Fish Type: Bluegill Price: $10.50
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
French Fry Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: The theory has been advanced that we are falling into a rut, and I canít say that I totally disagree that assertion. When we started our quest to find the best Fish Fry in Madison we pledged to give every place their day in the sun and to that end we have succeeded. At this point weíve exhausted almost all the possibilities and have started to return to some of our favorites many times over. This list is populated by places like Dexterís Pub, The Villa Tap, Wilsonís Bar & Grill, and of course, Tobyís Supper Club. These are places we have been dozens of times and never been disappointed so why wouldnít we come back? They are simply the best.
This trip to Tobyís was much like every one before it Ė exceptional. I had an infant with me, but even so made it in and out in around 20 minutes. Iím a slave to Tobyís bluegill and even though itís gone from $9.50 to $10.50 itís still an outstanding bargain. This time around there were nine moist, juicy fillets in the basket each of which was enrobed in light, flaky breading with just enough seasoning. I wolfed them down enjoying each of the salty delights with a generous dollop of Tobyís textbook tartar sauce.
A side of steak fries comes standard with the lunch specials at Tobyís and are crispy and delicious. The portion today was on the small side (at least as far as Tobyís is concerned) but since the spuds are hearty they still filled me up.
Itís hard to get a handle on the bread situation at Tobyís since itís constantly changing, but this time it was just a standard dinner roll. Meh. On the other hand, the slaw is always the same and the finely-chopped, saccharine delight keeps me coming back for more.
Since I was in a rush I didnít stick around for ice cream, but rest assured itís included in the price of the lunch so make sure to ask for it if you want it.
While some might call it a rut, I call my affinity for Tobyís a well-reasoned decision. I have been to the other places. For the most part they are usually more expensive than Tobyís and their food isnít nearly as tasty so it would be silly to go there and get less while spending more. I try to be fair, but Iím not an idiot. Overall, we canít recommend Tobyís highly enough and have no qualms about calling this the best Fish Fry in Madison.
3717 S Dutch Mill Road
Madison, WI 53718