RSS

Cajun-style fish and chips, and best fried okra around, at Jonathan’s in Menlo Park

13 Dec
The Large Fish & Chips entree at Jonathan's Fish & Chips in Menlo Park.

The Large Fish & Chips entree at Jonathan’s Fish & Chips in Menlo Park.

My stepmom was craving fried catfish so badly that she had a dream about it the night before. Her craving led us to Jonathan’s Fish & Chips, which my parents claim has the best catfish in the Silicon Valley area (besides my dad’s homemade recipe).

Dish of Choice

I ordered the large fried catfish and chips entree, which came in a basket with eight generous pieces of fish, fries, and coleslaw. The Cajun-style, cornmeal-battered fish and chips entree is also available in red snapper, sole, whiting, and buffalo catfish. I also ordered a fountain drink and shared a basket of fried okra with my parents. Altogether, my order came out to about $12.

The Taste

We had to wait about 25 minutes for our order, but it was well worth the wait. Jonathan’s does not cook any food until you order it (no food sitting under heating lamps), so our fish was fresh and hot out of the fryer. The fish was deliciously flaky and lightly seasoned and battered, and the fries were crispy and hot.

The Large Basket of Fried Okra at Jonathan's Fish & Chips in Menlo Park.

The Large Basket of Fried Okra at Jonathan’s Fish & Chips in Menlo Park.

I would also recommend the okra, which had the same breading as the fish. The large fish and chips entree is more than enough food for one person, and I took half of my meal home.

The Ambiance

Jonathan’s Fish & Chips is a no-frills kind of place. The restaurant probably seats about 20-25 people, but many people order carryout. The owner is a very nice woman who greets and chats with her customers. It is a very welcoming, down-home atmosphere.

Other Details

Jonathan’s Fish & Chips is located at 840 Willow Road in Menlo Park. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the restaurant’s website. For more information, call (650) 323-1092 or visit www.jonathansfishandchips.com.

Advertisements
 
2 Comments

Posted by on December 13, 2014 in seafood

 

Tags:

2 responses to “Cajun-style fish and chips, and best fried okra around, at Jonathan’s in Menlo Park

  1. Regina Jackson

    December 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    YES! We have been eating here for 20 years and the food is off the chain!

    Like

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: