Over the course of the last 10 years or so, we've had multiple friends mention that if you want a good fish fry, you have to go to Fritz's, 3086 S. 20th St.
Scott's not a huge fish fry fan, and I usually stick to perch, so we usually avoid the bar-type of standard pre-made cod fry, and mistakenly assumed this is what Fritz's was serving, as well. Boy, were we wrong.
After being formally invited by one of Fritz's Friday night bartenders who also happens to be a friend, we ventured over to this family-owned corner place, and fell in love. Not only does Fritz's have an amazing fish fry (haddock) with all things homemade, from batter to tartar sauce, the menu also offers Serbian selections like the signature Fritzburger, which is half veal and half beef with Serbian spices.
We've gone back four times now, every time swearing we'll try something different, but getting happily reeled back in to the fish fry. Next visit, though, I definitely have my eye on the Fritzburger or the burek.
The haddock fry ($7.75 for a two-piece meal, $8.85 for a three-piece, and $9.95 for a four-piece) comes with homemade wedge-cut fries, tartar sauce, cole slaw and pre-buttered rye bread. What usually puts people off about a fish fry -- the cloying, heavy, greasy aftertaste -- is glaringly absent here. And the tartar sauce carries a sweetness that I think may be a bit of brown sugar but I'm not certain yet -- I need to sample more.
Fritz's features a large oval bar with no frills and decidedly dated d√©cor that makes the place even better in my opinion. Sit at the bar and eat elbow to elbow with other hungry patrons, or grab a small table in the divided dining area. Saturday nights feature chicken dinners for $8.95, and the kitchen serves up sandwiches, Serbian specialties and desserts six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Is this the same Fritz's that used to be located on S.2nd in Walkers Point?
OCMEX | July 10, 2009 at 4:29 p.m. (report)
Love Fritz's!! You got to have the pork shish ke bob, chewaps, and Uncle Al's Green Chili (almost a stew)! You won't find items like these anywhere else in town! All there food is great and the service is friendly.
Went to Fritz's last night for the first time. OMG, the food is fantastic. I had the shishkabob and my friend has the Fritz berger. Everything was wonderful. We were treated to a sample of Uncle Al's chili - to die for! They have four home made soups, potatoe wedges (instead of fries if you ask), and the list goes on and on. Next time we want to go back on a Saturday and try the chicken. You just have to go, it is really, really good! :-)
OH! The bureks are fabulous! And the ShishKaBob which is unlike anything I've ever had. MY favorite is the Rueben. They corn their own beef there and bake their own bread also. Try the peach cookie for dessert or if you are very lucky they will have apple strudel. No refined sugar. It's smartly sweet from the fruits. Fritz's IS my favorite place to eat in Milwaukee!
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