Fish Type: Cod (AYCE) Price: $15.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Excellent
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: Dracula. Frankenstein. The Mummy. The Old Rock Fish Fry. All monsters. And all awesome.
I heard about the Old Rock through the old social media grapevine. It's a country bar outside of Columbus in what is technically Astico. Rumor had it they had a mean old Fish Fry, but I wasn't fully expecting the monstrosity I would endure. The Rock serves cod on Fridays and it comes as a 2,3,4-piece or All You Can Eat. Being fearful of the AYCE unknown, I went full four on this bad boy since I figured, if nothing else, I could take a piece home. It was the frugal decision...or so I thought.
The 4-piece goes for $15, which is actually pretty reasonable considering how beastly each piece is. They're basically 4 oz. each which results in roughly a full pound of fish. This fish isn't junk either. It's high quality cod that's stark white and flaky as can be then coated with a light and scrumptious breading. This breading also isn't just straight flower as there is dill and all sorts of other goodies plainly visible even after frying.
What appear to be house-cut fries come with the fish and there are a terrifying amount of them. Some thick and creamy tartar will spook the bejesus out of the faint of heart, a zesty slaw will perk up those timid taste buds, and the Rock's thick-cut pumpernickel rye creep up on any unsuspecting victims with its stank.
People often question why I'd go to Milford, Astico, or any of these other bumf*ck towns for fish when there are perfectly good places right up there street? My only answer is fear. Fear of missing out. Fear of the unknown. Fear of not finding the monsters. The Old Rock is one of those beasts that I'm glad I took the time to find. It's definitely worth the price AND worth the drive. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and can barely wait to get spooked by it again.
Columbus, WI 53925