The Thistle Fish & Chip

The Thistle Fish & Chip

Old Country Style Fish & Chips.

In 1925 at the age of 11, Annie Bruce Leitch arrived on Ellis Island with her family from Edinburgh, Scotland. They settled in the Scottish Community of Kearny.
In 1932, Annie married William McCurley, with whom she gave birth to William, Julia, and Donald. In 1963 after raising her children, Annie bought the The Thistle Fish and Chips. Annie and Bill ran the shop with the help of their children for 7 years.
In 1970, Julia and her husband Jerry, also known as Skeeter, took over the family business. Skeeter and Julie worked hard at expanding the little fish and chips shop into a famous restaurant and catering business.
Skeeter and Julia were well known throughout the community for their active participation. They had four children, Jane, Susan, William, and Anne, whom all worked in the business.
In 2009, Julia and Skeeter decided to retire after 40 years in the business. They leave their legacy to their two daughters Jane and Susan who are carrying on the family tradition of serving up their neighborhood with their secret family batter recipe for the old country style fish and chips.

[03/17/16] St. Patricks Day isn't over yet! Join us tonight for some traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage. See you there! 🍀

[02/16/16] We have crab cakes on the special board tonite!!

[02/10/16] Time for fish! Ash Wednesday come on in!!🍤🐋🐟🐡!! Lunch 11:30-4:00 Dinner 4:00 to 8:30!

[01/27/16] The Lyndhurst DPW did an amazing job on Valleybrook! Plenty of parking on the street and in the parking lot across the street! Come on in for dinner this week!!

Best Family-Owned Restaurants in NJ

Thank you for featuring us as one of the Best Family Owned Restaurants in NJ!

Come on in to try the fan favorites from the article: our Fish & Chips and Baked Crusted Flounder! Skip the chains and go to these family-owned eateries, where the meals are made with love.

A sample of what's on the menu tonight

[08/28/15] Probly last week for soft shell crabs come in and enjoy!!!

Broiled salmon green beans and clams oreganata! Yum tonites special along with Sauté Soft Shell Crabs!!!

Come in before the bands!!!

Get them while they last!!!




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442 Valley Brook Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday 11:30am - 8:30pm
Friday 11:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday 3:30pm - 9:30pm
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