One night I was driving around trying to find a place to get some seafood. My wife mentioned that she had seen a sign in a plaza in Liverpool and I thought I remembered that there might be a fish place off Old Liverpool Road. We drove over there and encountered The Fish Company at the end of the plaza at 209 Oswego St in Liverpool; oh my goodness!

I just have to get this out of the way; fantastic! I have to say that it’s the best fried shrimp I’ve ever had in my life, and that’s saying something because I’ve tried a lot of fried shrimp. The breading is light so that it doesn’t take away from the shrimp, which seems plumper and sweeter than any shrimp I’m used to eating. Their tartar sauce, which is what I eat my shrimp with, is fantastic as well.

Going back to the restaurant for a moment, it’s a very small place, and calling it a restaurant is a misnomer. It’s totally take out, and they’re only open Thursdays and Fridays. It’s a very clean place and they have a relatively limited menu, but that’s perfect because it helps them stay true to what they’re all about, which is seafood. It’s decorated sparsely and nicely, with the fish tip jar an interesting focal point. I’m not sure if they expect tips, since it’s only the two of them, but my wife did drop in a tip.

They also offer french fries, fried zucchini, baked beans, cole slaw and macaroni salad. I got fries the second time I went, since you know I had to try them a second time before writing about them, which were cooked how I like them, and the baked beans were wonderful as well, nicely sweetened. My wife ordered haddock, which I also tasted and it was great. She got some fried zucchini and I guess that was the only thing she wasn’t enamored with.

They recommended coming on Thursdays, which we did, because Fridays the lines go around the side of the building. They don’t start cooking it until you order it, which helps keep it fresh, but also makes you wait. Because it’s so good you don’t mind waiting for it, but Thursdays works well for me. They don’t weigh the fried fish until after it’s cooked but everything else we had was pre-measured. Since I don’t eat scallops I’m not sure how they handle that.

This stuff is great, and you can always order ahead, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Give them a shot and try it for yourself; if I’m wrong well then that just means there will be more for me. 🙂

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