I went to Old Fashioned last night and was quite disappointed...I thought they were supposed to have a good fish fry?! The drinks were good, the cheese curds were good; mac n cheese and burgers all seemed to be up to par for those in our group that chose to stray from the nightly special. I really wish I would have tried something else. To be honest, the fish was so bad and after such a long wait ; I'm not sure I would go back to give them a second chance. Which is sad to say, because overally I really like the place and I wanted to like the food.
It's really not that hard to make fried fish, so I'm kind of wondering the overall level of ability of the kitchen. I think we had 3 combo plates (cod, walleye, and lake perch) and 1 cod plate at our table. The cod and walleye came out basically black, I can't believe a cook would even put them on a plate to serve them and that a waitstaff would actually carry the plate proudly to a table. Amazing to me. I have worked in the restaurant industry and I understand things are busy and whatnot, but its truly not acceptable to serve food that is undoubtedly improperly cooked. I wish we would have sent it back, but unfortunately, I didn't want to ruin the good vibe of the overall evening. The perch thankfully wasn't "blackened", but did nothing for me. The dipping sauce and coleslaw sounded intriguing, but to me didn't add any excitement to an already disappointing plate.
I can say I'd much rather run over to the Beachhouse in McFarland for a really nice piece of walleye or perch for less money and WAY better quality and overall appeal.