Quinte, On. real estate agent: Captain George's in Trenton Ontario

Captain George's in Trenton Ontario

I had the pleasure of eating at Captain George's Fish and Chips in Trenton the other day. It just opened its doors a month or so ago, so I was anxious to go in and see what it was like for myself.

I knew there was a Captain George's Fish and Chips in Brighton, and I had assumed that it was the only one and that it was now expanding into Trenton, but I was wrong. Apparently there are over 20 locations all over southern Ontario. You can check the map to see if there's one near you. They seem to be a growing chain.

If the restaurant in the picture looks vaguely like a Tim Hortons, it's because they moved into the old Tim Hortons building right across from Fraser Park Marina. Great location, right next to the water - perfect for a fish and chips restaurant. I hope they have the patio open in the summer, it would be nice to sit there.

The service was very good. Despite being fairly busy, I was tended to and seated right away. The menu was simple to read and easy to order from, and the prices all seemed very reasonable.

The picture on the right is the meal I had for about $12.00 (I forget the exact amount). The single piece of haddock was large, and the batter was very crispy and delicious. there was a generous helping of cole slaw, and the fries were of the most excellent fish and chip variety, perfect with a drop or two of malt vinegar. The coke was every bit as good as the can of coke I bought at the Royal York hotel for about three times as much.

It seems to me that restaurants that specialise in fish and chips tend to serve up better plates of fish and chips than restaurants that just have it as a side item on their menu. This is definitely the case with Captain George's Fish and Chips, the meal was very good. It was served very quickly too, which to me, is always a bonus.

So, if you ever have a hankering for fish and chips, and are in the Quinte area, stop at Captain George's in Trenton to take care of that craving. You could tell them that Malcolm sent you, but they don't know who I am, so it wouldn't do you any good anyway.


Comment balloon 9 commentsMalcolm Johnston • November 12 2011 04:23PM


Malcolm - Oh yum!  There's nothing like a good feast of fish & chips!  And yes, malt vinegar is a must!!!  Bon appetit!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 8 years ago

Do you have any idea how much BETTER it would have tasted in newspaper? I can almost smell the malt vinegar too!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Now my mouth is watering!  Fried haddock...yummy!

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) over 8 years ago

looks good.

if you had posed this a couple of adays earlier i could have checked it out.

Enroute to Ottawa, I stopped at Kingston for dinner.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, I love fish and chips! Here in Burlington I go to the Thistle restaurant. Yum!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Malcolm- I love fish 'n chips and, yes, with the malt vinegar!  Yum!  We have a lot of fish sandwiches here...  blackened, grilled, etc, but sometime you just want fish 'n chips!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

Thanks for making me hungry, we love fish and chips, bring it on, we may have to make that our dinner plans for tomorrow, thanks for the tip.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 8 years ago

My mother-in-law know all the good fish and chips joints near our cottage, in towns like Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, and even Peterborough, now we know one when we are in Trenton, thanks Malcolm


Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Yes Sally, it won't be fish and chips without the malt vinegar.

Ellie, that only works with English newspapers, the ones here taste different. Must be the ink.

Kristen, haddock is the king of fish when it comes to fish and chips.

Brian, next time your en route, stop in Quinte for a leg stretch.

Janice, that sounds good, The Thistle restaurant must be a family tradition by now.

Kathy, oddly enough, I'm not a big fan of fish, however, I make an exception for salmon and fish and chips.

Peter and Linda, it's a quick and tasty meal, and we should eat more fish.

Chris, it's essential to know all the good places to eat in an area. I think there's a captain George's in your neck of the woods too.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago