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27 November 2009 @ 09:33 pm
Fish Fry Happiness  
I went out to dinner with Mr S tonight since I was craving a fish fry. I grew up in Milwaukee in a Catholic neighborhood, so Fridays mean an innate craving for fishy goodness. We tried out the little family restaurant at Milwaukee and Stoughton Road (the one that used to be a Country Kitchen and hosted Social Practice for awhile years back). I had not yet been there since it looked like the sort of place that was mostly frequented little blue-haired grannies, but they advertised a fish fry and were close by the house.

It turns out I was right in my suspicions about the clientele - Mr S and I perceptibly dropped the average age of the location by walking through the door. However, the fish was really very tasty and reasonably priced. The hot buffet had a lot of fish and non-fish offerings, which included fried cod, baked cod, fried Alaskan pollack, fried chicken, fried shrimp, fried smelt, BBQ ribs, mashed potatoes, corn, and fries. We each had the Fish Buffet - soup, salad bar, the hot buffet, and a beer or wine for $10. All you can eat perch was $8 and the single servings of fish ran around $7 for the soup and salad bar, a potato, and four pieces of fish. And the fish was very, very good. Happiness.

Next time folks want to go for a fish fry, I now have a good recommendation. :)
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Genevievekathryndana on November 28th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
What is the name of this restaurant? JT Whitney's is where we used to go for fish fry it was hands down some of the best, but of course they're closed, I also like Main St. Bar and Grill in Mt. Horeb, but haven't gone there since my Father in law no longer does karaoke there. I've been looking for a good fish fry place for quite some time now.
eithnieithni on November 28th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
No, it's not JT Whitneys. It really is something stunningly original like "4 Star family restaurant" :p Like I said, it's at the corner of Milwaukre and Stoughton - next to the McDonalds, near the Eastside Woodmans. It used to be a Country Kitchen, which predates your move to Madison, but the building still has that look.

ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on November 30th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
J and I used to go there every Sunday we were in town and munch on breakfast.

J reports that the one time we went to get him some Fish Fry on a Friday, they didn't have the fishy buffet available. So, a caveat for when you are recommending. However, he adds that he liked the fish they served him on a plate just fine! :D
Roxelanaroxelana on December 1st, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
Next time you go - call me - I'll meet you there!
eithni: jumpingeithni on December 1st, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Will do!