Our Lady of Sorrows

by Nathan on April 7th, 2014

Overall (3 of 5)

Our Lady of Sorrows has an absolutely beautiful church, and I enjoyed every bit of looking at its imposing structure next to the fish fry hall.  With plenty of signage and direction to the delicious fried cod, the fish fry had all the elements of a cozy little fish fry.  The fried cod patty was tender and flaky, and their weekly "special" is something to look forward to if cod is not your thing.  The sides were good, and the beverage table is not to be missed.  The beverage selection is good, but most of all the friendly staff and friends of the parish is what makes this fish fry great.  Thanks to everyone at Our Lady of Sorrows for putting on a great and enjoyable fish fry to everyone in our group!!

Fish and Main Dishes (3 of 5)

VARIETY:  Baked or Fried Cod, and Fried Shrimp.  Cheese pizza for the non-fish eaters and kids.  They also offer a “special” every week.  This week’s special was Pasta Primavera.  Next week is gourmet grilled cheese.
TASTE:  The fried cod fillet was soft and flaky for a fish patty.  Very good.  I didn’t try the fried shrimp.  The homemade pasta primavera was very good, with lots of chunks of peppers, onions, and other goodness.

VALUE:  $8.00 for a 2-piece dinner, and $6.00 for a 1-piece dinner.  $6 for a Shrimp dinners with 6 shrimp.  $6 for a “special” plate dinner.  Dinners include two sides, choice of bread, a dessert, and iced tea or coffee.  They were selling extra cod fillets for $4, shrimp (6) for $5, and baked cod (2) for $5.00.  Cheese pizza for $2.

CONDIMENTS:  Two types of tartar sauce, one included dill….a nice change up.  Ketchup and cocktail sauce in individual tubs.  They also had a bowl of shredded parmesan….nice touch!!

Side Dishes (2 of 5)

VARIETY:  Mac & Cheese, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Potato Salad, Hush Puppies, and Applesauce. 

TASTE:  The potato salad was homemade, it seemed, with a nice flavor.  The cole slaw was very good, as was the mac & cheese.  I didn’t taste the others

VALUE:  The portions were on the smaller side, I felt, compared to many other fish frys I had been to, and extra side portions are $1.25.

Beverages and Desserts (4 of 5)

BEVERAGES: Tea, and Coffee were complimentary with dinner.  $1.00 for Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite.  $2 for beers that included Bud Light and I think Budweiser.  Bottled Water was available for $1.00.
DESSERTS: The dessert table looked great.  They had a great variety of cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats.  They had plenty in the chocolate department, which always makes me happy.  Chocolate cake with chocolate icing, YES PLEASE!!

Atmosphere and Extras (4 of 5)

The people at Our Lady of Sorrows are certainly passionate about their events.  Everyone was so very nice, and they all seemed to be having a great time.  Ev and John Corich came over and said hello, along with a variety of the other staff.  I always love meeting great people at fish frys, and this one was at the top of that list! 
I didn’t see too much other stuff going on at this fish fry such as raffles, music, etc., but they did have big trays to carry your food along on, which was nice.  The plastic utensils were a little on the small side, which I found it tough to use with my giant hands, but I made it work.  I did like the 3-tiered rack they provided the utensils in.

Signage and Flow of Line (3 of 5)

With signs out on Kingshighway and along the way on Rhodes, there was no mistake which way to go.  Once you got inside, there was great signage as to the different stations along the way.  Beverages and Desserts were amply marked, and the flow clockwise around the room helped keep things moving.  I found that for the size of the line we waited in, it moved rather slow for its size.  That being said, it gave us much more time to talk to some of the nice people at the fish fry that much longer. 

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