Fish and chip shop

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A fish and chip shop in Broadstairs, Kent
A mobile street vendor selling fish and chips in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A fish and chip shop is an outlet that mainly sells the dish fish and chips. It is usually a takeaway operation, although some have limited seating facilities.

Other variations on the fish and chip shop name include fish bar, fish shop, chip shop and the colloquial "chippy". In Ireland they are known as "chippers".

Fish and chip shops may also sell other foods, including variations on their core offering such as battered sausage and burgers, to regional cuisine such as Chinese food.


The word "chip-shop" is first recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary in 1953.[1] "Chippy" or "chippie" was first recorded in 1961.[2]


Many British villages, suburbs, towns and cities have fish and chip shops, especially near coastal regions.


Fish-and-chip outlets sell roughly 25% of all the white fish consumed in the United Kingdom, and 10% of all potatoes.

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