Another Friday closer to Easter and another American Legion visited. This week, Avon Lake’s Post 211.
The Avon Lake Legion offers a selection of dinners featuring perch, salmon, and a surf and turf, among others. Reubens and other sandwiches are also available. Dinners include a salad bar, choice of fries or potato pancakes, soft drinks, and dessert.
I ordered the all-you-can-eat perch dinner, which seemed like the most popular choice.
While waiting for our dinners, we went through the salad bar. I got excited when I saw the coleslaw and potato salad and loaded up on those rather than salad. But the excitement was short lived.
Then I tried the potato salad. The potato salad tasted homemade. The potatoes were a little firmer, which I liked. A mild sauce added enough flavor without drowning out the taste of potatoes. I wanted to like it, I probably would have liked it…had I not stopped after one bite. The potato salad was warm. I don’t know if it was supposed to be or if it had been sitting out too long. And I didn’t want to chance it. Food poisoning isn’t fun.
After we finished our salads, we had about a 45 minute wait for our dinners.
The perch tasted great, with a buttery sweetness. Breading added flavor and a little texture. The fries had a crisp outside and soft inside and were good with or without any extra seasoning or ketchup. Possibly the best fries so far.
For dessert they had cakes (also Giant Eagle-esque), either an all chocolate or a yellow cake with white frosting and some kind of custard filling. I had the chocolate. The frosting, cake, and filling all had unique tastes. Different degrees of chocolate-ness. Together, they reminded me of those Hostess cupcakes.
This is the first fish fry that has disappointed. Having all-you-can-eat perch sounds nice, but after a salad and my first plate, I had no room for more. The food was good for the most part, but not $15.95 plus tax good.
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- American Legion Avon Lake Post 211