Finding the perfect Fish Fry is a serious business in the Stevens Point Area. With countless restaurants serving up their take on the classic Wisconsin staple, from cod to smelt - we're here to help! We've compiled some of the region's favorite Fish Fry spots, that are serving up the goods for the perfect night out! Check out the list of what's available, broken down by category - then order up and enjoy! (Ps. Don't forget the Old Fashioned's and Bloody Mary's, too!)
Explore the options and jump to specific categories, using the list below:
Supper Club StaplesTop
Michele's - At this classic Wisconsin Supper Club, you'll find a Haddock, Perch, Walleye and Shrimp on their list of Friday specials. A popular favorite is the beer-battered walleye, using a hometown classic Point Amber, from the Stevens Point Brewery, (and comes with your choice of potato, baked beans, coleslaw, wild rice pilaf or steamed vegetables, and a roll). Or, go rogue and order up one of their popular supper club entrees, like the Parmesan Garlic Filet Mignon (and a bottle of wine).
Sky Club - The Sky Club, known for the first-ever refrigerated salad bar, is a classic Wisconsin Supper Club. Grab an Old Fashioned from the bar to go with their classic Wisconsin Fish Fry options. These options include pecan salmon and jumbo shrimp! But, you can never go wrong with the Pan-Fried Walleye and the Haddock Parmesan.
Two Lakes - Tucked along the shores of two lakes, this classic spot has been serving the region for over 70 seasons! Sip a cocktail on the back deck while you order one of their popular dishes. On Friday, their specials include the seafood plate, fried or broiled Haddock, and breaded Bluegill. Don't skip the antipasto - an in-house favorite - to undergo the full supper club experience!
Cozy Kitchen - Order from Stevens Point's oldest restaurant, including all of the Friday Fish Fry staples. Try the grilled Haddock or their take on the classic Fish Fry. They'll also be serving up potato pancakes. Insider tip: If they have pie available - don't skip it!
Olympia Family Restaurant - Lots of options are standard fare at this popular diner in the Stevens Point Area. While people swear by their delicious homemade soup, you don't want to skip the Fish Fry. Options include Baked Haddock, Salmon, Walleye, Perch, Bluegills, and shrimp - in addition to a Fish Fry Bucket, where you can choose from 2 pieces to 50 pieces! Be sure you and your family are hungry, as the buckets are served with bread, potatoes, and coleslaw, too.
Park Ridge Café - For a budget-friendly option, check out their Friday Lunch Box special, offering a fish fry sandwich, french fries and soup for under $10. Or, take a pick from their variety of dinner options. They offer a blue gill basket, fish and shrimp combo, a battered smelt plate, and so much more.
R.D.'s Diner - This local diner has many Friday fish options to choose from! Try the beer battered cod or pan fried walleye to fulfill your fish cravings. Looking for something with more variety? Try their seafood combo, served with 2 pieces of fish and 4 jumbo shrimp. Looking to feed an army (or a very hungry family)? Try their buckets of fish, from 8 to 16 pieces, served with coleslaw, french fries, and rye bread.
Rock 'N' Roll Café - Grab yourself a cozy booth and order up on Fridays from this local diner. Go for a classic option, with 1, 2, or 3 pieces of your choice of Haddock, Cod, Shrimp, or Bluegill! For something completely different, try the Fisherman Favorite.
Polonia Café - Stop by and get yourself a delicious piece of cod with fries or chips for under $10! Can't decide on just one fish? Try the Fisherman's Platter where you can try their cod, perch, and jumbo shrimp. All meals include a choice of potato or macaroni and cheese. Meals are also served with choice of soup, salad, or coleslaw and a dinner roll.
Popular Pub & GrillsTop
Arbuckle's Eatery & Pub - Find Friday Fish Specials on the list at this popular downtown spot. If you're in the mood for a classic Fish Fry, check out their 3 piece beer battered or 4-piece baked options - in addition to Shrimp, Walleye, and Salmon. While you're at it, don't forget to add the iconic Italian Fries with Mozzarella to your order!
Brian & Wendy's Hiawatha - At this spot in Junction City, you can choose between Haddock or Catfish for their Fish Dinners. And, you'll want to check out the Catfish, a crowd favorite, in either plain or cajun. Make sure you're hungry because the portions are healthy with choice of potato (go for the baby reds), coleslaw, and rye bread.
Bullheads Bar & Grill - Dinner orders from this restaurant come with a side of beautiful views of the Wisconsin River. You'll find plenty of delicious Fish Fry options that won't disappoint. While you are ordering - do yourself a favor and order a slice (or two - we won't judge!) of the house-made cheesecake!
Graffiti's Sports Pub - Here you'll want to check out the Fish Dinner, with your choice of haddock or walleye, that comes broiled. Be sure you're hungry, because this entre comes with your choice of soup or salad, steamed veggies, a breadstick - and your choice of potato (we're always in for waffle fries or tator tots!)
Hilltop Pub & Grill - No need to wait for Friday, as this spot serves up their Fish Fry every day of the week. Try the Cod, either beer-battered and deep-fried or a filet that is marinated in lemon, garlic, and butter. Or, order the Walleye, that is lightly beer-battered and deep-fried as well.
Jordan Bar & Grill - This spot was voted Portage County's #1 spot for a fish fry in 2022, and it still lives up to that standard. We highly recommend the Fish Fry combo plate here - paired with potato cakes. Of course, if you are looking to keep it budget-friendly, you'll enjoy the Fish Fry options they have for just $10.
Kuby's Bar & Grill - This spot, tucked next to Skipps Bowling, is serving up plenty of Fish Fry options. Check out their 3 piece Cod or 10 Piece Redhood Shrimp or their 4 piece Bluegill meal, all served with fries or potato salad, coleslaw, and bread.
Matero's - This spot in Polonia might be more well-known for pizza, but you won't be disappointed with the Fish Fry options including shrimp, too. While you're there, be sure to order a Johnny's Old Fashioned and Bloody, too.
Mikey's Bar & Grill - If you order up a Fish Fry here you'll get 3 pieces beer-battered cod made with a brew from O'so Brewing Company! Of course, it comes with all the usual fixings, but if you want to up your game, upgrade to truffle fries for $2. Another bonus? Check out the crowlers available from their extensive tap list of 60, including several local breweries, like Point Brewery, O'so, and Central Waters.
Monk's Bar & Grill - They opened their Plover location in June 2019, and have been serving up classic Wisconsin comfort food ever since. On Fridays, you can order their take on the Fish Fry, with beer-battered or grilled Cod, served with chips, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and lemon wedges on the side.
Point After Pub - If you come here, you have to try the haddock that can be beer-battered, seasoned-breaded, cajun pan-fried, or lemon pepper pan-fried. (People get pretty committed to their favorite here!) But, if you want to go the non-traditional route - check out their Fish Reuben. They'll also have Bloody's and Old-Fashioned's to go with your order!
Rusty's Backwater Saloon - This spot, west of Stevens Point along the Wisconsin River, serves up Friday Fish Fry's with 2-4 piece options, served with your choice of Rusty's fries or potato salad. Haven't had Rusty's Fries before? These are thin cut local spuds, fried to a golden brown - and definitely worth the pick. Looking for something different? Try their Smelt! Of course, they are most well-known for their Bloody Mary's, complete with extra's from beef sticks to cheese whips, which they are offering up by the gallon!
Final Score - This fish fry is one you have to try! They serve an Icelandic cod for under $10, with four flavors to choose from: #1 The Original; #2 The Lemon Pepper; #3 The Snappy Cajun; #4 The Garlic Dill. Your order is also served with tarter sauce, coleslaw, and your choice of potato.