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Fish Type: Lake Perch     Price: $15.00

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: So yeah, the Villa Tap is awesome. Best Fish Fry in town? Maybe??? Probably??? Certainly the best lake perch...

We were heading out of town at noon, so I scooped up the little man and headed to the Villa around 11:00. We had the typical perfect perch with a side of fries. These perch were real fat ones, complete with that spicy breading that is just to die for. Best of the best, you say? Prove me wrong, I say...

Fries were a change-up. No longer skin-on spuds, but a dash of season salt perked the plain Juliennes up just enough. Look up tartar sauce in the dictionary and this is the picture you'll see. It's ideal. It improves a fish that's impossible to improve upon...figure that one out, 'cause I can't.

The Villa slaw has always been good, but this one seemed new. It tasted fresh, was not as creamy as were accustomed to, and in all honesty wasn't quite as enjoyable for me. However, the rolls were definitely a new breed. These weren't grandma's old dinner roll anymore. They were rounder, denser, more consistent, and crustier. In a word, they were delightful and a vast improvement. Let's hope Chico sticks with it.

New rolls? Good. New slaw? OK. New fries? whatever. Same old tartar and perch? Hallelujah!!! In all honesty this one is all about the fish (which is what any good Fish Fry should be about), and to that end the Villa nails it. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and really do think it's the best lake perch anywhere. Sorry, other guys.
2302 Packers Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

(608) 244-9627