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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $10.00

Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: This Fish Fry wasn’t some big production, so why should the review be? We showed up, had some drinks, ate some fish (it was good), and that was that. End of story.

For $9 the Lazy Oaf Fish Fry features two large pieces of cod, nice potato options, some homemade slaw, and a side of tartar. The cod was the star of the show, featuring a flaky texture and delicate batter. The pieces were larger than average, but the surprisingly thin Lake Louie beer batter had no problem standing up to their might. While, as with most beer batters, a little bit of grease developed, it wasn’t near enough to ruin the fish or even slightly degrade it.

French fries, cheesy potato casserole, and potato pancakes made for a tough decision, but as we normally do, settled on the PPs since they were available. The lone soldier that showed was really tasty, but it was just him, no platoon, no backup. Never have I seen only one cake considered a portion, so that was a letdown, but it was larger than normal, and had a great consistency, so I’ll still chalk it up as a win. While it could have used a hint more onion it was still really good, as was the cheesy casserole which I also got a forkful of.

A thick and creamy tartar offset the beefy cod just right. It was mostly mayo, but had enough relish to make it interesting. The slaw was also fascinating although not in a good way. The coarsely cut cabbage concoction was light on the mayo and heavy on the stank. It didn’t sit well with anyone at the table, but at least didn’t totally queer the deal.

There was no bread served, and our waitresses seemed to be in La La Land (thoughts of baby on the brain, no doubt), but even that wasn’t enough to ruin the meal. The fish, potatoes, and tartar were all very good, which in the long run is really all that matters. Overall, we recommend this Fish Fry, and will likely be back want we want a low-frills, no BS kinda Fish Fry.
1617 North Stoughton Road
Madison, WI 53704

(608) 441-0370