Fresh fish in crispy batter served with salty, hand-cut chips - a day out to Skegness just isn't complete without a trip to the chippy. A classic seaside resort with all the trimmings, Skeggy's got its fair share of top fish and chip shops to choose from. Here's where to catch Skegness' best fish and chips.
Epton's Fish and Chips
Like a hefty dollop of nostalgia with your haddock? Head to Epton's, the oldest chippy in Skegness. Opened in 1894, back when High Street was known as "Chip Pan Alley", Epton's has been in the fish and chip game for well over 100 years, so they must be doing something right.
Expect all the classics served in a family-run, no frills setting.
Address: High Street, Skegness
The View might not be your classic seaside chippy, but the setting alone makes it worth a visit. Housed in an old lifeguard tower right on the beach, the outdoor veranda and floor-to-ceiling windows ensure sweeping views out over a quiet stretch of sand and the North Sea beyond.
Served with super thick, hand-cut wedges, the home-made fish and chips aren't bad, either! Other seafood specialities include stuffed crabs and seafood pasta.
Address: Winthrope Avenue, Skegness
The Blue Fin
Serving simple fish and chips just off the high street, The Blue Fin won't disappoint. A local favourite, known for its friendly service and big portions, order to eat in or take away.
Choose from cod, haddock and plaice, all served with deliciously salty chips and optional sides of mushy peas or curry sauce. Seaside favourites scampi, fishcake and jumbo sausage are also available, and all at reasonable prices.
Address: Lumley Avenue, Skegness
Possibly the most popular chippy in town, Trawler's Catch serves up quality fish and chips right in the heart of Skegness town. Find the chippy just behind Pleasure Beach in the Grand Parade - perfect for a pit stop between rides.
Should you fancy something other than fish and chips, you're in luck - there's also pizza, garlic bread and kebabs.
Address: Grand Parade Leisure Complex, Skegness
The Pie Palace
Don't let the name fool you, The Pie Palace does a cracking fish and chips. Known for its generous portions, great service and excellent value, there's little wonder why it's one of the most popular cafes near Skegness.
It's also a great place for veggies, vegans, and gluten-free eaters, with loads of different types of pie on offer, too. Just over the road from Skegness Fantasy Island, Pie Palace is a top choice after a day on the rollercoasters.
Address: Sea Lane, Ingoldmells
The Barley Mow
The Barley Mow is a cosy family-run pub on the outskirts of Skegness. A local favourite, the pub sources most of its produce from the surrounding area, something that shines through in its tasty menu.
The beer battered haddock comes in whale-size portions with chunky chips and minted mushy peas. Fancy something different with your seafood? Go for the moule, smoked fish pie or sautéed king prawns.Address: Sea Lane, Friskney
Tucked away on an unassuming street north of the town centre, this little chippy might just serve the best value fish and chips in Skegness. Seaview Fisheries offers three different types of fish - haddock, cod and plaice - with chips for under £6, as well as fishcakes and fish fingers - both with chips - for under £3. Bargain.
Either eat in at the adjoining café or take your food to go and enjoy your fish and chips down on the seafront.
Address: Sea View Road, Skegness
The Steamboat Cookhouse Pub
Affordable prices and a varied menu make this gastro pub a great option for families after a sit down fish and chips experience in Skegness. The beer-battered haddock and chips come in big portions, and there's also a whole range of burgers, pies, grills, pizza, and salads to choose from.
Newly opened in 2019, The Steamboat has become one of the most popular pubs on Skegness Seafront, so be sure to book ahead.
Address: Skegness Seafront
The Windmill Restaurant does fish and chips a little differently. Forget batter, the seabass is pan roasted and paired with delicate, aromatic salmon fishcakes and chunky hand-cut chips. A good one for an evening out with friends, the Windmill Restaurant has an extensive gin menu, with obscure flavours (try the chocolate gin) alongside familiar favourites.
The restaurant is just over five miles away from Skegness centre, so be sure to book a taxi.
Address: High St, Burgh le Marsh