It was a cold and rainy night on the eastern border of Jefferson County in Sullivan, Wisconsin as we tied up our ponies outside the Sullivan Saloon. As we sidled into the Saloon, we were greeted by a friendly waitress who told us to sit wherever we felt comfortable. And your Fish Dish Review Crew didn’t even have to draw the six-guns to get a table! Six lucky cowpokes found the lone empty table at Sullivan’s most crowded Friday night destination.
Our first impression was simple: everyone was having a humdinger of a time at The Sullivan Saloon.
Our friendly waitress apologized for the rain, and promised a warm meal along with a cocktail to warm us up. She delivered on both counts.
We started with hot and crunchy onion rings and cheese curds for appetizers. We each had something different from the fish menu.
The cod was lightly breaded and hot, with a moist middle. Delicious.
The chicken followed suit, with an appetizing, distinctive seasoning. It was broasted and not fried in the same deep fryer as the fish, as is the case in other places offering the fish/chicken combo.
The Saloon’s baked cod was pronounced tasty and included a cup of melted Wisconsin butter for dunking.
One of our group is a bluegill aficionado, and pronounced the plateful exquisite.
The lake perch were large and meaty, with just the right crunch.
Finally, eight shrimp were consumed with a smile.
The French fries and broasted potatoes were good, and the potato pancakes just outstanding. They were crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside with just the right amount of onion and spices. Coleslaw was a nice accompaniment.
Cleanliness & Service:
The Sullivan Saloon’s restrooms were spotless and the tables bussed in a timely manner. Service was outstanding.
Your Crew meandered home on home with a full belly and a smile. Yippee ai oh kai yay!
Includes your choice of french fries, broasted potatoes or potato pancakes (after 4pm) with coleslaw & bread
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!