Fish Type: Cod Price: $9.50
Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent
Comment: It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving. You ate turkey twice yesterday. You had a turkey sandwich for lunch today. You are burned out on the bird. You need a change. You’re still around your family and they all need a change too. You’ve all gotta go out for fish. It’s tradition after all.
Of course, Fish Fry the Friday after Thanksgiving isn’t really a tradition, but it damn well should be…even if you’re not in Madison. You’re in your hometown so you have to go the place your parents want to go to. Luckily, the best bar in the area has a Fish Fry and the ‘rents love it, so you go there. Norwegian Hollow has cod and walleye in Fridays and since it’s a small town they’re both really cheap…like $9.50 for a 5-piece cod or $11.50 for walleye cheap. It almost feels like stealing.
Both fish come with the same beer batter which works well on the cod, but causes the walleye to lose a little something. The pieces of cod are adequately sized but not hulking by any means. Their light and flaky texture pairs well with the light beer batter striking a delicate balance. The walleye is a little more peculiar as the fillet is on the small side and all of the inherent flavor is lost under the golden colored coating. While there is nothing wrong with it, it doesn’t have anything that draws one in either.
A boatload of freezer fries bounce along and do their job with a nice batter that crisps them up considerably and makes them a little something more. The tartar is basic (likely just the Reinhart stuff)…you know what it is. Some Reinhart-y slaw was equally basic, but there is a ton of it to go around. A nice roll polishes things off and is marginally better than the dinner roll you had with your turkey yesterday.
NoHo is a superb establishment and exactly the kind of place folks in the Viroqua area gravitate towards. It’s off the beaten path making it a destination for suds and grub seekers alike. Overall, we recommend this Fish Fry and would have no problem coming back for it whenever we’re in the area.
Norwegian Hollow Rd
Viroqua, WI 54665