Fish Fry Review Crew – Linda’s Lookout, Grellton

Published On: Wednesday, November 13, 2013By Categories: Blog, Restaurant ReviewsTags: , ,


Linda’s Lookout
N8004 County Road A – Watertown? Johnson Creek? Grellton!
(920) 699-2137

Looking for that out of the way country bar and grill the locals flock to on Friday nights? Well, your search is over. Located in Grellton…um…where did you say?

OK. Northern Jefferson County

  • North out of Lake Mills on Highway A toward Watertown – 7.8 miles.
  • South from Watertown toward Lake Mills on Hwy A – 5.4 miles.
  • North from Johnson Creek on Highway N – 6.5 miles

Linda’s Lookout is where the two roads (A & N) meet. Bustling DOWNTOWN Grellton. :)

Located high on a hill overlooking that wide spot in the Rock River called Hahn’s Lake, Lookout diners enjoy a truly spectacular view of the lake and surrounding countryside from the spacious patio on warm, sunny afternoons, or through floor-to-ceiling windows from the comfort of the spacious dining room and bar during those days you just want to be inside.

Owner Linda has built a Friday fish fry menu sure to please everyone in your group.

Hot and crunchy, the cod & chicken combination arrived accompanied by sweet and tangy coleslaw, that we all agreed was some of the best we’d had in our Friday Fish Fry Review travels. The tartar sauce was subtle – not overdone – and the rye bread soft and tasty with a hint of caraway. The star of the accompaniments was the potato pancakes. These delicate babies come out thin and hot with a hint of crispiness and a flavor that exploded on the palate. The potato cakes are SO good that they almost don’t need the applesauce and syrup! We asked for the recipe and our waitress told us she’d have to kill us if she was silly enough to pass it along. They are that good.

The bluegill was pronounced soft and sweet on the inside and crunchy on the outside, while the fantail shrimp were plentiful and satisfying.

Prices? Downright reasonable from the basic fish fry to all the options including well-made cocktails.

Linda’s is clean and comfortable. We met folks we knew, some from as far away as Fort Atkinson!

Reasonably priced, laid back and downright tasty, Linda’s Lookout will have us coming back again and again. A true Jefferson County gem!

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!


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