Koshkonong Mounds Country Club
W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Road
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
If the ancient Indian effigy burial mounds that are visible from the bar could speak, they would tell you that the Koshkonong Mounds Country Club staff has created an inexpensive and solid Friday fish menu that is sure to please.
Your Fish Dish Review Crew braved the dreaded Highway 26 construction with a few of us wandering in looking a tad bit bewildered. Two couples even wound up on the course cart path necessitating a golfer escort to the dining room. That’s what I call “playing through!”
It sure started the evening off with a laugh! :)
What a beautiful golf/lake setting. The Mounds’ clubhouse sits on a hill overlooking Lake Koshkonong, taking full advantage of its location, with large windows giving a clear view of the lake and the 18th green. A huge bar was whetting the thirst of a group of golfers, and a gathering was taking place in the party room adjacent to the spacious dining room. Black linen tablecloths were a nice touch. We were struck by the friendly waitstaff, who greeted us warmly as we straggled in, making us comfortable while providing libations and taking our appetizer order – Black & Tan Onion Rings (which were very tasty, crunchy on the outside and served with Ranch Dressing) and Crispy Wisconsin Cheese Curds which melted in your mouth.
Appetizers consumed, we indulged in the Mounds’ Seafood Chowder, chock full of clams, potatoes, corn, onions and spices in a flour/corn-starch-free broth. Delicious!
Choices for sides included the chowder, potato pancakes, coleslaw, fresh baked bread with honey butter, K.M.C.C. salad (a side salad with choice of dressing) and sautéed Szechwan green beans that were out of this world. Other choices for the evening not on the menu were garlic mashed potatoes and hush puppies. They were out of the potatoes, but we ordered the hush puppies which did not last long. Yum!
The all you can eat fish selections included beer battered cod fish fry – light batter, nice flavor or the Hand Breaded Farm Raised Catfish – which everyone agreed was melt-in-your-mouth tender inside with a great crunch outside. Both run $12.50.
Baked Cod Almandine and “The Shark’s” Cod/both $12 (named after golfer Greg Norman) joined the pan seared offerings of teriyaki Sesame Salmon, Blackened Tilapia and Blackened Catfish with Dynamite Sauce ($12-$14.)
Several shrimp and scallop dishes beckoned, but they will have to wait for another visit.
We sampled the fish fry, catfish and Shark’s Cod.
All agreed that fantastic service, a great view, reasonable prices and great food made for a most pleasant dining experience. Go ahead. Brave the Highway 26 construction and make your way to an award winning golf course with a great kitchen.
Katie was the Executive Director of the Lake Mills Main Street Program from 2011 to 2019 and was the Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council. In 2019, she retired to explore a new fashion degree and travel throughout the world. Katie was also a writer and contributed a great deal of copy for our website and printed guide. She was a great asset to our organization and we'll miss her!