Philadelphia Glasgow

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Philadelphia – Best chippy in Glasgow

Coming from a seaside town, I know a thing or two about fish and chips and ‘The Philly’ is number one on my ‘best chippies in Glasgow’ list.

They do the usual fish and chip shop fare – fish (haddock or cod), smoked sausage, chicken, haggis and black pudding – all deep-fried in batter and served with chips, known here as a ‘supper’. If you don’t fancy anything fried, go for a freshly-cooked pizza or pasta dish.

The same family have owned the place for forty years and they also own the upmarket La Parmigiana Italian restaurant next door. The pastas they serve in the chippy are cooked in the restaurant’s kitchen so you can get a takeaway meal at a fraction of the price.

It’s a wee bit more expensive than the usual run-of-the-mill chippy, but it’s worth paying that bit extra for the quality. I thoroughly recommend their fish suppers. If you’re on a budget, have a fish supperette. You only get one piece of fish instead of two but the portions are massive anyway.

All suppers are available for £ 3 (excludes fish and chicken, unfortunately) before 18:00. Avoid going when the schools nearby are on lunch break (between 13:00 and 14:00) as you may have a long wait.

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Details about this spot



445 Great Western Road, Glasgow

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00, Fri - Sat 11:30 - 04:00, Sun 16:00 - 00:00


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)