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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $11.00

Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: When I go to the Hooterville Inn I don't mess around. It's not every day I get the chance to make it all they way out to Bluemounds so when I do I take full advantage. This might well be the best Fish Fry on the plant after all.

Hooterville only has cod, and I use 'only' lightly since they really don't need anything else. The cod comes in three sizes with the biggest being the $13 3-piece; but luckily for those with a big appetite (like I had this week) more can be added for a couple bucks a pop. I was early and had my fish in the fryer just after 5:00. My 5-piece (yes, you read that right, 5-piece) was ready a few minutes later and looked as daunting as you might expect. There was a ton of fish, and these are small either, but after the first bite I knew I'd made the right decision.

More than likely, this is the best beer batter in the universe. It's dark and rich and the Spotted Cow gives it a flavor unlike any other. It's so smooth and creamy that it turns the flaky cod into something else altogether. There is definitely something secretive going on beyond the disclosed Cod, and it doesn't appear they're letting that cat out of the bag any time soon.

As per usual the Fry comes with your choice of sides, one of which is hash browns. These cheese and onion are an up-charge and usually well worth it, although they frying was a little off today. The cheddar and onion didn't get fully incorporated into the mix and thus they weren't as slick as expected. The griddle also seemed to be lacking oil as a few black spots showed up and tainted the flavor meld.

Tons of tartar was there for the taking and I went back to the well at least four times. It comes in a big squeeze bottle and they probably needed a fresh refill at my spot when all was said and done. This blend is thick and creamy and just what the doctor ordered for the decadent cod.

The capers were a creamy coleslaw which was pretty basic and could well just have been Sysco, and a real slice of rye bread. The slaw added a punch and the rye rocked it with a classic stank.

When you're talking Fish Fry the bulk of the conversation should be centered on the fish, and the Hooterville Inn really dominates the dialog. This is arguably the single best fish anywhere is Wisconsin and something you really have to taste to believe. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and think it jut might be the best we've ever had. You'd be wise to try it.



www.hootervilleinn.com
10992 Division Street
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

(608) 437-5444