Rule, Britannia!

Cod is great

Other items The Codfather serves include mushy peas, baked beans, sausage rolls, and a slew of English-style pies, such as chicken and mushroom, and steak and kidney. With the pies, the only crust is over top, but this doesn't detract from what's underneath. I'm unusually fond of the steak and kidney, and no, that's not "kidney beans." It's offal, bucko, with a unique taste most Americans would describe as "awful." Hey, that just means more for me.

The only dessert, so to speak, is actually more of a palate-cleanser, fried rings of pineapple called "pineapple fritters." May sound bizarre, but it's quite refreshing after a meal. You'll especially need it on Monday nights, when The Codfather runs an all-you-can-eat cod special from 5 to 8 p.m. for $9.95. Why, I swallowed nearly an ocean of those Piscean pleasures without putting the place out of business, though the Briners did look worried there for a moment.

The family Briner: From left, Ruth, Jordan, and father Mark with the specialty of the house, English-style fish and chips.
Jackie Mercandetti
The family Briner: From left, Ruth, Jordan, and father Mark with the specialty of the house, English-style fish and chips.

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The Codfather

1618 E. Bell Road, #101
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Category: Restaurant > English

Region: North Phoenix

Details

Cod, chips and side: $7.50
Salmon, chips and side: $7.90
Steak and kidney pie: $4.95
Two pineapple fritters: $.99

480-836-1199.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Sunday.

15225 North Fountain Hills Boulevard, Fountain Hills

Kids eat free on Tuesdays (call for details), but try as I might, I don't think I can pass, even with a diaper on. I will look forward to The Codfather expanding one of these days, hopefully somewhere near my apartment in central Phoenix. If only it could take over from Pete's, what a glorious day that would be!

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