9 of SA’s best fish and chip shops

Our state is home to some of Australia’s best beaches, and 2 things most South Aussies associate with a day by the sea are fresh fish and crispy chips.   Here at samotor we take our fish and chips so seriously that we’ve listed 9 we think you should try.  

1. Vivonne Bay General Store

Kangaroo Island
Vivonne Bay may be one of Australia’s best kept secrets, but the true hidden gem is the town’s general store.   Locals and visitors from all corners of Kangaroo Island flock to the shop to enjoy the famous whiting burger and crispy chips. The succulent battered fillets are perfectly complemented by a lightly toasted Turkish roll, some salad and a dollop of mayo.  

2. Sotos Fish Shop

Sotos Fish Shop has been a Semaphore stalwart for more than 65 years. Despite changing hands over the years, the shop is committed to serving up some of the state’s best takeaway.   You’ll love the golden chips, which are freshly cut in-store every day and topped off with their famous homemade chicken salt.
a man seasoning fish and chips on grease proof paper.

Sotos Fish Shop. Image: SATC


3. The Stunned Mullet

Henley Beach
Every summer, a line of fish-and-chip-lovers winds out the door of The Stunned Mullet, and it’s easy to see why. Over the past 15 years, the team has established themselves as one of the state’s best seaside eateries. It’s hard to go past the delicious King George whiting, but if you’re on a budget, the butterfish will leave you satisfied.  

4. Angler

Stirling might not be the first place that comes to mind for quality fish and chips, but South Aussies are now heading up the South Eastern Fwy in droves to sample the menu at Angler. The recently opened shop uses ethically sourced seafood from across the state, which is then dry aged onsite. Head Chef Sam Prance-Smith brings a wealth of experience to the kitchen, after a stint working alongside celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal in the UK. From chip butties to green ant and prawn hot dogs, there’s plenty to like about what’s on offer at this Adelaide Hills restaurant.

Angler Stirling. Image: supplied