Winner: Beer-battered cod at Eadies Fish House
Honorable mention: Fried fish dinner at Tim’s Tavern
The beer-battered cod at Eadies Fish House is “by far the staple item here,” owner Rudy Dilotale said.
“It’s been popular since the early ’70s.”
The deep-fried fish is light, crispy and not greasy, served casually in a basket with fries or, better yet, Eadie’s beer-battered onion rings. (Diets be damned!) A small cup of coleslaw offers a nice antidote; the tartar sauce is housemade; and best of all is Eadie’s secret-recipe onion-ring sauce, which has a mild yet distinct horseradish kick.
A $6.99 lunch combo includes one piece of fish, fries and a soft drink. A two-piece dinner with fries and slaw is $11.99, three pieces for $13.99. All-you-can-eat beer-battered fish (not cod) is available for $9.99 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Equally appealing to the seafood at Eadies is the cozy, seafood-shack vibe of the place with its wood paneling, low ceiling, bric-a-brac-covered walls and rock ’n’ country soundtrack. Have a cold draft beer or blender cocktail and pretend you’re on vacation, even in the dead of winter.
Eadies Fish House
6616 Wise Ave. NW, Plain Township
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday with dining room open till 10 p.m., closed Sunday
3323 Parkway St. NW, Canton
Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday