Fish Type: Cod Price: $6.50
Overall, I would not recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Fair
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Fair
Comment: We came once, we left thrilled. We came twice, we left satisfied. We came a third time, we left devastated. What happened, Schneids? Your fish which was once so flaky and moist, is now the furthest thing from it. Your service which was once so friendly, is almost non-existent now. Your precipitous decline has left us at a loss without much to say, but well try anyway.
Perhaps your lackluster performance can be attributed to our party of six which it seemed you were unprepared for. Some places handle these kinds of numbers with grace, but apparently we got one over on you. When more than a couple three folks show up all hell breaks loose? Thats too bad.
Our sextet mixed and mingled with your fish, some ordered cod, some ocean perch. The perch came first, and was hot, we will give you that (and that alone). The poor perchers were made to suffer through 3 large pieces of over-fried, tough, fish without much to hang its hat on. The cod chompers (myself included) fared better as the pair of pieces housed a nice, light breading, and were fried much better than their counterpart. While there was a little grease it could have been much worse, and the cod was still fairly flaky despite the oily presence.
Since we were the first fishers to arrive we got one of your big squeeze bottles of tartar fresh from the fridge so it was nice and cold. It was thick and creamy, with just the right amount of relish. It paired well with the cod, but even its succulence couldnt cure your problematic perch.
The pre-packaged roll you furnished wasnt stale or anything, but wasnt anything special either. Your stinky slaw was even worse with no flavor to speak of. We pretty much all sampled it then set it aside. No zing, no nothing, no love for your slaw.
Straight from the freezer to the fryer, your crinkle fries didnt inspire. My portion was tiny as were the pieces that comprised it. The crinkle-cut calamity was nothing but over-fried scraps and nubbins, with barely a full-sized fry among them. Everyone seemed to agree even though they at least had full-sized fries. Color me disappointed.
Overall, there is no way we can recommend your Fish Fry any more. Over-fried perch, lackluster sides, and indifferent waitresses are just not what we are looking for at this point. Sorry, Schneids. I guess third time isnt always a charm.
2952 Fish Hatchery Road
Fitchburg, WI 53719