2017 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Fish Fry

These are the best places to sate your craving for that great Milwaukee ritual: fried fish.

Lakefront Brewery’s first claim to fame earned it the No. 1 spot for Local Micro-brewery. Its second
is the Friday fry, which also takes top honors with a couple of fish varieties, including cod wrapped in Eastside Dark beer batter.

Also on the leader board are Nos. 2 and 3, St. Paul Fish Company (400 N. Water St.), which does a $12.95 lake perch fry on Fridays, and American Serb Memorial Hall (5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.) has been doing its shtick of cod, shrimp and ocean perch for over 50 years, with a convenient drive-through window, too.

Get our Fish Fry Guide here for more great places to grab a Friday-night meal.

  1. Lakefront Brewery
  2. St. Paul Fish Company (400 N. Water St.)
  3. American Serb Memorial Hall (5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.)

2017 Readers' Choice Awards 

2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Our readers said what? Our annual dining survey is at its revealing best. You’ll want to know the results!



‘2017 Readers’ Choice Awards’ appears in the September 2017 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Find it on newsstands beginning August 28, or buy a copy at milwaukeemag.com/shop.

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.