Fish Type: Cod Price: $10.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent
Comment: When you're in Madison and you're talking Fish Fry the conversation starts and ends with Toby's Supper Club. So, let's start this one with their bluegill and end it with with their cod.
Toby's doesn't serve bluegill for dinner on Fridays so you either have to get it for lunch, or dinner on a different day of the week. We were there for lunch this Friday so it was available and we couldn't pass it up. The bluegill was everything it's cracked up to be. The 10 fillets were petite and lightly breaded. They had a simply great taste without any overtly fishy flavors. The side of hash browns with cheese and onion were also crackerjack with crispy edges and slick, supple interiors. The slice of melting American on top may seem lowbrow to some, but is actually quite appropriate for those who are real fans. The big, bold supper club tartar really set the bluegill off, but the slaw missed the mark. While normally sugary and sweet, this batch was dry and flavorless. The slice of French was also so-so, but the single serve of Schoep's vanilla saved the day.
A few days later we showed up for dinner and decided to get the 2-piece cod special instead. The cod was incredibly light and flaky with a fall-off-thin breading that sat well in the belly. Keeping with the change-it-up mantra was a side of steak fries. These spuds were chunky and crunchy and came in a big pile that most would cower beneath. They, like both styles of fish before them, paired well with the big, bold supper club tartar. When dinner rolls around the menu, as well as the choice of sides, expands and I went for a basic salad instead of the soup or slaw. The cod for dinner came with rolls instead of French bread, and cinnamon rolls instead of ice cream. Dinner also comes with a full relish tray with tons of cellophane sticks.
Any talk of Toby's is good talk, and without a doubt we are getting spoiled on the Toby's chatter. Overall, we highly recommend the cod and bluegill as well as all the sides and add-ons. This is one of, if not the, most complete Fish Frys in Madison without a doubt. We love Toby's.
3717 S Dutch Mill Road
Madison, WI 53718