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Any Day Fish Fries in Milwaukee?

FishTales Feb 24, 2013 09:19 AM

I've found lots of good threads about Friday night fish fries-- thanks! We may not be in town on a Friday so I'm wondering about Saturday-Thursday feasts? Lake perch a definite plus.


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    Fydeaux RE: FishTales Feb 25, 2013 06:30 AM

    Alot of places that do Friday fish fries seem to do them on Wednesdays also, and a lot of them do them daily during lent. Cant recommend a particular place though.

    1. Fowler RE: FishTales Feb 25, 2013 12:03 PM

      Clifford's serves a good fish fry every day but that is not technically Milwaukee. I think it is in Hales Corners which is still in Milwaukee County, but not in the actual City of Milwaukee.

      1. Living4fun RE: FishTales Feb 27, 2013 05:54 AM

        The Hideaway serves their fish fry during the day. They have a great selection: Beer Battered Cod, Beer Battered Blue Gills, Beer Battered or Pan Fried: Walleye or Perch, Fried Shrimp.


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          FishTales RE: FishTales Mar 1, 2013 03:36 AM

          Thanks for the replies. We haven't been to Milwaukee since 06 & are looking forward to returning this year. Fish fries, smoked fish from Port Washington, cheese curds...


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            Fydeaux RE: FishTales Mar 1, 2013 08:30 AM


            Do not be fooled by the title; there is a tab to click that will show places that have fish fries seven days a week, the kinds of fish available, and coupons.

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              FishTales RE: Fydeaux Mar 1, 2013 11:11 AM

              Many thanks! I had this bookmarked already but in an apparently different version & had completely missed the 'Days of the Week' sorting device. Perfect.


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              FishTales RE: FishTales Mar 15, 2013 04:11 PM

              Timing of our trip didn't allow a Friday or Wednesday evening, alas. We tried the walleye at Three Lions Pub on Oakland & it was excellent & available on their regular menu. Hadn't had walleye since the late 1990s in St Paul, MN, & I'd rank it above lake perch, which is saying something. Thanks again to all.


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                Fowler RE: FishTales Mar 19, 2013 10:04 AM

                Thank you for the report. I have not heard of Three Lions but will be sure to visit them the next time I am on Oakland.

                I love a walleye fish fry. How would you describe the coating (if any)?

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                  FishTales RE: Fowler Mar 19, 2013 05:55 PM

                  The beer-batter coating was crisp, not at all oily, & while not the thinnest we've had it wasn't too thick. In all it was a happy surprise to find walleye again.

                  The Guinness was served as cold as any domestic draft which I thought odd for a British-themed pub. There were a few sports tvs in the room but the sound was off on all of them.



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