Fish Type: Cod Price: $5.00
Overall, I would not recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: For some people cheap is everything. Even if the product is inferior these individuals could care less as long as its priced accordingly (McDonalds anyone?). While I like a cheap meal as much as the next guy, I definitely dont mind paying up for quality, especially when it comes to my Fish Fry.
Youll find Rev. Jims Roadhouse on the access road to Ho-Chunk and while the casino can get expensive the grub at the Revs is anything but. The Friday special is a Fish Basket that goes for a scant $5 (which is just a buck more than a tap beer). As you might expect, the portion is on the small side, but for $5 you cant really complain.
Things are a little different at the Roadhouse and rather than 3 or 4 regular-sized pieces the basket comes with 8 fish nuggets. The nuggets are extremely pop-able, with flaky meat, and a light breading. Despite the flakiness the fish isnt pure white which leads you to believe it isnt of the highest quality. The breading has a great texture, but lacks the seasoning that would enhance the fast food feeling fish.
A conservative allotment of julienne-cut fries fills out the basket and are fine, but nothing special. Theyre likely from one of the major food distributors, but still tasty when adequately fried. Some zippy tartar scoots along on the side and tastes pretty Sysco-y as well. The eighteen-wheeler origination theme continues with some zesty slaw that is almost certainly not made in-house.
For five bucks its hard to expect bread with the basket and sure enough the Rev keeps the starches all to himself.
While I appreciate that Jims is keeping the cost of their fish down, it certainly comes at the expense of quality and quantity. Overall, we dont recommend this Fish Fry even though its the cheapest weve ever found. Theres just not much to like, unless youre one of these people who only cares about the fact that its cheap.
6402 Millpond Road
Madison, WI 53704