November 25, 2014

Wertel's Tap, Green Bay - October 31, 2014

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

Service: Good
Wait Time: Arrived at 8:00pm, 4 in our party, no wait
Food: Excellent

Price: Perch Plate (3 full perch), $12.95 or Double Perch (5 full perch), $18.95

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 point, served with meal
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1/2 point, served rye bread but no raw onion

Wertel's Tap
2545 Manitowoc Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311

Wertel's Tap has an unassuming exterior, sort of looks like a converted house, and is just a hole in the wall tavern on the East side of Green Bay. I doubt we would have chosen it by ourselves, but was recommended to us by a friend.

We arrived for a late fish fry, about 8:00pm, on Halloween night and the tavern bar was busy but the dining room had mostly cleared out. The staff was dressed in Halloween costumes. We ordered our brandy old fashioneds, and while they weren't muddled, each one tasted great. We were presented with menus at the bar and took our time to place our order.

When our food was ready, we were directed to our table. The food came out right after we sat down, and our bill was presented with our meal, along with 2 blue tickets. Wertel's gives each patron the opportunity to put their name in for a free meal raffle, you just have to call in and see if you won, and you come back for your free meal on Wertel's.

The perch plate was delicious. The fish was excellent, perfectly fried and lightly breaded. I chose the german potato salad, it was served warm, and was wonderful, it was definitely homemade. The cole slaw was good, and the meal was topped off with a slice of rye bread.

Wertel's Tap is a tavern that embodies the Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry. If you're on the East side of Green Bay on a Friday night, stop in for some great cocktails and an excellent perch fry.