Fish Type: Cod Price: $8.75
Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: I've eaten the Fish Fry at Wilson's more times than I can count. OK, that's not exactly true, but I do need a computer to count them for me. It's 143 times...
Wilson's has evolved over the years and the 3-piece now sits at $8.75, which is $1.50 more than when we started going there in 2004, but for that extra $ you get lots of extra fish. In 2004 the pieces were about 3 ounces each and more log shaped. In 2020 the pieces are HUUUUGE with some being wing shaped, and others looking like bricks. Other than the shape things pretty much remain the same but with the added girth comes some added grease. Since mine was one of the first orders of the day the oil didn't have that skunky smoky taste but it was still tangible. In addition, the meat:seasoning ratio is off, and while it's still good, and I'm sure some people love the bigger pieces, I'd rather have the smaller bites of yesteryear.
Everything else is basically the same as it ever was save for the slaw: tons of freezer fries, the best tartar in the game, and a dinner roll. As for the slaw, a 4 oz cup has taken over for its 2 oz counterpart and it has a much creamier consistency. It's not a lot better per se, but definitely noteworthy.
Wilson's was our place for a long time and we looked forward to bopping in each and every Friday. As we've moved and grown so has their Fish Fry and while it's still good, it doesn't speak to us as loudly as it once did. Overall, we still recommend this Fish Fry and will definitely see if it keeps evolving over the years.
2144 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704