Dexter’s Can’t-Miss Fish Fry

The east-side pub also has a wide beer selection and tasty bar snacks

Wild-caught crappie with fries, coleslaw and bread is a staple at Dexter's Pub.

Wild-caught crappie with fries, coleslaw and bread is a staple at Dexter's Pub.

PHOTO BY MARTHA BUSSE

When does a bar become a restaurant? Certainly on Friday night at Dexter’s. Any seeker of the ultimate fish fry needs to include a stop here. As they should be, wild-caught cod and lake perch are beer-battered, crispy and crunchy, but the walleye ever-so-slightly breaded. Exceptional and zesty coleslaw and tartar sauce are no afterthoughts. The unorthodox accompaniment of seasoned waffle or garlic-chile fries are an inspired break from convention. Dexter’s finesses both nightly specials and bar snacks that are exceptional. In the best pub tradition, it dispenses an outstanding assortment of draft and bottled beers. Camaraderie, however, is always on tap.

Dexter's Pub
301 North St.
244-3535

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