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Fish Type: Lake Perch     Price: $11.25

Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: A quick and dirty lunch at the Blue Moon deserves a quick and dirty review on

Reese and I arrived at the Blue Moon just after 11 and ushered in the lunch rush. Our waitress greeted us at the door and came over to our table just as we got comfortable. We both went for the $11.25 lake perch plate with a side of fries.

Since we were the very first order to hit the kitchen the fish was ready in a flash. Each of our plates consisted of 6-7 pieces of lightly crusted lake perch, an abundant amount of crinkle cut fries, a standard sized cup of homemade tartar, an above average roll, and a unique coleslaw.

The perch was plentiful and virtually covered the bevy fries beneath them. The flaky fillets were thin, but moist, and had a light, crumbly breading which let the subtle taste of the perch come through. I would have said it was pretty darn solid, but when I saw Reeseís eyes get wide, I knew he was an even bigger fan than I.

The crinkle fries were abundant, but very plain. They were just a tad under fried and could have benefited from another minute or two in the fryer. Both fries and fish were perked up slightly by the Blue Moonís homemade tartar. The secret sauce was almost straight mayo with just the tiniest bit of relish and what appeared to be some red pepper thrown in.

A unique homemade looking slaw and an above average white roll rounded out the lineup. The slaw was a strange zesty/creamy blend and finished with a definitive vinegar bite. It wasnít bad, but I didnít finish it off, if that tells you anything.

Overall, this Fish Fry was very solid, and easy to recommend. The food was all above average, and the quick service helped us get in and out in just over a half-hour. Not bad, Blue Moon Not bad at all.
2535 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

(608) 233-0441