Stopped for a Friday Fish Fry last week.
Once we worked our way through the very dark bar area to the dining room it was like going into a church basement. Bright florescent lights and small tables arranged through the room with little decorations.
I had the perch with German potato salad and Cole slaw along with a beer. My wife choose the Poor Mans Lobster with a homemade potato pancake and a garden salad in place of the Cole slaw.
The restaurant quickly filled. Many were senior citizens. After about 15 minutes the food arrived. First thing I saw was the very dark German potato salad which looked burnt. The perch had a heavy breading and appeared very well done. I tried the Cole slaw which had little taste but it was crunchy. A taste of the German potato salad confirmed it was hot and possibly burnt. The perch was served lukewarm and the first bite located several small bones. I finished the first piece of fish and wondered what the next five pieces would reveal. Another taste of German potato salad confirmed it had a burnt taste.
My wife finished her salad and said that the blue cheese dressing had no taste. She tried the potato pancake and said it tasted like the hash brown casserole she makes and invited me to try it. Sure enough it tasted like the casserole and in fact it appeared that frozen hash brown potatoes were used to make the pancakes. Surely not a traditional recipe for potato pancakes. The poor mans lobster was served lukewarm with no sauce and sprinkled with paprika . She was glad there was only three small pieces.
We skipped desert and paid the bill which was a bit higher than a usual fish fry and worked our way out through the very dark bar area. I don't think we'll be back.
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