The Church of the Immacolata - 2/13/2013

by Nathan Barger on February 13th, 2013

Overall  (3 of 5)

The Fish Fry at Immacolata was a pleasant experience. It doesn't flaunt an elaborate menu, or have a large selection of sides, but if you're looking for some tasty cod, its worth the trip. Sodas were out of 2-liters, and the dessert table was extensive. We missed out on much of the atmosphere that is a fish fry with a large crowd of people interacting, so we didn't experience that part of the meal. There is a pretty elaborate playground in back for the kids to play on, if they an outlet for the kids to exert some energy while you enjoy a meal with your friends or family.

Fish and Main Dishes (3 of 5)

VARIETY:  Fried Cod, Fried Shrimp (6), Served with a wheat roll.   They were also serving up IMO's cheese pizza for the non-fish eaters.....bonus.

TASTE:  The fried cod was very tasty. The outside wasn't extremely crispy, and the inside was white, flaky, and tender. Good Cod!  The fried shrimp seemed pretty average, tasting better with some cocktail sauce.

VALUE:  $8 for an adult dinner includes choice of fish, 2 side dishes, a dessert, and a beverage, soda included.  $3 for a kids plate, which seems pretty reasonable.

CONDIMENTS:  Tartar Sauce, Ketchup, Cocktail Sauce, and SHREDDED PARMESAN CHEESE!!

Side Dishes (2 of 5)

VARIETY:  Mostoccioli, Cole Slaw, and Applesauce.  Fewer than expected choices to compliment the meal.

TASTE:  The creamy cole slaw was good, nothing over the top, but a fine, creamy cole slaw. The mostoccioli was hot, had a tasty sauce, and you had the option of sprinkling shredded parmesan cheese on top....which is much better tham the grated cheese in the shaker, if you ask me.

VALUE:  Portions were average, and there was no indication of the cost of an extra side.

Beverages and Desserts (3 of 5)

BEVERAGES:  Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Diet Dr. Pepper from 2-liter bottles, and water were included with the meal.   The boy scouts were manning the table.  It was good to see the students taking some responsibility and helping out.  I did not see an area to purchase beer.

DESSERTS:  The dessert table was quite a site to see. Perhaps it was just a little bit early, but there was a large selection of desserts. I chose a chocolate fudge pound cake that was very rich and moist. I couldn't finish the whole thing, but it was amazing. I also tried a chocolate brownie (with nuts...not a fan of nuts in brownies) and a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. Neither could hold a candle to the pound cake. All desserts looked homemade, and were neatly presented on a very long table.

Atmosphere and Extras  (3 of 5)

The fish fry was held in the school cafeteria with student artwork hung on the walls.  Blue tablecloths had been put on each table, which was a nice touch.  There wasn't too much going on since it was so early, but we enjoyed the friendly atmosphere while we were there.  Someone even came over and cleared our plates for us.  I felt that the IMO's pizza and the shredded parmesan cheese were some pretty good extras that you don't see at every fish fry.

Signage, Flow, and Line  (2 of 5)

Since we arrived so early, there was NO LINE, and it wasn't immediately obvious where to pay, or what the menu included.  After finding the cashier on the opposite side of the room as the entrance, we saw a handwritten sign that only indicated the price of the dinner, and not a typical menu of options.

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Charles - February 14th, 2013 at 6:35 PM
Great review! Keep up with beer availability. That is how i choose my fish fry.

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