Fish Type: Lake Perch Price: $15.00
Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent
Comment: Don't look now, but Sun Prairie is actually becoming somewhat of a culinary destination. What started with Buck & Honey's as a sort of lone wolf, has morphed into a full fledged restaurant scene with places like Salvatore's leading the charge. You could say SP is burgeoning, and the latest addition is the chic Full Mile Brewing Company and Kitchen.
Unlike some of the other additions in Sunny P, Full Mile is a beer-centric restaurant and with beer comes fish...well, usually (Karben4 we're looking at you). They have cod and lake perch available on Fridays and we went for the $14 lake perch on this, our first visit. The perch is potato chip crusted, but I gotta say, a little questionable. Only three fillets come to an order and they are on the large side (like Zander large). They were perfectly fried and the crust was super crunchy, but in all honesty, it didn't have much taste to it. I know that doesn't sound all that favorable, but for a first attempt (they'd only been open a week at this point) it was actually pretty good stuff. I also think they'll work out some of the kinks over time, but I'd certainly go with the cod next time and sort of felt like I should have this time...I just have a hard time resisting "lake perch" when I see it on the menu.
Full Mile goes the extra mile and cuts their French fries in-house. These spuds were fried right with very few of the nubs in the mix (which is all too rare with house-cut fries - the portion is usually 1/2 nubs). A thin tartar continued a theme we've seen recently, but it was at least made in-house. It was kinda ranch-y and pretty drippy, but all-in-all it was up to the task.
I think it's fair to say that 2019 is considered as "modern times" and in modern times people apparently don't like bread anymore, which is kick in the junk when you're talking traditional Fish Fry. FM is as modern as they come and the bread is as absent as you'd expect. A superb slaw healed those gluten-free gashes to some extent with a subtle sweetness and unique creaminess, but by god...bread. Bread. WWJD?
We've already heard multiple times that Full Mile is "just what Sun Prairie needed," and I'd have to agree. They were incredibly swamped this Friday and it's easy to see why - good beer, quality curds, stellar service, and a concise yet appealing menu. They're definitely going to do well with this crowd. Overall, we recommend this Fish Fry, and despite the fact there was a shortcoming here and there, it all added up to a really nice meal.
132 Market St Suite 100
Sun Prairie, WI 53590