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Tugboat Fish & Chips

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10861 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-5023
+1 916-859-0533
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Volcano, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating here when we're in town over the last few years, and we have always had great fish and chips or great calamari and chips. Unfortunately the last time we were here, last week, the fish tasted funny and we realized it was old. the Calamari was strictly tentacles and the tartar sauce was very watered down.... More 

Thank Ann M
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have had take out from this little take out restaurant 3 times. The fish is not greasy, cooked perfectly, and large portions. French fries and cole slaw come with the fish. One can order ahead and your order will be ready when you arrive. Good service and friendly employees. Can't ask for much better than that.

1 Thank deeppurple1
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were in search of authentic English fish and chips when we came across this quaint, retro establishment. This is, apparently, part of a small chain throughout central California to the Bay Area. The menu was surprisingly vast for such a small place, but we were there for fish and chips. My friend, who had lived in England for a... More 

1 Thank Rhonda A
Rancho Cordova, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Love their fish n chips, friendly service with smiles and laughter. Creamy tarter sauce and Thank you

Thank diamondbilliards
Rancho Cordova
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Try the fish cod and chips with other combinations of your choice. You have a variety of seafood to compliment your fish such as oyster, calamari, scallops, and clams. Also available are side orders of mushrooms, zucchini and cold slaw. Don't forget to ask for a bonus card that you would entitle you for a free order after your 10... More 

1 Thank Zenaida C
Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We came her from Oklahoma to run at the Junior Olympics. I saw the restaurant and was like it looks gross, we stopped a couple in the parking lot and they said it was very good, skeptical we just got one plate shared it and the. We order 10 more. I am in the process of getting some for our... More 

Thank Bookum2012
Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I can't get enough of this place when I am anywhere near Sacramento, this is a must do side trip for me and my family. Obvious that people come here for the large portions of melt in your mouth fish and chips, but explore the menu, everything we have tried, especially favourite is the calamari. All the food is fresh,... More 

1 Thank goamazon
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Best fried fish done quick. They give you plenty. The calamari is better than the best I have tried in fine restaurants. The fish and chips is perfectly cooked. Not greasy at all. So much fish when you order that the chips are an afterthought. Only bad thing is the location and seating. It is in a rough area and... More 

Thank torticus
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The food is fresh, hot, and the wait is short. The fried zucchini is very good but greasy. It would be nice if they had parmesean cheese to go with it. The tarter sauce is good if you like a lot of garlic! Now about the fish. I usually end up with pieces that appear to be shaved. Meaning that... More 

Thank Ganmaw
Sacramento, California
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This place is beyond the best for fish and chips. They genuinely love their regular customers. Before and after my mom died, my dad and I went there because they both loved that place. Then when VERY late in life my son was born we all kept going there. Tugboats people were so loving and generous I cannot begin to... More 

Thank Randy O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10861 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-5023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 916-859-0533

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