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Fish Type: Walleye     Price: $14.75

Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.

Fish Score: Excellent
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good

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Comment: Call me Ishmael. We seek the white whale and the The Captain and I believe to hath found it at thine Villa Tap.

Moby Dick in this case is not white nor a whale, although based on the size of the the Tap's walleye fillet one would be hard pressed to prove otherwise. For $14.75 a fillet comes that rivals a $25 dinner most anywhere else. It's thick and meaty and every bit of 12 ounces if not more. It's a massive chunk which would leave even the saltiest dog feeling like a one-legged Ahab fighting for dear life. Unlike the doomed captain however, we tore this cold-blooded carnivore limb from limb and juicy flake from juicy flake, devouring his succulent flesh over the course of 15 or so sea minutes. He was a tasty beast with a fantastically spicy crust, and a most satisfying flavor.

Plenty of potato oars paddle this Pequod to the whaling grounds with a satisfying saline slather and skin-on structure. They're basically done as well as a freezer fry can be done, which is about all you can hope from a galley the size of that in the Villa.

Cement shoes have sent many-a bloke to the bottom of Davy Jone's locker and Chico's tartar will do the same. This mix is concrete in the making and clings to whatever it touches with reckless abandon. This mortar has the pop to pay the rent, the skillz to pay the billz, and easily tames the scurviest of sailors.

A soft and plush roll preserves the life of the Fry, and while this swabby was sorta smooshed is still kept things afloat. A new variety of slaw lacked the creamy texture of yore, but still brought the crisp bite of a spring Nor'easter to the fierce Midwestern winter.

This walleye truly is the white whale all of Madison is after. It's a behemoth of a fish, and enough to sink your ship and most any appetite. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and feel fortunate that we escaped alone to tell thee of its marvel.



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2302 Packers Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

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