Immaculate Conception - 2/20/2015

by Nathan on February 26th, 2015

Overall (3 of 5)

Once again, we returned to the place where it all started... the place where Aaron first tasted the fellowship of a Lenten fish fry. The fried cod was right on for a classic fish fry, and the gym will definitely take you back.  We had a great time visiting Immaculate Conception for the second time, and will be back. The people are great, and the atmosphere warm. Don't leave this one without buying a raffle ticket! When visiting this fry, we suggest the fried cod paired with spaghetti and green beans.

FIsh and Main Dishes (3 of 5)

Variety:  Fried or Baked Cod, Fried Jack Salmon, Fried Catfish, or Fried Shrimp.

Taste:  The fried cod was very good for a rectangular fish patty.  One of the best patties like that we’ve tasted.  The baked cod was just ok.  We recommend the fried cod.  We didn’t get a taste of the jack salmon or catfish.

Value:  $8.50 for an adult plate of fried cod, jack salmon or catfish; $9.00 for baked cod; and $10.50 for plate with 8 shrimp.  The adult plate includes 2 pieces of fish along with 2 sides and 2 slices of bread.  Check out the full menu in the photos below.

Condiments:  The usual condiments (ketchup, tartar, cocktail sauce) are available from pump containers.  Paper serving cups are provided so you don't have to pump directly onto your plate (think Lion's Choice or Arby's). One tub labeled "salad dressing" was available.  Frank’s Hot Sauce was on the table as well as a giant shaker of parmesan cheese.  Gotta love the parm!!

Side Dishes (3 of 5)

Variety: Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Spaghetti, Slaw, French Fries, & Salad.

Taste: We tried the Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Spaghetti, & Slaw. Last week's green beans rocked our world (it is hard to top sautéed green beans); this week, though, we were impressed by the texture and flavor of the green beans. These too will be hard to beat! You can't go wrong with the spaghetti, either. It was top-notch. The Mac & Cheese and Slaw were good, but nothing outrageous.

Value: Hearty portions (though Aaron really wanted even more green beans). Extra sides are $2.00 each.

Beverages and Desserts (3 of 5)

Beverages: Only water is included with dinner. Sodas, tea, and coffee are $1.00 and draft beer is $2.50. Beer selection is limited, and coke products are available.

Desserts: A decent selection of cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc.  Prices did vary. Whole pies and cakes also available for purchase (homemade, of course!)

Atmosphere and Extras (3 of 5)

This is your typical fish fry in a gym. The staff was super-friendly and the two nice ladies we spoke to behind us in line were very friendly.  They were selling some raffle tickets and some car magnets.  They also had a special window for soda and beer with a dedicated bartender. 

Signage and Flow of Line

The signage was pretty decent.  Signs out on the main road and a couple more along the way in.  Once you are inside the door, you can immediately begin to make your selection on eyeing the menu. The line flows right into the gym. The only downside here is that the payment is at the end of the line and can hold up the line, especially if a credit card is used. A second money-handler could be put on duty during busy times to speed up the line.

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