Fish & Chips shops by any other name still smell the same, so show off your good breading, batter up and fry united along with these 10 dist-stink-tively dubbed purveyors of piscine provisions.   

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

 

 

Bitten Down Under

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

Prepare your JAWS for a fish-bites-man story... except at Fishbites Fish & Chippery in Victoria, Australia, it's the men who bite the fish. Confused? You won't be, after this episode of Sole. (fish & chips shop images via Matthew Paul Argall)  

 

How Adoryable

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

We're not saying Disney's lawyers are as cold, persistent and merciless as sharks... we'll leave that for other, braver types. We will venture, though, that the media giant's legal lampreys aren't exactly chummy when others infringe upon Big Mouse's intellectual property. Maybe the shop's owner just assumed what happens in Mumbai, stays in Mumbai. BTW, what the heck is a “Punjabi Chinese Kebab”? Asking for a friend. (fish & chips shop image via Tengrain)     

 

This SPUD's for You

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

SPUD has been a Roosevelt, north Seattle institution for ages. Their iconic sign would seem to indicate their chips don't take a back seat to the fish. This photo dates from 2008, shortly before the shop moved across the street into a then-under-construction building... hope they were able to keep going full spud ahead. (fish & chips shop image via Steve Mohundro)     

 

Diet Food

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

Shun Fat? Well, that's one way to shed some pounds. We're more concerned about the Bromyard, UK shop sign's subtext that reads “Chinese” & Fish & Chips To Take Away. Are the Chinese battered, because that sorta sounds illegal AND painful. (fish & chips shop image via Elliott Brown)             

 

Clawfish

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

According to the signs posted at Jack and Linda Mills Traditional Fish Smokers (and you thought cigars were smelly), one can now enjoy “Fresh Crab Sandwiches”. Maybe it's just us, but squeezing a cranky claw-waving crustacean between a split buttered bun is a heck of a way to boost one's fiber intake. (fish & chips shop image via Denna Jones                  
         

 

Call Me Gill

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

Cool, the Creature From the Black Lagoon and his family have opened a seafood restaurant... in Glasgow, Scotland no less. Just remember what they say: Fish People today, Lizard People tomorrow! (fish & chips shop image via Martin Deutsch)             

 

No Plaice Like Home

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

And no place for an apostrophe, either. This apparently closed British chippy is one of many – far TOO many, IMHO – that punningly replace “place” with “plaice” in their signage. On behalf of everyone, please stop doing that, you're giving us one hake of a haddock. (fish & chips shop image via Susan S)                  

 

Chicken of the Sea

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

Word to Chris: if you couldn't make a go of things flogging breaded fish and fried chicken in a bar, it's time to reconsider your chosen line of work. Perhaps if you salted the food a little more, customers would drink more. Just sayin'. (fish & chips shop image via Alexander Edward)                  

 

Friend Me on Fishbook

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

“Fish & Chipster” must have been taken – but it's still a better name than #hashtag for a fish & chips restaurant, even if it is located in London's hip Finsbury Park neighborhood. Dude, we know it's hip to be square but cross-hatched? Is hashed beef even on the menu? How about Filet of Selfie? Does the marinated octopus still have... zuckers? (fish & chips shop image via Alan Stanton)                

 

Organized Fryin'

Humorously Named Fish & Chip Shop

It's The Codfather... of sole. A commenter at the photographer's Flickr page states the London chippy's name has been changed to “Codfellas”, presumably because that's less insulting to those of Italian heritage. Not sure if they kept the pair of slouch-hatted, smoking fish sporting Italian flags on their sides on the revised sign, 'cuz that's not offensive at all. We suggest you try the Swims With the Fishes Platter... or else. (fish & chips shop image via BrotherMagneto                       

 

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