Fish Type: Lake Perch Price: $16.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Excellent
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: Lodi is loaded with great Fish Frys. From the Lake Wisconsin lot to those in town, there really isn't a bad one in the bunch. I'm always glad to take the drive up that way and especially glad when we land at KD's.
The lake perch at KD's is a force to be reckoned with and comes as a nice 5-piece or a big, bad 8-piece. Perch aren't huge so the 8-piece always seems reasonable (at least to me) and I went that route yet again. We showed up late this week, but the kitchen was still humming at 7:30 so it took a moment for the fish to find us. The eight fillets were strewn across the plate and didn't look the prettiest, but then again, they didn't have to. These babies were the real deal yellow perch a highlighted by a crunchy, well-seasoned breading. The execution is essentially flawless, resulting in what is literally some of the tastiest perch out there.
There aren't a ton of sides to choose from on Fridays at KD's, but the fries are always a reasonable choice. They come a couple different ways and this time we went for the sour cream and chive version, which are unique, but could use a little more oomph. While I'm not sure what more would entail, they could use a little bit of whatever it is. The regular rendition are battered and crisp, and basically go tit-for-tat with sour cream and chive version.
A whole bottle of nozzle-clogging tartar sits at each table and is a force to be reckoned with. It's a thick mix, and we had to force chunks of relish through the opening on numerous occasions, but the big creamer did the deed. It forces you to take notice with it's superb taste that pairs perfectly with the heavily-seasoned perch. It's a beaut, and the force is definitely strong with this one.
A thick and creamy slaw and a bonus cup of baked beans come on the side and make the perfect accompaniment for the fantastic fish. KD also pairs real rye with their fish which so few places do in this day and age that it almost makes me weep.
There must be something in the water in Lodi. Each and every cook up that way seems to have Fish Fry down to a science, and the cooks at KD's are no exception. In fact, their lake perch is the best of the bunch and is the crown jewel amongst all the treasures. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and think it just doesn't get much better than this.
N1434 Fair Street
Lodi, WI 53555