Fish Type: Haddock Price: $13.50
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Excellent
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: You can tell a lot about a supper club by how long people are willing to wait for their fish on Friday nights. Some places can get away with 30 minutes and some places can push it slightly longer, but most folks max out at about an hour, and if they're quoted any longer they'll either go elsewhere or just go home. That's just how it is...unless of course you're at Green Acres...apparently people (including us) will wait forever for this AYCE.
GA recently came under new ownership and these folks know a thing or two about Fish Fry. Their other establishments (Fish Tales, and the Spring Creek Restaurant in Lodi) really represent the best Friday night has to offer and adding Green Acres to their portfolio makes for a foreboding trio. Rumor also had it they weren't going to change anything about GA's AYCE haddock so we decided to see if that as the case and as far as we could tell it was.
The Friday Fish at Green Acres is pretty much exactly what the people of southwestern Wisconsin want. For $14 diners are treated to all the fried haddock they can stomach complete with all the standard sides. There is also an endless salad bar available for $3.50, but at an AYCE I'll pass that up every time in favor of more fish. While we waited a loooooong time to get seated once we were the remaining dominoes fell quickly. The fish flew our way in no time and had a crispy beer batter and flaky white meat. The batter practically bubbled off the surface of the stark white loins, but clung ever so tenuously like an astronaut tethered in zero gravity. It was a majestic site to behold and every bit as beautiful as the sun cresting terrestrial surface of the Earth from lunar orbit.
Whereas the fish was heavenly the fries were about as pedestrian as they come. Their lone saving grace was that like the humans before them, they overpopulated the planet they professed to love (which is a good thing when you're talking about fries). A big and bold tartar sauce cradled the haddock with care, but also set it off with all the panache you'd expect of a secret sauce.
If one does not opt for the salad bar a side of pungent slaw comes with the fish, and a word to the wise - if you want the slaw you need to go this route as our recognizance reported there was none on said salad bar. Capping things off was one of the little loaves of slice-it-yourself bread that brought everything full circle. These are the loaves of my youth and for my money as finer bread option will never exist.
While it has been nearly a decade since we last enjoyed a Fish Fry at Green Acres it seems as though nothing has changed - save for the owners. From the picture perfect All You Can Eat haddock to the mini loaves that we love so, this is what Fish Fry is all about. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and think it could serve as the shot that shows up in the dictionary when someone looks up "Fish Fry."
Highway 78 & Highway 12
Sauk City, WI 53583