Fish Type: Bluegill Price: $11.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: I feel like Iíve been over this. I donít want to beat a dead horse, but I just gotta say, Tobyís is awesome. Like, totally awesome.
The bluegill at Tobyís is only 11 beans and while itís cheap, it doesnít mean they cheap out. A veritable boatload of bluegill fills the lunch hour basket adding up to at least 12 fillets. Each is home to a light and flaky breading that make the delicate fish shine. There are no rubbery or tough textures to be found which results in pure munching pleasure. While the light coating could use a hint more seasoning it does seem to vary from piece to piece so maybe itís just me.
There are plenty of great potato options to choose from at Tobyís but I canít seem to pull myself away from the hash brown with cheese and onion. These spuds are pleasantly greasy with a great flavor meld between the gooey cheese, potent onion, crispy and supple shreds. They are some of the best around and thatís all that needs to be said.
Tobyís is a supper club by name and as such boast a big, bold, supper club style tartar. This stuff has it all, thickness, creaminess, pungentness? Thatís probably not a word, but I probably donít care. It kicks the fish into high gear and that all that matters. Ka-pow!
A thick piece of French bread sidles up to the fish like a sidler does as was just that and nothing more. The slaw is finely chopped and sweet and that just fine with me. And of course, no Fish Fry at Tobyís would be complete without the bonus cup of Shoeps ice cream after. It puts a smile on everyoneís face, big kids and little kids alike.
I know the horse has been beaten, and it probably dead and decomposing at this point, but every time I go to Tobyís Iím going to tell you whatís what. It great, itís superb, itís everything a Fish Fry should be. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry, and weíre not horsing around.
3717 S Dutch Mill Road
Madison, WI 53718