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Tugboat Fish & Chips

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658 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-3005
+1 408-225-8983
11:30 - 19:30
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Sun 11:30 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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San Jose, California
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I visited Tugboat recently after not being here for a few years. The food is still good, but not quite what I'm looking for in fish-n-chips. While tasty, it is greasy as almost the entire menu is deep fried. My fish on this past visit was mostly breading, which isn't what I remember from prior visits. I'm also more a... More 

Thank wwwdrich
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Not too many fish n chips places anymore My husband and daughter love this place I'm a vegetarian and had the vegetable option and it was greasy but did taste good

Thank pamela R
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We usually come by during Lent but we like their fish and chips anytime. The staff is friendly and fast, The fish is always fresh and if you don't want the french fries you can have the fried zucchini instead (for a dollar more , but it's worth it). We've had the prawns as well and it's been all good.... More 

Thank Tad_64
New Delhi, India
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good quick service, neat & clean with a very friendly staff. Amazing fish preparation. Would visit again!!!

Thank Bullsin
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Tugboat is special place in an area dominated by fast food, chain restaurants and mall fare, a place that does one thing, does it their way and does it well. The real kicker is that it's a genuine value. My family goes at least once a month and we regularly recommend it to friends. The staff is warm and welcoming... More 

Thank 1st_Negative
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Biggest bang-for-the-buck as far as fish & chips that I've found in the San Jose area. Sometimes it's tough getting a table but it's always been worth it so far. Large portions perfectly cooked. I would recommend the daily combo specials.

Thank Thomas A
San Jose, CA
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I go to this place about once a month and every time I am not disappointed. The fish is fresh and freshly cooked as well.

Thank RamKunda
San Jose, California
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159 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This place is clean, bright and friendly and the food is reliably good - cooked to order and piping hot. The ratio of fish to batter could be better but the batter is very light, so it's not as bad as it could be. I enjoy eating the excess batter like chips - as opposed to fries. Given the rarity... More 

Thank Margaret S
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2014

It's hard to find a good tasting Fish and Chips place. I'm one of the lucky ones! I found one down the street from me. Tugboat is friendly and fast. Eat in or out ... I prefer to call it in and pick up, because it works out best for my schedule and large family. Check out this place ...... More 

Thank FinerNiner
Austin, Texas
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177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Tugboat is located in a strip shopping center and is easily overlooked. Employees are friendly, and the food is very good. Our favorite selection is the fish and chips. Large pieces of fish are fried to perfection and the chips are good. Cole slaw makes an excellent side dish.

Thank SabrinaC411

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 658 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123-3005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-225-8983

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?