When I was younger, Arthur Treacher’s was my favorite place to eat. I seem to remember one in Lorain, close to the Burger King on Leavitt Road. It was across from the Sound Sensations record store where I discovered Hawkwind back in high school.
Little did I know that the Arthur Treacher’s chain got its start in Columbus, just like Wendy’s and a host of other fast food restaurants. There was one Arthur Treacher’s on West 5th Ave that I frequented soon after moving to Columbus for college.
After a year or so that Arthur’s was replaced by Marino’s Seafood. Thankfully, the fish and chips remained the same.
The Best Fish and Chips in Columbus?
I wrote about Marino’s Seafood for Yahoo! two years ago. That review is still relevant, although it seems Marino’s now offers All You Can Eat Fish and Chips from 4PM – 7PM Monday through Thursday and all day Saturday. There’s no way they can do the same on Friday; there are too many Catholics in the Tri-Village area!
I can’t really call them the Best Fish and Chips in Columbus — The Old Bag of Nails holds that crown — but they are easily the best fast food fish and chips one can buy in Ohio’s Capital City. They do a fine job of scratching that old Arthur Treacher’s itch.