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Doug's Fish Fry

3638 West Rd., Cortland, NY - (607) 753-9184
The fish sandwich at this casual place is peerless,a big chunk of moist white fish encased in a sandy crust with just the right amount of crunch. It comes with pickly tartar sauce and cole slaw that is finely chopped and fetchingly spicy and excellent fried onion rings and/or French fries.
95% Approval Rating (20 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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French Fries
Fish Onion Dinner

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"We doff our hat to tipster Joe Dunbar for directing us to one of New York's best fish sandwiches, at Doug's Fish Fry of Cortland. There are other Doug's in the region – the original in Skaneateles, in Dewitt and Clay and at the New York State Fair; and according to Mr. ..."   [Read More]
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Richard Cuff
April 24, 2004
"With a college buddy hailing from Skaneateles, Doug's has been a regular pilgrimage. My wife is not a big seafood fan, but even she loves a visit to Doug's, especially when the weather is decent and you can stroll the town. While I haven't tried Doug's other ..."   [Read More]
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Dick Tito
November 09, 2003
"I visited the Doug's in Skaneateles over the recent Halloween Weekend. The fried fish in Doug's was outstanding, as was the overall atmosphere of the place. Maybe because it was so warm relative to what you expect in Upstate NY on October 31, but the whole town seemed ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3638 West Rd., Cortland, NY
(607) 753-9184

http://www.dougsfishfry.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Doug's dinner consists of an unwieldy sandwich, French fries (or onion rings) and cole slaw. In this picture, the O-rings and fish eclipse the slaw and tartar sauce.
"Doug's dinner consists of an unwieldy sandwich, French fries (or onion rings) and cole slaw. In this picture, the O-rings and fish eclipse the slaw and tartar sauce."
Michael Stern





A close-up view of Doug's fried fish gives some indication of just how crunchy-good it is.
"A close-up view of Doug's fried fish gives some indication of just how crunchy-good it is."
Michael Stern


Cole slaw at Doug's is no afterthought. It is delicious; and we recommend it even if you don't get the whole dinner that includes it.
"Cole slaw at Doug's is no afterthought. It is delicious; and we recommend it even if you don't get the whole dinner that includes it."
Michael Stern


The woman who made this sundae boasted to us that fresh peaches for the peach sundae are peeled and cooked right here. Served warm atop a good portion of superbly thick custard, they are a late-summer joy.
"The woman who made this sundae boasted to us that fresh peaches for the peach sundae are peeled and cooked right here. Served warm atop a good portion of superbly thick custard, they are a late-summer joy."
Michael Stern


It was a rainy day when we visited Doug's so the picnic tables outside were not in use.
"It was a rainy day when we visited Doug's so the picnic tables outside were not in use."
Michael Stern


Steamed to order, the lobster demands patience for a 15-minute wait.
"Steamed to order, the lobster demands patience for a 15-minute wait."
Michael Stern


A Fish Onion Dinner adds slaw and great onion rings to the classic fish sandwich.
"A Fish Onion Dinner adds slaw and great onion rings to the classic fish sandwich."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The sesame-spangled bun makes this a sandwich, though not one you'd actually be able to pick up and eat like a sandwich.
"The sesame-spangled bun makes this a sandwich, though not one you'd actually be able to pick up and eat like a sandwich."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Dark and cooked from fresh potatoes, these fries aren't crisp, but they are nonetheless an excellent
"Dark and cooked from fresh potatoes, these fries aren't crisp, but they are nonetheless an excellent "fish-and-chips" style accompaniment to the fried fish."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Whatever else you order, be certain to also get one of Doug's seasonal fruit sundaes.
"Whatever else you order, be certain to also get one of Doug's seasonal fruit sundaes."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



""Save Room for Dessert"? Sounds like good advice to me! This nice mural is just inside the front door."
Cliff Strutz


As you can see from the menu above the ordering counter, Doug's fish sandwich takes center stage.
"As you can see from the menu above the ordering counter, Doug's fish sandwich takes center stage."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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