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Fish Type: Lake Perch     Price: $10.00

Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.

Fish Score: Excellent
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent

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Comment: Well, the Brewers first playoff game in 26 years was a complete waste and since the day was going down the tube quick I decided we had better go out and get some Fish Fry to ease the pain. We arrived at the Spring Creek just before the ninth inning and parked ourselves at the bar and ordered a pint. Since it was not even 5pm and we put our orders on hold and watched the rest of the game as well as some of the post game commentary. After a couple hours or so of drowning our sorrows we got around to ordering.

On Wednesday nights the Spring Creek Tavern has a sweet variety of Fish on special. Our choices were Lake Perch, Bluegill and Walleye, none of which are served on Fridays. We saw a couple of our fellow diners orders come out and the plates were absolutely LOADED with fish, it was almost unbelievable. I felt we were in for something special. I placed my order for the Bluegill and Gabe opted for the Lake Perch.

Before the Fish came out we were treated to lovely coleslaw and baked beans dishes. Both were very good and helped to bridge the gap between ordering and hot food in your face. One thing that threw me for a loop was the lack of bread. I’m not sure if the bartender just forgot to grab us some or if they don’t serve it with the Fish fry on Wednesday but I was definitely let down.

The fish came out about 10 minutes after we ordered it and we were not disappointed. The plates were piled high with Perch and Bluegill which were absolutely scalding hot. They passed the first big test. I dove right in with my hands because that is the way a Fish Fry should be eaten and devoured my first of 12 pieces. You get 12 pieces of Bluegill for $10? Now that is a great value! The Bluegill was simply delicious. It was light and flaky with a superb batter. The Lake Perch was not much worse. It was also very light and flaky with a similar, if not exactly the same, batter. Both styles of fish were absolutely delicious, but I liked the Bluegill a little better. The Perch was also plentiful, at least 6 or 7 monstrous filets (at least monstrous for Perch).

The French fries were also delicious. They were as homemade as it gets and fried just right. The tartar sauce was also right on the money, it was in the big squeeze bottle which can be kind of gross, but we got one right out of the fridge so it was cold and delicious.

When we went to Spring Creek a couple weeks back on a Friday I was somewhat underwhelmed due to the fact it was highly recommend to me. Everything was similar but just not quite as good. The cod we had that Friday could not hold a candle to the Bluegill and Perch we had on this Wednesday. I can safely say that the Wednesday options are superior to the Friday options and I will definitely be going back on more Wednesday nights. Friday, I am not as sure about, unless of course they start to offer the fresh water fish on Fridays too.

118 South Main Street
Lodi, WI

(608) 592-3965