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FPO

Waterloo, IL

#1 Feb 18, 2011
I just left there...what SH^T they serve!!! And when I complained about it..they were VERY rude!! The fish was fried frozen and it was as hard as a rock! All I wanted was fresh fish!! Is that asking to much?? Just want to warn others...BAD FOOD!! and BAD SERVICE!!! BUT, they didn't have a problem taking my $30.00!!!
Kenny

Columbia, IL

#2 Feb 20, 2011
Wah, wah, wah!
Frozen

Waterloo, IL

#3 Feb 20, 2011
Honestly, all of the places around here that do the fish fries use frozen fish. It is not like they are hiding this fact because you can clearly see them making the food. I used to love the fish up there, but in the past few years their prices have increased, while portion size and food quality have decreased. If you want fresh fish I suggest you make it yourself or go to J Fire's.
Terry

Waterloo, IL

#4 Feb 20, 2011
go to bobecks if you want great fish
bobsfat

Columbia, IL

#5 Feb 20, 2011
Terry wrote:
go to bobecks if you want great fish
That was the worst suggestion I have ever read. You need your head examined!!!!!!!!!!
KLB

Columbia, IL

#6 Feb 20, 2011
FPO wrote:
I just left there...what SH^T they serve!!! And when I complained about it..they were VERY rude!! The fish was fried frozen and it was as hard as a rock! All I wanted was fresh fish!! Is that asking to much?? Just want to warn others...BAD FOOD!! and BAD SERVICE!!! BUT, they didn't have a problem taking my $30.00!!!
Awwww! Let's all go cry about it! Boo hoo! Someone is high maintenance...
so you know

Chillicothe, IL

#7 Feb 21, 2011
All fish is frozen served around here it's all about the preperation when it's fried can't fry fish frozen solid it has to be thawed completely may be hard for the VFW to do that since they only serve one day a week....
plowboy

Waterloo, IL

#8 Feb 22, 2011
I quit going there years ago, everytime I have got fish there it sat in there roasters to long or it was cold when I got it, rt 3 and willies has the best fish in the waterloo area and at a fair price and there not much waiting time.
cook

Columbia, IL

#9 Feb 22, 2011
fried fish sold at local fish frys is bought flash fried and frozen. This means it was fried at a very high temp for about 30 seconds when it was processed. It's partially cooked, this adheres the batter to the fish, and reduces total fry time. The fish is then fried frozen. The same process is used for chicken, onion rings, french fries, almost all fried foods that aren't 'home made'. It's the same everywhere.

If you want fresh fish, grab a pole and hit up a pond or lake. One good outing will supply enough fish for three or four fish frys.
FPO

Waterloo, IL

#10 Feb 23, 2011
I understand that is it frozen...thaw it out before you fry it! It was really all about the way they treated me..they act like i was trying to rip them off a piece of fish...I just wanted what was comimg to me and wanted it cooked right! I don't think that is asking to much! But..thats ok..I just won't be going back to the VFW for ANYTHING!
FPO

Waterloo, IL

#11 Feb 23, 2011
* it is*
The Shadow

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Feb 23, 2011
FPO wrote:
I just left there...what SH^T they serve!!! And when I complained about it..they were VERY rude!! The fish was fried frozen and it was as hard as a rock! All I wanted was fresh fish!! Is that asking to much?? Just want to warn others...BAD FOOD!! and BAD SERVICE!!! BUT, they didn't have a problem taking my $30.00!!!
Try Millstadt. I like their food better. Short drive AND get your picture taken on the Tank!!! Bonus!!!!
The Shadow

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Feb 23, 2011
I just had a thought:

All these old dudes (and the chicks in Ladies Auxiliary) can get their old uniforms out and they can have a Battle of the VFW Fish Fry's!!!! Sort of a "Civil war reinactment" only the weapons are wire baskets, peanut oil and deep fat fryers!!! Participant cooks and servers get to wear their funny hats while duking it out on the culinary battlefield!!! Pay one price at the gate and sample what each VFW makes then YOU the paying public vote to decide who gets the Golden Deep Fat Fryer Basket!!!! Are you ready to ruuuuuuummmmmbbbbble???!!!!???
Home fryer

Columbia, IL

#14 Feb 23, 2011
I batter my fish and freeze it right after I fillet them. I layer them with wax paper in the freezer and put them in a large zip lock bag. I Throw them from frozen right in the fryer. They turn out perfect every time. This cuts down the prep time, it makes for a little more work while I'm cleaning the fish but well worth it. I always fry within three months of freezing to keep from getting freezer burnt.
haha

Columbia, IL

#15 Feb 23, 2011
FPO wrote:
I just left there...what SH^T they serve!!! And when I complained about it..they were VERY rude!! The fish was fried frozen and it was as hard as a rock! All I wanted was fresh fish!! Is that asking to much?? Just want to warn others...BAD FOOD!! and BAD SERVICE!!! BUT, they didn't have a problem taking my $30.00!!!
Dont cry little boy grab your cane pole and catch them your damn self
who

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Feb 24, 2011
FPO wrote:
I just left there...what SH^T they serve!!! And when I complained about it..they were VERY rude!! The fish was fried frozen and it was as hard as a rock! All I wanted was fresh fish!! Is that asking to much?? Just want to warn others...BAD FOOD!! and BAD SERVICE!!! BUT, they didn't have a problem taking my $30.00!!!
who was rude? I'm having a little bit of trouble believing ANYONE from the Waterloo VFW would be rude.
millstadt native

Columbia, IL

#17 Mar 8, 2012
millstat fish was better than waterloo, just tried them both
mbromme57

Columbia, IL

#18 Feb 22, 2013
Just ate at Waterloo Sportsmans club great hot fresh fish homemade dessert good prices
Get smart

Waterloo, IL

#19 Feb 23, 2013
bobsfat wrote:
<quoted text>That was the worst suggestion I have ever read. You need your head examined!!!!!!!!!!
Got a pound of cod there last-night it was great. You just obviously have a problem with them. I mean your stupid screen name says it all. Total cheap shot at Bob. I bet your one of those people who only eat McDonald square fish.
frydaddy

Waterloo, IL

#20 Feb 23, 2013
Otts in Millstadt! Only way to go Baby!

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