Fish Type: Cod Price: $10.00
Overall, I would barely recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: If you're reading this, first, THANKS!, second, you will probably never go to Rustic Haven for Fish Fry. Rustic Haven is way up off I-94 north of Hixton, in Northfield, WI. That's right...NORTHFIELD, WI. I only ventured up there since we had a family camping trip up that way and there was no way I was skipping my fish.
The FF at RH is pretty straight forward: a $10 3-piece cod or a $9 2-piece cod. Either the bartender was sweet on me, or the cook was feeling generous this Friday but I got four pieces instead of three...in all honesty the bartender said the cook threw an extra one in since she thought they were small. They were nice little nuggets with a basic beer batter - not too thick and not too thin. It was very enjoyable and while it looked greasy there was hardly a drop to be seen.
The most basic of all basic crinkle-cut fries came along for the ride and were as boring as you'd expect. The tartar came in a condiment caddy and was simply there for the taking and take I did. It was a thick creamer with plenty of pop - exactly what you want with a basic beer battered cod. A forgettable slaw fell on the creamy end of the spectrum and if I had to guess I'd wager Sysco had set up shop. A couple pieces of garlic toast were perched on the on the side of the basket and better than a basic bun, but just barely.
Overall this wasn't a bad little Fish Fry and you could certainly do worse when pulling off the interstate in small town America, but I wouldn't recommend driving all the way up there for it.
15699 County Hwy FF
Hixton, WI 54635