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Best Fish and Chips – Gold Coast to Byron Bay

If you fancy a fish and chips fix, you don’t have to cast your net wide to find the best fish and chips on the Gold Coast. Fish fresh from the trawlers, melt-in-your-mouth calamari and crunchy chips … when it comes to first-rate fish and chip shops, the Gold Coast is spoilt for choice.

The Best Fish And Chips – Gold Coast to Byron Bay

Finns on Finnegan

133-139 Finnegan Way, Coomera
Hidden away in the suburbs, Finns on Finnegan is a great find full of your fish and chip favourites. Finns is popular among northern Gold Coast families for its fresh fish and generous portions.

Charis Seafoods

371 Marine Parade, Labrador
Boasting the largest supply of fresh seafood on the coast, family-owned and run Charis guarantees to satisfy your fish and chip craving. Choose fish, prawns, scallops and more from Charis’ fresh seafood selection and have it cooked in-house. Situated next to the beach, the daily live pelican feedings are a hit.

Peter’s Fish Market

120 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
The seafood straight from the trawlers is worth the wait at popular Gold Coast icon Peter’s Fish Market. Fresh fish, prawns, bugs, oysters – you name it, Peter has it! Select your seafood from the trawler next door and have it cooked your way. Dine at picnic tables or take a short walk to the Broadwater to soak up the view.

Kiwi Fish’n Chips

2717 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach
Cheers Bro for the choice fush and chups! Kiwi Fish’n Chips has taken the coast by storm with shops at Broadbeach, Helensvale and another in the making. Their fresh and frozen New Zealand fish and Kiwi-style burgers get rave reviews. Kitted out with Kiwi memorabilia and an impressive selection of NZ drinks and sweets, Kiwi Fish’n Chips is a slice of heaven.


Children, two boys, eating fish, chips and salad at the table at home or in restaurant.

Fish Mongers

9 James Street, Burleigh Heads
Fish Mongers has fish and chips fans lining up for its fresh, locally caught fish and your standard fish and chip fayre. A Burleigh Heads icon, Fish Mongers is a top choice for hungry beachgoers. Enjoy your feed on Burleigh Mountain overlooking the beach.

Scales Seafood

47 Kennedy Dr, Tweed Heads
Set across the road from the beautiful Tweed River, Scales offers mouth-watering fresh, locally caught fish, prawns, crab, oysters, bugs, mussels and more. Take your pick and add crunchy chips, scallops or fritters. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy your feast overlooking the Tweed.

Fish Heads

1 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Fish Heads puts a stylish spin on your standard fish and chips. Dine inside or drink in superb views from the beachfront deck as you enjoy everything from grilled barramundi to seafood linguine and generous portions of fish and chips. Take away is available.


20 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads
Bring a blanket and set up camp by the beautiful Brunswick River to enjoy Starfish’s top notch fish and chips. Starfish boasts a great selection of local fish, hand cut potato scallops, Thai fish cakes and salads. Did we mention the sweets?

What are you waiting for? Grab the family and get hooked on the best fish and chips Gold Coast.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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