Lunch Pick: Trawlers Seafood Kitchen
Fried fish, crispy fries and a cold beer? Life is pretty good
Photography by Jared Sych
Although just a block or so off of always-bustling 17th Avenue, this institution of fried seafood goodness remains a hidden gem. Next door to Boyd’s Lobster Shop, one of the city’s go-to seafood shops, Trawlers uses quality fish when it comes to its signature dishes.
The decor is not going to win anyone over, but, in a place like this, it always comes down to what’s on the plate.
Try anything here from fried Nova Scotia scallops and clam strips to battered haddock, pollock, cod or halibut, all served with fresh French fries or rice, slaw and a homemade tartar sauce. Like any true fish ‘n’ chips business, there’s always a bottle of vinegar on the table with which to douse those hot fries.
For those in a post-work, take-home kind of mood, Trawlers can package anything on the menu to go, including family packs with fried fish, fries and coleslaw for any hungry young ones waiting at home.
If you’re craving a beer along with your lunch, you’ll be happy to know Trawlers also offers a couple of Big Rock brews on tap. Fish, chips and a pint of ale? I think London would be pretty darn proud.
(1515 14 St. S.W., 403-245-6311, trawlersseafood.com)