Fish Type: Cod Price: $9.00
Overall, I would not recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Fair|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Fair
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: I got a GPS for Christmas and every time I head west it sends me out County K towards Ashton. Eventually K runs into Highway 12 at a pretty major rural intersection. This intersection is home to a gigantic Mobil station on one side and the Game Time Sports Bar on the other. Since the GPS kept sending me this way and I knew the Game Time had a Friday Fish Fry I decided this Friday was as good of a time as any to give them a whirl.
The Game Time is a very nice and clean for a rural Wisconsin bar. There are a fair number of TVs and some tasteful Packers memorabilia as well as a fantastic collection of football helmets representing each of the teams in the Big 10. They definitely have a Fish Fry for dinner every Friday, but based on the bartenders response I don’t think they do lunch every Friday. We lucked out and the fish was “ready” for lunch today. Since it is technically the dinner portion it is a little more expensive that you would expect at $9. We got our food within a few minutes of putting our order in and it was decent but not really good. It had a light batter but the fish itself tasted like it was more processed than average. When it was teamed with the generic tasting tartar sauce the taste was reminiscent of a fish stick.
The French fries were your average straight-cut bar style fries, nothing special. The coleslaw was also not very tasty. It had a hint of horseradish or something at the end but even that didn’t really help. The roll that came with the Fish Fry was lightly toasted and just fine but also nothing special. There was nothing about any of the sides that really helped make up for the lackluster fish.
We were not the only ones eating at the Game Time, but as far as I could tell we were the only ones that tried the Fish Fry. Almost everyone else had burgers and seemed very happy with them. This is a classic case of having a Fish Fry just because it is expected and not going the extra mile to make it great. If and when we go back to the Game Time we will get one of the tasty looking burgers. Overall there is no way I can recommend this Fish Fry. The place is great and the food looked delicious, but the Fish Fry was just a little generic tasting and missed the mark. The next Fish Fry we get in Ashton will be at Saint Peter’s Church, they know what they are doing. As for the Game Time, stop by for a burger but find you Fish Fry fix elsewhere.
6862 County Road K
Middleton, WI 53562