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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $10.00

Overall, I would barely recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: So, I have wanted to go to the Prairie Inn Supper Club in North Leeds for quite a while and I thought July 2nd was going to be my chance. Gabe and I took the 20 minute drive north of DeForest only to find the Wild West themed restaurant closed for “vacations & remodeling”. Since we were already in that neck of the woods I figured we might as well hit up the Lockwoods Longshot in Arlington.

We showed up and grabbed a drink and were told to put our names on the list. Apparently one waitress was out sick so there was only one bartender and one waitress handling the whole place and it was keeping them plenty busy. We wound up waiting for a good 20 minutes even though there were a lot of available seats in the dining area. Eventually we got seated and waited for our waitress for another 5 minutes. She was somewhat crabby and justifiably so but, it was still kind of unappetizing. Regardless I remembered the fish being very good so I opted for the four piece because I was hungry.

Before the fish we got to choose from salad or beans & slaw. I picked the beans & slaw which were both very good. I finished both and waited the 15 minutes for the fish to show up. Our four pieces Fish Fries came and wound up being way too much to eat. The fish was nice and hot and had a very tasty batter but was not quite as light and flaky as I remembered. My pieces got greasy on the bottom very quickly and I had to flip them over to keep them lively. The tartar seemed better this time as the mayo and relish seemed to be in better proportion which was nice.

The straight cut fries were good, just about what I remember. What I can’t really recall what the bread was like but clearly it was not memorable enough. While the waitress was kind of rushed she did do a good job with our table so I really can’t complain about her beyond the fact we could hear her grumbling on her way in and out of the kitchen.

Overall, this visit to the Longshot was a bit of a let down. However, when the Longshot is fully staffed and on their game it is definitely recommendable so I will give them some slack. The main elements of the Fish Fry are good and the beans and slaw option is nice. I still feel like I can recommend this Fish Fry but I’m not sure if we will be back to Lockwoods…it is a long shot at this point.

210 US Hwy 51
Arlington, WI 53911

(608) 635-7790