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Replacement for Phil Smidt's Perch?

Warthog Apr 10, 2008 02:02 PM

I'm coming to the area to visit my Mom soon, and she's in withdrawal from her fondness for Phil Smidt's lake perch, having been a happy customer of theirs for several decades. Has anybody found a worthy substitute in the south 'burbs or NW IN? Mom will be very happy if you can suggest one, and if Mom's happy, the Warthog is happy!

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    dbrick59 Apr 17, 2008 01:38 PM

    Tiebel's ? Not even close to schmidts. I have never been anywhere that serves perch like schmidt's did. I really hope they will reopen. It really was one of my favorite places.

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      dramisino Apr 13, 2008 07:03 AM

      Rumors are old owners of Smidt's are looking at a location near the Cabela's complex.
      Place was mobbed last few nights. Like people... no one sees you when you are sick, but everyone shows up when you're dead

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        chicgail Apr 13, 2008 07:38 AM

        What is the Cabela's complex and where is it?

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          dramisino Apr 14, 2008 02:57 PM

          I-80 and Indianapolis Blvd

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        honeybun667 Apr 12, 2008 01:28 PM

        They are supposed to be opening another Phil Smidts somewhere in the future. Tiebels has always been my choice. They have a neat little coffee shop on the west side of the building if you are just going for lunch.

        Going a little further south on route 41 maybe 3 miles on the west side of the street is a restaurant called Dicks. Been there a long time and they have a wonderful Sauteed Perch.

        Good Luck

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          wiz561 Apr 11, 2008 03:27 PM

          I've had Teibel's before, and it was good....but I think the Schereville Lounge is a LOT better than Teibel's and Schmidt's.

          Schererville Lounge
          48 E Joliet St
          Schererville, IN 46375
          (219) 322-5660

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            markh Apr 11, 2008 01:53 PM

            Teibel's is the place to go if you want to duplicate the atmosphere (and prices) of Phil Smidt's. The perch is of equal quality as well.

            For less money but equal quality, you can go to Town Club, on 45th just east of Kennedy in Highland. Another interesting choice for great lake perch is the Friday night fish fry at the Lansing Knights of Columbus.

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              psychman Apr 11, 2008 05:13 AM


              Try Teibel's restaurant on the corner of US 30 and US 41 in Schererville. They have been serving perch dinners for many years.


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