July 25, 2013

Krabbe's Kountry Klub, Seymour - July 12, 2013

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale: 3 points out of 5, barely a classic Wisconsin fish fry.

Service: Good
Wait Time: No wait, arrived at 8:30pm, 4 in our party
Food: Good

Price: Perch Platter was $16.95

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1/2 point, offered brandy old fashioned and it wasn't muddled; but was their own custom mix
Fish: 1 point, offered perch, and other options
Potato: 1 point, served with choice of potato
Cole Slaw: 1/2 point, served on salad bar
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 0 points, not served with meal or in bread basket


Location:
Krabbe's Kountry Klub
W2890 County Road EE
Seymour, WI 54165

http://www.krabbeskountryklub.com/



Krabbe's is a bit out in the country in Seymour that my friends thought we could try. We come to an intersection in the country, farm fields all around, a farm across the road, and there sits Krabbe's Kountry Klub.

The place has an old classic country club feel, dim lighting, cushy leather bar stools, and an open dining room with numbered tables. We put our name in, but by the time we got here at 8:30pm the dining room was cleared out and there was plenty of room at the bar.

We ordered our brandy old fashioneds and I asked the bartender if they use their own mix and he assured me they did, and he was the owner. We were hungry and spotted cheese curds on the menu so we ordered a basket-they were hand breaded and delicious.

In classic country club fashion, our order was taken at the bar. I ordered the perch platter and my friends ordered some variation of the seafood platters. Salad bar was included with the meal and we were offered the option of adding a cup of homemade soup for a buck.

We were seated and our soup was brought out as we were enjoying the salad bar. I had the homemade french onion soup, it was good but nothing fantastic. Salad bar had a good selection so I enjoyed some pasta salads, a small salad, and crackers with the liver pate. I love a good liver pate, typically preferring the darker variety, Krabbe's offered a lighter colored and the flavor wasn't as strong as I would have liked.

Our food came soon thereafter, I was excited to try the perch platter because the perch was hand breaded. The platter was $16.95, pricey by fish fry standards, and that came with 6 pieces of perch, a potato for a side, a bread basket, and the salad bar, but soup was extra.

The perch was breaded a touch on the heavy side but not too bad, it was good. I chose the twice baked potato for my side and that was good as well. Nothing fantastic but good food overall. The bread basket didn't include rye bread and none was served with the meal, so I was bummed about that.

If you're looking for a supper club experience with good food, check out Krabbe's Kountry Klub. But if you're looking for a Klassic Wisconsin Fish Fry, this might not be the place for you.

July 2, 2013

Fox Harbor Pub and Grill, Green Bay - June 28, 2013

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale: 5 points out of 5, a classic Wisconsin fish fry.

Service: Good
Wait Time: No wait, arrived at 8:30pm, 2 in our party
Food: Good

Price: Breaded Bluegill was $12.99, Small Plate Perch was 10.69, Large Plate Perch was $12.99

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1 point, offered brandy old fashioned and it was muddled
Fish: 1 point, offered perch, bluegill, and other options
Potato: 1 point, served with choice of fries or potato salad
Cole Slaw: 1 point, homemade coleslaw served with meal
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1 point, served with meal and with white raw onion


Location:
Fox Harbor Pub and Grill
348 S Washington St
Green Bay, WI 54301

http://foxharborpubandgrill.com/

We were looking for a low key fish fry, and thought we would check out Fox Harbor Pub and Grill on the water in Green Bay. This establishment is great for docking your boat and coming in for lunch or dinner, and they offer a pub experience and a Friday Fish Fry.

We headed to the patio and ordered a cocktail at the bar, what else but a brandy old fashioned. I was delighted when they started adding the cherries, sugar, orange peel, and bitters and hand muddled it. The drink had a great flavor and I was pleased. We were going to sit on the patio but it was a tad chilly this late at night so we headed inside and grabbed a pub table. It was 8:30pm when we got there and there were only two of us and plenty of seating options available.

The menu included all sorts of pub options like burgers and wraps and had a Friday night specials on the back. I debated on the perch or blue gill but decided to go with the blue gill. I prefer a well prepared blue gill usually.

We started off with fried mac & cheese bites. They were served with fries and I must say they were pretty tasty. We ordered our main course right after we ordered the appetizer and our main course was delivered with lightning speed; we were still working on our appetizer.

I got about 6 pieces of blue gill. I was thinking they were going to be butterfly but instead were individual pieces. The breading was a bit thick for my liking but it was good overall. For a side I got a choice of fries or potato salad so I opted for the potato salad which was good. The menu read they serve up the fish fry with their own homemade cole slaw. The slaw was a creamy variety and had a good flavor to it. Finally, the classic Wisconsin fish fry was completed with rye bread with white raw onion. I was impressed they scored a 5 out of 5 on the scale. The only complaint I had is they seriously skimped on the onion, I got two strands of onion instead of a full slice.

At Fox Harbor Pub and Grill the food is your typical pub offerings. It's a great place for a laid back lunch or dinner and I was happy they scored a 5 out of 5 on the classic Wisconsin fish fry scale.