College Park’s Top Restaurants: Fishnet Edition

The next stop on our tour of local restaurants currently earning a rating of 4 stars or higher on the popular website, Yelp.com, brings us to the Turkish coast… err the quaint Berwyn commercial district just off Route 1.

A few blocks from the noise and commotion of Route 1, Fishnet is a neighborhood gem set in the serene Berwyn neighborhood. Owned and managed by Ferhat Yalcin, the casual seafood restaurant opened in the fall of 2011 to rave reviews (rated 4.0 stars on Yelp) including a place on the Washingtonian’s Best New Restaurants of 2011 list. The concept is based off the traditional Turkish fish sandwich of Ferhat’s home country with a rotating choice of three fish sandwiches along with a variety of other options like fish tacos, falafel, hand cut French fries, fish sticks, and some fantastic desserts. In late 2013, the restaurant expects to add a liquor license allowing them to sell beer and wine to wash down your delicious meal.

Fishnet focuses on locally-grown ingredients as they purchase produce, bread, and other items from inside the DC region. They even started their own garden in the rear of the property to reinforce their commitment to locally-grown ingredients. Be sure to check their Facebook page each day for the latest menu offerings.

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Michael – This is a tough call, but for the perfect lunch here I’d go with the fish tacos, fries, and an Ale 81, which is a ginger ale from the best state around – Kentucky (ok I might be a bit biased there). In the colder months, I’d highly recommend trying one of their soups – fish or asparagus being my favorites.

Let us know your favorite dishes or your take on Fishnet in the comments below.

I’m with Michael: fish tacos, fries, and an Ale 81. The fish taco was the first thing that I tried there and it’s so good that I have never tried anything else on the menu. I know I should branch out, but the fish tacos are just so good I don’t want to try anything else.

— Chuck Ireton, September 16, 2013