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Argyle Restaurant

212 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ - (201) 991-3900
The Argyle is a neighborhood lunch hall specializing in Scottish food. Fish and chips are hunks of haddock (or cod) battered and deep fried until the exterior is brittle and the inside is a pillowy mound of snow-white, moist, sweet fish. Alongside the fish comes a heap of chips (aka French fries); and on the table is a bottle of malt vinegar – the preferred dressing for deep-fried potatoes among Brits.
58% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Scotch Eggs
clootie dumpling
fish & chips
meat pie

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
" The Argyle serves beautiful fish and chips. Each platter holds one very large triangular hunk of haddock (or cod) that has been battered and deep fried until the exterior is brittle and the inside, nearly two inches in height, is a pillowy mound of snow-white, moist, ..."   [Read More]
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Jay Shahwan
February 15, 2010
"I've been eating fish and chips from Kearny my entire life -- and that's a long time. When my dad was alive, he knew the best places to get fish and chips (he was a long time Harrison resident). Our favorite place was Kerr's -- and it was always a rare treat to eat ..."   [Read More]
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Jon Bonesteel
July 02, 2009
"We went to Argyle for dinner recently. Have been to many New Jersey restaurants, but have not had such bad service before. Took ten minutes to get menus, with waitstaff all around us. Then it went downhill from there. We had the simplest of orders, fried fish and ..."   [Read More]
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Tim Sit
February 16, 2006
"Maybe Argyle has gone downhill, or maybe they had a bad day. I tried the fish and chips and thought they were bland and below average. They looked a lot like the photo in Michael's review, but both the batter and the fish were surprisingly tasteless, and the crust ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

212 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ
(201) 991-3900

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Beautiful fried fish emerges from the fry kettle at the head of the Argyle dining room.  The
"Beautiful fried fish emerges from the fry kettle at the head of the Argyle dining room. The "chips" on the side are regular French fries, ready to be spritzed with a little malt vinegar."
Michael Stern





Not too sweet, the clootie dumpling was the best item we ate at Argyle Restaurant.
"Not too sweet, the clootie dumpling was the best item we ate at Argyle Restaurant."
Cliff Strutz


The Scotch sauce are served with HP sauce, a bottled brown sauce popular in UK.
"The Scotch sauce are served with HP sauce, a bottled brown sauce popular in UK."
Cliff Strutz


On the wall of the Argyle...
"On the wall of the Argyle..."
Michael Stern


The place to go in Kearny for Scottish food.
"The place to go in Kearny for Scottish food."
Cliff Strutz


Argyle's weather worn sign features a happy Scotsman.
"Argyle's weather worn sign features a happy Scotsman."
Cliff Strutz


Hard-boiled, wrapped in sausage, breaded and deep fried:  Scotch eggs are a dish not found in too many American restaurants we know!
"Hard-boiled, wrapped in sausage, breaded and deep fried: Scotch eggs are a dish not found in too many American restaurants we know!"
Michael Stern


Sweet and spicy, sopped with custard, clootie dumpling is a sort of deconstructed bread pudding.
"Sweet and spicy, sopped with custard, clootie dumpling is a sort of deconstructed bread pudding."
Michael Stern



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