September 30, 2014

Mer and Jackie's 5 Corners Supper Club, Green Bay - September 19, 2014

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

Service: Good
Wait Time: Arrived at 7:00pm, 2 in our party, 20 minute wait
Food: Excellent

Price: Perch Plate (3 full perch), $12.95 or 1 1/2 perch (5 full perch), $17.95

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1/2 point, served brandy old fashioneds but not muddled
Fish: 1 point, offered perch, and other options
Potato: 1 point, offered choice of potato options
Cole Slaw: 1/2 point, served on salad bar
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 0 points, no rye bread

Location:
Mer & Jackie's 5 Corners Supper Club
N4899 Cty Rd EE
Appleton, WI 54913

Previous review of Mer and Jackie's 5 Corners Supper Club from March 22, 2014


We've been on a trend of revisiting fish fry establishments we dined at prior, this week was Mer & Jackie's 5 Corners Supper Club. Read the previous review on why its called that. What I didn't mention last time was Mer & Jackie's pictures are up on the wall, both dressed very nice. A throwback to the days of getting dressed up for a nice supper club experience. Obviously today, getting dressed up isn't the typical supper club experience.

The specific reason for this visit was to celebrate the meeting of someone special in my life exactly 2 years ago. We decided to enjoy their Wednesday night buffet for our first date. Fast-forward 2 years and we had the chance to enjoy their Friday night fish fry experience on the same date of our meeting.


It wasn't that busy when we arrived at 7:00pm. We took our seat at the bar, and we know the bartender Sandy. We each got a brandy old fashioned and toasted to our anniversary. Menus were presented, and we received #45 as our place in line to order.

It didn't take long for #45 to be called out by the waitress taking orders. We raised our hand and she stopped over. I ordered the perch plate, 1 1/2 order because I was quite hungry. My date ordered the prime rib.

We were told our table in the dining room and were welcome to help ourself to the salad bar. We found our table, dropped off our drinks and headed to the salad bar. I absolutely LOVE their croutons, they area seasoned with a secret recipe and fried, not baked! Yes, more fried food, but I tell you they will be the best croutons you'll ever have. I also tried their liver pate, but I found it lacking in texture and flavor. I remember last time their soup was cream of carrot, and this time they did as well, I chose to pass. A fresh baked loaf of white bread was waiting at our table when we returned.

Our main entrees were delivered after we were done with our salads. The perch looked delicious. This was one of the best taking perch filets I've ever had, anywhere. Absolutely delicious! The side of potatoes was also very good, they were heavy on the butter, but really good.



By the end of our meal, I was stuffed. The perch was so good I couldn't stop eating, even though I was full. We asked for doggy bags to take the perch and prime rib home to enjoy the next day.

If you're in the mood for some of the best lake perch you'll probably ever taste, check out Mer & Jackie's 5 Corners Supper Club. It's in the country, at the intersection of 5 roads, you'll know it when you see it. Well worth the drive.

September 23, 2014

River Street Pier, Green Bay - September 12, 2014

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

Service: Good
Wait Time: Arrived at 8:30, 3 in our party, no wait
Food: Good

Price: Perch Plate (3 full perch), market price, $14.50

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1/2 point, served brandy old fashioneds but not muddled
Fish: 1 point, offered perch, bluegill, walleye, cod, and shrimp, and a combo platter
Potato: 1 point, offered choice of potato options
Cole Slaw: 1 point, served with meal
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1 point, offered rye bread with choice of white raw onion

Location:
River Street Pier
1984 Velp Ave
Green Bay, WI 54304

Previous review of River Street Pier from March 28, 2014


We're back at River Street Pier for another fish fry, last time we enjoyed it and this time was no different. We got their pretty late, around 8:30pm, so there was plenty of seating available, and they served until 10:00pm.

We got our table and the waitress took our drink order right away. Menus are available at the tables so we had time to look them over.


We all ordered the perch plates at market price. The perch was fried nicely and had a good flavor. I particularly love their delicious homemade potato salad, I remember it from last time and it tasted just as great this time. Cole slaw was fine, and the meal was topped off with rye bread with white raw onion.



I came back because I remember it being good, and it was worth the return trip. Check out River Street Pier for a casual friday night fish fry in Green Bay.

September 11, 2014

Kroll's West, Green Bay - September 5, 2014

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

Service: Excellent
Wait Time: 3 in our party, arrived at 7:00pm, no wait
Food: Really Good

Price: Kroll's Perch Dinner (5 pieces) - $15.25

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1/2 point, served brandy old fashioneds but not muddled
Fish: 1 point, offered perch and cod
Potato: 1 point, offered choice of potato options
Cole Slaw: 1 point, offered as a side option (of which you choose 2)
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1/2 point, rye bread but no white raw onion


Location:
Kroll's West
1990 S Ridge Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304

http://www.krollswest.com/


We were taking a family member out for his birthday and wanted a no hassle fish fry and settled on Kroll's West. Kroll's is famous for its location right by Lambeau field and its delicious grilled burgers, served with hearty portions of butter.

If you haven't been to Kroll's, you have to check it out any day of the week. We arrived at 7:00pm and with just 3 in our party there was no wait for a table. The experience at Kroll's is like none other with it's unique seating arragnements at cozy circular booths or tables. When you're ready to order drinks or food, you just press the button and a waiter appears right away.

It didn't seem to be that busy so a waiter asked us right away what we wanted to drink, brandy old fashioneds were on order of course. There is a bar area, but because immediate seating was available, we just ordered drinks at the table. Menus are placed at the center of each table so we took some time to look it over, and all decided on the fish fry.


As we waited for our food, we also ordered a calamari strip basket which came with fries, coleslaw, and cocktail sauce. The menu said you won't be disappointed, and we definitely weren't. The calamari were meaty pieces and tasted delicious with the cole slaw and fries.

Our food came out quick enough. The perch is listed on the menu as hand battered and golden broasted, and was unlike any other perch I had tasted. The breading may look a little thick but with their preparation style, it was fantastic.


For my sides I got the potato salad, which I thought was just ok, and the cole slaw, again just ok. Kroll's is known for their famous whipped potatoes, and we got to try them. I thought they were pretty good. The meal was topped off with a slice of rye bread, but no raw onion.

I'll finish off this review with my thoughts on the service. The service was excellent and pretty much the best service I've seen anywhere, and almost to a fault. As I mentioned earlier in this post, and as those who have been to Kroll's know, you push the button for service. But since it wasn't very busy, waiters were always walking around asking how everything is and if we needed anything. At one point, we were asked 5 times in less than 5 minutes by 5 different waiters. As annoying as this sounds, it wasn't annoying at all and it is a testament to Kroll's excellent service and great food.

If you're looking to experience a part of Green Bay history in a unique dining establishment with excellent service and great food, check out Kroll's for a fish fry. Or any day of the week to enjoy all their delicious food choices. It's very family friendly so bring the whole family for a low key dining experience.