St. Agatha - 3/22/2013

by Nathan on March 26th, 2013

Overall  (3 of 5)

St. Agatha isn’t a fish fry that caters to hundreds or thousands of people like some of the others.  Located just south of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, they have a small fish fry with a room that you must see.  This fish fry is all about the room, the company you keep while you are there, and the atmosphere you get to enjoy while eating dinner.  If you like foosball, you might be able to get a game or two in while you’re there.  They have a table in one area of the room.  As far as the food goes, the options are slim.  The fried Tilapia is good, the sides were average, and the dessert is to die for!  You must pay the extra to get the dessert no matter what you do.  The beverage choices were lacking, but maybe they will add some choices in the future.  St. Agatha is a very unique fish fry that is worth visiting.  Don’t expect a gourmet meal or a variety of choices, but you’ll be happy you went.  You might learn a thing or two about Poland while you’re there. 

Fish and Main Dishes  (3 of 5)

VARIETY:  Fried Tilapia

TASTE:  The tilapia tasted good.  If you like tilapia, you’ll like the fried fish here.

VALUE:  $7 for an adult plate which includes 2 sides and a choice of bread.
CONDIMENTS:  Tartar Sauce (large container) and Ketchup. 

Side Dishes  (3 of 5)

VARIETY:  Homemade Sauerkraut Slaw (I am making that name up, but that’s what it tastes like), Creamy Cole Slaw, Pasta with Red Sauce, French Fries.
TASTE:  The sides tasted OK.  If you like sauerkraut, you’ll love the sauerkraut slaw.  I wasn’t a big fan of it, though.  The pasta with red sauce could have used a little parmesan cheese to sprinkle on it.  They should add that to their condiment table, for sure.  The creamy cole slaw is good.  The French fries were pretty standard crinkle fries. 

VALUE:  Meal includes 2 sides that have average portions.  I didn’t see a menu for sides a la carte.

Beverages and Desserts  (3 of 5)

BEVERAGES:  (1 of 5) Coffee, Tea, Soda, or a Small Water Bottle for $1.  No beer or wine was available.  Also, the menu is in Polish! 

DESSERTS:  (5 of 5) $1 for Polish Dessert, but it might be one of the best desserts you ever have. This is totally worth the price, and I highly recommend trying the dessert. 

Atmosphere and Extras  (5 of 5)

This fish fry is all about the quaintness of the room the fish fry is in.  I don’t usually describe rooms as cute, but this one was definitely cute.  With many decorations and items from Poland, the room is a sight to see.  Flags, pictures, maps, and more fill all of the walls.  The tables have heavy duty transparent plastic tablecloths on them with maps of Poland underneath to look at while you eat.  All the tables have flowers on them, and the chairs have cushions!  The nice ladies at the front of the line were very friendly, and seemed happy to have us there for a review.  They insisted on the dessert, and they were right!!  There wasn’t much else going on other than the fish fry meal, however, I did see a FOOSEBALL TABLE in one area of the room.  Bonus!!

Signage, Flow, and Line  (3 of 5)

St. Agatha has a sign out on the street at the corner, and then another sign pointing the way down the steps around back of the church.  The fish fry is in the church basement.  It seems a bit odd at first, but is totally worth the unusual path to the fish fry.  I didn’t see any menus available to look at to order from, which would have been nice to have.  The beverage and dessert menu was in Polish, so that was a little hard to read.  There was no line to pay or for food as this fish fry does not seem to cater to the masses. 

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