Best Fish Fry

The Friday night fish fry is a strong tradition in the Chippewa Valley, and 4 Mile Restaurant & Bar (formerly Smith’s, S5786 Highway 37, Eau Claire) knows how to do one well: beer-battered or baked cod cooked up with lemon pepper or Cajun seasonings, or walleye, lake perch, and shrimp all night on Fridays! Second place Girolamo’s Court’n House Bar & Grill (113 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire), the longtime winner for Best Fish Fry, serves up flakey Icelandic cod in a cozy tavern. The third place winner is Connell’s Supper Club (18525 50th Ave., Chippewa Falls), bringing the traditional supper club atmosphere to the Friday fish fry, serving broiled or deep-fried haddock. — Jen Ekblad