St. Joseph's in Manchester - 2/27/2015

by Nathan on March 6th, 2015

Overall (4 of 5)

St. Joseph’s fish fry started as an overwhelming trip through the  brand new parish center, complete with plenty of menus, signs, and friendly staff pointing us in the direction of the fish fry.  We had a short wait in line to pay, followed by a short wait to get our food.  Luckily for us we had enough cash between the two of us to get one small meal each since they do not take credit cards.  The fried cod was tasty but heavy on the oil and batter.  I’d like to get the vinegar-based cole slaw recipe from them because it was absolutely delicious!  The green beans are highly recommended as well.  Don’t forget to miss the dessert table because it has more than something for everyone.  Wash it all down with a good selection of beverages including water, tea, coffee, soda, milk, beer, or wine.  St. Joseph’s was a great fish fry experience for us.  Next time we’ll have to try the fish tacos!

Fish and Main Dishes (3 of 5)

VARIETY:  Baked or Fried Cod, Fried Shrimp, Fish Tacos, and Cheese Pizza for the kids and non-fish lovers.

TASTE:  The Fried Cod was tasty but we found it a little heavy on the batter.  It was similar to the fried fish at Long John Silvers.

VALUE:  $9 for an adult meal which included 2 sides, dessert, bread, and tea or coffee.  See the photos for the full menu.  Credit Cards NOT Accepted at St. Joseph’s

CONDIMENTS:  Squeezable bottles in ice bowls of ketchup, tartar sauce, and cocktail sauce.  Butter tubs also available


Side Dishes (3 of 5)

VARIETY:  Cole Slaw, Green Beans, French Fries, and Applesauce.

TASTE:  The cole slaw was vinegar-based and was absolutely delicious!  Don’t miss the train on this one!  The green beans were delicious also.  The French fries were extremely thin like Steak ‘n’ Shakes, so I wasn’t a huge fan, but Aaron really liked them.  We didn’t get a taste of the applesauce.

VALUE:  Generous portions.  $1.00 per extra side dish serving.

Beverages and Desserts (4 of 5)

BEVERAGES: Tea and coffee were included with dinner.  Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite are available for $0.50 each as well as milk for $0.50.  They have Budweiser, Bud Light, or Bud Select Beer for $2 each plus 4 types of wine for $3 per glass.

DESSERTS: They had a giant table of desserts with tons of different selections.  I chose the red velvet cream cookies and Aaron chose the pineapple upside-down cake.  Both were very good.  I considered getting an additional dessert for $1 since they were both so good, but I was out of cash and they didn’t take credit cards.

Atmosphere and Extras (5 of 5)

This was our first time to St. Joseph’s in Manchester and they have a very nice new parish center.  Everything looked very clean and new.  They have a few LCD TVs displaying the menu along the way which were quite impressive.  The staff was very friendly and very attentive to clearing tables and attending to the patron’s needs.  Added bonuses to their menu include fish tacos, milk, and clam chowder for $2 per bowl.  St. Joseph’s definitely goes beyond the average fish fry with their menu items and provides a clean, friendly atmosphere for people of all ages.  We would definitely come back to St. Joseph’s!

Signage and Flow of Line (5 of 5)

St. Joseph’s does a great job with providing signage to the coveted fried fish on Frydays.  Starting with giant signs out on Sulphur Springs, you’ll have no problem getting into the correct parking lot and finding the correct door.  There was even someone outside opening the door for people coming and going.  Once you’re inside there are TONS of signs pointing the way to the fish fry.  They had a few people directing people the correct way, too.  Menus were posted everywhere including a few LCD TVs showing the menu and prices.  St. Joseph’s really knocked it out of the park with their signage.  The flow of the line was great, too.  We spent very little time waiting.  Great Job!

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