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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $8.00

Overall, I would not recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: This was easily one of the worst Fish Frys I have ever had, and I really don’t want to waste any of my time writing about it (or waste your time in reading it). I recommend you just avoid it altogether as I wish I would have done. However, here is the quick synopsis, if you must.

For eight bucks you get two frozen cod fillets (at least I assume it was cod) and two frozen potato pancakes. The fish was just awful. The batter was ultra thick and crispy and the fish was mushy and nasty. It was much worse than the Glass Nickel, who also serves pre-battered frozen fillets, but they don’t taste anywhere near this bad. The potato pancakes were almost as bad, but I at least finished both of them. Frozen 2 Fryer = loss.

The tartar was also not good as it was comprised of many different things, none of which belong together. And who can possibly ruin a piece of garlic bread? The Mendoata Grill, that’s who. There was no coleslaw on the salad bar, but some extremely nasty potato salad to make up for it. Yeesh. Another loss.

To top off this debacle they cram a 24oz fountain soda in there which is probably the only decent thing about the meal, especially when you consider it took almost 15 minutes to get this gruel.

Overall, this Fish Fry is not recommendable in any way. At the Mendota Grill for your $8 you get: two frozen fish fillets, two frozen potato pancakes, grody tartar, an uninspired piece of garlic bread, a weak salad bar, and a huge soda; versus, three or more hand battered cod fillets, fresh cooked fries, delicious tartar, an abundant side of slaw, a fountain soda, and fresh toasted garlic bread for only $6.50 at the Regent Street Retreat. It seems pretty obvious to me… never again will we be tempted by anything at the Memorial Union, never again.
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 265-3000