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19 chippers to visit in Ireland before you die

Where can you get the best nosebag of floaters?

YOU CAN’T BEAT a decent bag of chips, a well battered sausage or a tasty bit of cod.

We’ve done a LOT of asking, searching and sampling, and come up with 19 of the strongest chipper contenders from around Ireland, in no particular order.

1. Leo Burdock’s, Christchurch, Dublin

Dublin’s oldest chipper boasts a sign outside that claims that the likes of Justin Timberlake’s parents, Ray Charles and Cuba Gooding Jr have all sampled their wares.

leoburdock Source: Google Maps

2. KC and Son and Sons, Douglas, Cork

So popular that it has a queue cam, KC’s is famed not just for its chips but for its King Creole and Mexican pittas. Fancy!

K.C & Son & Sons's Photos - K.C & Son & Sons | Facebook Source: Facebook

3. McDonagh’s, Galway

Generally acknowledged as the best chipper in Galway, McDonagh has a traditional chipper section and a sit down restaurant. Described on Trip Advisor as “best I’ve had in Ireland”. Fighting words!

mcd Source: @FergusDonegan

4. Tony’s Cafe, Connaught Street, Birr

Strong words here:

5. Jackie Lennox’s, Bandon Road, Cork

There’s a fierce rivalry among the chippers of Cork. Lennox’s has some serious fans and is described on Yelp as “greasy and delectable” while “their queue management is a marvel”.

Jackie Lennox's Chip Shop Source: Flickr

6. Super Miss Sue, Drury Street, Dublin

A newcomer to the chipper brotherhood, Super Miss Sue also offers a chipper section and a sit down restaurant (and a gin bar, if you’re that way inclined). The chips come highly recommended.

misssue Source: @SuperMissSue

7. Luigi’s, Parnell St, Limerick

A favourite haunt of the late Richard Harris by all accounts. Luigi’s got a makeover in the past few years and is now a swanky diner. Strong contender for the best fish and chips in Limerick too.

luigis Source: @FoCahill

8. Sorrento Takeaway, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

Stoneybatter is no stranger to chippers and takeaways but this little gem tucked up on Arbour Hill is a local favourite. Battered sausages are a speciality.

sorrento Source: Google Maps

9. Golden Fry, Ballinlough Road, Cork

“You can keep your KC’s and your Lennox’s” cry some of the good people of Cork. Many claim that the city’s best chipper is actually The Golden Fry.

Anyone up for some Fish n Chips??? Source: Facebook

10. Presto, Ringsend, Dublin

Every now and then I allow myself a takeaway and this is the best place I’ve been to yet, in all my years.

So says Brian.

Located across from Slattery’s Pub in Ringsend, Presto is renowned for quality of chip and staying open late.

presto Source: @EimearMorris

11. Enzo’s Cafe, William St, Limerick

A little gem on William Street in the city, the customers always leave their plates clean.

Leaving a little something for the waitress  Leaving a little something for the waitress @Enzo'a Limerick City Source: meiling_t

12. Brown’s Fish and Chips, Belfast

You can’t really compete with award-winning grub now can you?

(Did you know there are awards for the best chippers? Us neither)

browns Source: BrownsFishAndChips.co.uk

13. Fairview Grill, Dublin 3

A real Fairview institution where you can eat in or take out. Locals have been dining here for years.

grill Source: Google Maps

14. Angelo Takeaway, Banagher, Galway/Offaly border

Run by Angelo Perna, this authentic Italian chipper is a midlands legend.

Angelo Take Away Banagher's Photos - Angelo Take Away Banagher | Facebook Source: Facebook

15. Genoa Takeaway, Dungarvan, Waterford

With Mama Genoa at the helm, Genoa is another award winning chip emporium. It even has its own YouTube tribute.

Source: LismoreCommunityTV/YouTube

16. Capri Grill, Naas,Kildare

The chips from the Capri Grill are the stuff of dreams. People have been known to pull in off the N7 for a bag. It’s worth every drop of petrol.

capri Source: Google Maps

17. Monte Carlo, Glasslough St, Monaghan

One fan told us:

Sweet Jesus, they’re perfection.

18. Jack Jordans,  Doughiska, Galway

“Best snack box in Galway”. They’re fighting words. Are you listening McDonagh’s?

Thank Cod it's Friday!! If you're feeling ... Source: Facebook

19. Baskins Cafe, Dunkineely, Donegal

We had been told by a couple on holidays that the fish and chips were the best they had ever eaten.

Not a bad recommendation. And here’s another one.

Baskins Cafe - Baskins Cafe's Photos | Facebook Source: Facebook

Thanks to @Thomas_Lennon, @ExecutiveSteve, @FloodyCov, @ExactAli and all others for their recommendations. 

So how did we do? Was your favourite chip emporium included? Which ones have we left out?

Let us know in the comments section…

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