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J.J’S Fish Chicken & Gyros. 203 E. 30th Street

Last week Pat left on a trip west so I was on my own. I got busy so I wasn’t able to go anywhere. As it turned out Pat’s trip was interrupted and he wanted to have lunch. We arranged to meet at a place that doesn’t open until noon. I had a earlier commitment so we planned on meeting at 1:30. Alas the joint wasn’t even open. It was supposed to be; it just wasn’t. I decided on J.J’s. I had eaten there before and found the food to be uninspired but good.

The last couple of years Indianapolis has seen several Fish and Chicken fry joints open. Most are national chains. The leader of these chain stores appears to be Jordan’s. J.J’s has a very similar menu. It is a very small place. It is primarily a take away place, they can only seat 4 people.

They offer several lunch specials for $5.99. All come with fries and a drink. That was my first exposure to J.J’s. I was in the area and starving so I stopped and ordered his wing and catfish combo. I received 3 medium size chicken wings with a filet, fries and a drink. $5.99.

I think Pat was dubious of my pick. They sell Italian Beef sandwiches; and I know Pat likes those.

Sometimes I am a sucker for fried fish; especially Ocean Perch. So I got the Perch and fries special.

I really enjoyed it. The fish was nicely done. Too many places think that fish has to be fried hard to be done. They do a very good job with their fish. Both flaky and tender. This place isn’t too far from me so I can see myself getting some carry out dinners here. The prices are more than reasonable.

Also don’t worry about the area. I am sure some folks still see it as the old Dodge City, but remember that Goose the Market is a few blocks South on Delaware. This area is in the midst of “gentrification”. For better or worse the hood is changing.
JJ Fish Chicken & Gyros Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

4 responses

  1. Perch, huh? Never seen perch on a menu but I think I told you that before. Nice price! Do you get a lemon wedge, tartar, or cocktail for your fish? No gyros for you two, huh? I just watched a Jimmie Fallon sketch about pronouncing gyros, so I’m saying “your-ohs” like euros to you now.

    June 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    • This is a take away joint. The Owner came out to ask what I wanted for my fish. I asked for hot sauce and tartar. I got a 2 oz. solo of hot sauce and 3 packs of tartar. Perfect. Hot sauce soaked into the cornmeal breaded fish and topped with a creamy tartar. Great Ghetto Grub.

      June 30, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  2. I like a tender, flaky fish, so that sounds good to me! Fries look good!

    June 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    • I think this little place is going to be my favorite “guilty pleasure”.

      July 1, 2017 at 5:54 am

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