Fish Type: Pike-Perch Price: $10.00
Overall, I would not recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Fair|
Potato Score: Fair
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: We want the Funk. Give up the Funk. We want the Funk. Gotta have that wait, on second thought, nevermind, you can have the Funk their Fish Fry anyway.
Funks Pub was once Naminios (which we never went to) and before that Byrds (which we did go to). Byrds was nothing special fish-wise and sadly, Funks isnt either. While Funks fish does show some promise the execution is lacking. Cod and perch are both on special on Friday and since I clarified that it was indeed lake perch thats what I ordered. It was a lie, although not necessarily a bold faced one.
Funks $10 perch is one of the yellow perch imposters, most likely Zander or pike-perch. The entire order is comprised of one, count em one, piece of fish (and it isnt even a big one). The solo swimmer came fast, and was freshly fried (props to the kitchen), but thats about where it ends. In all fairness, the lone ranger was actually good, despite the fact it wasnt true lake perch. It was a couple ounces at most, light and flaky with a surprisingly tasty batter, but way too skimpy for any real Fish Fry fan.
The fries were the standard freezer jobs and just fine, although slightly under-fried. The tartar was a bright spot with a thick texture and zippy taste. It looked homemade and was really impressive, if only there was more fish to enjoy it with.
A sweet and crusty roll added some much needed substance while a raw tasting slaw lacked a binding agent to really bring it together. It just wasnt appealing.
A 1-piece Fish Fry isnt going to cut the mustard anywhere unless youre talking walleye, and the perch at Funks is no walleye. Despite the fact the fish tasted decent and the sides were respectable the portion was just far too small regardless of the price. Overall, we dont recommend this Fish Fry and dont see ourselves coming back for it at this time.
5956 Executive Dr #101
Fitchburg, WI 53719