Fish & Chips!

Thoughts of Summer, beach, seafood come across our minds as the mild season of summer is approaching!  Who doesn’t love a good ole’ plate of fish & chips?

Fish & Chips here at Charlie’s Kitchen are made with fresh fish and served with cole slaw.  Fish & Chips originated in Britain more particularly both Lancashire and London claim they invented this meal of fried white fish.  Potatoes were introduced to Britain from the new world in the 17th century and once those fried potatoes and fish were put together, there was a brand new and popular dish to be eaten!

Fish & Chips were originally only sold from small family businesses and most often out of locals homes!  The invention of the steam trawler brought fish from all over including Iceland, Greenland and the North Atlantic.  During the second world war, Fish & Chips were one of the only foods not rationed.  This delicious dish was a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins and iron.

The first sit down type restaurant was opened in 1896 in Whitechapel, London.  They served fish, chips, bread butter and tea on tables with white table cloths and fine china.  The factory workers loved sitting and dining like the rich!

By 1927 there were over 35,000 fish & chips establishments in Britain and it still remains a popular menu choice today in both the United States & Britain.

You can enjoy our delicious fish & chips dinner served with coleslaw at Charlie’s Kitchen, 10 Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138! We’d be happy to serve you!  Our hours are Sunday – Wednesday 11am-1am and Thursday – Saturday 11am-2am.

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Charlie's Kitchen Restaurant 10 Eliot Street Cambridge Ma


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