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Fish Type: Cod (AYCE)     Price: $9.00

Overall, I would not recommend this Fish Fry.

Fish Score: Good
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Fair
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good

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Comment: I remember hearing about Sweet Sophie’s Restaurant when it opened a few years ago but never actually looked into where it was or what their food was like. It is located in a newer area to the southeast of Waunakee which is actually pretty close to where I live. Since we weren’t really in the mood for a busy Supper Club Fish Fry I decided we should take the short drive north and give the AYCE Fish Fry at Sweet Sophie’s a shot.

We arrived at Sweet Sophie’s right around 7:00 and were able to get an open table immediately. On Friday night this is a rarity which made me feel slightly uneasy about what was coming despite the fact that the restaurant itself was very clean and nice. The Fish Fry at Sweet Sophie’s is All You Can Eat cod served with choice of potato, coleslaw, bread and soup or salad. The cod was decent but not great. The batter tasted fine but was kind of crumbly and didn’t really seem homemade. The fish itself did not have great texture and despite coming from the kitchen steaming hot was already a little greasy and mushy.

The French fries were crinkle cut style and were also decent but not great. They came covered in parsley flakes (or something like it) which really did nothing to help them. Apparently the “Baby Reds” or whatever they called them were a better alternative as pointed out by my fellow diners. Relatively speaking the tartar sauce was good but didn’t really do it for me. It was a good combination of mayo and relish, although there was a hint of dill. The coleslaw was actually pretty good too, although it looked runny and nasty.

Before the Fish we received our bread and soup/salad. I went for the Seafood Chowder instead of salad wand was not really pleased. If there was any seafood in the Seafood Chowder I certainly didn’t see it or taste it. The salads looked better but also not great. The bread was good however and did come with a tasty bit of apple butter which made it all better.

Overall I just can’t quite recommend this Fish Fry. The service was very good and seemed to be a family run operation but the food was just very average. I would not discourage someone who is already going from getting the Fish Fry but if I were recommending places it would not be on the top of the list. The rest of their menu looked very good however and the one person in our party who didn’t get fish enjoyed their dinner very much. I think a return trip to Sophie’s is in order, just not on a Friday night.
1008 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597

(608) 849-4255