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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $10.00

Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: When you love freshwater fish as much as I do it’s hard to make yourself order anything else, especially at somewhere like the Spring Creek Restaurant & Bar. Spring Creek has every kind of freshwater fish commonly associated with Fish Fry and do every one of them incredibly well. They are bosses of bluegill, lords of lake perch, and wizards of walleye; so naturally I got the cod...I’m a rebel like that.

Actually, the cod just sounded right this Friday; partially because I’d eaten bluegill for lunch and partially because the 3-piece is about five bucks cheaper than the cheapest freshwater fish on the menu and I was feelin’ frugal. The average-sized cuts of cod were as flaky as you’ll find and come coated with an incredibly light and crumbly breading. The airy fish retained the slightest amount of grease, but it served more as a lube than a soaker. Thus, the coating remained crispy and perfectly intact until the very end.

A handful of thin, house-cut fries rode shotgun and were a breath of fresh air. While they weren’t as crispy as the freezer fries we see all too often, they were far more satisfying and much tastier. Spring Creek’s tartar also had the skills to pay the bills, but the zippy mix ran out slightly before the fish did.

Basic dinner rolls do what basic dinner rolls need to do, but the places that really care go a little further. The multigrain roll at Spring Creek is definitely a step up from grandma’s basic bun and makes it known that they are in it to win it. Their homemade slaw is also a winner with plenty of pop and a noticeable hint of horseradish.

The creek-side building that houses the Spring Creek Restaurant & Bar has changed hands a few times over the years, but hopefully it remains in these capable mitts from now on. It’s arguably the finest incarnation yet with the some of the tastiest fish the area has to offer. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and will be back for more soon.
118 S Main Street
Lodi, WI 53555

(608) 592-0600