September 30, 2013

Wally's Spot Supper Club, Green Bay - September 27, 2013

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

Service: Excellent
Wait Time: 15 minute wait, arrived at at 7:30pm, 6 in our party
Food: Excellent

Price: Perch Plate was $14.95

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, walleye, seafoot platter, and other options
Potato: 1 point, served with choice of potato -- the loaded baked potato option was AWESOME!
Cole Slaw: 1/2 point, served on salad bar
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1 point, served with meal and did include white raw onion

Wally's Spot Supper Club
1979 South Main Street
Green Bay, WI 54302

Wally's Spot Supper Club in Green Bay has been on our list for quite some time. For years we've driven by to see the neon lighted sign rotating like a spot on the Las Vegas strip. We finally made it and I was glad we did!

There were 6 of us meeting for dinner, but we were the first to arrive so we started on our brandy old fashioneds. When we arrived at 7:00pm, we could have gotten immediate seating because there were open tables. The brandy old fashioneds were not muddled but were mixed well. Our friends arrived about 7:30 and we then put our name in and enjoyed another round of drinks until the waitress came with our menus.

The waitress handed out menus at the bar and took our order, it is a supper club after all. We were assigned our table and made our way to the salad bar. The salad bar was all salad items and didn't have side items, but I made myself a delicious salad with all the fresh ingredients. At the table, the water glasses each had a cucumber slice, a nice touch.

We were finishing our salads and the waitress came out with a small appetizer, compliments of the chef. It was a pork tendorloin with a cherry glaze. It was nothing spectacular but a surprise for a supper club.

Our food took a while but eventually made its way to our table. I got the perch platter, friends got the seafood platter, and walleye. The perch was cooked nicely, had a light breading, and was crisp and delicious, probably the best perch I've had in a while. I opted for the fries which were cooked nicely. I didn't have the cole slaw, but it was available on the salad bar. And I was excited to see the rye bread served with raw onion.

My friends who got the seafood platter said it was good, the baked cod was the best part. Another got the pan fried walleye and that was really good.

While I chose the fries as my potato, some of my friends got the loaded twice baked potato special (for $1.50 more). I had a taste and I have to say I haven't had such a delicious (and 100% real potato) ever. Kudos to Wally's Spot for making such a great twice baked potato served in the potato skin.

The meal was completed with a complimentary scoop of orange sherbert, a great way to end our dinner.

We finally made it to Wally's Spot Supper Club and we were impressed and walked away very satisfied. Next Friday, you need to check it out and put if on your short list for Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry's.

I'm putting Wally's Spot as #2 on the top 5 Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry's in North East Wisconsin. Now that's saying something!

September 23, 2013

Out-O-Town Club, Kaukauna - September 20, 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 6:30pm, 4 in our party
Food: Good

Price: Perch Plate was $13.25

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, bluegill, seafood platter, and other options
Potato: 1 point, served with choice of potato
Cole Slaw: 1 point, served with meal (family style)
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1/2 point, served with meal (family style), but did not include white raw onion

Out-O-Town Club
N2161 Town Club Rd
Kaukauna, WI 54130

I first have to apologize for the lack of posts over the past two months. Mid-summer got busy and we are finally getting time to enjoy a local Friday fish fry.

On our list for a while was a local favorite, the Out-O-Town Club in Kaukauna. We arrived around 6:30pm and put our name in. We had 2 more friends joining us and we were able to find a table to seat us in the bar in a short amount of time. We only had a 45 minute wait, and for anyone who has been to the Out-O-Town Club, that isn't too bad. During that time, we got a few brandy old fashioneds, while they weren't muddled, they were well mixed and came with a healthy serving of garnishes.

Like any good supper club, a waitress presented our menus in the bar area then came back to take our order. Two of us got the perch platter, one got a tenderloin with stuffed shrimp, and one got the seafood platter. The perch platters did not include a salad bar but we added it on for an additional $2.00. The Out-O-Town Club has a great salad bar so we went to our table in the dining room and approached the salad bar. My two favorite things they offered, and that I thoroughly enjoy are pickled gizzards and liver pate. The pickled gizzards were delicious, but the liver pate was nothing that great. But the salad bar offers a pretty good variety to choose from.

Bread and cole slaw were served family style for everyone at the table. Food came out in a timely manner. The presentation was perfect and my fish was lightly breaded and fried golden brown; you could see the fish through the breading which is always a good sign the breading is not too thick. The fish was just about perfect and was delicious. I opted for a side of potato salad, it was a bit bland but was good. The cole slaw was a creamy variety and it was good. I was disappointed that the rye bread was a light rye and did not include white raw onion.

My friends enjoyed there meals. The one who got the tenderloin commented that it was one of the better steaks he has had in a restaurant. It was cooked to perfection and was a healthy portion. We were a bit disappointed though in the mashed potatoes stuffed with cheese and mushrooms, they seemed almost like a twice baked potato but seemed to be fake potatoes, not something I would have expected from Out-O-Town Club.

The food, service, and atmosphere were all good, just as I remember the Out-O-Town Club. They have most of the components of a classic Wisconsin fish fry and a great supper club experience as well, definitely worth a visit.