Fish Type: Cod Price: $10.50
Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Excellent
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: Excellence is hard to achieve and even harder to maintain. This is true of most things in life and especially true when in comes to Fish Fry. Many places toil for years and never find the magic, while others seemingly strike gold from the get-go. Buck and Honey's applied the Midas touch to their Fry from day one, slinging gilded goodies to the hungry masses of Sun Prairie almost immediately. We lauded the Fry initially, but hadn't gnashed the golden goodness for over four years, and figured it was time to see if this one still had legs.
B&H's does a $10.50 2-piece piece for lunch which according to the bill is actually a $9.50 2-piece with an unannounced up-charge of $1.00 for the cheesy hash brown casserole. The pieces of cod were on the frail side coming in at around 3 oz each soaking wet. They were home to a crispy beer batter that let you know it was there, but didn't bring much flavor to the table. It was a pretty standard cod which was flaky but held together by the forceful batter.
Unannounced or not, the cheesy hash browns were worth the extra buck...although I'm not sure what would have come otherwise. The casserole was slightly crispy on top with plenty of gooey deliciousness inside. The portion was hearty and helped pick up some of the slack left by the waifish cod.
The tartar wasn't the thickest out there but wasn't the thinnest either. It clung when it needed to and added some pop to the presentation, but couldn't really ball with the batter. A delightfully garlicky roll was plush as can be and turned out to be one of the starts of the show. Some fresh looking slaw was incredibly crunchy despite it's creamy base that tried to subvert triumphant texture.
Buck & Honey's has been the best Fish Fry in Sun Prairie since its inception and not much has changed. While the Fish Fry doesn't strike us like it once did it is still very good and one we'll continue to keep tabs on. Overall, we recommend this Fish Fry and are glad to see they are maintaining their mastery.
804 Liberty Road
Sun Prairie, WI 53590