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.