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13 January 2018

Bed-Stuy Fish Fry

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On the few occasions where a walk has brought me past this location of Bed-Stuy Fish Fry over the years, without fail it has revealed a popular and very busy little shop. The line is usually a few people deep, with many others waiting around for their orders to be fulfilled. A small counter provides a few seats, but most here are local and take their meals home.

A cashier is the person to see first, putting in and paying for an order must be done when you arrive. The prep room is cut off with a large glass window that allows for anxious looks towards the folks that will feed you. Some items, like the fried fish, take a bit of time, so relax and enjoy the rhythm of the place.

When the order does arrive, chances are that you will be satisfied. An upgrade from the standard whiting is the fried catfish and chips ($9, below), two healthy fresh strips over perfect fries. This will come with little containers of hot and tartar sauce, but honestly both are unnecessary as the fish is delicious on its own.

Based on the small sample of others ordering, fried fish does not seem to be the go to order here, despite the name of the place, but we firmly recommend it anyways.

I was looking forward to the shrimp po'boy that was listed on the menu, but this seems to have been discontinued unfortunately. Instead, a box of fried chicken ($6, below) was the replacement, a steal for the price. Four meaty pieces are served and can be combined with other sides to make a dinner if desired.

The batter they use is terrific, the seasonings spot on. My only complaint of the entire meal was that unfortunately these guys were not that hot, hopefully just an unlucky trip.

Luckily there was no shortage of seafood mac 'n cheese ($5, below). This seems to be a star here and despite being incredibly oily and rich, is simply damn good. This entire container disappeared before everything else.

Thoughts of catering trays of the stuff were swimming through my head, but alas we left with only what we could not eat from this dinner.

There are also two other newer locations of Bed-Stuy Fish Fry not located in the neighborhood. One is located downtown perfect for breaks if you happen to get jury duty, while the other is out in Crown Heights on Nostrand Avenue.

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