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Fish Type: Lake Perch     Price: $19.00

Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: Once a year I travel through Onalaska on my way to a hockey tournament, and every year I make sure to stop at Red Pines for their Fish Fry.

I always get perch at the Pines and this year it was a lightly beer battered variety. The 7-piece plate was satisfying, but a little different from the well-seasoned breading I’ve become accustomed to over the years. It was still very good, but a little more decadent than I’m used to. It paired well, and really needed, the super thick and clingy tartar.

The house-cut fries also seemed different, and not entirely house-cut if I’m honest. They were perfectly fried, and super-crispy, but didn’t have the look or feel of fresh-cut fries. Still, they were delicious.

The bowl on the side featured a fresh slaw with a subtly tangy vinegar essence. It was really excellent and in perfect balance.

Red Pines is an excellent spot and they seemingly do everything well. Overall, we recommend this Fish Fry and will keep looking forward to our yearly pilgrimage to the Pines.
W7305 County Road Z
Onalaska, WI 54650

(608) 779-2800