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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $16.00

Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.

Fish Score: Excellent
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Good

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Comment: Late this morning I got word that a(nother) close friend of mine had passed. I was in shock. I had plans to meet a Wisconsin Distributors rep for fish and thought, “I can’t do this right now.” As I processed the news, I realized that, no, I have to do this…it’s what Al would have wanted.

You see, every time I saw Alex recently, he would mention how he would run into one person or another in Chicago and their conversion would somehow steer towards Wisconsin Fish Frys. They would inevitably bring up MFF and he was proud to say he knew that guy. He always told me he never brought MFF up, but people just knew. I think he was doing it to make me feel good, and you know what, when he said it, it did.

When I strode into Timbers Tavern in DeForest I felt like this Fish Fry was more than just a lunch, it was for my friend, so I doubled down like he would have…Bloody Mary AND a Potosi Brewing Company Cave Ale. The no-nonsense waitress brought the mixer lickity-split and this bloody was one for the ages. It was big and bold with plenty of spice and two legit slices of bacon to go along with a bunch of other satisfying stuff in the salad. It set the stage perfectly for the fantastic Fish Fry on deck.

A cup of homemade chowder comes with the Fish Fry and boasts a fantastic consistency to pair with its rich flavor. The fish showed up shortly after and looked simply splendid. The three chunks of cod were fat and inviting, and while the beer batter looked substantial, it was actually very light and didn’t overwhelm the flaky fish. It coupled well with the robust tartar and made for a great combo of flavors.

The waffle fries were more than plentiful and even outlasted the abundant fish with their satisfying crunch. The slaw also looked to be homemade and had just enough horseradish to keep things interesting.

Apparently, Timbers transitioned ownership last May and with it came the Fish Fry and a bunch of other new offerings. From all accounts things are going well, and if the Fish Fry is any indication I’d have to say I agree. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and definitely think our friend would have approved too. This one was for you, Alex. We’re gonna miss you like crazy.
208 W North St
DeForest, WI 53532

(608) 846-5575