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Looking for a Good Fish Fry?

Check out these spots — declared the best by thousands of Patch readers — in the Milwaukee area.

Patch readers (and fish fry connoisseurs) throughout the Milwaukee area cast thousands of votes over the past five days, helping us determine some of the best fish fry spots in the area. This is the first in a series of stories where Patch will ask readers to give their takes on favorite local businesses and places. 

The winners of the best fish fry contests were determined over the course of a week, from more than 20,000 votes cast, 145 comments left, 37 restaurant reviews and 100 Facebook Likes or Recommends. 

Here's a roundup of the winners:

  • They don't have a fry every Friday, so be sure to check their schedule if you want to check it out. 
  • , in another battle that went to the end. More than 2,000 votes were lodged there between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., pushing Silver Spur ahead of The Red Mill. 
  • , garnering more votes than all other contenders put together. 
  • as the best fish fry. 
Scott K March 06, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Hands Down the best Fish Fry in Ozaukee County is Juice's Ghost Town.
katie April 09, 2012 at 11:22 PM
if your looking for a giid homemade style fish fry you should check out country squire supper club in muskego. Its a very friendly atmosphere and there fish fry is to die for!! The cod and perch are lightly breaded and come with either homemand thin and crispy potato pancakes fries or both homemade clowslaw and himemade tartersauce and rye bread. They also offer different varities of fish and the whole menu is open to order off of. The dinners come with homemade soup and salad bar. I highly reccommend the country squire in muskego to whoever is looking for an outstanding reasonable dinner!!
Sandy August 03, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Never been to any of these but my mom swears by the fish at Puddle Jumpers on Howell across from Mitchell airport in milwaukee.
Therese Ciofani February 15, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Holy Family in Whitefish Bay starts their fish fries tonight and they run thru Lent. Come and try one!!! 4:30-7 the parking lot is on Marlborough just south of Hempton!
Mike B February 15, 2013 at 04:43 PM
I still love Cliffords in Hales Corners. All you can eat fish, fries, rolls, etc. And since we went smoke free, it's actually fun to go there.
Sussex Gal February 15, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Try the Pan Fried all you can eat at A.J. O'Brady's in Menomonee Falls! It melts in your mouth! You also get to choose your potatoes of chips fries waffle fries or potato pancakes! MMM
Bottom Line February 15, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Kiss the Cook Cafe in Racine has an impressive Fish Fry. I prefer the Cod, but many like the Admiral Platter that includes Walleye, Perch, Cod, Shrimp, and Clam Strips.
Jenny Quaderer February 15, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Friends of my husband own Jackson's Blue Ribbon on 113th and Bluemound. And we have been there many times to eat. Their fish fry is really good, nice portions and choices of sides too. Great service!
Lu February 15, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Always liked Silver Spring House but think they've slipped in the past few years. Really like Oakcrest Tavern on Oakland in Shorewood.
Laura W February 15, 2013 at 06:23 PM
LOVE this place - grew up going there almost every week, moved farther away in western Waukesha but will have to comeback and hit it up again. thanks for the reminder :)
Rhianna Butske February 15, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Mark Pioneer Inn off Janesville Rd in Muskego! They have Bluegill or Perch with a Peppercorn/Parmesan breading, it is absolutely mouth watering!
Mike B February 15, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Was actually thinking about going tonight, but then my wife reminded me it's the first Friday in Lent. Not stepping foot near that place today... :)
Pat Mitchell February 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Mibb's and Viv's in Lannon - awesome Fish fry.
CowDung February 15, 2013 at 08:20 PM
I like the fish fry at Hubbard Park lodge in Shorewood.
Farmer Dave February 15, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Hmmm, took me a minute to figure out what was going on... this article is from last April with recent updates. The Menomonee Falls winner, Rich's Bar and Resturant is currently closed.
Mike B February 15, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Must not have been that good then, eh? And yes, they tend to repost links to really old articles at times.
Cx2plusE@aol.com February 16, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Yes it is now Fall's Pub and Grille. Very good try it!
james b leonard III February 16, 2013 at 01:42 PM
the pan fried breaded walleye is awesome!!!!!
Jan Melson February 16, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Walters' on North has a scrumptious generous portion fish fry. I like the shrimp fry too!
sparky February 16, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Would like to know if Walters is homemade or is it Siscos breaded or battered fish?
Jan Melson February 16, 2013 at 03:36 PM
I was told, it was from his "fish man" a family owned business. It is their own special recipe.
Fallsguy February 16, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Anyone notice Rich's was on the list. It is no longer in business.......
Dawn February 16, 2013 at 07:55 PM
Between the Greens in Saukville has a great fish fry and you can't beat the price. Cod, perch, whitefish, shrimp as well as the full regular menu.
TOM February 20, 2013 at 12:48 PM
THEY SHOULD CALL IT ALL YOU CAN KEEP DOWN
TOM February 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Most all you can eats should be called all you can keep down. If you do end up at a all you can keep down dress light because if you get stuck between a couple of those 350# 400# it's like being next to a wood stove running at full bore . enjoy
me March 09, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Cliffs boathouse is very good
Dave Bauer March 09, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Ray's Butcher Shoppe in Greenfield is really good if you want to pick it up.
Mariah Kotecki March 15, 2013 at 05:14 PM
I also have never been to any of these restaurants listed above but i do, St. Francs Brewery and Restaurant does have a really good fish fry
Kari Stollenwerk March 15, 2013 at 05:20 PM
I also have never been to any of these restaurants. I'll have to give them a try sometime!
CTCMom2009 April 29, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Stony HIll Pub in Waubeka has the best fish fry I've had in a very long time. Great variety too!

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