Fish Type: Bluegill Price: $17.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Excellent
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent
Comment: Before the pandemic officially took hold we had one last Fish Fry at Mint Mark. It was on Valentines Day 2020, and it was for lunch since a Fish Fry dinner with the wife certainly wasn't in the cards. I'm more romantic than that (I think)...
For $17 five bluegill fillets adorned the plate, and were entombed in a serious Hamm's batter sheath. This dimunitive fillets were not as heavily salted as we were accustomed to, but still had an excellent flavore. The batter is almost like a second skin that holds its form and almost needs to be sheared rather than torn apart. Bring your sparpest teeth to this one, people.
The house-cut fries are fried to a dark crisp and always excellent, while the house-tartar boasts real fresh herbs in it. Truth be told, it is still not my favorite sauce out there, but the big paper cup they have upgraded to provides a huge boost. The rye is the real deal, but this batch of slaw was oddly bland. It was a little watery which may have been a sign of the storm on the horizon...
Overall, this was still an excellent and well-balanced Fish Fry and one we are ready to get back at ASAP.
1929 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704