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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Mouthwatering fish & chips to-go in Mackay

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as sitting on the beach with the sand between your toes and digging into a fresh batch of fish and chips. Fish and chips, although it seems like an easy meal, is hard to get just right; you want the chips to be crispy and the fish to be cooked perfectly. There is nothing worse than getting your fresh package of fish and chips, only to find out that everything is soggy and stale. To take the guesswork out of this difficult task, we’ve found the best cafes and takeaway shops in Mackay that serve up incredible fish and chips as voted by locals.

Vella’s Fish & Salad Bar

Grab a seafood platter, Vella's Fish & Salad Bar - Mackay
Grab a seafood platter, Vella’s Fish & Salad Bar – Mackay

If you’re looking for a convenient takeaway shop for some fresh grilled fish for dinner, look no further than Vella’s Fish & Salad Bar on Sydney Street in Mackay. This popular takeaway shop and café is home to a huge range of seafood options, whether you want a crumbed fish fillet or some fresh scallops and prawns. Don’t miss out on visiting this niche little fish bar to order yourself some incredible fish and chips. If you’re feeling adventurous try their fish burger for a twist on your favourite seafood. If you want a healthy option, they also serve up incredible salads to accompany your grilled fish.
Where: 117 Sydney Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Chang River 2 Reef

Try some fresh seafood, Chang River 2 Reef - Mackay
Try some fresh seafood, Chang River 2 Reef – Mackay

Chang River 2 Reef is a takeaway fish and chip restaurant in South Mackay. Although it’s fairly new to the area, it has already wooed the locals with its incredible fresh seafood. Step inside to order some great green prawns, fresh local crab or oysters. If you’re a traditionalist, you’re also in luck because Chang River 2 Reef cooks its fish and chips to perfection. Try some grilled mackerel with lemon and Thai seasoning, or sweet lip crumbed and served up with a batch of crispy potato goodness. You’ll love visiting the friendly staff at Chang River 2 Reef; a place that will surely become your new local favourite.
Where: 167 Evan Street, South Mackay QLD 4740

Morgan’s Fish Bar & Market

Some of the freshest fish & chips, Morgan's Fish Market & Takeaway - Mackay
Some of the freshest fish & chips, Morgan’s Fish Market & Takeaway – Mackay

Morgan’s Fish Market & Takeaway is a long loved local favourite serving up fresh Queensland seafood. This family-run establishment is so popular that they’ve recently opened up their second location (Morgan’s Fish Bar) in West Mackay. Their North Mackay store is just a five minute drive from the water’s edge, so it’s the perfect place to order your fish and chips if you’re looking to eat with a view of the ocean. Check out their catch of the day fresh fish to decide what you’d like grilled for dinner, and grab it alongside some crispy hot chips or Moreton Bay bugs. You won’t find fresher seafood than at Morgan’s Fish Bar & Market, as everything is caught within Queensland. If you don’t want to eat in store or grab takeaway, buy some fresh fish to take home with you to cook up yourself.
Where: 4/25-29 Evans Avenue, North Mackay QLD 4740

Sea Shanty Fish & Chip Shop

A convenient fish & chip stop, Sea Shanty - Mackay
A convenient fish & chip stop, Sea Shanty – Mackay

Located just across from Kentucky Park is the Sea Shanty Fish & Chip Shop serving up delicious cooked seafood. Drop in here and order a takeaway meal with options such as prawn cutlets, scallops, whiting fillets and squid rings to name a few. This is a super convenient location if you’re looking for a quick dinner or picnic in the park with some fresh fish goodness. Whether you just want a light meal, or are looking to feed the whole family, the Sea Shanty Fish & Chip Shop has plenty of fresh options to choose from. Try some coral trout alongside freshly cooked chips for a delicious bite to eat, or check out the family packs if you need enough food to stop the kids fighting over the amazing dishes.
Where: 26 Nebo Road, West Mackay QLD 4740

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