Fish fry is so popular at this supper club that they built a drive-up window just to dole out fish fries to the hungry masses on Fridays. That often leads to a backup of cars in a line on Layton Ave, but no one really seems to mind. Cod is breaded in a crunchy bread crumb crust and is served with the usual fixins, fries or potato pancakes and clam chowder.
The usual fried cod and perch are offered at this 100-year-old German pub and restaurant, but you should order the whitefish. It's available broiled or fried, but broiled is the house speciality because it leaves the fish is tender and delicate. The lush patio makes this a great spot for summer fish fries.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fish fries are as much a part of life in Northeast Ohio as tailgating or trips to the Metroparks. Each year, tens of thousands of Northeast Ohioans attend fish-fry events at scores of area schools, churches, VFW halls and other civic organizations. They gather for camaraderie and fellowship and to support the endless causes those non-profit events help to fund, as much as they show up for dinner.
The fry: Part of the satisfaction we get from fish fries is from crunching through the crispy batter. The beer-batter fish fry ($11.95 for three slender pieces of cod, $13.95 all you can eat) at Café Hollander in Tosa delivers, and the potato chip-crusted fish fry even more so. Lightly dressed coleslaw has a bright, fresh flavor, partly from cilantro; it also packs a fair bit of heat from cayenne. The fish is served with Hollander's thin frites and a nice salted light rye with caraway. The same fish fry is served at other restaurants in the Lowlands Group: Café Hollander at 2608 N. Downer Ave.; Trocadero, 1758 N. Water St.; and Café Centraal, 2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Look for other Lenten fish specials, too.