Fish Type: Lake Perch Price: $14.25
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but I went back to the Villa Tap. Twice...
While that declaration might not be all that surprising, this one might be - I got the walleye instead of the perch on one of the trips! Shocking. I know. However, if you would have seen this walleye fillet, you might have been persuaded to branch out too. I kid you not, this behemoth may well have been the single largest walleye fillet I've ever seen (or eaten) at a restaurant. It was gargantuan. It hung over the plate (on both sides) and was somehow perfectly fried. The thin part of the fillet on the underside of the fish was crisp and the thick parts nearest the ribs were still moist. It was basically a work of art and one I should have had reservations about eating (but didn't). Perhaps the most remarkable part of the whole thing was that the breading could still be tasted despite the egregious amount of meat. A wimpier breading would certainly be lost but this stuff kept pace and made the fillet one for the record book. Damn it was good.
The perch on the other trip was basically what we've come to expect - excellence without fanfare. Sure, this plate wasn't laid out as pretty as normal but all else was as you'd expect. It's just good stuff, and anyone who would argue that is lying. Simple as that. Eat it. Love it. I do.
Everything else was the standard VT and I've expunged it's virtues many times over. Banging tartar. Standard slaw. Basic bun. End of story.
While I could go on and on about Chico's fish there really isn't a reason to. If you don't believe the dozens and dozens of reviews so far there is nothing I could say to persuade you now. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and love just about everything about it, specifically that massive walleye fillet. $hit, that thing was enormous...I mean, who gets that? It's ridiculous.
2302 Packers Avenue
Madison, WI 53704