Fish Type: Cod Price: $9.75
Overall, I would not recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Fair|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Poor
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: It had to be done. Of course, I knew it probably wasnt going to be all that great, but then again, I really didnt care. When a supper club themed concession stands opens up in the Kohl Center and offers a Fish Fry special on Friday Im going to be the one to take the bullet. I really wouldnt have it any other way.
Luckily, I know a guy so the tickets to the game were comped which made this brutal Fry a little easier to swallow. $9.75 wont get you much in the way of Fish Fry regardless of where you go and since its the Kohl Center, where prices are high to begin with, it was definitely a bad omen.
As you can probably guess, the fish is cod and it isnt hand-battered. The freezer fresh fillets are small, and barely a step up from Mrs. Pauls famous sticks. It was every bit of below average with its chewy texture and thick batter. It basically had no redeeming qualities except for the fact it was available at the Kohl Center.
The waffle fries that come with were the highlight of the meal, but even they were pretty lowly. They had a massive amount of salt applied which made them pungent, but also pretty offensive. The tartar was just three packets of Tartar Sauce with nary a brand name even. Of course, no bread came along which really didnt matter much anyway.
As if that wasnt enough the coleslaw was ultra-funky and almost tasted rancid. While I wouldnt quite go that far (as I didnt get sick or anything) it was some of the worst Ive seen.
While I anticipated it wouldnt be great I dont think anything could have prepared me for how bad this Fish Fry really was. It doesnt even approach something worthy of calling itself supper club fare which is a shame because the stand itself looks pretty cool in comparison to what you normally see. Overall, we dont recommend this Fish Fry and suggest you just get your fish fix before the big game at the Big 10 or one of the other campus area establishments. Sorry, Travel Wisconsin, but it had to be said.
601 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703