Please note the apostrophe and extra s although I think Macs rock too. After suggesting that there is no stellar food in Roseville this morning, I found myself in the awkward position of being stranded here, hungry and without a vehicle, due to some peculiarities of scheduling and a disturbing keying incident in Las Vegas. I don’t know why I seldom think of Mac’s.
Mac’s is (in my opinion) the finest dining establishment in Roseville. It doesn’t offer much in the way of breadth to its menu (fish, shrimp, chicken, and chips) it makes up for it by doing that one thing incredibly well. It is the best fish and chips I’ve ever had anywhere, and the ambiance is not to be missed.
Located just about a mile from the Fairgrounds, it has all the appearance and comfort of a fair booth. The seating is limited, and I suspect most people do take-out. I usually do, but this time since I was on foot I ate in. Krista and I usually split an order, because the portions are truly copious:
There is never any trace of foreign or fishy taste to the oil, and it is always fresh. The oil is always at the correct temperature, so the fish and chips are seldom greasy in the slightest. Just light and flaky, crispy goodness. I’ve been on a fish and shrimp kick lately, so there will be several reviews/observations coming in that area. But for now, I feel I must atone for slighting local neighborhood through unabashed adulation of Mac’s place. If there is such a thing as perfection in fish and chips, I think it is about a block down the street from me.
Just grab a Squirt from the cold case, and prepare to be amazed.
The place has won numerous local awards, though not for a few years. It seldom gets mentioned, but based on the double-digit number of visits I’ve made to this place over the last three years or so, they deserve to have a lifetime achievement in inexpensive dining award of some sort to put on their counter.