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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $2.00

Overall, I would barely recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: Ok, we’ve heard that it has to be gross, it isn’t natural, it looks disgusting, blah blah blah… The fact of the matter is that the Fish Fry slice at Ian’s Pizza tastes good, end of story.

While we all know this isn’t a full-fledged Fish Fry it does contain all the elements that make a Fish Fry what it is...

It has fish - About five tiny pieces of lightly breaded cod scattered throughout each piece.

It has fries - Some crinkle-cut fries, only a few, but they added substance and taste of actual French fries when eaten separately.

It has tartar sauce – Although it’s not all that noticeable really…

It has bread – Probably the best part of this “Fish Fry” is Ian’s pizza crust which is great, but we think a rye rendition might make more sense.

It has coleslaw – Probably the most noticeable ingredient. Slathered across the top adding a little bit of zest.

While it may not sound the best, the overall flavor combination is good - certainly not gross as some have hypothesized. The true taste of a Fish Fry only came through on the bites with fish, but even the cheese dominated bites were not without their charm. In much the same way Ian’s mac-n-cheese pizza tastes like mac-n-cheese, but you’d still probably rather have a real bowl of mac-n-cheese; the Fish Fry pizza is good, but you’d still much rather have the real thing. Regardless, it is a nice surrogate on a non-Friday, and was a fun experiment.

While we won’t necessarily be chomping at the bit for next March to roll around, I bet we’ll end up getting a slice or two of Fish Fry, and we’d recommend you do the same if you haven’t sampled Ian’s ingenuity.
115 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

(608) 257-9248