Fish Type: Cod Price: $9.00
Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Fair
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: We had driven past Barbers Bay a couple times previously on Friday nights, and were intrigued because both times it was packed - we figured it must be the place to be. After eating there I am not sure I am of the same opinion. Barbers is an older Supper Club looking place. Nothing was gross per se, but the place just has kind of a dingy feel overall.
We arrived at about 7:45 and waited a good 5 minutes to even get our name on the list. There were also about 5 groups of people waiting to pay while the hostess was nowhere to be found. Once we got our name in we had a good 20 minute wait, which actually wasn't too bad. The bar was packed and we figured we would be waiting forever for all those people to get seated. Luckily for us, it seems that almost all of those folks were not even eating - just there for the nightlife.
The food itself was somewhat forgettable. I ordered the Lake Perch with the French fries, and Gabe got the Cod. The Cod was much better than the Lake Perch. It was rich and creamy, somewhat flaky, but not overly greasy. You only got two medium sized pieces which might not be enough for a large appetite. The fries were overcooked, which is a rarity. Gabe got the Duchess Potatoes which were also just good, nothing spectacular. The tartar and pumpernickel roll were acceptable. Our waitress was very good, as was the clam chowder she recommended.
1995 Barber Drive
Stoughton, WI 53589