August 4, 2013

The Settlement, Green Bay - July 26, 2013

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale: 4 points out of 5, almost a classic Wisconsin fish fry.

Service: Good
Wait Time: 45 minute wait, arrived at at 6:45pm, 8 in our party
Food: Good

Price: Perch Plate was $10.50 for regular and $16.50 for a double

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1/2 point, offered brandy old fashioned but it wasn't muddled
Fish: 1 point, offered perch, and other options
Potato: 1 point, served with choice of potato
Cole Slaw: 1 point, served with meal
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1/2 point, served with meal but did not include white raw onion

The Settlement
3254 Bay Settlement Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311

The Settlement has been on my list of fish fries to try because it seems like a popular establishment for a great fish fry. So he headed past the east side of Green Bay to the country to check it out.

We walk into The Settlement, the bar was on our left and a small dining room was on the right. The bar area was larger than the dining room. It was just two of us initially but some friends happened to be there as well so we put our parties together and got a table of 8.

To start, we ordered some appetizers of mushrooms and cheese curds since it was going to be a bit of a wait. With a party of 8 and a popular fish fry, we expected to wait a while. The appetizers were good but some were slightly undercooked, but it took care of the immediate hunger.

In classic supper club fashion, our orders were taken in the bar area and our table was set with the food before we were called to the dining room. Some of us got the perch platter, some got the seafood platter, some got the cod, I of course was one who got the perch platter.

I was hungry so I opted for the double perch platter, and The Settlement is know for generous portions so I had more than enough to take home with me. I got 6 perch for a total of 12 filets! The perch was good, breading was just about right but a tad on the thick side.

A variety of potato sides were offered and the fries are known to be good but I couldn't pass up their special of the night of homemade cheesy au gratin potatoes. I felt like they loaded the plate with way too many potatoes, but maybe that is what you get when you order a double order. They were ok, a bit too cheesy for my taste.

A side of cole slaw was served as a standard size, nothing special for cole slaw, it was good. The meal came with rye bread but no raw onion, so I asked if I could have a slice, for some reason I love the raw onion with the rye bread.

The Settlement is a popular fish fry establishment, when you go expect to wait for a table no matter how small of large your party is. The food was good and has most of the components of the classic Wisconsin fish fry. I liked the fact that many people who work there are family, so its a family run operation and I like to support that.