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Fish Type: Bluegill     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

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Comment: Word on the street is that Morgan’s Bar & Grill has been sold. Since you never know what a change in ownership will bring I figured I’d better get in there for a FFF ASAP…might be my last chance.

I’ve had the Fish Fry at Morgan’s a couple times over the last few months and thoroughly enjoyed it. Each time the fish was done right and served with high-quality versions of all the standard sides - of course today was no different.

I was the lone patron in the bar at 11:15 and got to have a nice chat with the bartender about the Mifflin Street Block Party, the Madison music scene, and the Matt Schubert to Lee Evans TD to beat Ohio State in ‘03 while he went about his business. Since it was just the three of us (if you include my @millerhighlife) the food was ready in a flash and looked simply marvelous.

As per usual, I wasted no time getting down to business and went right after one of the five fat fillets (fat for bluegill at least). Morgan’s does their panfish justice by keeping the breading light but the seasoning heavy. The spicy coating is nice and crispy, and creates a welcome contrast to the snappy sunfish. It pairs perfectly with their ultra-thick and tongue-tingling tartar making for an idyllic combo.

The side of record in Pine Bluff are Morgan’s cheesy hash browns, but like most specialty sides these spuds aren’t baked until dinner time. Lunch lushes like me are relegated to fries or tots, but my battered beauties more than did their job. The slaw follows suit and does what it’s supposed to do, while the slice of pre-buttered marble rye takes things up a notch. With so many Fish Frys phasing out bread altogether I really appreciate the places that are keeping it real with rye.

For some reason Morgan’s Fish Fry hasn’t caught on with the Madison crowd and I’m not really sure why. The fish is high quality and prepared well, the sides are all good to very good, and It’s a square deal. What’s more, it’s accessible (i.e. you can get it without having to wait for an hour at high time) which is something people love to complain about when it comes to Madison’s more popular places. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry, but you already knew that.

8640 W Mineral Point Road
Cross Plains, WI 53528

(608) 798-1552