready also the staff there are ever so friendly they will share any local knowledge to new comers a awesome place to go...
by tippy (score: 0|5) 2118 days ago
Mawson Lakes Chicken & Seafood shop 1/ 131 Mawson Lakes Boulevard. The best hot chips I have eaten in years. Consistently, fresh, golden and crispy! Never disappointed.
by Annet (score: 0|4) 2114 days ago
Well done, you seem to have picked a winner here Hayley :)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11042) 2119 days ago
The Stunned Mullet at Henley Beach has the best fish and chips I've had in Adelaide.
by Lisa Angland (score: 0|4) 2089 days ago
Bestest chippies in da world- Fishbone Cafe at Glenelg- get a cone and get hooked!
by Carmel Williams
by cbwil (score: 0|4) 2111 days ago
Chicken chef main nth Rd Blair athol and nth east Rd gillies plains
by cindy (score: 0|7) 2120 days ago
sotos fish shop in semaphore they do the best chips and there are home made
by nickj (score: 0|4) 1567 days ago
Planet Chicken & Seafood on collinswood have the best chips these chips are to die for wont find any better
by harry (score: 0|4) 1677 days ago
Christies chicken and seafood shop, on beach road at Christies Beach. Not only are the chips delicious but you get to be served by two hot brothers!!
by danni (score: 1|96) 2120 days ago
the feathers fish and chips cafe at the corner of greenhill and glen osmond rd!! they use real potatoes cut up, and they're just cripsy and soft and oily enough.
by sonjb (score: 0|4) 2117 days ago
High Street Takeaway Cafe, 23 High Street Strathalbyn,SA, 85363002
by soupson (score: 2|133) 2120 days ago
Springbank Plaza Chicken Shop Burton..trust me, they are the best!
by Simone (score: 0|5) 2118 days ago
I agree, Harry, I tried blighty's traditional fish and chips,and the chips are dismal, grease sodden and limp, broken pieces of fatty mess, there are better and cheaper chips available at the hub shopping centre, also had to wait ages to get served, very poor service system. The food is expensive for the small portions of fish and chips given, the fish is NOT CHEAP and the large portion looks barely enough for a child's meal. The chips were inedible but the local birdlife got a good feed. NOT RECOMMENDED
by soggy (score: 0|6) 1853 days ago
Have tried fish and chips from all over England and Blightys is NOT typical English fish and chips! They were covered in grease and the fish was overlooked. The staff are really miserable and need to learn customer relation skills! Do yourselves a favour and go to Barnacle Bills, always value for money.

Ray.
by rayto (score: 0|4) 1949 days ago
Are there any British style fish and chip shops in Adelaide? You cant beat proper chips made fresh from potatoes. Everywhere seems to use frozen chips!
by deech (score: 0|8) 2118 days ago
Colonels Fish and Chips
Goodwood Rd at Colonel Light Gardens ...... Best Ever !!
Brown, Crispy, not precooked, and served in a paper bag to keep them crisp
by melro (score: 0|8) 2120 days ago
Soto's fish shop semaphore Rd the best fresh cooked chips not frozen
by cindy (score: 0|7) 2120 days ago

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