Fish Type: Cod Price: $14.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent
Comment: Steak house or supper club; supper club or steak house? When you're in Wisconsin those terms are basically interchangeable so going to the Hi Point Steak House is essentially a night out at the supper club. And we loooooooove our supper clubs around here.
Any visit to a supper club should start at the bar, and the bar at Hi Point is definitely a high point. In addition to their impressive drink specials, they also serve some complimentary bar snacks and the smoked cheddar dip and crostini were easily some of the best bar snacks we've ever had the pleasure to munch on. The dip was incredibly smoky tasting and so thick the crostini could stand on edge in it. It was a great start to what would be a phenomenal meal.
Being that Hi Point bills itself as a steak house you know they are going to feature the red meat, and that they do. A 24 oz bone-in ribeye special piqued my interest, but this was Friday night and we were here for fish (and I can't be certain on the ounces but it was many). There are plenty of seafood options on the everyday menu, but a $14 cod makes an appearance come Friday. Their full salad bar comes with all dinners (including the fish) and features most everything you expect from a supper club salad bar. It was pretty much outstanding...as was our waitress.
As far as the Fish Fry is concerned the cod was cut into long, thin pieces and shielded by a relatively light beer batter. A modicum of grease remained trapped between the skin and the meat, but it was nowhere near enough to saturate the batter. It had a rather interesting flavor if I do say so myself. It wasn't really rich, and wasn't really spicy either. The best way I can describe it was almost a milky flavor...and yes, I know that sounds weird. While it was hard to describe, and wasn't totally stellar, it was still very good.
As a steak club, or supper house, or whatever permutation thereof, Hi Point has a large selection of sides. I went for the specialty hash browns, which were an extra buck fifty, with cheese (+$0.50) and onion (+0.50). While that may sound like a splurge I can assure you they were worth every bit of that extra $2.50. This loaf was substantial loaf and featured an immense amount of flavor. They were gooey, rich, hearty, and a real palate pleaser. They basically had it all.
Plenty of supper club standard tartar comes along for the journey, and while it had the thickness and the zip you expect you could sill taste whatever that flavor on the fish was through it...sort of remarkable really. A basket of warm bread came beforehand, and while the rolls looked hard and crusty they were actually plush and inviting on the inside.
What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...and a supper club by any other name would be just as traditional. For a Steak House, Hi Point does just about everything right (including the Fish Fry) and could just as easily call themselves a supper club if they so chose. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and think it's on of the best Fish Frys at a steak house we've ever had.
6900 Co Rd HHH
Ridgeway, WI 53582