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Fish Type: Cod     Price: $13.00

Overall, I would barely recommend this Fish Fry.

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

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Comment: Tavern…good. Fish Fry…great. Tavern Fish Fry…good great!?

Tavern Fish Frys tend to be pretty no-nonsense and the $13 3-piece at the Shack in Black Earth fits that description to a T. Everything comes on paper plates and bowls and is as bare bones as you’re gonna find.

A straight-up bowl of salad comes before the fish and mine was “fully loaded.” The greens were nice and crisp and set the stage for the fish and friends.

The fish plate was straight-forward and while I was worried it might be the pre-battered stuff, it was anything but. The cod was hand-battered, fall-apart flaky, and coated in a semi-frizzly dark beer batter. It was pretty nice for the price, and made exponentially better by the thick and delectable tartar.

A smattering of standard crinkle-cut fries did all they could do, and a big cup of super sloppy slaw nearly stole the show. There wasn’t any bread with the fish, but the addition of the salad was a sort of a trade-off so take that for what it’s worth.

The Shack is relatively close to home and since there aren’t a lot of other place to eat in Black Earth I figured I needed to see what’s what. Add on the fact we had the BOGO from the Madcity Cocktails book and it was an easy and satisfying selection this Friday.
1103 Mills St
Black Earth, WI 53515

(608) 767-3725